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"I'm freaking out": this is how Chanel lived her afternoon of glory in San Isidro


A trip in the company of the singer and her team, on the way to her performance in Madrid's Plaza Mayor to celebrate her third place in Eurovision with 'SloMo' before thousands of euphoric attendees

"One million!

This video has a million views!” Chanel Terrero shouts euphorically on board the bus that takes her to the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, after her triumphant night in Turin, and shortly before performing, the afternoon of San Isidro, in a concert organized by the Madrid City Council together with Los40 Classic.

An appearance that she put the icing on the cake of a meteoric campaign that began in January, when she was the winner at the Benidorm Fest with


and that culminated with a bronze that has driven Spain crazy.

The video is one in which she kisses on the lips with María Pérez, one of her dancers.

"Should we leave in suspense if we are girlfriends?" Chanel shouts, amused.

María laughs out loud with everyone who travels towards the center of the city, the


who has not left her in the sun or the shadows for the last four months and who has helped her reach the Europodium: her make-up artist, Rubén Mármol, who wanted to "give her the air of an international star", her choreographer, Kyle Hanagami, responsible for some iconic JLO dances and who went to Italy to make sure that everything worked like precision machinery and, above all, his dance team.

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María and Chanel are not girlfriends, but that would not be a problem or anything remarkable for this group of young people between 20 and 30 years old who have become a family and who experience racial and sexual diversity with absolute normality.

Josh Huerta, the dancer born in Lima but from Madrid to the core, as he defines himself, horrified shows the headline of a chronicle of the day that says

Chanel Terrero, the immigrant who dances with homosexuals and does not shut up before Vox

: "It is that I still can't understand these things."

Together with Exon Narcos, “Colombian from Plaza Castilla”, he forms the duo that has provoked so many xenophobic comments.

One has cut his teeth on tour in Asia, the other with the Spice Girls.

Chanel upon arrival at the Plaza Mayor, this Sunday.

In the midst of the shouting, Melania Pan, responsible for the image of the singer, revels in the incredible fable of this hard-working woman, the daughter of Latin American migrants, self-made, who has finally managed to impose herself in a dramatic arc that began with a episode of hate on networks against a proposal with Latin pop overtones that did not have the identity elements of Tanxungueiras, nor did it raise a feminist debate, like Rigoberta Bandini.

It is her “fault” that the singer donned the spectacular creations of Thierry Mugler and Palomo.

“When I started working with her, just after the Benidorm Fest, I got scared because of the

hateo level


The racism, the classist comments... They were tremendous, but in the end he has managed to win people over simply by being who he is.

These people have a lot of merit because the dance and song of musicals and pop is not high culture, nobody gives them scholarships to make their way in the world”.

Chanel, along with several members of her team, upon her arrival in Madrid on her way to the Plaza Mayor.

Photo: RP

There is an expression that is used in the slang of musicals to refer to those who go on stage simply to cover the record.


The physical and mental exhaustion of this type of artists, a mixture of actors, singers and athletes, is so great —they have a show eight days a week and two of them do a double— that there are days when the body simply allows them to act with autopilot on.

"Chanel is known throughout the profession because she is one of those people that she never, ever marks," says a former fellow dancer who prefers not to give her name on the other end of the phone.

Chanel, this afternoon, at a time prior to her performance in the Plaza Mayor in Madrid.RP

Hours later, Chanel Terrero in person, sitting in a makeup room at RTVE, just landed from Turin, after having achieved for Spain the best result in Eurovision for 27 years (the festival crowned the Ukrainian Kalush Orchestra), has the eyes irritated from exhaustion and confirms this vision: “It is totally true, it defines me perfectly.

The work ethic has always defined my family, so we don't think much of it either."

She says that it was precisely her obsession to work that allowed her to completely ignore the initial wave of hatred against her: “I noticed it little by little, because I did not pay attention to the


at the time.

Unfortunately, I didn't pay much attention to the good things either, although I realized that something new was happening when the


thing went viral .

He was also helped by the affection of his family, who on the night of the victory were the only ones he wanted to talk to.

In fact, the first one he called was her grandmother, who got scared when she saw her cry.

She was out of pure joy.

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Chanel's performance in the Plaza Mayor, in pictures

When asked if, after this success, she still has the desire and strength to continue participating in Nacho Cano's musical,


, she answers emphatically but ambiguously: “I have a moral duty and love for that project and for Nacho Cano, who is so much He has supported me and has believed in me that it is no longer a duty, it is that it is in me.

I don't know if the circumstances are going to let me do it for a long time, but even if it's brand new...”.

And about Ukraine's victory in Eurovision, she says: "I have experienced a super nice festival and I have experienced competitiveness as something very healthy, at least among the contestants."

"Mr. Police!

Let us pass man, we have been third!” Chanel Terrero yells euphorically at one of the agents who regulates access to the Plaza Mayor.

Neither she nor any of her team members can believe the riotous crowd blocking the streets.

When they finally make it to the stage, 8,000 dedicated people await them.

Coming off the stage, where she performed dressed as Andrés Acosta, Chanel can hardly speak.

She only manages to say: “I'm freaking out, man”.

Chanel Terrero, during a moment of her performance.


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Source: elparis

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