During last night’s OT gala, Ana beat Agoney with 50.3% of the votes, thereby becoming the last contestant to win the ticket for the Eurovision gala as a solo artist.

And today Operacion Triunfo producers kept the train rolling by sharing snippets of the nine songs competing to represent Spain at Eurovision 2018. The songwriters behind the tracks have entered the academy to start rehearsals with the triunfitos and you can now enjoy a first taste of each tune.

There will be a total of nine potential Eurovision entries in next week’s Eurovision gala. Aitana, Alfred, Amaia, Miriam and Ana will each perform a solo number, and Miriam and Agoney, Amaia and Alfred, Aitana and Ana Guerra will pair up to perform three duets. The five finalists will also perform a five-piece version of “Camina” — the OT 2017 anthem.

Soloists

AMAIA – “AL CANTAR (When singing)”

Serving pure emotion and beautiful lyrics, Amaia will be singing Rozalen’s “Al Cantar” with the hope of representing Spain. The song comes with plenty of old-school vibes and sweetness, and seems to result in a fragile and purely crafted song. No doubt Amaia will be able to take the track higher than the demo artist does.

AITANA – “ARDE” (It Burns)

It’s a surprise for Aitana! Fans expected the powers-that-be to assign the youngest contestant an upbeat song, but they’ve done the complete opposite. Emotion and tenderness come through in this meaningful song crafted by Alba Reig — a former member of the urban Spanish band “Sweet California”.  Alba described her song as very intimate and focused on the equality between races.

ANA GUERRA – “EL REMEDIO” (The Remedy)

Colombia and Canarias merge in Nabález’s song “El Remedio”. The author comes from the South American country, and wrote using the fire within. It’s a Latin fiesta with hot southern vibes — the only solo song with those feels in this contest.

Speaking in a special RTVE stream called #OTVisión, musical experts described the song as a little outdated and not that different from what is trending in the charts now. Others argued that this could hit the charts anyway. Where do you stand?

MIRIAM – “LEJOS DE TU PIEL” (Away From Your Skin)

Miriam has been crowned “La Leona (The Lioness)” and she deserves a big song. She’s got it. “Lejos de tu piel” is a composition by Steve Robson and translated by Diego Cantero. Steve boasts a Grammy nod for his Rascal Flatts song “What Hurts The Most” — so Miriam is in good hands. Is this a #EuroDiva hit for Miriam?

ALFRED – “QUE NOS SIGAN LAS LUCES” (The Lights Continue)

Alfred has pounded the alarm with his song assignment — it already seems to be one of the most supported of the solo acts. Composed by Nil Moliner, “Que Nos Sigan las Luces” is pure indie fun. The chorus is strong and the snippet sounds Eurovision-friendly.

DUETS

AMAIA & ALFRED  – “TU CANCIÓN” (Your Song)

We all dreamed about it, and if you can dream it, you can make it happen. And Almaia has now happened.

Alfred and Amaia have, as predicted, been given a touching piano song. Thankfully this snippet avoids clichés and sounds very promising.

It comes from Raúl Gómez — a young and talented singer and composer who participated in the Spanish musical talent show “El Número Uno”.

Ana Guerra & Aitana – “Chico Malo” (Bad Boy)

Knock knock on the club door: Aitana and Ana Guerra are ready to hit the floor with a seriously hot beat.

Morgan and Simms crafted the song, but Brisa Fenoy adapted it. The whole project is very baila la la la, and don’t stop mueve tu cabeza! “Chico Malo” is probably the most Latin option for Spain. It could be a good move. Fun and excitement are very much appreciated in a 43-song contest. Just ask Moldova’s SunStroke Project.

Miriam & Agoney – “Magia” (Magic)

Last but not least, Miriam and Agoney will join forces to represent Spain with a song from David Otero, Funambulista and Tato Latorre. It’s the only song in which we will see the Canarian full-of-enthusiasm-about-Eurovision Agoney. Is this song as magical as she is?

Group performance

RTVE has confirmed what so many of you wanted: The group performance will be “Camina (Walk)” — the song that the 16 OT artists composed themselves. It’s not just their song, but also the show’s anthem — the OT 2017 hymn.

The song was originally composed and crafted so that each of the 16 candidates had a moment — and a voice. Unfortunately those 16 candidates are now just 5! And Agoney won’t be allowed to join them.

