Last night the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music unprofessionals—headed to Madrid to eat manchego and to review El Sueño De Morfeo’s Eurovision 2013 song. Did “Contigo hasta el final” have us shouting “Olé!” Or did it induce a siesta? Read on to find out…

Vebooboo: This song reminds me of an anal fissure, in-grown hair, or horrible pimple. Why? Because each of these is painful and stays with you until the end – just like this song and its title. Last year Pastora Soler knocked my calcetones (socks) off as she belted her way to a respectable place in the Final, even serving as a press poll favourite for a while. But just like the Spanish economy, this song has tanked and will have people running to the arena’s exits faster than refugees swim to the Spanish shores. 

Score: 2.5/10

El Sueno de Morfeo Eurovision 2013Deban: El Sueño De Morfeo is a successful Spanish pop-rock band with Celtic influences. They’re faithful to their sound and imagery. They capture the travelling band theme perfectly. The unfortunate thing is that this entry doesn’t leave the Canary Islands. It’s sweet, but it’s also very forgettable. It’s pleasant, but it’s lacking in spunk. If Spain had to trawl through the semis, there’d be no hope in heaven of this advancing. This is the song that’s suitable for airplay when disembarking an Iberia jet in Madrid. It doesn’t deserve a trip to Malmö.

Score: 3/10

Bogdan: What a disappointment, after last year’s superb power ballad, to send something as mediocre as this…The girl has a decent voice, but the song is such a mess! It opens as a Celtic tune, then it turns into a ballad, then, wait, it’s a Natalie Merchant rock song from 1995. Why didn’t they throw their grandmother and her sink in there, while they were at it? This will be quite forgettable in the Final and I wouldn’t be surprised if it finished dead last. Lo siento!

Score: 3/10

Wiwi: I’ll give lead singer Raquel de Rosario this much: She knows how to ride a horse. Unfortunately El Sueno de Morfeo comes up short when compared to other Eurovision acts even in this regard. Ukraine’s Zlata Ognevich knows how to ride a unicorn. It’s an apt comparison as it’s in comparison that Spain loses out. If I heard “Contigo hasta el final” in a film in the 90s I’d think it was rather pleasant. But when heard in a line-up that features so many above average songs, this just dies. At least they’ll get some points from Ireland.

Score: 3.5/10

HK Dick: EDSM (not to be confused with BDSM) have steered Spain away from the power ballads and distinct Spanish sounds with something much more folksy that would fit well as a filler on a Corrs album. And that’s how it fits in at Eurovision – as filler. It has no chance to win and is making up the numbers but isn’t particularly offensive either. Let’s call it…pleasant…though a lack of points may well see it slip to the bottom of the Big 5 this year.

Score: 5/10

El Sueño De MorfeoAlexander: I like “Contigo Hasta El Final”, but I don’t love it. The Celtic influences are cool, and the song has a nice feeling, but that’s really about it. The problem is that it’s generic, repetitive, and doesn’t really go anywhere. Spain is definitely not going to be in the top 10 this year.

Score: 5/10

Mr Häggkvist: After Pastora Soler, I think RTVE have the pressure to select an artist that could bring another top 10 place, and I don’t think that “El Sueño de Morfeo” was the right choice. They’re good, but good is not enough in Eurovision, and “Contigo hasta el final” is one of those songs that isn’t bad, but isn’t great either. Even Spanish Eurovision websites are predicting a placement between 15 and 20, which I think will be their final result. This was just a safe choice, no risk in it.

Score: 6/10

Wiwi Jury Verdict: 4/10

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Momo
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Momo

No point wasting any more of your time; B O R I N G.

fira
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GUS68 nice song i listen it 🙂

GUS68
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royraniel
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royraniel

It reminds me of that Teen drama Grachi

Leon
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Leon

I liked this. Not great just pleasant, it would have been better, for Anglophiles, if it was sung in English then it would sound less like ‘background music’.

Trevor
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Trevor

I’m going to stick my neck out and say I LIKED THIS. Then, everything is a matter of personal taste. I like folk rock, I LOVE Natalie Merchant, I had a schoolboy crush on Karen Carpenter and this had me tapping my feet hard. Maybe the tempo was a bit mixed up, but it was more than elevator music. Play this while disembarking an Iberia jet and passengers would be jumping down the steps 3 at a time.

