Eurovision 2022 Spain profile: 'SloMo' by Chanel
Spain in Eurovision
Spain made their debut in 1961 and have competed at Eurovision on 60 occasions. They have won the Contest twice, back-to-back in 1968 with 'La, la, la' and then on home soil in 1969 with 'Vivo cantando'. The latter of the victories was part of the infamous four-way tie.
In recent years Spain have struggled, finishing outside the Top 20 in the previous six contests, with their last Top 10 finish in 2014 with Ruth Lorenzo's 'Dancing in the Rain'.
2022 entry: 'SloMo' by Chanel
As a member of the big five, Spain automatically qualify for the Grand Final
My Eurovision Scoreboard ranking: 1st
Odds to win ranking: 7th
(Rankings as of 14 April)
About the artist
Chanel Terrero Martínez, aka Chanel. is a 30-year-old Cuban-Spanish singer, dancer and actress. Born in Havana, Cuba, she moved to Olesa de Montserrat in Catalonia, at the age of three. Chanel then moved to Madrid to start her acting career and during the 2010s she participated in stage musicals such as 'Mamma Mia!' and 'Flashdance' as well as various film and TV productions. As a dancer she was part of Shakira's performance at the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards. She also was part of the dancing crew in the Spanish show 'Tu cara me suena' more widely known as 'Your Face Looks Familiar!'. SloMo is her debut single!
About the song
The song was written by Leroy Sanchez, Keith Harris, Ibere Fortes, Maggie Szabo and Arjen "SWACQ" Thonen. Arjen revelaed that the song was written with Jennifer Lopez in mind, however they never heard back from their submission to the global superstar.
Chanel describes 'SloMo' as an "empowerment" song, something "to feel comfortable with your body, strong, big and stepping well, put on your crown and twerk to the ground."
How was Chanel chosen for Eurovision?
Chanel won the Spanish national final, 'Benidorm Fest' back in January, however her victory was not without controversy. After winning the jury, she finished second with the demoscopic jury but finished a distant third behind Tanxugueiras in the public vote but still took out the title. This caused some criticism from fans in Spain, however over time many have embraced the song during her performances at pre-parties in the countries and abroad.
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Spain will compete in the Grand Final of Eurovision on Saturday 14 May (European time).