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Saturday, 22 February 2014 20:45

Spain: Mira Quién Va a Eurovisión - LIVE

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Buenas Noches! Spain have been known to mix-it-up when it comes to selecting their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest and have in turn decided to organise a national selection in 2014. Entitled Mira Quién Va A Eurovisión, five (5) artists will be taking to the RTVE studios to perform their prospective entries LIVE in front of the general public and the professional jury, made up of three top music stars; Mónica Naranjo, David Bustamante and Merche. You may follow all of the action through the direct stream being offered by the Official Website of the Eurovision Song Contest as from 22:00 CET.

Anna Igartiburu, the female hostess of the evening will make sure that everything runs smoothly as the master of ceremonies, hoping that nothing goes wrong, as it has in the past. Quién Va A Eurovisión will be taking place following two (2) internal selections which achieved mixed results for Spain with Pastora Soler reaching tenth (10th) place in 2012 and El Sueno de Morfeo languishing in the penultimate spot with just five (5) points. If this years' crop of entries are performed well enough, it could actually prove to be one of the most successful national finals of the season with all five (5) songs being relatively catchy and radio friendly.

The Show (Part 1)

Anne Igartiburu, our hostess for the evening is joined by five (5) male dancers, and suddently, we have a raging performance of former hits from the Eurovision Song Contest. The audience is really warm and one could understand how much it means to them to succeed in this competition. Anne is now speaking to a mermaid and if you think I am drunk, you are wrong because someone in the form of a mermaid is currently in the studios. Well, each of the competing acts have come forward to perform what is set to be the snippet used for the recap od this evenings' national selection. The jury is also introduced and the public are somewhat startstruck to see the wonderful Monica Naranjo.

Brequette - Más (Run) (Thomas G:son / Tony Sanchez)

... and the first act on stage is Brequette who is clad in a white dress. The staging is kept simplistic with green lasers used in the beginning of the performance before finally switching to a mixture of blue, green and pink. The vocals in the beginning of the song are a little bit strained but nevertheless, she does get the hang of it as the song evolves. The public have gone crazy for the first performance of the evening though and it seems that she is indeed one of the favourites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsFqrR3DIt0

Dama - Estrella Fugaz (Shooting Star) (Melendi)

Dama! I am in love with the stage name! Wearing a beautiful white gown, and making full use of the lighting in the studio, she seems to be enjoying her moment with a full blown wind machine. On stage, she is joined by an unneccessary band. Still, the focus is all on her and her vocals are pristine for most of the three (3) minutes. In the bridge, she comes forward but is making horrid facial expressions. I can see this song being a fan-favourite if chosen but then ranking badly in the actual final.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGPeAlk65xw

Ruth Lorenzo - Dancing In The Rain (Ruth Lorenzo / Jim Irvin / Julian Emery)

... she has been the one to watch out for according to iTunes sales, and considering her past endeavours on the British X Factor, she was always going to be the favourite. Clad in a white/silver fishtail gown, Ruth is enjoying her outing on the National Broadcaster. She has declined the role of British representative, hence she is definitely hoping for victory this evening. Her vocals are very good considering the long high notes she has to present. She is joined on stage by three (3) female backing vocalists and a pianist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-XR6i-_Hro

Jorge González - Aunque Se Acabe El Mundo (Rodríguez / Nicolás / Fuentes / Fernández)

Well, it would be incredibly silly not to see that Jorge has been blessed with latin looks and he makes good use of them through dance moves and a choreography aided by four equally dashing young men who also play the violins (sort of). The vocals are strong, especially when one takes into account the choreography that he is performing. Whilst I expect this one to be a fan favourite should it be victorious, I think it could work in the Eurovision Song Contest but we thought Soraya would do well. This is very well performed and could cause a surprise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d00JEWyKPbk

Raúl - Seguir Sin Ti (Go On Without You) (Duque & Sánchez)

It has been a relatively quick evening in Spain. We are already in our fifth song of the evening with the former first runner-up Raul taking to the stage and performing the most traditional ballad tonight. His vocals are definitely in my top two this evening. He might look a tad too stressed on stage but nevertheless, this has not hampered his performance. Keeping it simple with violinists and a bongo, that was beautiful but I just cannot see it winning or doing well in the Eurovision Song Contest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgOwuvhLqLE

The Show (Part 2)

Anne is currently chatting to the professional members of the jury who are seemingly discussing amongst themselves on who is the best considering that this line-up is just outstanding. David Bustamante is congratulating all of the acts this evening whilst Monica takes a short break. Gisela who represented Andorra in 2008 is now on stage performing a medley of hits from the Eurovision Song Contest. Afterwards, she speaks to Anne about her upcoming musical, an original entitled Gisela and the Magic Book.

Brequette won the Jury vote, but Ruth Lorenzo won the Public Vote, meaning that despite the tie, it will be Ruth Lorenzo who will represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest with Dancing In The Rain.

Last modified on Saturday, 22 February 2014 22:56