Eurovision 2015 Entry: Spain — Edurne — Amanecer

Edurne will represent Spain at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest
Spain / Edurne (Avatar: Ben Morris)

Is Spain even trying to win the Eurovision Song Contest with Edurne’s “Amanacer”?

Country: Spain
Song Title: “Amanecer”
Artist: Edurne
Last year’s entry: “Dancing In The Rain”1 – Ruth Lorenzo (10th Place)

We’re finally getting down to the Big 5 for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, and I get to kick things off with Spain.  I’m going to be honest: I haven’t liked a Spanish Eurovision entry since 2008’s “Baila El Chiki-Chiki”.  There’s something in the entries they choose that feels just a little too bland and middle-of-the-road for my taste, and although they surprised me with how well they did last year (10th!), generally I’ve agreed with the bottom-scraping placements they’ve had the past few years before.  It just feels like Spain is going through the motions when it comes to selecting their entries:

Aside from the delightfully terrible special effects in the video above2, Edurne’s “Amanacer” does nothing for me, musically.  I appreciate the nod to dubsteppiness in the backing track, but I feel that there are at least 2 or 3 female-led ballads in the competition that are better and more unique.  The pacing feels a little slow to me as well – it’s only 3 minutes, but it feels like an Edurnity3.  I think Spain‘s lucky they’re part of the Big 5 – without that guaranteed “in”, I’m not sure this entry has the charisma it would need to sneak into the finals.

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  1. THE RAIN! THE RAIN! THE RAIN!  
  2. that feel straight off the cutting room floor of The Quest  
  3. I refuse to apologize for this terrible, terrible play on words  

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Ben has been writing about TV, music, and pop culture in some form or another since 2009, including stints at Mental Floss and Temporary Obsession. When not solving puzzles of some sort or consuming pop culture at a frightening pace, he can be found collecting shiny pieces of the internet at GoodAtInter.net. E-mail: ben@whatelseison.tv