¡Qué bueno, qué bueno!

"¡Qué bueno, qué bueno!" (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈke ˈβweno, ˈke ˈβweno], "How Good, How Good!") is a song recorded by Spanish singer Conchita Bautista. The song was written by Antonio Figueroa Egea. It is best known as the Spanish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1965, held in Naples.[1]

"¡Qué bueno, qué bueno!"
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Single by Conchita Bautista
Released1965
LabelBelter
Songwriter(s)Antonio Figueroa Egea
Eurovision Song Contest 1965 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Antonio Figueroa Egea
Lyricist(s)
Antonio Figueroa Egea
Conductor
Adolfo Ventas Rodríguez
Finals performance
Final result
15th
Final points
0
Entry chronology
◄ "Caracola" (1964)   
"Yo soy aquél" (1966) ►

BackgroundEdit

The song is an up-tempo flamenco-inspired number, in which Bautista describes "how good" everything feels, now that she knows that her feelings for her loved one are reciprocated and his kisses are meant for her, and her only.[2] Bautista also recorded an Italian language version of the song under the title "Che bueno, che bueno".[3]

EurovisionEdit

This was Bautista's second appearance on the Eurovision stage, in the 1961 Contest she had performed Spain's very first entry, "Estando contigo", then placing 9th in a field of 16.[4]

The song was performed third on the night, following United Kingdom's Kathy Kirby with "I Belong" and preceding Ireland's Butch Moore with "Walking the Streets in the Rain". At the close of voting, it had received the dreaded nul points, 0 points, placing 15th (equal last) in a field of 18.[5]

It was succeeded as Spanish entry at the 1966 Contest by Raphael with "Yo soy aquél".[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""¡Qué bueno, qué bueno!" at the official Eurovision Song Contest site". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 27 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ ""¡Qué bueno, qué bueno!" lyrics and detailed info". The Diggiloo Thrush. Retrieved 27 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ ""Che bueno, che bueno" lyrics". The Diggiloo Thrush. Retrieved 27 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ ""Estanto contigo" at the official Eurovision Song Contest site". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 27 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Official Eurovision Song Contest 1965 scoreboard". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 27 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ ""Yo soy aquél" at the official Eurovision Song Contest site". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 27 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)