It’s been more than one year of the first Chanelazo in the first edition of the Benidorm Fest and we still haven’t got over it. Singer Chanel Terrero gave us the third position, the best in years, in the Eurovision 2022 contest. However, history would have changed a lot if the original plans had been followed, since Pablo Rodríguez, executive director of the musical ‘Malinche’ and promoter of Chanel, has confessed to ‘ABC’ that she He was not the first choice to interpret ‘SloMo’.
“The reality is that they were all candidates selected by TVE. Some artists were directly selected by the network, as was the case with Rigoberta Bandini or the Tanxugueiras themselves. But also several companies were askedas was our case (that of BMG) for them to propose candidates”, revealed Rodríguez, denying that Chanel was “the candidate” for Televisión Española.
That is when Pablo has revealed what happened to the song that finally represented us at Eurovision 2022: “In fact, before Chanel, we present an interpreter for the song that did not end up curdling. The first candidate was a girl from Irún called Aysha. But they tell us that there is a dancer who had worked in the musical The Lion King and in pre-production Malinche. We saw it and we loved it.” has brought to light.
“We achieved the best result that Spain had had in Eurovision in several decades. The professional jury chose the product that best suited what the contest demands (…) We silence many mouths“, has sentenced after revealing that the first option of ‘SloMo’ was Aysha, a girl from Irún who was a finalist in ‘La Voz Kids’ with Vanesa Martín as coach in 2019.
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