3 Dec, 2020 @ 10:07
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The youngest participant at Junior Eurovision 2020, Solea from Spain, takes third place

Presentacion De La Cancion  Palante  De La Cantante Solea Que Representara A Espa  A En El Festival Eurovision Junior
Singer Solea during promotion Music Festival Euro Junior in Madrid on Friday, 27 November 2020

NINE-year-old Solea Fernandez Moreno from Sevilla, the youngest contender at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, has done her country proud by taking third place on the podium, matching Spain’s efforts last year.

Born into a family that is part of the famous flamenco clan, Farrucos y Fernandez, Solea proved that the musician’s blood runs in her veins by interpreting Palante, a catchy number that fuses flamenco and urban pop.

Her performance earned her 470,000 online votes – over 10% of the total share – and proved that Spain may well have a new Rosalia in the making, as many have suggested.

Although the competition was ‘hosted’ in Warsaw, Poland, all the competing songs were performed in studios in each participating country, due to the pandemic.

The winner was France’s 11-year-old Valentina, with J’Imagine. She burst into tears at the result.

Laurence Crumbie

Laurence Crumbie is a writer from the UK based in Estepona. Before joining the Olive Press he worked as a freelance travel journalist in Myanmar, where he lived for two years.
When he isn't planning his next intrepid trip, Laurence is hunting for great green stories, especially local ones, or writing features for the La Cultura section.
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