Spain in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Spain participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Warsaw, Poland. Spanish broadcaster RTVE was responsible for the country's participation in the contest, and internally selected the Spanish entrant for the contest.[1]

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country Spain
National selection
Selection processInternal selection
Selection date(s)
  • Artist: 9 September 2020
  • Song: 7 October 2020
Selected entrantSoleá
Selected song"Palante"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Bruno Valverde
  • Hajar Sbihi
  • César G. Ross
Finals performance
Final result3rd, 133 points
Spain in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
◄2019 2020

BackgroundEdit

Prior to the 2020 contest, Spain had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on five occasions since its debut in the inaugural 2003 contest. Spain won the 2004 contest with the song "Antes muerta que sencilla", performed by María Isabel.[2] In the 2019 contest, Spain was represented by the song "Marte", performed by Melani García. The song placed 3rd in a field of 19 countries with 212 points.[3]

Before Junior EurovisionEdit

Spain's participation in the contest was confirmed by RTVE in July 2020.[4] RTVE announced that Soleá had been internally selected to represent Spain on 9 September 2020.[1][5] In September 2020, RTVE announced that Bruno Valverde, Hajar Sbihi (ASHA) and César G. Ross had composed the Spanish entry.[6] The entry's title, "Palante", and a preview of the song were released to the public on 29 September 2020. The song was released in full on 7 October 2020.[7]

Artist and song informationEdit

Soleá Fernández Moreno
Born (2011-06-19) 19 June 2011 (age 10)
Seville, Andalusia, Spain
GenresPop, flamenco
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2015–present
  "Palante"
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Soleá
Languages
Spanish
Composer(s)
Bruno Valverde
Lyricist(s)
  • Bruno Valverde
  • Hajar Sbihi
  • César G. Ross
Entry chronology
◄ "Marte" (2019)   

SoleáEdit

Soleá Fernández Moreno (born 19 June 2011), better known as Soleá, is a Spanish singer who represented Spain in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.[5]

PalanteEdit

"Palante" (English: Move On) is a song by Spanish singer Soleá, written by Bruno Valverde, Hajar Sbihi (ASHA) and César G. Ross.[7] It represented Spain at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

At Junior EurovisionEdit

After the opening ceremony, which took place on 23 November 2020, it was announced that Spain would perform tenth on 29 November 2020, following Russia and preceding Ukraine.[8]

VotingEdit

The same voting system that was introduced in the 2017 edition was used, where the results were determined by 50% online voting and 50% jury voting.[9] Every country had a national jury that consisted of three music industry professionals and two kids aged between 10 and 15 who were citizens of the country they represented. The rankings of those jurors were combined to make an overall top ten.[10]

The online voting consisted of two phases. The first phase of the online voting began on 27 November 2020 when a recap of all the rehearsal performances was shown on junioreurovision.tv before the viewers could vote. After this, voters also had the option to watch longer one-minute clips from each participant's rehearsal. This first round of voting ended on Sunday 29 November at 16:59 CET. The second phase of the online voting took place during the live show and began right after the last performance and was open for 15 minutes. International viewers were able vote for a maximum of three songs.[11] They were also able to vote for their own country's song. These votes were then turned into points which were determined by the percentage of votes received. For example, if a song received 20% of the votes, it received 20% of the available points.

Detailed voting resultsEdit

The following members comprised the Spanish jury:[13]

  • Emilio Mercader – music producer
  • Jaime Terrón – singer
  • Lola González – choreographer and artistic director
  • Two kids from the music industry
Detailed voting results from Spain[12]
Draw Country Juror A Juror B Juror C Juror D Juror E Average Rank Points Awarded
01   Germany 11 9 10 11 11 11
02   Kazakhstan 6 8 8 3 8 7 4
03   Netherlands 2 1 2 7 7 2 10
04   Serbia 10 10 9 5 6 10 1
05   Belarus 9 11 11 2 3 6 5
06   Poland 7 6 6 6 9 9 2
07   Georgia 5 7 4 1 1 1 12
08   Malta 1 4 1 8 10 4 7
09   Russia 8 5 7 9 4 8 3
10   Spain
11   Ukraine 4 3 5 4 2 3 8
12   France 3 2 3 10 5 5 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b @eurovision_tve (9 September 2020). "Buenos días. Tenemos una exclusiva eurovisiva: ¡hoy conoceremos quién nos representará en Eurovisión Junior! Abrimos hilo para el #EuroBombazo" (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 September 2020 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Spain - Junior Eurovision Song Contest". junioreurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Final of Gliwice-Silesia 2019 - Junior Eurovision Song Contest". junioreurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  4. ^ Herbert, Emily (13 July 2020). "Spain: Junior Eurovision 2020 Participation Confirmed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  5. ^ a b "It's Soleá for Spain!". junioreurovision.tv. 9 September 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony (18 September 2020). "Spain: Bruno Valverde, ASHA & César G. Ross Have Composed Soleá's Junior Eurovision Entry". Eurovoix. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  7. ^ a b Granger, Anthony (29 September 2020). "Spain: Soleá to Perform "Palante" at Junior Eurovision". Eurovoix. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  8. ^ "This is the running order for Junior Eurovision 2020". Junioreurovision.tv. EBU. 23 November 2020. Archived from the original on 23 November 2020.
  9. ^ Granger, Anthony (16 October 2020). "Junior Eurovision'20: Voting To Be Tweaked With Discussions On Going Around Points Presentation". Eurovoix. Archived from the original on 16 October 2020.
  10. ^ Granger, Anthony (25 November 2015). "Junior Eurovision 2018 – How Does The Voting Work?". Eurovoix.
  11. ^ "How to vote for your favourite at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020". Junioreurovision.tv. EBU. 10 November 2020. Archived from the original on 10 November 2020.
  12. ^ a b c "Results of the Final of Poland 2020". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  13. ^ "MMelani dará los puntos del jurado español desde la Puerta de Alcalá de Madrid". RTVE.es. RTVE. 28 November 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2020.