Tu canción

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"Tu canción"
Alfred & Amaia - Tu canción.jpg
Single by Amaia & Alfred
Released28 January 2018
12 March (final ver.)
Format
GenrePop
Length3:00
LabelUniversal Music Spain
Songwriter(s)
  • Raúl Gómez
  • Sylvia Santoro
Producer(s)
  • Pablo Cebrián
Amaia singles chronology
"Tu canción"
(2018)
"Perdona (Ahora sí que sí)"
(2018)
Alfred singles chronology
"Tu canción"
(2018)
"De la Tierra hasta Marte"
(2018)
Music video
"Tu canción" on YouTube
Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
  • Raúl Gómez
  • Sylvia Santoro
Lyricist(s)
  • Raúl Gómez
  • Sylvia Santoro
Finals performance
Final result
23rd
Final points
61
Appearance chronology
◄ "Do It for Your Lover" (2017)   
"La venda" (2019) ►

"Tu canción" (transl. Your song) is a song performed by Spanish singers Amaia Romero and Alfred García, and written by Raúl Gómez and Sylvia Santoro.[1][2] The performing duo is identified and credited as Amaia y Alfred. The song was released as a digital download on 28 January 2018 through Universal Music Spain. It represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. It finished in twenty-third place.[3]

An English language version, "Your Song", was released as a digital download on 27 April 2018.[4] The lyrics were adapted into English by Paula Rojo.[5]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 4 December 2017, the Spanish broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) confirmed that they would use the successful music reality program Operación Triunfo to select their act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.[6] It was later revealed on 20 December that the final five singers of the program's ninth series would perform in "Gala Eurovisión", which would be where the Spanish public would choose both the song and its performers for the Eurovision Song Contest.[7] The nine competing songs were unveiled on 23 January 2018.[8][9][10] Gala Eurovisión was held on 29 January. "Tu canción" was one of the top three songs in the first round of voting, qualifying to the second round where it won with 43% of the vote.[11][12]

As Spain is a member of the "Big Five", the song automatically advanced to the final, held on 12 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.[13][14] It was the second song to be performed.[15] It placed twenty-third out of the 26 participating countries with 61 points: 43 from the professional juries and 18 from the televote.[3]

Live performances[edit]

Alfred & Amaia performed the song live for the first time on Gala Eurovisión of Operación Triunfo 2017 on 29 January 2018, where they were selected to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. On 13 February, they performed the song again on Gala OT Fiesta of Operación Triunfo 2017.[16] On 26 February, they performed an acoustic version on talk show El Hormiguero on Antena 3.[17] On 11 March, they performed the acoustic version on talk show Viva la vida on Telecinco.[18] Alfred & Amaia performed the song on the Premios Dial awards show at the Auditorio de Tenerife in Santa Cruz, aired live on Divinity on 15 March.[19] On 24 March, they performed the song on the La noche de Cadena 100 charity concert at the WiZink Center in Madrid, aired live on Divinity.[20] On 25 March, they performed as guests on competitive dance reality television series Fama, a bailar, aired on #0.[21] On 5 April, they performed during the London Eurovision Party, which was held at the Café de Paris venue in London, United Kingdom. They also performed during the Israel Calling event which was held at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel on 10 April. On 14 April, Alfred & Amaia performed during the Eurovision in Concert event which was held at the AFAS Live venue in Amsterdam, Netherlands. On 21 April, they performed the song during the Eurovision-Spain Pre-Party event which will was held at the Sala La Riviera venue in Madrid.[22] On 27 April, they performed the English version "Your Song" for the first time during the concert event Amaia, Alfred y amigos.[5]

Amaia & Alfred performed the song live during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal on 12 May 2018.

