Salomé (singer)

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Background information
Birth nameMaria Rosa Marco Poquet
Also known as"La Morla"
Born (1939-06-21) 21 June 1939 (age 84)
Barcelona, Spain
GenresBolero, Pop
Years active1960–2005
LabelsZafiro, Belter, Iberofon

Maria Rosa Marco Poquet (Catalan pronunciation: [məˈɾi.ə ˈrɔzə ˈmaɾku puˈkɛt]; born 21 June 1939), better known by her stage name Salomé (Catalan: [səluˈme], Spanish: [saloˈme]), is a Spanish singer.

Salomé was born in Barcelona, Spain. She was one of the four winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 1969 with the song "Vivo cantando".


She began her career in Radio Barcelona. Since then, she has continued her musical career combining it with television appearances as hostess. She has performed as opening act for Frank Sinatra. By 1963 she had recorded more than forty songs for record companies Iberofón and Zafiro. In 1963 she won the 5th Festival de la Canción Mediterránea de Barcelona music contest with her song in Catalan, "Se'n va anar".[1]

Four years later, in 1967, she won the second prize on the 9th Festival de la Canción Mediterránea de Barcelona with her song in Catalan Com el vent.[2] She also competed in the Festival de Valencia and Festival del Duero where she won the best singer prize. In 1969 se married Sebastián García.[3] She recorded many songs in both Catalan and Spanish, the most popular ones being "Quinientas millas", "L'arbre", "Bésame mucho", "Com el vent", "L'emigrant", "Puedo morir mañana", "Isla del amor" and "Esperaré".

She represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 1969 in Madrid with the song "Vivo cantando", composed by María José Cerato and lyrics by Aniano Alcalde. She shared the first prize with Lulu (UK), Frida Boccara (France), and Lenny Kuhr (Netherlands), the only time in the history of the contest when the prize was won by more than one contestant. She received the prize from the previous Eurovision winner, Spanish singer Massiel. Her dress was designed by Manuel Pertegaz, it weighed 14 kg and it was made of small chalk blue porcelain cylinders wearing also three 1-kg necklaces. Salomé recorded "Vivo cantando" in eight languages (Spanish, Catalan, Basque, French, German, Italian, English and Serbo-Croatian).[4]


  1. ^ "Historia del Festival de la Canción Mediterránea: 1962". 6 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Historia del Festival de la Canción Mediterránea: 1967". 15 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Edición del domingo, 26 octubre 1969, página 29 - Hemeroteca -".
  4. ^ "Salomé: "Ahora Eurovisión me aburre"". 28 March 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
(tied with United Kingdom Lulu, France Frida Boccara & Netherlands Lenny Kuhr)
Succeeded by
Preceded by Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by