Sunday 18 February 2018

Remember Las Ketchup? Here's what the Spanish one hit wonders look like now

Las Ketchup
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

IT was 2002, and you were bragging to your mates about your new mobile with polyphonic ringtones while they lived in the stone age with monophonic ones.

In the summer, a little known Spanish band called Las Ketchup released the instant cheesy pop classic 'The Ketchup Song'.

Love it, hate it, or love to hate it - everyone somehow could perfectly perform the dance moves at 3am after more than a few drinks.

The song went to number one in every European country, was the third highest selling song of the year here and sold seven million copies worldwide.

The group's success was short lived however, and an ill-fated entry for Spain in the 2006 Eurovision was the last time they registered outside the Iberian peninsula.

However last night at a semi final in Sweden's Eurovision selection, the group re-united to perform their hit to 15,000 fans in Gotenburg.

Take a look at the band's performance at Sweden's Melodifestivalen below:



Meanwhile in the race for Sweden's Eurovision representative, singer Ace Wilder was the first act to make it to the final - which will select the song that challenges Ireland's all-time Eurovision record.

Nicky Byrne represents Ireland in the second semi final of the 2016 Eurovision in Stockholm.



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