Chile: Astrid Veas to Festival de Vina del Mar 2018 Folk Contest

Astrid Veas has been revealed as Chile’s participant in the Festival de Vina del Mar 2018 Folk Contest, which takes place this February.

Astrid Veas will represented Chile at the 58th edition of the Festival de Vina del Mar in the Folk Contest. Astrid who previously took part in The Voice Chile in 2015 has been selected by the contests organisers to take part in next years contest. She made it through to the semi-final stage of the competition being knocked out in a duel with Trygve Nystoyl. She will be performing the song “Mundo al revés” (Upside down world).

Chile is the most successful nation at the Folk Contest, having won a total of ten times since the competition became international in 2001. Their last victory came in 2017 when Trifussa performed the song “Carnavalito de la esperanza”.

Alongside the two contests, the week of Vina Del Mar sees performances from big name singers from across the America’s and the world. The event is known its audience known as “El Monstruo”, the audience is vocal in both their praise and disdain for performers having been known to boo singers off of the stage.

Source: El Festival


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