Festival First bomb of RTVE for Eurovision 2023: Ruth Lorenzo replaces Nieves Álvarez and will give the points of Spain

Many are the changes that the Eurovision Song Contest brings this year

Festival First bomb of RTVE for Eurovision 2023: Ruth Lorenzo replaces Nieves Álvarez and will give the points of Spain

Many are the changes that the Eurovision Song Contest brings this year. Changes in the voting system: all countries in the world will be able to vote; changes in the dynamics: you will not be able to see the rehearsals and also changes in the Spanish delegation. After five years Nieves Álvarez being the spokesperson for the Spanish professional jury, the one that gave the points for Spain, RTVE has decided to replace her with the "dragon", by Ruth Lorenzo.

After making her debut as a presenter on the Cover Night program on La 1, Ruth Lorenzo has agreed to go back in front of the cameras and will be in charge of giving the Spanish jury points at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision followers have been asking for her return to the contest for a long time and, somehow, that's how it will be and just when they are about to celebrate 10 years since the artist represented Spain with her Dancing in the rain. In addition, for the second consecutive year, the place chosen to do so will be the city of Benidorm, home of the Spanish pre-selection.

"It's a great responsibility and I hope I don't do it too badly," said the artist in her presentation. "I hope you are happy and proud. I love the UK and Eurovision with all my heart so I feel a lot of connection to all this," she added.

Ruth Lorenzo has also addressed the fans of the contest, to all those who have clamored for her return to Eurovision for so long: "They had asked for my return a lot over time and I think having the representation of someone who has been in the Festival setting is a very nice nod".

This is further proof of the strong bond that the Murcian singer has with Eurovision. She represented Spain in 2014 in Copenhagen with what is already a hymn for Eurofans: Dancing in the rain 'composed by her along with Jim Irvin and Julian Emery, she came in tenth position, after drawing with the host country.

The singer-songwriter is undoubtedly one of the great voices of Spain. She started training her from a very young age and at the age of 19 she founded a rock band. Later she would participate unsuccessfully in some castings of the TVE program, Operación Triunfo, but finally she found her place abroad. She tried her luck at the X Factor contest in England where she performed songs like Knockin 'on Heavens Door or (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and with which she managed to gain a place in the semifinal.

His big break in Spain would come in 2014 when he competed against artists like Brequette Cassie, La Dama, Raúl and Jorge González to represent Spain at Eurovision. After her controversial choice for the European contest, she released her first album, Planeta Azul. "For me it was the big door to enter Spain again. Being able to be in my country doing something so beautiful, in a festival where all the countries of Europe are represented, was very nice for me," she assured.

Since then, Ruth Lorenzo has always maintained the union with RTVE. She has recently participated in television projects such as MasterChef Celebrity or Cover Night.

The last time we saw the Murcian on a RTVE stage was at the Euroclub in Benidorm, where she left the audience speechless. Precisely to the city of Alicante she will return on May 13 to connect with Liverpool and give the points of the Spanish jury in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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