It is now necessary to revamp the song for the 5-person group and to fit within three minutes. The song currently lasts a little over four minutes. But Manu Guix — the Academy’s musical director — has already confirmed they can manage. The song will not only fit within the three minutes: it will also have more of a festival feel.

While some Spanish fans thinks “Camina” should be avoided — all 16 candidates should be there — others are waiting for the revamp result. But it is a fact that “Camina” is not the most supported song among fans.

Reactions

Both the finalists and the Academy teachers ended up in tears. Emotion and music filled today’s very special “Reaparto de temas (song-assignment).”

Both Noemí Galera and Manu Guix agreed with this statement: “the music has returned thanks to Salvador Sobral”. And they believe the songs competing to represent Spain in Lisbon follow his authentic, independent vibe.

In any case, these are just snippets. You will need to keep watching the addictive 24-h OT 2017 Channel to find out if the full songs are as promising as the snippets. You will be able to listen to all 9 songs in their entirety on Thursday — after their first rehearsal. The second rehearsal will take place on Saturday. Producers will allow songwriters to modify the songs, so things can and likely will change before the gala.

What do you think about this first taste of the Spanish songs? Are you saying yay or nay? And which one is your favourite? Tell us in the comments section below!

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Chico Malo yes yes yes

Tom4434
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Tom4434

Wow! Finally Spain has a choice of sth latino like chico malo or el remedio. For me these r the better songs cause I love Despacito style! Good luck Spain! saludos Espana!

Mandy
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Mandy

I´d only vote for `chico malo´ cause It´s such a catchy song and it´s good. I mean I know spanish people love Amaia and Alfred but sorry… They have a really boring song and I absolutely would not vote for them. Chico malo is the best option. It´s my top 2 Eurovision song by far

Mäns
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Mäns

Having ‘Chico malo’ or even ‘El Remedi’, how can Almaia’s song be the favorite?… NO WAY! We need that latin feeling at Eurovision! PLEASE

oibaf
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oibaf

If you NEED a latin song in ESC maybe you can ask your own country to send it. We do have other kinds of music, not to say that those songs are more South-american than Spanish, “El remedio”s author is from Colombia himself.

P.How
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P.How

Chicco Malo, THIS song. Please Spain!

ANA GUERRA will do very well!
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ANA GUERRA will do very well!

Please, SEND ANA WAR TO EUROVISION SONG CONTEST. Spain must send something new and surprising this time, no more of the same. A Latin rhythmic song is something really new and that can make the difference. This song is a real Latin one. To this is added the art and expressiveness of Ana Guerra, proved throughout her performances during the “Operación Triunfo” contest, that was recognised by the public, professors and the jury. I think that Ana Guerra, playing “El Remedio”, with a lot of rhythm and accompaniment and with a good staging that accompanies her, would leave Spain in… Read more »

MIGUEL
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MIGUEL

THE PROBLEM IS, THAT SHE CAN’T SING

Lucy
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Lucy

OMG Chico malo is amazing! But i´m sure Spain will send another boring song like `eres eza luz`. Europe wanna dance with chico malo or el remedio

Justin_esc
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Justin_esc

OMG Is this really the best Spain can get? I gave up on listening half way through all songs. They are just garbage, sorry.

oibaf
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oibaf

If you haven’t even tried listening to all songs how can you really make such a crappy comment? I mean, maybe it’s all about prejudice, just saying

dygh
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dygh

Amaia and Alfred almost made me cry 😮 so nice, sweet but also emotional

avp
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avp

i’m just so tired of “this song is what europe expects from Spain”; most of the times it comes to be the one that’s furthest away from spanish music…
for me it’s all about aitana and almaia.

loci
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loci

Well, so far Europe expects mediocre songs from Spain because that’s wha they’ve been sending for years.

avp
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avp

I was just talking about the style of the songs (sangria, playa, toros while listening to Chico Malo hooray!), not about quality.

Mar
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Mar

These are all quality songs, none of them are actually bad, they’re just incredibly bland and boring. As a spanish speaker, you can tell they payed a lot of attention to the lyrics, since they’re all quite thoughtful if not beautiful, but the composition of the music isn’t really on the same level.
Almaia’s duet, Chico Malo or Alfred’s solo song are the best options for Spain, but whatever they choose it’s gonna be in serious need of a revamp.

