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Remedios Amaya

María Dolores Amaya Vega (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 1962 in Seville), better known by her stage name Remedios Amaya, is a flamenco singer and former Eurovision Song Contest contestant.[1]

Her first album, the self-titled Remedios Amaya, was published in 1978. In 1983 she was internally selected by TVE to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983. She scored nul points at the 1983 contest in Munich with her song "¿Quién maneja mi barca?".[2] Amaya's first works, Luna nueva (1983) and Seda en mi piel (1984), were an example of flamenco-rock.

In 1997 she released the album Me voy contigo (1997), produced by Vicente Amigo; the album sold more than 150,000 copies. It included her biggest hit, "Turu Turai".[3][4] The following albums were Gitana soy (2001) and Sonsonete (2002), and in 2004 she released a Greatest Hits compilation.[5]

References

  1. ^ "The A to Z of Eurovision".  
  2. ^ "Quien Maneja Mi Barca". Eurovision. 
  3. ^ "Me Voy Contigo". Music City. 
  4. ^ "Remedios Amaya & Montse Cortés, protagonistas en la Sala García Lorca". De Flamenco. 
  5. ^ "¿Qué fue de Remedios Amaya?".  
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lucía
with "Él"
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
1983
Succeeded by
Bravo
with "Lady, Lady"
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