Revealed: Spain’s Eurovision entry for 2015

Revealed: Spain’s Eurovision entry for 2015
Will Edurne do as well as last year's Eurovision winner, Conchita Wurst? Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP
Spainsh pop singer Edurne will represent Spain the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, it was announced on Wednesday, in a press conference that had to be brought forward because the news was leaked online — by none other than the singer herself.

Edurne García Almagro, known professionally as Edurne, rose to fame in 2005 after appearing on TV talent show Operación Triunfo and has made a name for herself in Spain as a singer, actress and TV presenter.

Her most famous song is 'Despierta' (Wake up), which reached number five on the Spanish charts in 2006. 

Her entry in Eurovision 2015, which will be held on May 23rd in Vienna, will be Amanecer (Daybreak) and will be sung entirely in Spanish.

The popstar was revealed as the Spanish face of Eurovision during a press conference held on Wednesday on Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE.

The press conference had to be brought forward after the name of Spain’s official entry was leaked online by none other than Edurne herself.

The singer posted on her Facebook page that she had been chosen to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest before the official announcement had been made, according to Spanish newspaper, La Vanguardia.

Edurne described the song, Amanecer, during the press conference as being in: "a completely different style to anything Spain has ever done in Eurovision" and described the genre as "quality pop".

The singer is currently in the middle of recording the song and it has not been revealed when it will be released to the public. 

"My priority over the next few months will be Eurovision, Eurovision, Eurovision," Edurne said.

TVE's director of programming, Ignacio Gómez-Acebedo, also revealed that this year, the station would broadcast both semi-finals live for the first time to 'create expectation' among viewers.

Last year's Eurovision Song Contest, in Copenhagen was won by Austria's Conchita Wurst with 'Rise Like a Phoenix', a victory which brings this year's competition to Vienna, where the singer will join the contest's presenting team, bringing viewers all the latest behind the scenes updates from the green room.