M
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M

Agree. I love the lyrics and the melody for “Tu Canción”, but if they send it they really should change the instrumentation, make it more symphonic. Just the piano won’t work in Lisbon, especially with the televote

Rafa
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Rafa
wiwiblue
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wiwiblue

very shocked by chico malo. Do us a favour please Spain. Send chico malo to esc

Amor
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Amor

From the solos I like: Ana War and Alfred’s song. Although I don’t think that Alfred can pull off that kind of song, it doesn’t seem like his thing.

From the duets: Alfred and Amaia and Ana War and Aitana. They should probably send one of these.

Goodnightmoon
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Goodnightmoon

It is confirmed that wiwiblogs comment sections are full of deaf people with no taste at all, something that was already obvious but now more than ever. This is by far the best Spanish preselection in decades, there are at least 5 songs that would way good options, Al Cantar is beautiful as f*ck and quite timeless, Que nos sigan las luces has a brilliant chorus and it brings something different and something that could do great on the radio, Tu Canción is sweet and easy to remember, it will be magic in live since those 2 have a great… Read more »

AzeriChico
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AzeriChico

There’s just some weird balladphobia among eurovision fans, I don’t understand why. I absolutely love “Al Cantar” and “Tu Canción”. Of course, the the final version could be a little different, but still I am sure Spain can do really well with any of these two song. Don’t pay much attention to all these negative comments, they are the ones who hated “Amar pelos dois” as well, but look what happened at the end. 🙂

Martin:w
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Martin:w

ROLF Yeah right,… we’re all deaf and you are a genius,… This is by far the worst Spanish preselection I’ve ever followed. As a matter of fact, I won’t be watching your final after having had a listen to this bunch of amazingly boring songs.

oibaf
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oibaf

Martin, you might not be deaf at all, just have a particular TASTE. As a matter of fact, this year Eurovision and specially our preselection “Operación Triunfo” have become quite big and among the authors of the songs there are quite well-known and successful composers and singers, something that just a year ago would be IMPOSSIBLE.

Maybe it’s just you prefer traditional stuff made by Tony Sanchez Olsson, Thomas G:sson and so on and so forth, but, as I was telling you, that’s just a matter of taste

MIRAI
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MIRAI

I remember last year some eurofans complained about the quantity of ballads the countries sent, or even they said things like “No more ballads”, or “Amar Pelos Dois won’t win because is a boring dated song”. I agree with you, this is the best Spanish preselection in years, or at least, it’s better than the embarrasing two previous preselections (and specially last year’s pre).

onklo
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onklo

Goodnightmoon, It’s confirmed that anyone that disagrees with you is deaf, how polite of you. Spain is so used to mediocrity that ‘this’ nf is considered one of the best. That’s quite worrying, and says a lot about how Spain doesnt take ESC seriously.

onklo
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onklo

MIRAI , I see you don’t really remember. Salvador was valued since the beginning by all eurofans, always high on the odds. It was a novelty act, something that we had never seen before, and he had two uptempo songs before and after he performed his own song, which helped. You can also see how the other ballads scored badly, so i dont see your point. I really find laughable when people bring salvador to justify their arguments. He was unique and stood out amongst the others, so dont compare him to the “copies” you’re trying to send, Please.

Goodnightmoon
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Goodnightmoon

onklo That’s not true, Salvador had tons of haters around here and Common Linnets was massively underrated until the semifinals, in both cases people said they were boring, outdated, mediocre and things like that. They were totally wrong as usual.

MIRAI
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MIRAI

Onklo, yes, many people praised him, it’s true, but also I saw at that time some comments like those I said, and not only about Sobral. I just tried to explain in my reply that I don’t understand why some people doesn’t understand that ESC isn’t only about danceable and plastic songs, there should be place to a experimental entry, a dance song, a heavy metal song or whatever the artist want and if the song is good and can appeal to people in three minutes, it doesn’t matter it’s genre. That’s why I said “some Eurofans”, in order to… Read more »

Pitlab
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Pitlab

I think what Europe is expecting from Spain is something like Ana Guerra’s El Remedio.

