Ruth Lorenzo has plenty of (Euro)vision…
The 31-year-old Spanish singer and former The X Factor UK contestant has been selected to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
Lorenzo will perform the single “Dancing in the Rain” during the competition, which will take place on May 10 at Copenhagen’s B&W Hallerne entertainment complex.
Lorenzo emerged victorious from the national final broadcast on Saturday night by Television Española, earning high praise from a panel of judges made up of Monica Naranjo, David Bustamante and Merche, as well as the public, which was able to vote by text and telephone.
The judges agreed on all the songs performed, giving the highest scores to Brequette, but the public voted for Lorenzo, who became famous in Britain by finishing in fifth place on the talent show The X Factor.
Spain was represented at Eurovision 2013 by El Sueño de Morfeo, a band that performed “Contigo hasta el final” and finished in next-to-last place, with eight points, beating only Ireland.
“Dancing in the Rain” is a single from her debut album Planeta Azul. It reached No. 1 on the Spanish singles chart.