Manel Navarro’s path to Eurovision was not perfect and he finished last. However, the artist has continued working as a singer-songwriter and is giving Spanish music great creations. The latest one is Quiéreme (Love me), a romantic song together with the singer Bely Basarte.
Manel Navarro shows us his most personal side and most sincere feelings in Quiéreme.
“This song is very special to me because I wrote it at a difficult time in my life: my dog died and my partner left me”, the singer-songwriter confesses to Spanish television.
An emotional journey with the Spanish singer Bely Basarte, who assures that she fell in love with the song in the first listen and accepted the collaboration with Manel without thinking twice. “I think the lyrics of the song can refer to anyone’s life: we have all gone through difficult times, we have needed to be forgiven and we have needed to forgive others and ourselves. I have seen myself reflected in all the words”, Bely explains about the song written by Manel.
This song will be included in “Cicatriz” (Scar), his next album and which will be published in the first half of 2021. “The title of the album refers to that hard time in my life, full of scars, memories that never go to forget but they are all overcome”, Manel tells.
Spain joined the Eurovision family in 1961. Since then they have taken part in 59 editions, and won 2 contests. In 1968 with Massiel’s La, La, La, and the year later, in 1969 Salomé was one of the four winning acts with her song Vivo Cantando. Spain has hosted the contest once, in 1969. Apart from winning the contest twice, Spain has 5 other top 3 placements. Some of Spain’s most memorable entries include Eres Tú (1973), Bandido (1990) and Quédate Conmigo (2012). Blas Cantó was selected to represent Spain in Rotterdam with the song Universo before the contest got cancelled. He is set to represent Spain again in 2021 with a new song.
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