Carlos Higes will represent Spain at Eurovision Junior 2022 – ESCXTRA.com
RTVE, Spain’s national broadcaster, has confirmed its representative for Junior Eurovision 2022. Later this year, Carlos Higes will take the stage in Yerevan, Armenia, for the Iberian nation. Soon RTVE will reveal which of the 247 submitted songs will be sung by the young Valencian.
Carlos Higes ‘Spin The Magic’ for Spain
For the first time since 2006, RTVE organized an open call for applications for Junior Eurovision candidates. Over the European summer, a total of 95 contestants were vetted before the remaining 10 traveled to Prado del Rey studios for final auditions. During the final, the children were able to cover two songs – one of their choice and another which had either represented Spain in Eurovision Where Junior Eurovision.
This week, RTVE confirmed that Carlos Higes will represent the Spanish nation in Yerevan, Armenia. For his audition, he performed Xeinn’s Benidorm Party 2022 entry, ‘Eco’ and ‘Tacones Rojo’ by his favorite singer, Sebastián Yatra. The 11-year-old Valencian is a singer, model, pianist and futsal fanatic, with a command of languages. On top of that, he has singing competition experience having participated in La Voz and Idol Kids. He was also a fan of Eurovision since 2016.
So far, RTVE has received 247 applications submitted internally. Later this month, the chosen entry will be taped, along with the music video shoot. Both will be sent to the EBU by November 4.
I would like to sing a catchy song that goes through your head and that you can’t stop dancing to, because I love to dance.
Carlos Higes, (RTVE press conference)
Junior Eurovision 2022
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will take place on December 11 at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex in Yerevan, Armenia. This will be the second time that Yerevan will host the competition, after the previous one in 2011. Overall, a total of 16 countries will be spinning the magic in the Caucasus nation later this year.
Spain in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
In 2003, Spain made its Junior Eurovision debut at the inaugural competition held in Copenhagen, with Sergio and his entry ‘Desde el skyo‘. In the final, they placed second with 125 points. It soon became clear that Spain would be a force to be reckoned with in the junior competition. The following year, Spain won their only victory to date. Maria Isabel and the vivacious, ‘Antes muerta que sencilla‘ won in 2004 with 171. Despite early success, Spain took a break from competition after 2006, before making a comeback in 2019 and picking up where they left off, with two consecutive podium finishes.
Last year, the broadcaster selected Levi Díaz with ‘Reir’ for the Parisian final. During the contest, they placed 15th overall with 77 points. This is their lowest finishing position to date, having never been placed outside the top 4.
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