Amaya Uranga Amezaga
(born February 18, 1947 in Bilbao, Spain
) is a Spanish
singer, best known for the fifteen years she spent as a member of the Basque
folk/pop sextet Mocedades
. She is a cousin of director Pablo Berger
Uranga formed Mocedades in 1969 with eight members. After numerous group changes, together with her sister Izaskun
, her brother Roberto, and three other male members, Uranga came second in the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest
with the song "Eres Tú," and the band subsequently launched a hugely successful music career in Latin America
She was lead singer on many of Mocedades' most successful songs, such as the smash hit "Eres Tú" and "Tómame o Déjame."
Uranga left Mocedades in 1984 to pursue a solo career, although she failed to surpass her success in Mocedades. In the mid-1990s Uranga joined a new band called El Consorcio. She has also appeared as herself many times on Spanish-language television shows.