Laura Diepstraten from Spain wins the first edition of the International Low Vision Song Contest (ILSC)

Laura Diepstraten did it. Her song 'Another vision', composed by herself to explain to the world how blind people see, prevailed in the votes in which 17 European countries participated in the first edition of the International Low Vision Song Contest, the Eurovision for blind artists. The young woman from Pulpí (Almería - Spain) conquered the hearts of all of Europe with the beauty of her voice and the soul of her song. The “Diamond Eye” designed by Felix Baumgart was presented virtually to Laura as the ILSC trophy.

Diepstraten had been unanimously chosen by the jury to represent Spain among 30 other candidates. The freshness and naturalness of it, the depth of her message and the beauty of her music, stripped of any type of arrangement or production, captivated the European voters who, en masse, chose the Spanish song.

Laura wanted to present her naked song of arrangements and technical adjustments, only with her voice and her piano, to focus on the strength of the message: “You have to dream, fly, imagine to be able to observe what others can see just by looking”, she sings in his main verse.

Miguel Carballeda, President of ONCE, congratulated the brand-new winner immediately after announcing the results.

This European final was attended by the Italian singer, musician, producer and writer Andrea Bocelli and the British singer-songwriter Andrea Begley while Europe voted electronically.

We invite you to watch, again or for the first time, the whole final audiodescribed

For full Results and the final show listen to:

A play list contains not only the 17 finalist songs but also some from the national preselections:

Together with VIEWS International, the DBSV youth club organized the contest with 17 songs from all over Europe. The story of the Low Vision Songs will go on: there will definitely be an ILSC again. When, where and how will be decided. But blind and partially sighted song writers can share their songs in the offsight forum of the DBSV.