Kiko
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Kiko

As someone from Spain i’d like to ask a question to my fellow europeans out there!
We have a couple songs with latino rythms in the pre selection, and they seem to be the most liked among the people from other european countries.
I always thought that bringing latino and flamencoish songs to the contest wasn’t a smart move, because people expect Spain to send exactly that kind of songs. It’s staying in the comfort zone with no suprise factor, basically.
But I don’t really know what to think now. What are your opinions on it?

Pack
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Pack

CHICO MALO for the win
W-O-W f*cking amazing spanish trap

Kerry
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Kerry

Not a good final for me…

1′. El Remedoi
2′. Que nos sigan luces
3′. Chico malo

dani
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dani

I like Amaia solo ”Al cantar” and I hope for staging like this one
http://fairy.images3.org/picture/799-green-fairy-near-the-lake-by-pygar/

Dyan
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Dyan

ZzZzZ

Only anna with el remedio, i wanna dance spain

Hsinaps
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Hsinaps

I only dislike a few of them, so I’m happy. The songs are, indeed, made for spanish taste, so I guess they won’t do great in ESC this year. But I like them and I will have them in my playlist.

I can’t ask for more watching last years NF, we’re in the good track but we have a long road yet to walk, these are cute, but not winning material.

Rafa
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Rafa

that the songs are made to Spanish taste, and ?? Is that a bad thing? Does Spanish taste bother you?
When I hate Spain, I do not sleep! LOL!

AzeriChico
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AzeriChico

As always some people are unhappy with the songs lol. I love Amaia’s song “Al cantar and also “Tu canción” by Amaia & Alfred. Both are very beautiful songs and with a good performance they can really do well at Eurovision. I’m just annoyed at what they’ve done with Agoney. He deserved so much better. 🙁

Anyway, good luck Spain. That looks like a very nice national final you get there.

kitty
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kitty

From all the comments i’ve been reading, most spaniards are satisfied with mediocrity.

Rafa
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Rafa

I already know how to measure the mediocrity for someone …
if it is Russia, or another country all perfect, if it is Spain everything is mediocre.
If any country presents to Pastora Soler, Ruth Lorenzo etc … would have reaped many votes, but as it is Spain … oh! MEDIOCRE!!
LOL

loci
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loci

Rafa, i’m sorry, but screaming divas with a boring staging are not something eurovision would vote for anymore. And Russia has been sending solid songs with solid performances. Don’t be jealous.

Rafa
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Rafa

jealous?? LOL!!!!
scam-vision??
It does not take away the dream.
Russia has sent good and also garbage …
when Spain has sent great songs we have already seen what has happened

Rafa
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Rafa

Spain has sent garbage, like ALL countries, and also VERY GOOD songs.
It is deep hatred what you have towards Spain, you just have to see the articles on this website about other countries: few comments, but it is the turn of Spain and BOOM more than 150 casting hatred
Normal that Spain does not take SER seriously, you demotivate us

loci
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loci

Rafa, you completely ignored my point. Russian entries werent boring, even the grannies were something out of common. You gotta catch the attention of the audience.

Spain has sent boring ballads with ladies just standing on stage, or ladies who couldnt sing, like Beth.

Face it. Spain is one of the worst countries on ESC.

Yes, all countries send garbage but Spain takes the cake. Dont be biased, sweetie.

oli
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oli

People complaining about too many ballads. Really, girl? So no ballads this year in eurovision? At all? hm… I hope there are some ballads, and hopefully not all of them are sung by screaming eurodivas. The latin flicks ·El remedi”· and “Chico malo” are funny, but they sound cheap as f*ck. I prefer Almaia&Alfred’s duet and Aitana’s solo, sweet songs and the Spanish sounds very nice. Maybe they sound like Disney ballads yeah, but i don’t think that is a bad thing, some people like Disney ballads 🙂

kitty
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kitty

Well, those ballads sound cheap as f*ck. It’s not a ballad contest, i wouldn’t be happy if most of the songs of my NF were ballads, i like diversity.

Fyukiu
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Fyukiu

They’re trying so hard to be the next Salvador Sobral

escESCesc
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escESCesc

I love Spain I love this country but they seem to not understand what is good for eurovision none of these songs is really brillant and memorable…..the best option is to send Carmina with the 5 finalists including Agoney like this all spanishes would be happy. Happy end.

