Pastora Soler for Spain!
During a mid-day chat show today on RTVE, it was announced that veteran singer Pastora Soler would be representing Spain in Baku. The 33-year old Seville native started performing at the tender age of twelve, released her first album at fourteen, and has been recording and performing consistently since then. Her typical style blends pop and flamenco, and she has a flair for the dramatic. Here’s the video for her most recent single, “Demasiado amor (Too Much Love)”:
For a sampling of more traditional fare, here’s a live recording of her performance of “Trinia”.
Pastora marks Spain’s first internal selection since 2006 (when Las Ketchup took to the stage in Athens with “Un Blodymary“), but the public (and a jury) will have a say in deciding what we’ll hear at Eurovision. It is unclear when the official Spanish National Final will take place, although we know it will happen sometime in February. A press conference has been scheduled for this Friday (December 23), so we can assume that more details will come to light then. She has said that she hopes that her song for Azerbaijan would be “a good pop song”, and it’s more than possible that it might be a cut from her album “Una mujer como yo (A woman like me)”, which was released in October. She has even started thinking about her on-stage presentation: according to her website, she would like her husband, a choreographer, to have a hand in what goes on, and she’s already got her eye on wearing something designed by Elie Saab.
More details to come, of course, but what do you think of Pastora so far?