Spain: Five Backing Vocalists for Pastora SolerWritten by Elaine Camilleri
Five outstanding backing vocalists will be accompanying Pastora Soler on the stage of the Baku Chrystal Hall on the final night. Rebeca Rods (mezzo soprano), Mey Green (soprano), Sheila Bianco (soprano), Antonia Tomás Sepúlveda and Miguel Antelo (tenors) are the chosen five, whilst the choreography will be in the hands of Francis Viñolo, who has been working with Pastora Soler for over 10 years.
All 5 vocalists are well-known in Spain. Rebeca Rods is no strage to Eurovision since she already joined the Spanish delegation in 2007 as backing vocalist for D'Nash. She also collaborated with Daniel Diges (Spain 2010) in his latest album. She founded her own gospel choir in 2009 and has been involved with several projects with renowned artists from both Spain and South America (Marta Sánchez, Alejandro Sanz, Paulina Rubio, to name a few). Mey Green aka María López already has experience in television, having participated in the local edition of X-Factor and Madrid Superstar.
She has also took part in a number of musicals (We will rock you, The diary of a young girl) and Spanish Eurovision selections. Sheila Blanco has been backing singer to Alejandro Sanz, Raphael (Spain 1966, 1967) and Rosa López (Spain 2002). She has her own jazz and blues band, having released six albums so far, and is currently recording her first solo album. Antonio Tomás Sepúlveda is a professional singer and has worked with Marta Sánchez or Daniel Diges. Miguel Antelo is an actor, singer, director, producer and composer, with a wide experience in musicals. Spain debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962, finishing 9th. Since 1999, Spain is one of the ‘Big’ countries, and therefore allowed to automatically participate in the final. This year, Spain has a very strong entry, which is starting to be a true-favourite with all the Europeans.