Espagne 1965

Spain took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1965. The country was represented by Conchita Bautista with the song « ¡Qué bueno, qué bueno! ». Conchita Bautista had already represented Spain in 1961. The song was chosen through the national final Eurofestival.

Eurofestival

The national final took place at TVE‘s studios in Barcelona on 7 February 1965, hosted by José Luis Barcelona and Irene Mur. In the four previous months, 54 songs were presented in the weekly TV show Gran Parada. At the end of each month a semi-final was held with the top two songs going through the final. TVE then added six other songs to the seven qualifiers (one was eliminated). The jury in the final consisted of 16 members, a mixture of experts and TV viewers. Each juror awarded a point to all songs except one; the song with the smallest amount of points was eliminated. This process was repeated until the winner song was left.[1][2]

Result of national final

Draw Song Translation Singer Points
Final Round
Place
1 « Yo me arrepentí » I regretted María del Carmen 13
2 « Barco perdido » Lost ship Juan Carlos Monterrey 12
3 « ¡Qué bueno, qué bueno!«  How good, how good! Conchita Bautista 10 1
4 « Se lo he contado » I’ve told her Santy 9
5 « Caballero andaluz » Andalusian gentleman Luisita Tenor 8
6 « Esos ojitos negros » Those little dark eyes Dúo Dinámico 6 2
7 « Bajo el cielo español » Under the Spanish sky Yoli 6
8 « Feriantes » Carnies Raphael 3
9 « Cantares » Chants Adriangela 4
10 « La bailaora » The flamenco dancer Jaime Morey 10
11 « El hombre y el toro » The man and the bull Franciska 11
12 « Otra serenata » Another serenade Lorenzo Valverde 7
13 « Tengo miedo » I’m afraid Angela 5

At Eurovision

Conchita Bautista was the third to perform in the running order, following the United Kingdom and preceding Ireland. She received nul point for her performance, sharing the last place with Germany, Belgium and Finland.

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 1965 ». natfinals.50webs.com.