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Carlos Higes releases Junior Eurovision entry “Señorita”

'Señorita' was selected from over 200 song submissions from songwriters and producers.

RTVE, the national broadcaster of Spain, confirmed their representative for Junior Eurovision 2022 back in October. Carlos Higes will take to the stage in Yerevan, Armenia for the Iberian nation with the song “Señorita.

For the first time since 2006, RTVE held an open casting call for potential Junior Eurovision candidates. Over the Summer, a total of 95 applicants were reviewed before the remaining 10 attended the Prado del Rey studios for the final auditions. During the final round, the contestants were able to cover two songs – one of their own choice and another that had either represented Spain in Eurovision or Junior Eurovision.

For Carlos’ audition, he performed Xeinn’s Benidorm Fest 2022 entry “Eco” and “Tacones Rojo” by his favourite singer, Sebastián Yatra. The 11-year-old from Valencia is a singer, model, pianist and futsal fanatic, with a proficiency for languages. As well as this, he has singing competition experience, having participated in La Voz and Idol Kids. He has also been a fan of Eurovision since 2016.

The official music video for “Señorita” was premiered yesterday on La 1 and on RTVE Play. The video was shot along Valencia’s Turia River. It was selected from over 200 song submissions from songwriters and producers.

Junior Eurovision 2022

The 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held on December 11th in the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex in Yerevan, Armenia. This is the second time that Yerevan is hosting the contest, after previously having this honour in 2011. A total of 16 countries will ‘Spin The Magic’ later this year. Take a look at the participating countries below.

Spain in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Back in 2003 Spain made their Junior Eurovision debut in the inaugural contest held in Copenhagen, with Sergio and his entry “Desde el cielo“. During the final, they placed second with 125 points. It soon became clear Spain would be a force to be reckoned with in the Junior Contest. The following year, Spain achieved their only victory to date. Maria Isabel and the lively, “Antes muerta que sencilla” won in 2004 with 171. Despite their early run of success, Spain took a break from the contest after 2006, before making a comeback in 2019 and picking up where they left off, with two back to back podium finishes.

Last year the broadcaster selected Levi Díaz with “Reir” for the Paris final. During the contest they placed 15th overall with 77 points. To date this is their lowest finishing position, having never previously placed outside the top 4.

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