Paloma San Basilio
Latin pop, Musical Artist
Who is Paloma San Basilio?
She starred in the Spanish-language premiere production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita at Teatro Monumental in Madrid in 1980. The show later transferred to Barcelona and later to Mexico City and other cities in Latin America. One of her first greatest hits were "Juntos". She represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 1985 in Gothenburg, Sweden, with the ballad "La fiesta terminó", composed by Juan Carlos Calderón, and finished 14th. She also starred in highly acclaimed Madrid productions of Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady and Victor/Victoria. She is considered one of the best Spanish representatives in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.
She recorded several tracks with Plácido Domingo or José Carreras, and a particularly notable duet version of "Soledad" by Emilio José. In 2006, she won the special Latin Grammy, "Excelencia Musical 2006", in New York.
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