Wed. Apr 24th, 2024

Blanca Paloma – Eurovision 2023 Spain

Blanca Paloma wins Benidorm Fest 2023
Country🇪🇸 Spain
Birthday9 June 1989
Zodiac♊️ Gemini
OriginElche, Alicante, Spain
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Blanca Paloma Ramos Baeza (born 9 June 1989), known as Blanca Paloma, is a Spanish singer, set and costume designer

Early life and family

Blanca Paloma was born and raised in Elche. Music is something that was very present in Blanca’s family. When she was a child, her grandma Carmen used to sing songs for her, something that hailed form her Sevillan roots. 

“ I am proud to continue the flamenco legacy that I have inherited from my grandmother Carmen ”, Blanca says.

Also Blanca’s sister Sara Ramos participated in the first edition of Eurojunior 2003 (Spanish selection for Junior Eurovision) singing the song “Navegando en internet” along with Úrsula and María José.

Eurojunior 2023: María José, Sara y Úrsula “Navegando en Internet”

Education

Blanca Paloma studied Fine Arts and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from three different universities: the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, the University of Barcelona and the Complutense University of Madrid.

After finishing her studies, Blanca moved to the Spanish capital to work as a set and costume designer, something that allows her to contribute to her presentation proposals. 

Music Career

Even if her solo breakthrough only came last year, in the first edition of Benidorm Fest, her resume lists experience as part of groups such as De mar a mar or Afalkay.

So far, Blanca Paloma has three singles to her name. In 2021 she released her first single entitled “Secreto de agua”. Then, in May 2022, she released her second song “Niña de fuego” and at the end of 2022 “Eaea”.

Benidorm Fest 2022

On 10 December 2021, it was announced that Blanca Paloma would participate in Benidorm Fest 2022 with the song “Secreto de agua” (Secrets of Water). The singer composed the song, together with Anton Serrats, Tomás Vigós and Pablo Serrano.

“Secreto de agua is a “luminous song that announces the liberation of the mystery”Blanca says. She reveals that, when writing the lyrics, she realized that the song is an “anthem in itself, a moan that emerges from the depths to reveal the truth”. The theme fuses electronic sounds with the essence of flamenco, which gives rise to an original sound. 

Blanca Paloma “Secreto de agua”, Benidorm Fest 2022, Grand Final

Blanca Paloma participated in the first semi-final and qualified to the final, in 3rd place with 79 points. In the final, she came in 5th place with 61 points.

Benidorm Fest 2023

She did not give up and the following year, Blanca came back to Benidorm Fest 2023 with the song “Eaea”. She performed in the second semi-final and qualified to the final.

In the final on February 4, she came in first place with 169 points (94 points from the juries, 40 points from the televote and 35 points from the demoscopic juries), and thus she will represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, from May 9 to 13.

Blanca Paloma “Eaea”, Benidorm Fest 2023, Final

After winning Benidorm Fest 2023, Blanca Paloma is getting ready to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. For this reason, during the press conference she was very confident and spoke about what her participation in Liverpool will be:

“I think that outside of Spain flamenco is loved a lot; it belongs to everyone, it is universal and we do it from a very personal place of ours. We look back, we drink from the flamenco fountain, which is infinite, but we have made it our own. When something is done with truth and authenticity, it comes along and pinches. I hope that Europe has its chest prepared and rises up for ‘Eaea’

Blanca Paloma’s “Eaea” Song Story

Blanca Paloma’s song is a lullaby and the lyrics are directed to a child. This is a love song that goes beyond death, because it all began when her grandmother Carmen (who is also the lady who on the cover of Blanca’s single).

EAEA” cover

Blanca’s grandmother Carmen sang to her, when she was a child, a song that laughed about death, something that hailed from her Sevillan roots. And when her grandmother passed away, Blanca kept her within her heart, so this song is also to connect her with her grandmother. It is, primarily, a message from her grandmother’s culture and roots to herself.

What Blanca’s staging and costume means

Blanca performing “Eaea” at Benidorm Fest

It is a story of empowerment, and Blanca’s costume represents Archer, and her gestures also do, so what she is wearing is a way to protect her emotions and her inner self, but also to represent someone who goes forward and who tries to fight what life brings. 

It is a ritual – women call to their ancestors: Blanca calls to her grandmother, the others call to everyone in general. 

Blanca Paloma says, that she is very satisfied with how the staging is now, it depends on the stage whether will she change something or not, however the thing she would like to do is not allowed, as she would like to have more women on stage, because the women groups it is very important part of the performance. They represent this kind of ritual, in which they call to their female ancestors, because it’s a way to create the aura. Women call to the ancestors: Blanca calls to her grandmother, the others call to everyone in general. 

Interesting Facts about Blanca Paloma

🕊 Her fans called doves, the little doves 🥰 

During the 2020 confinement, Blanca Paloma lived in the Madrid neighborhood of Arganzuela, where, every afternoon, she “gave” a different song to her neighbors . Thus, she wanted isolation to be as bearable as possible in an unprecedented situation.

Blanca Paloma has collaborated with RTVE (Spain’s largest state-owned public media company), specifically contributing to the soundtrack of the documentary series “Lucía en la Telaraña”, which narrates the crime that ended the life of Lucía Garrido in 2008.


Eurovision 2023 Spain: Blanca Paloma “Eaea” Lyrics

Eaea (Spanish)

Ya, ea
Ya, ea

Ay, ven a mí, niño mío
Ay, ven a mí, niño mío
Duerme a mi vera
Que en mi pecho hay abrigo
Abriguito pa’ tu pena

Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Lagrimitas del Nilo, noches en vela

Mi niño, cuando me muera
Que me entierren en la luna
Y to’as las noches te vea
Y to’as las noches te vea
Y to’as las noches te vea
To’as las noches menos una

Ay, ven a mí, niño mío
(Ay, niño mío, chiquito mío)
Chiquito de mis amores
Que en la noche me iluminan
Tus ojos soles

Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Lagrimitas del Nilo, noches en vela

Mi niño, cuando me muera
Que me entierren en la luna
Y to’as las noches te vea
Y to’as las noches te vea
Y to’as las noches te vea

(Vamos allá, la Blanca Paloma)

Mi niño, cuando me muera
Que me entierren en la luna
Y to’as las noches te vea
To’as las noches menos una

Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Lagrimitas del Nilo, nocheѕ en vela

Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Ya, eaea, ya, eaeа

Eaea (English)

Ya, ea
Ya, ea

Oh, come to me, my child
Oh, come to me, my child
Sleep next to me
Cause in my chest there is shelter
A little shelter for your sorrow

Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Tears of the Nile, sleepless nights

My child, when I die
Bury me in the moon
And every night I see you
And every night I see you
And every night I see you
Every night except one

Oh, come to me, my child
(Oh, my child, my little one)
Sweet child of mine
Cause in the night I’m illuminated by
Your sunny eyes

Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Tears of the Nile, sleepless nights

My child, when I die
Bury me in the moon
And every night I see you
And every night I see you
And every night I see you

(Let’s go, Blanca Paloma)

My child, when I die
Bury me in the moon
And every night I see you
Every night except one

Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Tears of the Nile, sleepless nightѕ

Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Ya, eaea, ya, eaea
Ya, eaea, ya, eaeа