In 2014, Lorenzo expressed interest in the Eurovision Song Contest and submitted a self penned track entitled "Dancing in the Rain." Ruth went on to take part in the 2014 Spanish National Final and received the highest number of public votes. Lorenzo represented Spain in Copenhagen in May 2014 and the song scored 74 points for Spain, finishing in 10th place out of 37 countries. Lorenzo joins Spanish singer Pastora Soler in being two of the most successful Spanish acts in Eurovision in recent years. Lorenzo's highly anticipated debut album "Planeta Azul (Blue Planet)" was released on 27 October 2014.
The collection has so far spawned two radio hits 'Gigantes' and 'Renuncio' At the age of one, Ruth loved the film Annie and would sing along in English, even though she had no idea what the words meant. Her mother nurtured Ruth's love of music by playing music and dancing with her. Ruth was six when she first heard Monserat Caballet, an opera singer in Spain and she started to sing opera when her mother bought her Monserat's album. Ruth imitated her vocals until she was pitch perfect to the iconic Spanish opera singer. At twelve years old, Ruth moved to America with her family and this was the first time Ruth had the opportunity to get involved with music at school. She took every music, theatre, dance and choir lesson going and all of her teachers encouraged Ruth, she was put into competitions and played lead roles in My Fair Lady and Phantom of the Opera. The family moved back to Spain when Ruth was 16 and although Ruth had some singing lessons by this point, she had to give them up due to the financial difficulties her family were having.
Ruth gave up on her dream as it was becoming clear that it would never be something that would pay the bills. Ruth was approached by a rock band when she was 19 this was a new challenge because she had only ever sung classical music. Ruth made the decision that she would give up her job at the family business and follow her dream once again. The band became very close as the toured Spain and Ruth stayed with them for 3 years. Before X Factor UK, at the age of 19, Ruth auditioned for 'Operacion Triunfo' Spain's biggest TV talent show at the time. http://www.ruthlorenzo.tv/ruth_biography.html Read more on Last.fm.
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