Alfred García Castillo (born 14 March 1997) is a Spanish singer. He gained national recognition when he took part in series nine of Operación Triunfo, where he finished in fourth place, and will also represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 alongside Amaia Romero, with the song "Tu canción".
García was born on 14 March 1997 in El Prat de Llobregat, Catalonia. He began formal training in vocals and trombone at the age of seven. García is also a self-taught guitarist, drummer, and keyboardist. He received musical training at the Unió Filharmònica del Prat.
García is studying for a degree in audiovisual communication, as well as being in his third year of a higher degree in music and jazz and modern music studies at the Taller de Músics, a music school in Barcelona.
At the age of fifteen, García released the self-produced album Beginning. At the age of seventeen, thanks to the musical project La Capsa, he recorded his first single "She Looks So Beautiful", written by himself and produced by Argentine musician Esteban García. The single won the Audience Award at the Festival Cara B in Barcelona. García has also released a musical short film, A Free Christmas Story.
In 2016, García participated in season four of talent show La Voz, the Spanish version of The Voice. He performed John Mayer's "Waiting on the World to Change" in the Blind Auditions, but none of the coaches turned for him. Also in 2016, García released the self-produced acoustic album Inblack (Volume One).
In 2017, García auditioned for series nine of reality television music competition Operación Triunfo. On 23 October 2017, he was selected to enter the show's "Academy". On 29 January 2018, during the special live show "Gala Eurovisión" of Operación Triunfo, he was selected by public vote to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 along with Amaia Romero, with the song "Tu canción". During the finale of Operación Triunfo 2017 on 5 February 2018, García finished in fourth place.
Beginning - 2012
Inblack (Volume One) - 2016
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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