Lorenzo to Represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014

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.

Ruth Lorenzo

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.

Iglesias to Star in Gonzalo Bendala’s Upcoming Spanish Thriller “Innocent Killers”

Maxi Iglesias has landed a killer role…

The 23-year-old actor, one of Spain’s rising sex symbols, has joined the cast of Gonzalo Bendala’s upcoming thriller Innocent Killers, alongside Aura Garrido and Luis Fernandez.

Maxi Iglesias

The suspense drama, produced by Aralan, is scheduled to shoot at the end of the month, with backing from pubcaster Television Espanola, the film institute ICAA and regional broadcaster Canal Sur.

Bendala’s directorial debut is Aralan’s follow-up to Patricia Ferreira’s The Wild Children, which won best film and best screenplay at 2012’s 15th Malaga Spanish Film Festival.

Iglesias and Fernandez have both become pop idols in their native land where their television characters on Los Protegidos propelled them to fame. More recently they have starred together in Sony‘s thriller XP3D.

Garrido is a rising star in Spain, following her film debut in Oriol Paulo’s The Body. Audiences can see her in theaters in Spain now in Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Stockholm.

“A suspenser, echoing elements of Hitchcock,” according to Aralan CEO Marta Velasco, “Killers tells of a university student (Iglesias) who receives an job offer to kill his psychology teacher (Miguel Sola).The twist is that the offer comes from the psychology teacher.”

Producers said the story is inspired by a series of strange and unsuccessful attempts on the life of New York’s Michael Malloy, an ex-firefighter and legendary alcoholic in the 1920 in New York.