Sir
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Sir

My choices: El Remedio, Ana Guerra: Definitely all aboard! Very chill and Havana vibes, sounds different from most entries and puts me in a good mood. Ana has a good voice and is a typical sexy latin. With great staging, this could create a great moment and the song would do well in the charts. Could see this reaching top five. Unfortunately it looks like she’s gonna be the new Mirela because the other contestants seem more praised than her. Arde Aitana. Her voice can sound a bit tiresome at times but she can sing. I like the song but… Read more »

Sir
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Sir

Oh dear, another one: CHICO MALO! i completely forgot! It’s a BOP. Can’t wait to see those 2 on stage.

Fyukiu
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Fyukiu

Exactly. That’s how forgettable these songs are.

oibaf
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oibaf

it’s not half as forgettable as your comment

Sir
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Sir

El Remedio, Ana Guerra: Definitely all aboard! Very chill and Havana vibes, sounds different from most entries and puts me in a good mood. Ana has a good voice and is a typical sexy latin. With great staging, this could create a great moment and the song would do well in the charts. Could see this reaching top five. Unfortunately it looks like she’s gonna be the new Mirela because the other contestants seem more praised than her. Arde Aitana. Her voice can sound a bit tiresome at times but she can sing. I like the song but it’s one… Read more »

ali
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ali

I like Arde a lot.

Onklo
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Onklo

All those ballads, specially that couple with that disney song, are sooo trying to recreate what Salvador did. Spain tried to copy and ‘fit in’ with Barei by trying to sing in english, they failed. Now they’re tyring to do this love ballad thing. It’s actually funny, specially since Luisa and Sal had that ‘sweet’ duet moment last year. I guess they wanna go for the High school Musical path, so be it, but dont complain about your results in May. My message to Spain: Stop copying and be creative, embrace something different, we dont want another Salvador. ESC is… Read more »

Onklo
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Onklo

In fact, since i love last years winner, let me rephrase it: we don’t want another Amar pelos dois moment. It was beautiful and unique. We want something new. Good luck.

Waleska
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Waleska

They’re also following in Germany’s footsteps, but not in the right way. Yes, the Germany that continuously places last or second to last. Instead of oping of to external opinions from international onlookers, they’re doing this whole thing entirely caught up in their little Spanish bubble. They write, perform, and test songs with a Spanish audience in mind, and while the millions of Spanish teenagers that tune in to Operacion Triunfo might have their little teen crush on singer x or y and vote six or seven times for them, that song and voice that they love so much might… Read more »

Waleska
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Waleska

*oping of to = opening up to

Onklo
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Onklo

France is the best example, it took them a long time but they did it. Good points there, I absolutely agree with everything that you wrote. The fact that the show has a difference audience who may not even care or know much about esc, is risky and will influence certain things for sure, specially the results…never thought about that until now.

Onklo
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Onklo

different*

Domenico
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Domenico

With all the respects Onklo, but what Sobral did last year was not only winning the contest, he brought music back to ESC. If you think that Spain is trying to copy that, is perfect for them; because that is the meaning of this contest. I recomend you to listen to the songs that where performed at the beginning of this contest, when ESC was a serius music contest. I also like a handsome viking singing a catchy pop song on the stage (on any stage); but the victory of music goes beyond that. That said, we’ll have to wait… Read more »

Onklo
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Onklo

With all respect Domenico (from that name i suppose you’re spanish or latin american, i must have hit a nerve) But Sobral brought a different music style to ESC. He was also very lucky because he had literally two uptempo songs before and after he performed his song. Salvador liked the catchy pop song that you’re criticizing, Moldova for example, he was dancing to it. I really dont respect fake intellectuals who think they know what ‘music’ is. I recommend you to listen all the uptempo songs that were performed in the beginning of the contest as well, because MANY… Read more »

Domenico
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Domenico

Domenico is italian, but yes, you have hit a nerve there, but not for a patriotic reason. I may have not explain myself right. Sorry for that. I am not a music guru, you dont need to be one to feel magic with a song performed on a television show. Thats what I mean with the victory of music over a catchy pop song sang by handsome vikings with big eurofans support. Sobral made magic on the stage that day. He was not first on poles, he was not the most commercial artist of the contest, he sang a ballad… Read more »

