Like many other nations, Spain has already picked its singer but has not yet decided which song will make it across the Pyrenees and Alps to Baku. Pastora Soler, the well-known Spanish singer who bears a strange resemblance to England’s Princess Beatrice, will have the opportunity to sing a series of songs submitted by songwriters for the public to choose from on March 3rd.
The two songs below have qualified directly for the TV final:
1) Quedate conmigo (Stay with me): http://www.rtve.es/television/eurovision/quedate-conmigo/
2) Tu vida es tu vida (Your life is your life): http://www.rtve.es/television/eurovision/tu-vida-es-tu-vida/
One of the remaining two songs will be selected based on internet voting on RTVE’s website, with one vote allowed per fan ahead of the February 20 deadline:
3) Ahora o nunca (Now or never): http://www.rtve.es/television/eurovision/ahora-o-nunca/
4) Me despido de ti (I’m saying farewell to you): http://www.rtve.es/television/eurovision/me-despido-de-ti/
Let’s not kid ourselves. If you were brave enough to make it through all four of these, then you know like all of us at WiwiBloggs.Com do that ESC 2013 will not take place in Madrid.
“Quedate conmigo” is apparently Pastor’s favourite song, and is written by the same composer as the nation’s 2007 entry “I Love you mi vida.” It’s described as a power ballad, but Vebooboo thinks the term power is used in the lightest of senses — think of a toddler lifting weights and you’ll get the idea. It just never really builds — like a flaming queen with an unassembled IKEA sofa.
The second song is a hit. It screams Spain with the rhythmic undertones, and it’s actually quite catchy. More importantly, it speaks to her audience. As Pastora says, “It is a song dedicated to gay and people and hidden love.” WTF?? If that doesn’t scream Eurovision, I don’t know what does. Lady Gaga, move out of the way, because Europe has a new gay icon.
As for the two televote songs, well, I have to be honest…if you can make it through both then you deserve to be a blogger on this site, because you is one dedicated m*ther f*cker. I could write about each song, but neither will ever make it past the Pyrenees. Hell. To. The. No. [LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!]
What do you think? Should Pastora bore us with a ballad or kick up the tempo in Baku??