Vlad
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Vlad

I love this song. I have no idea why the jury here trashed it this bad.

Alex
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Alex

Er, I meant “although it’s not the loudest.” Bad English day.

Alex
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Alex

Geez, low ratings for this one. The jury’s wrong again. This is delightful, and I take it the 90’s-style production has thrown all of the judges for the loop for yet another song. Unfortunately not in my top 10, but certainly top 20. This song is one of the most interesting in the contest, if not the loudest. But that’s not what they were aiming for.

Harriet Krohn
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Harriet Krohn

People need to grow up and learn to accept that opinions differ. I agree that some of the things in these jury articles can be a bit … below the belt – but don’t come here if you can’t take it. If ESDM proves these guys wrong, you can always say “I told you so!” without having to get so defensive now. 😉 The song itself is … nice. Which is not a good thing to say about a song that has to make a great first impression because it doesn’t get a second chance. It’s not that I dislike… Read more »

vebooboo
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vebooboo

Agustin, I loved Pastora Soler, I loved I Love You Mi Vida. I have nothing against Spain. But I’ve got a lot against this lame-ass song!

Emmelie
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Emmelie

I come from France and I think this song is TERRIBLE. The jury was too nice in my opinion. I would give it a ZERO. Soraya was better than this…and didn’t she finish last? Looks like history will repeat itself.

agustin pulido ramirez
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“””But just like the Spanish economy, this song has tanked and will have people running to the arena’s exits faster than refugees swim to the Spanish shores.””””

what sort of silly unwitty metaphore is that??? Listen! next time you have to judge a song try to have less thant 5 pints cause your senses seem to be very distorted at judging The very good “SPANISH” ENTRY this year…Let alone the rest of the “wiwi” lot that seems to abducted by the same symdrome… “believe in me”-yeah…right…

Deban Aderemi
Editor

Oh Purleease! If EL SUENO DE MORFEO were singing this song at the local aviary in El Herrio, the birds would fall asleep! Honestly, I don’t know what the fuss is all about. There is no way this song would have ever qualified if Spain wasn’t part of the Big 5. On reflection, I think we overrated this somewhat. 4/10 is far too generous for this lacklustre effort.

agustin pulido ramirez
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s it necessary to bring another powerballad? The answer is: NO.
What are u thinking? Well yes, Pastora was amazing and better than any other contestant from last year’s contest, by far (adding Loreen as an exception), but Raquel and the other guys are perfect on stage, and the song is quite beautiful and catchy. There is no reason to detract this entry.

Pablo Nava
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It was the best choice for them between the rest of the songs. I won’t call this painful to listen, it’s a sweet song, a nice effort, but it will get forgotten, unfortunately. The strong part of the song barely makes it. It was hard to top Pastora, but at least they sent a nicely composed song.

Anthony Ko
Editor

@agustin pulido ramirez: I’m not surprised the Wiwi Jury aren’t fans of Spain’s entry this year. If they don’t like it, then they don’t like it, simple as that! Otherwise we’ll end up with Spain being the one getting overrated and not Denmark.

agustin pulido ramirez
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Polluted Anglosaxon dirty ears: How daring giving an opinion about a well stablished band with a truly refrtesing tunes. You hate just beacuse is sung in English. Biased cows! Wait i listen to them live on the final nite to realize that you been sadly wrong!!!

Ian
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Ian

I agree with quite a few of the comments. This song wont make the top half of the votes. I like the Celtic influence in the song – but that is not enough to make me say – I REALLY like the song. Is good to hear some Spanish folk type song – and it is well performed – it just lacks something.

Alv
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Alv

Sois el peor jurado que he visto en mi vida. Cada vez que veo vuestros votos me asombro del mal oído que teneis.

Penny
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Penny

:O Shocked by the severity of the response. I really enjoy the song! I agree it’s unlikely to break out of the Top 20, but dead last? That’s incredibly harsh…there are far worse songs in the competition and far worse ones that are likely to make it to the Final!!!