Rafa
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Rafa

I agree with you, it’s not about copying, it’s about presenting good music. If Spain is wrong, I do not care if it presents something of quality.
In fact in Spain we already know how ESC works

EUROFAN MEXICO
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EUROFAN MEXICO

THIS IS GREATH FORGIVE TO SPAIN FOR THE LAST YEAR IS NOT THE SAME, NO MORE HATERS

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Sadly I’m not like so many people here because I don’t have the super power of already knowing how a song will perform in Eurovision based in a short snippet. I’ll show my merely human opinion instead. First things first: we already know Camina and I don’t think a revamp could save it. I’m sad to find out that Agoney loves Eurovision, because it seems that his only chance comes with the worst song of the bunch. Miriam isn’t lucky also, because her solo song doesn’t sound like a spanish entry at all. I don’t think “Arde” will be a… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

* But I think both of them have a better chance with their duet.

Joe
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Joe

omg my ass wants to clap for “El Renedio”
need it in Lisbon

Dean
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Dean

me too.

EscAU
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EscAU

wow i’m bored

Claire
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Claire

Not that bad from Spain this year… think El Remedio or Chico Malo may do well… don´t like Amaia-Alfred’s song, it won’t stand out

Navy
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Navy

None of them will be the best songs in the ESC. However, I’m happy with some of the songs, they have got personality, emotion, soul. I prefer this more than the typical generic pop Swedish song with no meaning. Music is feelings, no fireworks.

Marco
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Marco

Thanks, you’ve got the final message of the songs. Finally someon who does.

They have been prepared specifically for them, for their style, their likes… they’ve not been done thinking only in Eurovision, flashes, lights…

Neco
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Neco

This sort of thought pisses me off. It’s just so close minded. There’s generic pop swedish songs with meaning, even if some dont have a meaning they can certainly make people feel emotion, specially happiness or extroverted. Who the hell are you to say what has personality and what is music? Music is just depression or ballads? Fireworks are not feelings, but they can certainly make someone feel something too. Thank god for “generic pop music with no meaning” otherwise i wouldn’t have overcome my severe depression so quickly, in fact it’s still my great escape whenever im feeling down.… Read more »

ikoyy
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ikoyy

I’d be really surprise to find out that someone can feel the slightest emotion from 98% of melfest songs from the last decade.

Tracking what has done well in chart in the previous year and copy it may be a good way to achieve good positions in the eurovision, but I’m personally sick of it. Thank God, odds are changing and countries like Portugal, France, Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria and many others are bringing the dignity Björkman has stripped off eurovision once again.

Now, the only missing thing is for the jury to stop giving unrealisting ratings to Sweden and Australia.

Neco
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Neco

ikoyy – I’d be surprised if they didn’t. You think that only ballads with profound lyrics give feelings to people. The swedish producers who have written pop songs for many artists (who you probably think are a copy) would like a word with you. I’m personally sick of, um, judgmental musical hipsters? Aye, that’s it. The fact that you think the odds are changing makes me laugh, specially after hearing the NFs of other countries. I don’t know what’s “dignity” to you, but as i’m an open minded person who loves all sorts of musical genres, if the song makes… Read more »

Patrik
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Patrik

Aitana-Ana duet sounds quite good, I like “El remedio” too.

LULU
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WTF these songs are total rubbish , won’t be madrid 2018 very bad

Weuyrtanfej
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Weuyrtanfej

That’s what happens when you have a teeny bop pop reality TV show be your selection process for Eurovision? Didn’t it cross their mind that so much more talent could come out of actually experienced musicians, of any age, and from other genres, and not just prefabricated pop pretty faces?

JUANJO BERNABEU
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JUANJO BERNABEU

Spain’s best results (top-10) this century came from a “teeny bop pop reality TV show” (2002, 2003 and 2004) so, why not give it a try again?
Totally disagree with the snide “just prefabricated pop pretty faces” bit, but that’s just my opinion.

James
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James

A lot of ESC acts have come from “teeny bop reality TV shows”: Loic Nottet, Ruth Lorenzo, Jedward, Laura Tesoro, Jessica Garlick, Lucie Jones, Loreen, Mans Zelmerlow, Iveta Mukuchya, and Francois from Minus One, among so many others.

