Spain: Soleá Fernández selected for Junior Eurovison 2020
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.
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.