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Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Winner of JESC 2004

          Spanish child pop star Maria Isabel was born Maria Isabel López Rodriguez in Andalusia, Spain, in 1995, and took an immediate interest in both singing and dancing.

            In 2004, Maria Isabel won the 2004 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (after having won the Spanish one) with “Antes Muerta Que Sentilla,” a track that was also included in her 2005 debut album, No Me Toques las Palmas Que Me Conozco. The album did well enough in Spain to be released in Latin America, where it also found a fair amount of success. Maria Isabel began her first tour of Latin America and the United States after the album's release. Her song has become a charttopper in Argentina, Colombia, Puerto Rico and other places. In April 2005, she was interviewed on American national television for the first time, when she attended Univision's "El Gordo y La Flaca and spoke with Lily Estefan and Raul De Molina.

          Her second album is called Número 2 and includes the hit Pues Va A Ser Que No and En Mi Jardin from the Barbie movie in Spanish Barbie Y La Magia De Pegaso. Her third album Capricornio was released on November 21, 2006 and has so far been a huge success, it is a double CD which also includes a DVD with all of her videoclips and extras. Her fourth studio album, a collection of the songs used in her first movie, Ángeles SA. and the release date for one of the songs, "Cuándo No Estás", is to be confirmed. Due to management and release problems, Ángeles SA entered the Spanish charts at number 35, however in the week commencing 20/12, it has since peaked at number 11, certifying it gold.

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