Let’s face it, for all the complaining that the Big 5 have it easy at the Eurovision Song Contest, it’s actually not so glamourous. Sure they get an automatic spot in the final, but for many years this didn’t translate into placing on the scoreboard!
In this new series, ‘Best of the Big 5’, Eurovision Ireland are going to put the spotlight on the contest’s major financial contributors and find out just who is your favourite for each country.
But as voting for 50+ songs for each member of the Big 5 would be a Herculean task, we’ll make it easier for you and split them down into 2 semi finals a la the contest, then combine these results for a final – so let’s carry on with our search for your favourite entry from Spain!
25-10-21-22-26-23-22…. no, not the phone number of some beautiful Spaniard, but rather the placings of Spain at the last 7 Eurovisions… there are many theories as to why Spain don’t place so high on the scoreboard these days, but rather then focus on that, let’s see which song is YOUR favourite Spanish Eurovision entry ever!
As Spain have sent 59 songs to Eurovision over the years, we’ve split them down the middle by odd and even numbers, depending on what year they entered the contest. So here are Spain’s Even Year Entries – songs that entered in years ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8. We’ve also included this year’s entry from the Eurovision that never was!
Our poll for Odd Years yielded this Top 10 last week:
- Eres Tú (1973) – 380 points
- Vuelve Conmigo (1995) – 345 points
- Dime (2003) – 299 points
- Bailar Pegados (1991) – 227 points
- Vivo Cantando (1969) – 210 points
- En Un Mundo Nuevo (1971) – 196 points
- Amanecer (2015) – 193 points
- La Noche Es Para Mi (2009) – 189 points
- Dile Que La Quiero (2001) – 152 points
- Su Canción (1979) – 148 points
Your favourite not here? Take a look HERE to see where the other songs finished. Now vote for this new selection! You can vote for up to 10 songs – we know we’re just that nice!
Next week, the Top 10 entries from both semi finals will go on to a grand final, which will then crown your favourite Spanish Eurovision entry!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland