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VIDEO: Spain's best Eurovision moments

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VIDEO: Spain's best Eurovision moments
A young Julio Iglesias made a name for himself at Eurovision 1970 before going on to be Spain's number one crooner. Photo: YouTube
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Love it or loathe it, the Eurovision song contest has been a springboard to fame for many top pop stars and a handful of memorable songs. The Local looks at Spain's very best Eurovision moments over the past 50 years, from a young Julio Iglesias to an Elvis lookalike.

Former UK X Factor contestant Ruth Lorenzo will represent her native Spain in this year’s Eurovision song contest.

Not only is she a bigger name in Blighty than in her country of birth, Lorenzo’s decision to sing her power-ballad ‘Dancing in the Rain’ almost entirely in English has angered Spain’s proud National Language Academy.

It's not the first time Spain's Eurovison participation has been embroiled in controversy. Even Spanish dictator Francisco Franco got involved in 1968.

But the country has also been crowned Europe's best with the help of some super songs and some budding pop stars.

HERE ARE SPAIN'S FIVE BEST EUROVISION MOMENTS ON VIDEO

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