INFEvision Video Contest 2020: Gloria Trevi & Monica Naranjo to represent Mexico with the song ‘Grande’
INFEvision 2020, the video contest held by the International Network of Fan Clubs of Eurovision (I.N.F.E) is unfolding this week with the presentation of the competing acts and songs.
The INFEvision 2020 line up continues to unfold with the next representative coming from the other side of the Atlantic, Mexico! The local INFE Mexico club has selected the female acts, Gloria Trevi feat. Monica Naranjo to represent the country at INFEVision 2020 with her song ‘Grande’.
A few words about Gloria Trevi & Monica Naranjo
Gloria Trevi born Gloria de los Ángeles Treviño Ruiz on February 15, 1968, is a Mexican singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, television hostess, music video director and businesswoman.
In 1985, Trevi became a member of a short-lived girl group named Boquitas Pintadas. After the group broke up in 1988, she approached Sergio Andrade for the production of her first solo album, ¿Qué Hago Aquí? (What Am I Doing Here?), which was released in 1989 and scored a number one hit across Latin America, “Dr. Psiquiatra”. Trevi was often dubbed as the Madonna of Mexico.
In 1991, Trevi released her second album, Tu Ángel de la Guarda (Your Guardian Angel), which is widely regarded as one of her best albums “Pelo Suelto“, the lead single from the album, was a worldwide success, reaching number in several Latin America countries and in Spain. Her third album, Me Siento Tan Sola (I Feel So Lonely), was released in 1992 garnering another hit, “Zapatos Viejos“. In December 1995, Trevi released her final studio album of the decade, and her final album produced by Adrade, Si Me Llevas Contigo (If You Take Me with You).On March 13, 1996, Trevi announced that she would retire to care for Andrade during his cancer battle.
She made her comeback with her sixth album Como Nace el Universo (“How the Universe was Born”) while her seventh album Una Rosa Blu in 2007 met massive success. In 2010, Trevi released her eighth, self-titled studio album Gloria. In 2013, Trevi released her tenth studio album De Pelicula. In 2017, Trevi collaborated with fellow Mexican artist Alejandra Guzmán for the album Versus.
Mónica Naranjo Carrasco (born 23 May 1974) is a Spanish singer widely popular in Spain and Latin America and recognised as one of the most powerful voices of the Spanish and Latin American music scenes. She has performed with singers such as Luciano Pavarotti, Rocío Jurado and Mina Mazzini amongst others.
In 1994, she recorded her debut album, the self-titled Mónica Naranjo, after signing with Sony Music. In 1997, taking advantage of her popularity in Latin America, she released her second album, Palabra d e Mujer. In 2000 she released her third album, Minage, a tribute to the Italian singer Mina. In 2001, she released Chicas Malas, an album with several collaborations, among them Diane Warren, Gregg Alexander, John Reid, Cliff Masterson, Sam Watters, and many more. On 29 February 2008, her new single Europa was officially launched on her official site climbing to No. 1 in the Spanish Single Charts. The Album Tarántula was made available in stores on 22 April 2008.
In 2014 Mónica was part of the jury of the programme Tu cara me suena (Your face sounds familiar to me) which was broadcast by Antena 3. That same year, she was also a juror in the Spanish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, which was won by Ruth Lorenzo, with whom she would perform in future concerts.In 2017 she was also a juror in Operación Triunfo 2018, whose participation was controversial due to her sincere but also severe critics to the participating performers.In 2020 the singer presented the popular but at the same time controversial reality show “La isla de las tentaciones” (Temptation island).
Here is the INFEvision 2020 entry for Mexico:
This year’s edition was launched in the first days of October with INFE Romania revealing the INFEvision 2020 slogan “Riding the Ages” . From that point all INFE clubs were given a period until end of October to confirm participation to the host country. A total of 19 countries around the globe will eventually be participating in this year’s contest, which is a new record number for the competition itself after last year’s 18 countries. Unfortunately Armenia and Azerbaijan decided to withdraw due to the war conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh ( Artsakh).
The Grand final is set to take place on December 19 in the city of Resita in Romania.