Over the past few weeks, RTVE has hosted a poll for fans to vote for their all-time favourite Spanish Eurovision Song Contest entry. After almost 4,000 votes, the result is in…
3772 votes were cast
In order to determine the winner, RTVE began by hosting six “semi-finals”. Each semi-final contained all Spanish entries from a particular decade: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. The winning song from each decade progressing to the final. The results of the final were as follows:
|2||2012||Pastora Soler||Quédate conmigo||988|
|3||2002||Rosa López||Europe’s Living A Celebration||665|
|4||1995||Anabel Conde||Vuelve conmigo||485|
|5||1966||Raphael||Yo soy aquel||315|
|6||1985||Paloma San Basilio||La fiesta terminó||303|
Who missed out on the final?
Songs that narrowly missed out on reaching the final include “Dime” by Beth who lost out to Rosa López by just 1% of the vote in the 2000s semi-final. Additionally, Sergio Dalma’s “Bailar Pegados” was only 2% of the vote behind Anabel Conde in the 1990s semi-final. Spain’s two Eurovision-winning entries, “La, La, La” and “Vivo cantando” finished second and third respectively in the 1960s semi-final, 11% behind Raphael.
In the 1970s semi-final, Karina’s “En un mundo nuevo” placed second by Mocedades whilst Bravo’s “Lady, Lady” was runner-up to Paloma San Basilio in the 1980s semi-final. In the 2010s semi-final, it was Ruth Lorenzo’s “Dancing In The Rain” that was the second-most popular with Miki’s “La venda” in third place.
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