Espagne 1961

Spain took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1961. The country was represented by Conchita Bautista with the song « Estando Contigo », written by Antonio Guijarro and Augusto Algueró. The song was chosen through a national final.

National final

The national final took place at RNE‘s studios in Barcelona and was aired through radio. Ten songs were presented in a semi-final, and six of these songs went forward to the national final. The jury consisted of 10 members, 5 music experts and 5 plain citizens. Conchita Bautista was proclaimed winner.[1][2]

Result of national final

Draw Song Translation Singer Points Place
1 « Eva María » Ramón Calduch 32 4
2 « Tempranito » Pretty early Angelita Baidez 13 6
3 « Estando contigo«  Being with you Conchita Bautista 49 1
4 « Betsabé » Bathsheba Jorge Miranda 25 5
5 « Ba, Be, Bi, Bo, Bu » Víctor Balaguer 48 2
6 « Carita Morena » Dark-skinned little face Ramón Calduch 43 3

At Eurovision

Conchita Bautista was the first to perform in the running order, preceding Monaco. She received eight points for her performance, coming 9th in a field of 16.

References

  1. ^ del Amor Caballero, Reyes (2004-05-04). « Preselecciones españolas para Eurovisión, primera parte » (in Spanish). eurovision-spain.com. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  2. ^ « Spain National Final 1961 ». natfinals.50webs.com.