Estando contigo

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Spain "Estando contigo"
Eurovision Song Contest 1961 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Antonio Guijarro
Conductor
Rafael Ferrer
Finals performance
Final result
9th
Final points
8
Appearance chronology
"Llámame" (1962) ►

"Estando contigo" (Spanish pronunciation: [esˈtando konˈtiɣo], "Being with You") was Spain's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961, performed in Spanish by Conchita Bautista. This was Spain's first appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest, and the first occasion on which the Spanish language was used.

The song was performed first on the night, preceding Monaco's Colette Deréal with "Allons, allons les enfants". At the close of voting, it had received 8 points, placing 9th in a field of 16.

It was succeeded as Spanish entry at the 1962 Contest by Victor Balaguer with "Llámame". Conchita Bautista returned to the contest in 1965, singing "Qué bueno, qué bueno", again representing Spain.

Shortly after the contest, "Estando contigo" was popularly covered by Spanish child star Marisol in the film Ha llegado un ángel (1961).

Sources and external links

  • Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1961
  • Detailed info and lyrics, The Diggiloo Thrush, "Estando contigo".
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