In a recent interview to the newspaper “elcomercio.es”, Pastora Soler provided some hints about her coming contribution in the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Bakú. The artist and her team are currently evaluating songs from her last album “Una Mujer como yo” (a woman like me) to be adapted to Eurovision but they also requested songs from prestigious Spanish composers like David de María, Manuel Carrasco, Pablo Alborán or David Santiesteban.
Once she will have heard the proposals she confirmed that her team will pick-up a ballad, an up-tempo and something more catchy; this confirms a Spanish selection to be made of three songs similar as the ones from 2002 or 2003 when Spain achieved its last top-10.
Pastora highlighted her wishes to send a ballad and stated “I feel comfortable with ballads and they are the strongest part of my register and repertoire although pop songs achieved better results in the last years, it has to be a song easy to listen and without necessarily great lyrics since I will be singing in Spanish, I would not mind to sing a small part in English so they viewers could understand the message”.
Pastora wold prefer also to have a simple performance avoiding dance routines or complicated staging “Something simple so people will concentrate on the song and the performance, Azerbaidjan won without anything spectacular so Germany did in 2010″.
The highest priority of the singer is to finish in a good position this is the reason why she will not impose to select a song from her album “We have not been in the top-10 within the last 10 years, so we have to concentrate to achieve at least one or to finish in the first half of the scoreboard“
TO AVOID A FLAMENCO ENTRY
She has in her mind the 0 points received by Remedios Amaya “Spanish Folk does not work in Eurovision, it is what tourists are looking for when they are coming here but they definitely do not like in the Song Contest”.
Pastora sees Eurovison as an opportunity to get other public to know her in Europe or even in Spain “Since people in Spain tends to relate artists with a particular style, in my case only flamenco”; she is really excited and full of joy to start working on the song “specially now that music industry is having a critical situation”
Finally Pastora also mentioned her worries about neighbourhood voting in Eurovision, “It has been an issue within the last years and it is something that does not help Spain since we are in the corner of Europe with only three neighbours and one of them dropped from Eurovision”
See the greetings from Pastora to the Spanish fans