Who's the favourite artist to represent Spain?

Who's the favourite artist to represent Spain?
The popular singer Malú is Spanish people's favourite for Malmö. Photo: maluweb.com
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For the fourth year in a row the readers of Spanish-language fansite Eurovision-spain.com have chosen, through the poll La Elección Interna, their favourite candidate to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest. For the 2013 edition in Malmö, the artist they've chosen as the ideal performer is the popular singer Malú. Born in Madrid in 1982, Malú started her career at age 15 and has since then become one of Spain's top stars with eight studio albums to her credit.

Although the Spanish broadcaster, TVE, hasn't announced yet the system they will use to select the Spanish performer for 2013, the Eurovision fans and experts in Spain have returned their veredict. Starting in August and after a final, a play-off, five semifinals, 70 days and 202,896 votes, the results of The Internal Election 2013 show that the ideal artist to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest is Malú.

Malú, who right now is one of the coaches in the talent show The Voice, was voted ahead of Mónica Naranjo, winner of the first edidion of this poll, the band La Oreja de Van Gogh, the male soloist Pablo Alborán, and last year's winner of the poll, Chenoa.

In the past, Malú has been a regular guest on many programs related to the Eurovision Song Contest, most recently during Pastora Soler song selection show this year, where she collaborated with Pastora and Vanesa Martin in the song Vamos. One year before in one of the national selection shows for the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf she declared herself openly receptive to the possibility of representing Spain in the future.

Check out one of Malú's biggest hits in recent years, Blanco Y Negro:

Not only fans and visitors to the website have participated in the poll, but also a 25-member expert jury which included the last four Spanish representatives in Eurovision, Pastora Soler, Lucía Pérez, Daniel Diges and Soraya Arnelas. Pastora and Soraya themselves were ranked 9th and 12th respectively in the poll. Their task was to select the 100 final candidates from the 318 which had been nominated by the public.

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  • Posted on 2 November 2012 at 12:52
    I'd like to see Ian Thomas for Belgium 2013 and Union J, Little Mix or Joe Brooks for the UK. Be great to see both Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Portugal and Spain make up the top places in ESC 2013, but it'll never happen, becuase of the USSR and Yugoslavic Block in particular, there always has to be a majority of either USSR or Yugoslavic countries making up the top 10 or top 5 :( , I miss the early fair days of ESC, please bring them back! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 November 2012 at 18:36
    yeah!! love her!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 31 October 2012 at 14:14
    Azucar Moreno report to the moderator
  • Posted on 31 October 2012 at 12:18
    I think she could do good ,but hopefully she sings a fast song ,because in history they have won more report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 October 2012 at 00:44
    I think she would do it well in Eurovision. But the best spanish singer and artist is Monica Naranjo, but she's TOO good for this. Greetings, this is my first comment. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 October 2012 at 22:42
    I think Malú has got a great voice but... I don't like that song! :D
    Creo que Malú tiene una gran voz pero... ¡no me gusta la canción! :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 October 2012 at 13:22
    Yeah, Malú its so good for this, but not with a song like this, I think, its better with a song like ''Y ahora tú'' :3.
    BTW. Malú, why you put to battle, Manuela and the orher chick, why? D: report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 October 2012 at 01:44
    Auryn already said they will not go to ESC 2013 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 October 2012 at 21:34
    Malú doesn't like EUROVISION, everytime she is asked for taking part everytime she declines the invitation. So fans, please let her quiet. It is said in TVE (Spanish Broadcaster), in this moment they are negociating with a latin mega-star, but it finally declines the invitation, AURYN (boys band) will accept for sure, so another low participant level for Spain. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 October 2012 at 15:42
    Malú Malú Malú!!!!!! Her voice is great!!!
    But I think that Spain doesn't have to walk around and they have to decide and send CHENOA!!!! ♥
    I would love if MAlú goes too!
    But I'm wating from years for see Chenoa on eurovision stage! And get the 1st place, and Spain 2014!! =)
    I really hope that Spain send a big artist like this year with Pastora Soler, who deserved to win too! Her song was AWESOME and very touching!

    And I will waiting for Spain choice! :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 October 2012 at 11:14
    I think i Prefer Soraya will do it for Spain next year Too! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 October 2012 at 00:11
    I think I prefer Pastora and her song from last year but this is good too! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 October 2012 at 22:42
    Malu is a great singer and the song is also very good :) i think that Spain will make a good decision and i am sure that we will see a great singer next year in Malmö =) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 October 2012 at 20:25
    malu very good option, I just hope that TVE take intoaccount that she would be perfect for the ESC 2013 :) report to the moderator