This Thursday the gran final de Young Model Contest. The four finalists, Mirua, Sara Azurza, Silitia and Udda, will perform live at the Kafe Antzokia in Bilbao before the public and before the three members of the jury, Julen Idigoras, Izaro Andres and Josu Billelabeitia. At the end of the night we will know who is the winner of the 30th edition of the contest.
The gala will be presented by Ainhoa Vitoria and Xabin Fernandez, and you can continue live from 9:00 p.m. by streaming through Gaztea’s YouTube channel and on eitb.eus.
Maitane, Malentxo and Mattin make up the Murua de Tolosa trio. They have been friends for years and they offer us a musical proposal that combines voice and electronic sound.
Xabier Barrutia (guitar, bass and keyboard) and Ibai Silicato (voice and percussion) make up the Silitia duo. With rock, pop and electronic influences, they consider their music to be unclassifiable, and they like to improvise and dance.
Sara Azurza offers us neosoul-style music, which despite being a solo project is accompanied by other musicians: Igone Zarate (guitar), Iker Lauroba (piano), Haritz Laurona (drums) and Txikik (bass).
Udda is the stage name of Aitor Armentia. The musician from Gasteiz published his album in July 2021 In the clouds.
The winning group will take the jury’s award: 5000 euros and the opportunity to perform at the Bilbao BBK Live festival. On the other hand, the crowd’s favorite it will take 2,500 euros. Listeners have already decided that the winner of the Gazte BizHitza award will go to the Udda group.
In addition, this year, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the contest, a special award will be given, Quarry Award, which will offer the opportunity to record a four-song EP with the Oso Polita label. The winner of the award will be announced in the final.
Window to the world of the best Basque groups and singers
For the past three decades, Gaztea has shown its active and essential role in the Basque music ecosystemor, giving emerging groups the opportunity to excel in music through their participation in Maketa Lehiaketa. In fact, there are many who, after having won the contest, have taken the leap and have reaped musical trajectories of success. Thus, Maketa Lehiaketa has been the starting point for some of the most recognized Basque groups such as Berri Txarrak, EH Sukarra, Sorotan Bele, Belako or Kerobia, among others.
Specifically, EH Sukarra from Eibar were the first to release the track record in the first edition of the contest 30 years ago, and on the occasion of the anniversary, the group Nøgen, along with the best-known faces of Gaztea, have created a version of the song “EH Sukarra” and have recorded a video clip special.