Espagne 1979

Spain was represented by Peruvian-born singer Betty Missiego at the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, held in Jerusalem, Israel. Missiego was selected internally by Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE), the Spanish broadcaster, to represent the country at the contest in Israel with the song « Su canción« .

At Eurovision

Missiego closed the contest, performing 19th in the running order, following Austria. Missiego performed the song with four children who joined her as backup singers of sorts; they were Javier Glaria, Alexis Carmona, Beatriz Carmona, and Rosalía Rodríguez.[1] At the close of voting Missiego had received 116, placing 2nd.

Ironically, Spain was the last country to vote and Missiego had been leading the contest until Spain awarded Israel 10 points, granting Israel the win.

Points awarded by Spain

12 points  Germany
10 points  Israel
8 points  Italy
7 points  Greece
6 points  Portugal
5 points  United Kingdom
4 points  Denmark
3 points  France
2 points  Monaco
1 point  Norway

Points awarded to Spain

Points awarded to Spain
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References

  1. ^ Info on children from Diggiloo Thrush