Espagne 1986

Spain was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, held in Bergen, Norway.

For the tenth straight year, Spain’s national broadcaster, Televisión Española, selected their entrant and song for the Eurovision Song Contest internally. This internal selection process would apply to each Spanish Eurovision entrant until 1999.

For 1986, the band Cadillac, already heavily popular by this time in Spain for their string of hit pop/Rock en Español albums, were selected as Spain’s representatives to send to the Contest in Bergen. They sang the song « Valentino, » which was composed by José María Guzmán, the lead singer and guitarist.

At Eurovision

At the Contest in Bergen, Cadillac was the ninth act on stage, following Turkey and preceding Switzerland. At the end of judging that evening, the song received a total of 51 points, placing Spain tenth out of a field of 20 competing countries.

Points awarded by Spain

12 points  Ireland
10 points  Belgium
8 points  Portugal
7 points  Sweden
6 points  Iceland
5 points  Denmark
4 points   Switzerland
3 points  Yugoslavia
2 points  United Kingdom
1 point  Netherlands

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

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