Spain 2012: Pastora Soler

Pastora Soler © RTVE
Artist name: 
Pastora Soler
Song title: 
Quédate Conmigo
Song writer(s): 
Thomas G:son, Antonio Sánchez-Ohlsson and Erik Bernholm
Year: 
2012
Language: 
Spanish
Country: 
Spain
Starting position final : 
19
Points in final: 
97
Rank in final: 
10
About the song: 
Quédate Conmigo is a deep pop ballad. It is a powerful song melodically and lyrically that starts quite slowly and keeps rising more and more ending in a crescendo, that allows Pastora to show all her vocal power. There is a lot of pain laid bare in the words and Pastora’s voice, but the ultimate message is that happiness is something well worth the pain and the fight.
About the participant: 

Pilar Sánchez, the real name of Pastora Soler, was born 34 years ago in Seville. She is one of the best female vocals on the Spanish music scene and is well-known for her copla and flamenco style music, but she also combines this with pop.

Her career started seventeen years ago and she has released ten albums. The first one, which was copla-inspired was released back in 1994. Since then she has been awarded several times with platinum and gold certifications for the sales of her music including the Best Copla Album at the Spanish Music Awards in 2010 for a live album that celebrates her 15 years of career. That album was also nominated for the 2011 Latin Grammy Award and her successful tours have taken her to Egypt, Latin America and the USA.

Her 2012 Eurovision Song Contest entry is composed by well known Swedish Eurovision songwriters Thomas G:son, Antonio Sánchez- Ohlsson and Erik Bernholm who are a classic of Spanish selections. Thomas G:son has participated in more than 50 national selections around Europe and been at the Eurovision Song Contest five times before for four countries: twice for Sweden (2001 and 2006) and once for Norway (2007), Denmark (2010) and Spain (2007). In 2012, he will experience the peculiar situation of having two of his songs competing in Baku. Besides Quédate Conmigo he has also written this year's Swedish entry Euphoria.

About the selection: 

In late December it was internally decided by TVE that the well-known and established artist Pastora Soler would represent Spain at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

In order to find the 2012 Spanish entry, Pastora chose two songs which were a ballad and a rhythmic song called Quédate Conmigo and Tu Vida Es Tu Vida written by Max Miona, Eleonora Giudizi and Juan María Montes (which is included on Pastora's latest album). The third one was picked by the audience through the Internet voting on RTVE's website and Ahora o Nunca, written by José Abraham, won this honour.

The final of the Spanish selection process took place on Saturday March 3. The Sevillian singer performed the three songs and the final result was the sum of the votes from the jury and the audience. The three-member jury who had this important role in the election of the Spanish entry consisted of the singers and songwriters Franco de Vita and Sole Giménez and the musical producer Óscar Gómez who individually awarded the three possible entries with twelve, ten and eight points. Moreover, the song which achieved most votes from the audience by phone calls and text messages, received a total of thirty-six points, the second favourite got thirty points, and the least voted got twenty-four points.

The results were as follow:
-Tu Vida Es Tu Vida: 56 points.
-Quédate Conmigo: 72 points.
-Ahora o Nunca: 52 points.

Quédate Conmigo was the winning song and it will be performed at the final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku on the 26th of May.

Lyrics: 
Perdón si no supe decir
Que lo eras todo para mí
Perdón por el dolor

Perdona cada lágrima
Yo sé que no merezco más
Pero si no te tengo aquí
No sé vivir

Quédate Conmigo
No te vayas

Perdóname
Si no supe amarte, amor
No era mío el corazón
Quédate Conmigo
Quédate Conmigo
Si no estás no sale el sol

Ya no hay recuerdos del ayer
Sólo las horas en tu piel
Amándote

Quédate Conmigo
No te vayas

Perdóname
Si no supe amarte, amor
No era mío el corazón
Quédate Conmigo
Quédate Conmigo
Si no estás no sale el sol

Y ahora que te veo marchar
Sé que no te voy a olvidar...
English translation of the lyrics: 
Forgive me for the unbroken silence
For not realizing you were my all
Forgive me if I hurt you

Forgive me for every tear
I brought into your eyes
I’m not worthy of them
But the one thing I know now
Is that I can’t live
Without you near me

Stay with me
Don’t go

Please forgive me
If I couldn’t love you the way you deserved
My heart didn’t belong to me
Stay with me
Stay with me
When shadows fall, I’ll raise the sun

My memories are gone
Except for those I have of you
Touching your skin
Loving you

Stay with me
Don’t go

Please forgive me
If I couldn’t love you the way you deserved
My heart didn’t belong to me
Stay with me
Stay with me
When shadows fall, I’ll raise the sun

And now I see you walk away
I beg you, stay for one more day
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