Spain: Mirela tops charts to win Objetivo Eurovision 2017

Fans have already had some time to start guessing who will succeed Barei‘s footsteps at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev for Spain. After all the candidates who were internally selected were presented during last week’s Eurocasting, where Leklein won, the RTVE also gave some gimmicks on each of the competing songs to be released on its full length last Sunday.

Right after, several polls kicked off on loads of Eurovision websites and there’s has been much speculation on who will representing the country in Kiev due to the variety and different styles presented. But it looks like Spanish Eurovision fans may have thought that is Mirela who is needed to save their respective series of poor results, because “it is what Europe expects from the country because of its fresh, cool and latin vibe”, lots of fans admit. Mirela also reached top 4 on iTunes charts in the country, similar to what Ruth Lorenzo and Barei experienced before their respective national finals. Her lyric-video already achieved almost 200.000 views.

Behind Mirela, the other two acts who made a great impact on the thing are Manel Navarro and Leklein, who won the hearts of the online users at RTVE.es’ Eurocasting final.

Manel Navarro is a brand new and upcoming promise in the industry. He presented his song last week before any of the other ones on Spain’s first topping music station, “Los 40 Principales”. The original version is in English language but it is still unknown whether he would perform it in English on stage at Eurovision if he wins or the bilingual version which was presented on Sunday. Anyway, it is certainly true that he already has the fans besides.

Leklein is the only candidate in the final presenting a song in full English language. She’s got wonderful comments due to its controversial looking and how international “Ouch!” sounds, which “could make Spain look to to Europe “as international as it never was”.

Maika Barbero seems not to be behind despite not topping the choices of the fans but still got a warm reception by just being the only rock song which has been considered to represent Spain in the past few years. “Momento Critico” has been written by Eurovision experts who already had a few songs in the contest, Rafael Artesero and Jose Juan Santana. Her impressive stage presence, unusual vocals, the pureness and catchiness of the entry makes her another attempt at the national selection to be taken into account. We must remember Maika’s appearance at last year’s “Expert Check” stage in Switzerland:

During these days, all the acts have had some meetings with RTVE directors in charge of the show, in order to discuss what fits best and what is all possible to be done on stage from all the ideas they bring for their tracks.

It is still unknown when the national final will exactly take place, stay tuned!

About Adrián Valiente (Spain)

Adrián Valiente (Spain)
I love the Eurovision Song Contest not only because of its amazing production but it also gives me the chance to discover new music every year. I've been watching it since 2002, since then I became a huge follower, mostly because of the interest TVE put on it with Rosa from Spain. I've attended the contest several times in the last few years. I also attended the Junior Eurovision in Malta and Bulgaria where we lived an amazing experience thanks to all delegations and PBS/BNT organising team.

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