Weuyrtanfej
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Weuyrtanfej

Talent shows and national slection contests ? tenny bop reality TV shows

Weuyrtanfej
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Weuyrtanfej

Talent shows and national slection contests =/= tenny bop reality TV shows

amarelo
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amarelo

James, wrong. Correction: They participated on those shows, Their songs/acts did NOT come from those shows like it’s happening in OT. Many esc acts went to those tv shows when they were much younger too. They waited some time before going on ESC.

Weuyrtanfej
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Weuyrtanfej

1. Ana’s solo song (the best one by faaaar)
2. Ana & Aitana’s duet
3. Alfred’s solo song
The rest I don’t like and I couldn’t care less about. No more balads, please. Just no.

Arizona Malone
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Arizona Malone

I totally understand people dont like Alfred&Amaia’s song just at first hearing but just wait for watching it live and see the magic of both together (and Amaia’s voice) and you will have a WINNER ALERT.

PedroLamas
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PedroLamas

Not a winner alert… Sorry. Eso perdona, pero NO… No tiene la magía ni el factor sorpresa… Deseo a los dos toda la buena suerte del mundo. Olvidar las pesadillas de los ultimos años… Eso seguro.

Gav
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Gav

In honesty nothing here really worked for me. In fact really bad quality.

Luz
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Luz

I wonder what miserable little lives some people that comment here must have. Seriously, must you be rude, disrespectful and rude when expressing your opinions. Ugh, this is why many singers and artists don’t want to participate in Eurovision. Haters, trolls, so much negativity! This is a song contest that should bring joy of discovering new music and artists. Well, now that I got that off my chest, let’s comment on the snippets. I think this a step in the right direction, while it’s not amazing, it is much better than in previous years. Looking forward to next Monday’s gala… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Couldn’t agree more on your view about the rude and/or whiny comments. But it seems that’s the way Internet works now, people need the drama and the negativity.

Héctor
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Héctor

I was going to post something about all the hate here, but you have summed up all my feelings. Thanks. ?

It isn’t an amazing NF, but all the songs has personality and the lyrics are really beautiful in almost all of them. I think I’m going to like them even more when the studio versions come out. I don’t really care if we get a bottom.

It seems people need unnecessary drama and hate here. There’s the same hate against Spain every year. The result of having sad and empty lifes.

aM
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aM

What’s unnecessary is the lack of acceptance of different opinions that dont agree with you. People are allowed to express their discontentment or negative opinion and criticism, it has nothing to do with drama or empty lives. It says more about you than them, because you cant accept that some people might not have the same thoughts as you do about this NF.

Luz
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Luz

aM what is unnecessary is the rudeness and the hate while expressing discontentment and criticism. And yes, it is a true reflection on their lives or lack of it. What is wrong with saying: Spain doesn’t get it, or sorry not my cup of tea, etc. Do you realize that these are composers, songwriters and artists that created these songs. What, everyone here that are being rude can do it better? Let me tell you this, I honestly have no skin in this game as I’m not from Spain. I do accept other people’s opinions but I will never accept… Read more »

aM
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aM

Well i was talking to him not you, so it’s kinda pointless, but i’ll reply anyway. I don’t think it’s a reflection on their lives or lack of it, you and i don’t know what their lives are like, in fact that’s unnecessary and those sorts of accusations kind of show you’re not any better than them. I do realise they are composers, i also realise some contestants are not happy with some songs (Aitana, Ana guerra, Agoney…) so some comments here have a point, actually. I’m pretty sure those rude people know they can’t do better, that’s why they… Read more »

Luz
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Luz

aM, the reason why I replied was because of the responses to this mini thread created by my initial post. I’m not any better or worst than anyone here and no need to explain to me how the internet because I know that already. I will spend my time as I wish and I will call out people who are being rude and disrespectful, being quiet and staying on the sidelines will make me complicit in the horrible bashing and bullying on the internet. Look at what happened to Salvador Sobral, the poor guy had a severe heart condition that… Read more »

sender80
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sender80

no comments, next… could not finish listening one single song. just awful

James
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James

Only because these are all demos.

sender80
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sender80

no James, because they are just awful songs. extremely boring. I can do with soft songs too but this is way to cheesy for me

James
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James

How exactly are they awful based on the songs being just demos at the moment?

aM
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aM

The same way as people are giving positive remarks about them, but people can always have an idea. Before i heard the full french songs, i heard the snippets and it wasn’t any different.

matt-esc
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matt-esc

I’m sorry but none of them, not one is top15 material in my ears. Boring, you can’t even remember one single song out of these. Shame cause I really like Spain but not this year for me.

