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Azúcar Moreno

Group Members:Antonia (Toñi) Salazar
Encarnación (Encarna) Salazar
Active:1984-2008, 2013-
Nationality:Spanish
   
National Finals:
ESC Entries:Bandido (1990)
   
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Biography

Azúcar Moreno is a Spanish duo. The members are sisters. The duo has sold more than 3 million albums and singles since 1984 domestically, and became famous in Europe, the United States and Latin America in the 1990s, with approximately 12 million albums sold worldwide. Azúcar Moreno had their commercial breakthrough in Continental Europe and Latin America after singing their song “Bandido”, at the Eurovision Song Contest 1990. Unfortunately, the start of their performance was marred by sound problems, due to a tape technician not starting the pre-recorded backing track in time both the singers, their band and the live orchestra missed their cues. This resulted in the sisters finally having to walk off stage, make a second entrance and start the song and their dance routine all over.

On November 28, 2007 Toñi Salazár announced to the Spanish media that the duo would withdraw from the music scene until further notice due to her sister Encarna having been diagnosed with breast cancer .

In September 2008 it was announced that Encarna Salazar had made a full recovery but also that there were no immediate plans for the two sisters to continue their musical careers as a duo due to personal differences.

In October 2013 the duo reunited in the TV show Tu Cara Me Suena after 5 years being apart as Azúcar Moreno and as sisters.  Antonia appeared first and then Encarna appeared as a surprise. Both sisters had a lovely reunion , and announced the return of Azucar Moreno for 2014 and that both fixed their differences.

At the beginning of 2014 they announced a Spain tour for 2014 along with a new album and single in the works for the same year.

Entries

Country:Spain
Year:1990
Language:Spanish
   
Artist:Azúcar Moreno
Song:Bandido
Lyrics:José-Luis Abel
Composer(s):Raúl Orellana, Jaime Stinus
Conductor:Eduardo Leiva
   
Backings:

a.o:

José Marchante

Ricardo Batista

Results 
Points:96
Position:5
Running order:1
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