Spain – The Spanish folk rock band Mägo de Oz (Wizard of Oz) have told the Spanish media that they would love to represent Spain at Eurovision, even though they know rock music doesn’t always do too well at the contest. The band are well established since 1988 and their celtic sounds use violins and flutes fused with heavy rock.
Founder of the band, Txus di Fellatio, has acknowledged in an interview with Eurovision-Spain that representing their country ” would be a pleasure”. He say “We have three or four years telling our label, Warner, to do everything possible to bring us to Eurovision because we believe that Spain in the Festival needs something new and fresh”. di Fellatio goes on to say that it would give a flavour of “21st century Spain where the rock is a style as valid as any other.” He has already composed several songs with a pagan feel that could be submitted.
Whilst praising the likes of Pastora Soler and Edurne, he went on to say that the problem is not the singers Spain chooses for Eurovision itself, but the image it wants to project, that Spanish music is much more modern than that, with many styles, and not just the genre that it has taken in recent years.
Do you think Mägo de Oz could represent Spain?