SPAIN – It seems that through a podcast six of the twelve participants for Benidorm Fest 2022 have leaked, at least this is what the specific podcast claims. The interesting thing is that the current shortlist of those half participants doesn’t include (maybe yet) Jorge Gonzalez but include the 1991 Spanish entrants, Azucar Moreno.
According to Spanish fan sites, it seems that RTVE will announce the 12 participants for Benidorm Fest 2022 on December 10th, although the date remains provisional. The shortlist of the six (out of twelve) participants according to the specific podcast seems to be:
- LAS TANXUNGUEIRAS
- NIÑA POLACA
- VARRY BRAVA
- RIGOBERTA BANDINI
- AZUCAR MORENO (1991)
- MARTA SANGO
You can watch video samples of their music below. I guess though, no one can forget the music problem with the opening of Eurovision 1991 when Azucar Moreno were forced to leave the stage due to playback malfunction.
2006 Red Bull Batalla de los Gallos winner. As a result of this, he qualified for the World Championship. He sought to defend his title in 2007 but lost against Junior, a Honduran freestyler. He was on the 2008 and 2009 National Finals juries. In 2009, Rayden returned to the Red Bull Batalla de los Gallos stage to end the fight format. Aside from Rayden, Noult and Chester faced off against Link One and MC Klopedia. Noult won.
Collaborations with artists like Pablo Lopez, Rozalen, Sidecars, Iván Ferreiro, Andrés Suárez, Alfred Garca, Bely Basarte, etc.
Was written (LP) was his first solo album on BOA Music in 2010. With two gigs in each location, his 2012 album Mosaico (BOA Music) sold out. In November 2014, he published In Soul and Bone. Album #7 in Spain for 11 weeks, debuting at #7. This is the first album of Rayden’s trilogy centered on the word. With tracks like “Haz de Luz,” Warner Music’s Sinónimo 2019 had over 5.5 million views on digital streaming platforms.
Several awards for his musical career. Awards 20151 and Los 40 Principales 20151 voted him Best Spanish Artist. He received best artist and best video clip for Matemática de la carne.
In addition to Wounded Diary, Rayden has authored three unfinished poetry books: “TerminAMOs and other unfinished poems” and “The world is a cat playing with Australia.” His humanitarian work with the UN or as a Google ambassador to prevent hate speech are other elements of the artist worth mentioning.
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ABOUT AZUCAR MORENO
The singing duet consists of Antonia “Toi” and Encarnación “Encarna” Salazar. Their grandpa was a musician, their father a singer and songwriter, their brothers are in the band Los Chunguitos, and their uncle is Porrina de Badajoz. EMI Spain found and signed the Azcar Moreno sisters in 1982, resulting in two moderately successful albums released in 1984 and 1986. In 1988, they joined with CBS-Epic and released the album Carne De Melocotón, with a louder production style and a sexier image. To merge Romani history and traditional cantaora singing style with modern dance beats like disco, funk, and techno. Their first successful record was a club remix of “Aunte Me Falte El Aire” from 1988. “Debajo Del Olivo” became a modest club success in Continental Europe, and the remix album Mix In Spain was published in 1989.
Azucar Moreno broke over in Europe and Latin America with “Bandido”, composed and produced by legendary Spanish dance producer Raul Orellana. Unfortunately, sound issues at the Zagreb venue hampered their performance. “Bandido” was the first of twenty-two entries. The vocalists, their band, and the live orchestra all missed their cues owing to a tape technician not beginning the pre-recorded background track in time. As a consequence, the sisters had to leave the stage, reenter, and restart the song and dance performance. British Eurovision historian John Kennedy O’Connor characterizes the episode as “every artist’s greatest fear”. Despite this sad mishap, “Bandido” reached fifth, and the song and album (which included the follow-up hit “Devórame Otra Vez”) launched the duo’s worldwide career. Encarna and Toi Salazar went on to collaborate with renowned producers Emilio Estefan and Estéfano, recording in both the UK and the US, winning a Billboard Music Award for Best Latin Group, and becoming one of the best-selling Hispanic pop performers. Their 1991 hit Mambo was used in Luis Llosa’s film The Specialist, as was their 1994 album El Amor’s title tune.
Azucar Moreno has published over 40 songs, 13 studio albums, and many hit compilations by 2006. “Solo Se Vive Una Vez” (You Only Live Once) was their biggest song, topping the charts in Spain and other South and Central American nations. [required] The song was included in the first Spanish language SingStar video game in the 2000s. Azucar Moreno, along with ABBA and Céline Dion, is one of the most commercially successful performers to have had their worldwide debut through the Eurovision Song Contest. There’s been a lot of talk about the Salazar sisters, and some of their songs have sparked debate in their
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Women with courage and strength. New Cantareiras. The virtuosic and powerful vocals of Olaia, Aida, and Sabela Maneiro represent a generation receptive to the progress and reformulation of Galician communal music. With their 2018 self-titled album, the band sets out on a three-year adventure to perform on over 100 venues throughout the world. Contrapunto, an album released in 2019, adds to the Galician music revolutions by reinterpreting old verses with unique arrangements and harmony.
