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Eurovision 2014: Ruth Lorenzo hot favourite to run for Spain

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If you are a fan of X Factor you'll probably remember Ruth Lorenzo's interpretation of Purple Rain in 2008, still considered nowadays one of the highlight of the show. That year, the Spanish singer ended up beaten by fellow contestant Alexandra Burke and arriving fifth. Nevertheless, her presence in the show was enough to kick start her career both in the UK and her native country.

Back in Spain, the 31-year-old vocalist climbed charts with her debut single Burn, number 16 in 2011. And right now, she is now running to compete the 59th annual edition of the popular Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May 2014.

Fiery Lorenzo, who lives between London and her hometown Murcia, is hot favourite to represent Spain but faces hard competition from fellow native singers Brequette, Jorge Gonzalez, La Dama and Raul. It will be the Spanish pubblic to decide which contestant will represent their country at the Eurovision 2014 during a TV sing-off later this month.

Boosty Ruth will run with Dancing in the Rain, a song she wrote herself, allegedly while in a London pizza restaurant during a hard time of her life – and possibly on a rainy day? “I was going through a tough time,” the artist said, “after being dropped by my record label.”

Dancing in the Rain is sung both in English and Spanish and has all the numbers to appeal to a large audience, showing off Lorenzo's vocal talent. And recently, the Spaniard singer has more to show off than her voice: a brand new look.

After X Factor, she famously shred off that little extra weight, and she looked absolutely stunning for her UK comeback in 2008. Happy Ruth at the time declared: “I lost two stone over the last year – through a combination of boxing, sky diving and dancing!”, before adding: “I love my sexy new look. I love that now I can wear all these amazing dresses from designers like Vivienne Westwood and my girl Dannii Minogue's Project D.”

Well done, amazing woman, and good luck for the upcoming competition.

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