Carlos Higes has the honour of representing Spain in Yerevan with Spanish bop "Señorita". Here is all the information you need on Carlos and his song!
Who is Carlos Higes?
Carlos Higes is 11 years old and comes from Valencia, where he lives with his two year old Dog, Brownie.
Carlos has been singing since a young age, and has previously participated in Idol Kids and La Voz Kids, where he made it to the semi final stages with Aitana as his coach. His musical influences include Justin Beiber, Sebastián Yatra and Eurovision stars Blas Cantó and Chanel.
Apart from singing, Carlos also enjoys poetry, reading, and debating, taking part in debate league.
How did he get selected?
The Spanish broadcaster decided to select their Junior Eurovision 2022 singer and song via an internal selection for a fourth year running. RTVE held an open casting call for potential Junior Eurovision candidates, where a total of 95 acts auditioned.
These 95 acts were whittled down to just 10, and these 10 attended the Prado del Rey studios in Madrid for the final round of auditions. The contestants had to sing two songs – one of their own choice, and another song that had represented Spain in either Eurovision or Junior Eurovision.
Tell us about the song!
Señorita was chosen internally from over 200 song submissions sent to the Spanish broadcaster by songwriters and producers from Spain and beyond.
The song is a very upbeat and energetic pop song that has latin and flamenco influences. It talks about inviting young people to party, have fun and to just enjoy themselves.
The official musiv video, directed by Pepo Alfaro, was fimed in Carlos’ hometown of Valencia.
Sing along to 'Señorita': Lyrics
Spain at Junior Eurovision
Spain are one of the most successful countries in Junior Eurovision; In seven participations, they have only finished outside of the top 4 on one occassion.
Spain debuted in the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, where Sergio finished in second place with “Desde el Cielo”. María Isabel brought Spain their first Junior Eurovision victory in 2004 with “Antes Muertes Que Sencilla”.
Their success continued in 2005 when Antonio José narrowly missed out on bringing Spain a second victory when he finished three points behind winners Belarus in 2005. In 2006, Dani Fernández finished in 4th place with “Te Doy Mi Voz”.
From 2007, Spain withdrew from the contest before returning in 2019, where their luck continued. Melani and Solea both finished in third place in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Spain’s most recent participation in 2021 saw Levi Díaz finish in 15th place with 77 points.
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