Music video[edit]

The official video of the song, directed by Gus Carballo, was filmed in February 2018 at studio in Madrid. The video premiered on 9 March 2018 on a special prime time broadcast on La 1, hosted by Roberto Leal.[23][24]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[25]
No.TitleLength
1."Tu canción"3:00
Digital download - English version[4]
No.TitleLength
1."Your Song"3:01

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[28] Platinum 40,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label
Worldwide 28 January 2018 Digital download[25] Original
12 March 2018 Revamped
Spain 23 March 2018 CD single[29]
Worldwide 27 April 2018 Digital download[4] English version

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rodríguez Paez, Germán (30 January 2018). "Así nació en OT 'Tu canción', el tema que interpretarán Amaia y Alfred en Eurovisión". El País. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  2. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (30 January 2018). "Spain: Alfred & Amaia will fly to Lisbon!". ESCToday.
  3. ^ a b "Lisbon 2018 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Your Song - Single". itunes. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b Macías, Fernando (27 April 2018). "Amaia y Alfred sacan 'Your song', la versión en inglés de 'Tu canción' para terminar de enamorar a Europa" (in Spanish). RTVE. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  6. ^ "La representación de España en Eurovisión 2018 saldrá de 'Operación Triunfo'". Radio Televisión Española (in Spanish). 5 December 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Agoney, Ana Guerra y 'Camina' podrían ir a Eurovisión 2018". Radio Televisión Española (in Spanish). 22 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  8. ^ Carro, David (17 January 2018). "'OT 2017': TVE y Gestmusic trabajan en Eurovisión 2018 con más de 200 canciones para solistas y dúos". FormulaTV (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  9. ^ Mahía, Manu (23 January 2018). "¡OT presenta las nueve canciones candidatas de España para Eurovisión!". Eurovision Spain (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  10. ^ @ot_oficial (25 January 2018). "COMUNICADO DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE CAMBIO DE TÍTULOS: La canción que interpretan @AnaG_ot2017 y @Aitana_ot2017 se llama "Lo Malo" porque el anterior título está registrado por una marca comercial. Así que ¡a tope con "Lo Malo"! 🕺 ¿Verdad @BrisaFenoy? 😎 #OTDirecto25E" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Adams, William Lee (30 January 2018). "Spain: Alfred & Amaia win OT Eurovision Gala with "Tu canción"". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  12. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (30 January 2018). "Spain: Alfred & Amaia will fly to Lisbon!". ESCToday. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  13. ^ Jordan, Paul (25 July 2017). "Lisbon revealed as Host City of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  14. ^ Jordan, Paul (12 January 2018). "All Aboard for the Semi-Final Allocation Draw". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  15. ^ EFE (11 May 2018). "Alfred y Amaia actuarán en segunda posición en la gala final de Eurovisión". El Mundo. Madrid. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  16. ^ "¿Cuál ha sido tu canción favorita de la 'OT Fiesta'?". www.rtve.es (in Spanish). RTVE. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  17. ^ "En directo: Amaia y Alfred visitan 'El Hormiguero' (con susto a Pablo Motos incluido)". www.lecturas.com (in Spanish). Lecturas. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Amaia y Alfred enamoran a Toñi Moreno y nos regalan 6 momentazos en 'Viva la vida'". www.telecinco.es (in Spanish). Telecinco. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  19. ^ "¡Amaia y Alfred cantarán por primera vez Tu canción en los Premios Dial!". www.cadenadial.com (in Spanish). Cadena Dial. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Amaia y Alfred, artistas confirmados para La noche de CADENA 100 2018". www.cadena100.es (in Spanish). Cadena 100. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Amaia y Alfred llevarán 'Tu canción' a la academia de 'Fama, a bailar'". www.lavanguardia.com (in Spanish). La Vanguardia. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Amaia y Alfred se van de gira por Europa". www.rtve.es (in Spanish). RTVE. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  23. ^ García Hernández, José (18 February 2018). "El videoclip de Tu canción se estrenará en marzo ¡Así es el making of!". eurovision-spain.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  24. ^ Ortiz, Laura (5 March 2018). "Eurovisión 2018: TVE estrena el videoclip de "Tu canción", de Amaia y Alfred, el viernes 9 de marzo". formulatv.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  25. ^ a b "Tu canción – Single". iTunes. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  26. ^ "Top 100 Canciones – Semana 6: del 2.2.2018 al 8.2.2018" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  27. ^ "Top 100 Canciones + Streaming Anual 2018" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  28. ^ @portaldemusica (9 May 2018). "CERTIFICADO #DiscoDePlatino 💿 para #TuCanción de @Amaia_ot2017 y @Alfred_ot2017 que ocupa el 🔝2️⃣6️⃣ de ventas de canciones en España 🇪🇸 ow.ly/zun0c #TopCanciones" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  29. ^ "Tu Canción (CD)". El Corte Inglés (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 April 2018.