The Spanish candidate for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been announced. During the ‘gran finale’ of the Benidorm Fest, Spanish artists competed on Saturday, February 3rd, for the coveted ticket to Europe’s biggest international music event.
The streets of Benidorm remained lively long after the victory of the singing duo Nebulossa. With the energizing song ‘Zorra’, the pair managed to convince the jury and the audience in the final of the Spanish song contest. The duo, consisting of singer María Bas and her life partner Mark Dasousa, can now start packing their bags for the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. On May 11, they will get to showcase their best in the Swedish city and compete against other European candidates.
Message for outsiders
The tiaras with fox ears were sold out in Benidorm well before the Spanish final. Not coincidentally, as the title of the winning song, Zorra, literally means female fox. It’s a ‘cunning’ title, because in practice, the word ‘zorra’ is mostly used as a swear word, meaning something like ‘bitch’. Bas and Dasousa deliver a message of tolerance with their song. The chorus ‘zorra, zorra, zorra’, is not just a feminist statement, but primarily a battle cry for everyone who has ever felt like an outsider.
María Bas was both surprised and overjoyed after the victory. The leading lady of Nubulossa had secretly sent the entry to the national song contest’s organization. Her husband Mark expressed his gratitude to his wife at a press conference afterwards. He admitted he did not believe in the song, but wanted to support his wife in her dream. That the musical duo has achieved victory will be a dream come true. Upon hearing the results, the couple immediately ran to their children to embrace them. An emotional moment that was immortalized by the many attendees.
It remained lively in Benidorm for a long time
The Eurovision songs played all night in the resort town of Benidorm. Nebullosa can now dot the i’s and prepare for the final battle in Malmö. The duo will count down the months until May when they get the main stage at the Eurovision for their song Zorra. A song with a message that will undoubtedly leave no one indifferent.