Spanish Eurovision entry Pastora Soler ‘told not to win’ – Daily TV round-up

Pastora Soler, Spain's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, has been asked not to win the competition because of the cost of putting the event on next year.

The singer was also sent the tongue-in-cheek message from Spanish broadcaster TVE saying 'Please, don't win!'.

“I think it is not the moment, neither for Spain nor for Spanish public, to win Eurovision,” she said.

“If we won, I think it would be impossible to stage the next edition because it costs so much money.”

In the Eurovision rules, the winner of the event has to foot the bill of hosting the competition the following year.

The Spanish government has already had to slash its funding to broadcasting this year.

Pastora Soler will sing her track 'Quedate Conmigo' (meaning 'Stay With Me') at the competition in Azerbaijan at the weekend.

She goes up against the UK entry, Engelbert Humperdinck, in the finals in Baku. [BBC]

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