Fabrizio19
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Fabrizio19

what is this? just terrible spain, no thank you. maybe next year

Liam
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Liam

This is by far Spain’s worst bunch of songs EVER… zZzzzz snooze party

Weuyrtanfej
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Weuyrtanfej

Hahaha I know.. And WTF.. who though it was a good idea to have ballads galore?

Héctor
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Héctor

There isn’t a club banger, a hit or a winner alert, but I’m really pleased with the quality showed in this line-up. All of the entries are pretty decent at worst. As a Spanish, I’ll be happy and proud with any of them representing Spain. I’m looking forward to this Thursday to listen to all of them in full with their voices and personal touch. I’m also very happy because the songs are composed specifically for each one of them. This is my top 9 and my thoughts based on the demos and their potential: 1. Almaia – “Tu Canción”… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

THANK YOU. Finally someone who has more to say than “this sucks.”

Onklo
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Onklo

Hector’s comment is contradicting itself. It’s just pure prejudice and hipster mindset. To say Ana’s song doesnt bring anything new to the contest and to rate that Almaia, disney, cliche song 9 is a joke. Latin songs are rarely showed in the contest, and they’re super trendy now, so it would certainly bring something new, i dont even remember the last time Spain sent one. All those ballads are sooo trying to recreate what Salvador did. It’s actually predictable and pitiful, special since Luisa and Sal had that ‘special’ duet moment last year. My message to Spain: Stop copying and… Read more »

Héctor
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Héctor

Could you please tell me why my comment is “pure prejudice and hipster mindset”? “El Remedio” doesn’t bring anything new. That’s a fact. There are like hundreds of songs out similar to it. In fact, you have 4 or 5 more in other NFs. In Spain, this have been trendy since almost 5 years, it’s nothing new for us. Spain is more than latin sounds, siesta and fiesta and has much more to offer. It’s not a bad choice, but there are better options in the line-up, even if you think all of them are trying to recreate what Salvador… Read more »

Onklo
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Onklo

El remedio brings something new to the contest, whether you like it or not. Cuban vibes and Colombian composer if im not mistaken. Comparing it with other Nfs, when Latin america is a big place with different cultures, but okay. You’re being extremely biased. You have way more ballads similar to yours in other NFs, so? Have you seen Iceland? What Spain has offered for the past few years was ballads and pop songs similar to other countries. That guy last year was trying to be a californian surfer guy, which i dont associate with Spain at all. Spain is… Read more »

Onklo
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Onklo

And yes i know Luisa and Salvador were on Idols, but their close relationship wasnt fabricated. She wrote a song for him, it was special and a sweet moment. We’ve had love couples with nice chemistry on ESC for years too, that’s not new. If you can’t accept the facts and arguments i gave you, then, all the best to you and your choices.

PedroLamas
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PedroLamas

The best one: Almaia. Es la única vecinos españoles, é a única com hipóteses de um TOP10 em Lisboa. Atención, sigan mis consejos porque yo a la primera escucha ya sabía que Salvador iba a ganar Eurovisón. Almaia es la única con capacidad de equilibrar bien la votación de los jurados y del público. Pero cuidadín con la voz de Alfred, nada de agudos y falsetes…

Weuyrtanfej
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Weuyrtanfej

Yeah, Spain, listen to this Portuguese prophet and Portugual will be the only country to give you any points at all next year.

JUANJO BERNABEU
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JUANJO BERNABEU

I wish Andorra participated again… I miss their 12 points so much!!

mad-professor
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mad-professor

The only ones that are really standing out to me are the first two duets. I think nearly all of the solo songs should just be scrapped (Aitana’s isn’t that bad actually), but there’s definitely something good in both Tu cancion and Chico malo, although it’s hard to tell which would be better from just these demos.

Geo
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Geo

All of them sound really awful, quite irritating actually! Spain’s national selection this year is a total mess, I mean…what’s wrong with some countries? And why so many ballads? Where’s the variety in genres?

DragKvinna
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DragKvinna

unlistenable dreck