He’s doing it for his lover at Eurovision 2017. And today Spain’s Manel Navarro did it for all y’all who love surf, sand and sun with a colourful, carefree performance set before an LED beach.
Manel stands centre stage in a tropical shirt, flanked by two guitarists who channel Ibiza and Hawaii with their own floral tops. Each of them unbuttons their shirt, tantalising with a flash of taut-and-tanned chest. During one run-through Manel actually pulled a Janet Jackson and revealed a bit of nipple — not that anyone minded.
The LED includes a series of playful and brightly coloured images, including oversized surfboards that appear and disappear in succession, a sandy beach vista with sun chairs, and the outline of palm trees and a golden sun. At one point we see a camper van — probably a VW — hopping. When Manel sings, the passengers can’t help but bounce along.
The colours add a tonality to the show that we haven’t yet seen. It’s tropical, hot and memorable — and fits the song perfectly.