Review: Alfred and Amaia- ‘Tu Cancion’ (Spain)


Artist: Alfred and Amaia

Song: Tu Canción

Country: Spain

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Ranking: 21st

Betting Odds: 29/1

2018 saw Spain return to Operación Triunfo to help select their Eurovision participant. The show is a ‘Fame Academy’ type show where several young singers attend classes to get the best out of them in terms of their vocals, dancing and song writing. Six contestants made it to the ‘Gala Eurovision’ episode where they each performed as a solo artist, a duo and/or a group. The chemistry between two particular contestants Alfred and Amaia (who began dating during the show) was undeniable and the Spanish audience voted for them in droves, selecting their song ‘Tu Canción’ as the Spanish entry for 2018.

If you had to choose one word to sum up the Spanish song it would have to be sweet. There is something endearing about the two young singers and the audience will eat up their story of having found love with each other while pursuing something they’re both passionate about- singing. The music video which accompanies the song is equally sweet and sees the two of them fawn over each other, looking lovingly into each other’s eyes as they dance to the moon and back. Sweet as this is, it threads very close to the line that could see it become sickeningly sweet and if pushed too far could leave a bad taste in your mouth. This is especially important in terms of staging. I reckon we can pretty much expect more of the same as the video and they will most likely share a kiss after the performance.

Nevertheless, the duo’s vocals compliment each other well and the song will be stuck in your head for the foreseeable future after just one listen even for non-Spanish speakers. From the way the pair take it in turn to sing a verse each, gently leading on to the other’s turn, to the brilliant harmonies on the pre-chorus ‘woah oh oh oh ooooh’s, this song could do very well for Spain and give them their best result in years and could even see them back in the top 10 for only the second time this decade.

For more information on the artist here is 10 Things About…Alfred and Amaia!

The full lyrics to the song are here and check out the video below!

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