Liverpool warms up to host Eurovision 2023. In just a few days, the participants will take the stage in the first semifinal and the second semifinal to find out which ones will qualify to go to the grand finale with the Big Five. The representative of Spain, White Doveis ready to defend her song on Saturday May 13 and bring victory.
In recent years, with the exception of the last edition, Spain has not fared very well at the festival. Our country has always been occupying the last places in the contest. For example, in 2021 it finished third from last, in the position number 24 after getting just six points from the professional jury vote. Before Eurovision 2023 begins, at Vozpópuli we review how many times in history Spain has won the song contest.
How many times did Spain win Eurovision?
Spain has been proclaimed winner of Eurovision on two occasions. The first one was with a performance by massiel in 1968. With his famous The, the, the He managed to put the entire public in his pocket. His triumph was a big surprise for all the fans of the festival since he won the victory ahead of one of the favourites, the British Cliff Richard and his song Congratulations.
Just a year later the festival was held in Madrid and that year Spain also managed to win Eurovision. Salome came up with the topic I live singing and finished in first position along with three other countries: France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
After these two victories, Spain has not been able to get first place, but there have been several occasions when it has come close. Karina (in a new world1971), youths (It’s you1973), Betty Misiego (Your song1979) and Anabel Conde (Come back with me1995) stayed in second position.
Eurovision 2023: How many chances does Spain have of being the winner?
This year the chances of Spain winning Eurovision they are tall. You only need to take a look at the bets to verify it. Blanca Paloma’s proposal is among the favorites to get the crystal microphone. Although, for the moment, the song of Sweden continues to be the best positioned, eaea it is located in the top 5 of the best themes to win the festival. The list completes it Finland, Ukraine and France.
At the moment, Blanca Paloma has a 5% chance of winning according to bets. Something similar happened with Chanel last year. When there were only a few days left for the contest, the artists were in the top 5 with a 4% chance of winning behind Ukraine, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The bets weren’t that far off. In fact, their result was much better than they were aiming for. the singer of slomo it finished in the number three spot.
Which country has won Eurovision the most times?
Throughout the history of the festival, hundreds of countries have won, but there are some that have been luckier than others. Ireland It is the country that has won Eurovision the most times. has been a winner in 1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996. In addition, he has managed to enter the top 10 up to 30 times. One of the songs most remembered by the eufans is the The voice of Eimear Quinn.
Despite his good luck in the face of victory, in recent years he has not been able to qualify. In fact, it has been since 2019 without going to the final. Last year, his representative Brooke with That’s Rich, was a favorite and many placed her in the grand final gala. However, it was not.