Representing Spain is Ruth Lorenzo with Dancing in the Rain

Best known here in the UK for her appearance on The X Factor, Ruth made it through to the live stages in 2008 and onto judge Dannii Minogue’s team, finishing a respectable fifth place.

The song is about moving forward, believing in yourself
Ruth Lorenzo

Born in Murcia, south eastern Spain, Ruth showed early musical promise from the age of two, singing along to the songs from Broadway show Annie. Four years later at the age of six after listening to Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballé, she started singing opera.

At 16, Ruth began to take singing lessons and decided to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. For three years, she toured around Spain with her rock band.

Since The X Factor Ruth has found success back home even composing songs for a Spanish TV series. In February she triumphed at the Spanish national final, Mira quienva a Eurovision. Ruth is honoured to now represent her country at Eurovision.