The Spanish national broadcaster, RTVE,  has revealed that Soleá Fernández will be the nations JESC 2020 hopeful in Warsaw next November. 

Soleá Fernández will fly the flag  in Warsaw on November 29 . The 9-year-old act from Seville  is a member of one of the  most outstanding  flamenco families in the country : the Farruco.  She is a self-taught artist and, despite her young age, she has shown her talent on some of the most important stages in Spain.

The young act herself stated on her participation:

Representing Spain in  Junior Eurovision  is everything for me, it is fulfilling a dream that I have always wanted. It is incredible because being on stage in front of a ‘million’ people is a  dream come true.

RTVE is already working on Soleá’s song in the contest , which has undergone changes due to  the Covid-19 pandemic . In order to  protect the health of the artists, delegations and the public , the  candidates will perform their songs in a studio in their own country.

 

About Soleá

Soleá Fernández Moreno was  born in Seville on June 19, 2011 in the bosom of an  outstanding saga of  dancers  and artists from Spain . Daughter of Farru, niece of Farruquito, granddaughter of Farruca and great-granddaughter of Farruco, it can be said that  art and flamenco run through her veins  and from a very young age she showed faculties for  singing, dancing and interpretation.

In 2014,  when she was only three years old, she  made her debut as a singer at  La Maestranza in Seville during a family show Farruquito y familia . In 2015, she was the star of  the Christmas family show  where she made her debut as an actress and dancer at the  Quintero Theater in Seville.  In 2016 he starred in another Christmas show created by his father, which took him on a tour of some of the best theaters in the country, such as  the Apolo Theater (Barcelona) and the Rialto Theater (Madrid).  That same year he made his  first television appearance  thanks to the Canal Sur program Menuda noche.

In 2019, she was one of the special guests at Ketama’s  concert  at the  Cartuja Center in Seville. During Christmas of that year, the girl took part in  La zambombá flamenca , with which she  toured Spain  and shared the stage with artists such as  Pitingo, Tomatito or Rosario Flores.  At the beginning of 2020, he participated in the last album of the singer  Lya Manuela.

Spain in Junior Eurovision 

Spain has a total of five participations in the contest and has achieved outstanding results in its short history. The country counts a victory thanks to  “Antes muerta que sencilla”v(Before dead than simple) performed by María Isabel (2004) , two second places ( Sergio, in 2003  and  Antonio José, in 2005 ) and a fourth position ( Dani Fernández, in 2006 ).

Spain made an impressive come back to the competition last year after 13 years away .  The young talented act, Melani Garcia made a stunning performance with “Marte” (Mars)  on the  stage of Gliwice-Silesia and achieved to finish in the honorable 3rd place.