In 2021, the cantareiras shed preconceptions to form a group that investigates the merging of traditional music with urban and new sounds. Her current song, Midas, focuses on certain bold musicians urged to convey the rhythms and vitality of the earth to stages throughout the globe. This is the letter of introduction to the cantareiras of the 21st century.
Nia Polaca is a Madrid-Alicante band created in 2018 by vocalist and composer Lvaro Surma (Surma) and bassist and composer Alberto Rojo (Beto) (Madrid). After bringing in Kobe, another composer and eventually drummer, they bring the idea to reality. It was named after a road trip to Poland in September of the same year, and the addition of a fourth member, Sandra (singer and guitarist from Geneva), who arrives to reinforce its voice and offer power to a full project. A Spanish indie rock band that rehearses in a little hidden basement in the heart of La Latina and started its voyage through the fabled circuit from modest venues in Madrid, listening to his audience gradually chant his songs at the top of their lungs.
Nia Polaca emerges with a powerful, distinctive sound and an identifiable voice. This group is regarded as one of the biggest contemporary national promises, after signing for Subterfuge at the end of 2019.
The authors of “Madrid without you”, one of the underground’s hymns during the early months of the epidemic in 2020, and “De la lnea 10 al Sol”, are prepared to unveil the 24th. His debut LP «Asumiré la muerte Mufasa» will be released in September 2021, after singles like «Joaquin Phoenix», «Garabatos, Despedidas» (both on vinyl) and «Magaluf», another summer hymn with Gins. They released “Nora” on August 27 and “Ivona (I want to tell my mum I love her)” on September 17.
With «I shall assume Mufasa’s death», they take us on a voyage through the minds and references of the group. They’ve gone from disco to punk to goofy pop in “Your Beauty Deserves a Song” without losing their uniqueness.
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Musically, «Asumiré la muerte de Mufasa» is a thoughtful, exquisite, and powerful production, with Dani Alcover (Dover, La La Love You) at the helm. Songs with overlapping guitar lines, harpsichords, trumpets and a large symphonic collection will satisfy all music enthusiasts.
The group’s name is a combination of Barry White’s and Mina Mazzini’s song “Brava.”
In 2009, he released his own model dolo. Composed of 10 songs, influenced by 80’s Spanish pop such as Nacha Pop and Radio Futura, with disco and fresh romantic reminiscences. As part of their first work, they travelled to Spain, playing events including Sonorama, Ebrovisión, Electromar, SOS 4.8, Arenal Sound, Con V de Valarés and Lemon Pop.
They appeared on TVE and RNE at the end of 2010 in the Radio 3 Concerts.
Their self-produced first album, Demasié, was out in February 2012. “No gires” and “Radioactivo” are taken from their first demo, and produced by Second’s Raul de Lara. They published the video for their debut song “Calor” as a letter of introduction, a glam video with lighter connotations.
In 2014, they released Arriva: 16 Hours of Play and 4 Liters of Energy Drink, which became one of Spain’s best-selling albums. Varry Brava took his new piece on a tour of major Spanish venues and festivals. They also wrote the song that the sports publication Marca used to cheer the Spanish soccer squad in the 2014 World Cup. Juan Tae and Germán Sevilla, the new bassist and drummer of the live line-up, join the band after the release of their second album.
They joined Hook Management in April 2016 and announced the end of their next project, Emotional Safari, on November 18th of the same year. They would have Jorge Guirao (Second) and Antonio Illán’s production. Three months later, they announce a tour of over 50 shows, culminating in the release of their fourth album, Furor, on February 16, 2018.
Alberto Jiménez (Miss Caffeina) appeared in a new video for their song “Satanica” on September 27, 2018.
Paula Ribó González, also known as Rigoberta Bandini, is a Spanish dubbing actor, singer, and dramatist. Ribó studied drama at BTI. When she was 7 years old, she starred in Caillou as a voice actor. She portrayed Dakota Fanning in 2001’s I Am Sam. She has also portrayed Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, and Elle Fanning. She has voiced roles in animated blockbusters including Spirited Away, Brave, and Frozen.
In 2010, she formed The Mamzelles with Paula Malia and Barbara Mestanza. Those albums were Que se undress another (2012) and Totem (2014). In 2012, the band renamed itself The Mamzelles Teatre.
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