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Last night the Wiwi Jury–our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals–headed to Spain to get down on some paella and to review Brequette and her song Más (Run). Did her performance leave us breathless with its beauty? Or did we feel that it went on (and on..and on…)? Read on to find out.

Deban: This year’s lungbuster. Brequette could divide her voice in quarters, and still be mightily successful with only a fraction of her vocal talent. She had me on the first beat, and by the time she ferried me to the bridge, I was sold. Very much in the style of Dianna Warren, Brequette teams up with Tomas G:Son and Tony Sanchez. Fortunately, “Run” avoids the cheesy factor of “Waterfall“. Instead, it cascades on a wave of flight and sophistication.

Score: 9/10

Angus: I want menos ingles and más español after listening to Breuqette’s track! She sounds awkward and uncomfortable on the English sections but there’s a fortitude to the song when it’s left in Spanish. It adds a lot more emotion and intention to ‘Más (Run)’ and gives the song some intensity and electricity. If this were all Spanish I’d be more forgiving.

Score: 6.5/10

Katie: I love it! I was impressed from the first second! This song screams fabulous, and Brequette’s voice is amazing. She reminds me of Emeli Sande, and she changes languages from English to Spanish in a way that Destan can only envy. The song is the perfect example of a great Eurovision ballad, and I could honestly see it getting a great score in Copenhagen.

Score: 10/10

Anthony: When I heard that Thomas G:son is composing Brequette’s entry, I immediately thought “She could be the one to watch”. It turns out that I was right all along. He has clearly made an instant impact with this brilliant Rihanna-esque entry. I also love the fact it’s a bilingual entry of Spanish and English, something that Spain hasn’t given us for a while. Thomas G:son worked wonders with Pastora Soler in 2012. Maybe he’ll work for Brequette, too.

Score: 9/10

Padraig: Brequette is just one letter away from being Briquette, a common home heating fuel. Which is handy, because it makes a good metaphor for my feelings towards Run. Briquettes have the potential to be hot, hot, hot, but without that initial spark to start the fire, they’re kinda useless. Now, I don’t mean to say that Brequette is useless, far from it, but she is missing that spark. Currently she’s only smouldering. Like Angus, I blame the English. If she ditched it, we’d potentially be dealing with a blazing inferno.

Score: 7/10

Zach: When I first saw the list of artists in the Spanish national final, I didn’t have any clue who Brequette was and expected a forgettable song, boy was I WRONG! This song is literally the best chance I’ve seen for Spain to reclaim glory at Eurovision since the tragically underrated Pastora. This girl can belt, wail, and still manage to add a little taste of soul and sass into her singing. The Spanglish is handled brilliantly, and the song is memorable to the highest degree. I think I’m in love right now. I know everyone’s gaga for Ruth, but I really hope they send Brequette, easily in the top 5, and dare I say, maybe a trip to España in 2015? Arriba!!

Score: 10/10

Brequette Spain Eurovision 2014 mas runSami: I love this so much. I love her voice, I love how the song grows and the combination of English and Spanish works quite well. I really think this could do very well in Copenhagen and I would love to see this win! One of the best songs from the national selections this year so far.

Score: 10/10

Daphne: Hello, Brequette! Where have you been all my life? I’m immediately blown away by the power of this lady’s voice. If I close my eyes and imagine her performing this in Copenhagen…the roof falls down because her voice is so overpowering. I always have a big thing for songs that switch between multiple languages, and Spanish/English is quite the smooth combination. I like the transitions between the more explosive parts of the song and the calm introspective sections. The song stays in your head, which is (as we all know) an important aspect of a good ESC-song. I’m a fan.

Score: 10/10

Patrick: What can I say. It’s perfect for Eurovision. This mixture of English & Spanish is a great move and makes this song unique. She has the strongest and best voice of the NF. Once you listen to the song the chorus remains in your heart…forever. She sings it with such ease. With the high notes she gave me goosebumps and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Please Brequette: “Run” to Copenhagen.

Score: 9.5/10

Wiwi: Brequette is not a pop star. She is an artist. She is the Mercedes-Benz in a contest of Kias, the Godiva in a field of Cadbury’s. I know what chocolate I want. If this wins in Spain, it could win in Copenhagen.

Score: 10/10

Wiwi Jury Verdict: 9.1/10

Current standings:

1. Brequette (9.10)

2. Ruth Lorenzo (7.30)

3. Jorge González (7.15)

4. La Dama (6.45)

5. Raul (5.7)

You can see the complete standings and final rankings on our jury page. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page. 

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mr.colin.shand
mr.colin.shand
6 years ago

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bad
bad
7 years ago

I dont like it
1/10

joey
joey
7 years ago

“Dancing in the Rain” is good but to me, “Mas” should be a better choice for Spain!!!

Melissa J
7 years ago

I think this is the first time I’ve seen the Wiwi jury give so many 10’s!! Overall, Spain has a strong national selection this year, and this is certainly one of the top songs. I could forgive another Hungarian loss in exchange for Madrid 2015.

Arianna
7 years ago

Love it!! Would be great if it goes. But too many resemblances could be a bad thing and this song seems to remind people of a lot of styles.

Keith
Keith
7 years ago

My current favorite to do the best at Eurovision. But there are hopefully better songs coming. The vocals are amazing, but the words are not sticking in my head after one listen. The background is simply awful, and if it was redone, the whole song could be amazing. Almost need to start from scratch on that background, it fights her singing too much.

PACO
7 years ago

Brequette a esc 2014 toda Canarias y España esta contigo queremos mas de ti.

Mr. M
Mr. M
7 years ago

When was Ruth a “big name”? She wasn’t even a finalist on X Factor UK, in fact she lost due to public vote, so I don’t know why some Ruth fans are thinking that the UK would vote for her, lol.

sopon
sopon
7 years ago

She has the right voice and the right voice, but I’m scared she will lose out to Ruth for the sole purpose of Ruth being a big name.

Make the right choice, España!

Itunes result
Itunes result
7 years ago

Take a look on the Spanish Itunes

#1 Ruth Lorenzo !! 😮
#4 Brequette

#36 La dama

Bb
Bb
7 years ago

I just don’t get this. I usually roll my eyes when people cry plagiat but in this case it does appear to draw HUGE inspiration/similarities from Zara Larsson’s “Uncover” and her voice sounds so processed that it almost irritates me. If it’s between her and Ruth I really hope that Spain sends the latter. Maybe I’ll have a change of heart if her live performance is convincing but otherwise I just don’t understand the hype with this one.

Atreyu
Atreyu
7 years ago

This is a very good song, but this entry have a very big problem. She can’t sing the song in live. If you listen, the song have “vocoder”. She can sing the song in a recorder studio, but not in live. You will can see in the final this 22th.

yuip
yuip
7 years ago

This is THE SONG and THE VOICE! <3
Madrid 2015! 😀

John
John
7 years ago

The best!!! Madrid 2015!!!

eurana
eurana
7 years ago

Overrated.

Jacob
Jacob
7 years ago

I think it’s really overrated in my opinion :/ I would be disappointed if this got picked… and I am a big supporter of Spain in Eurovision usually.

Z24
Z24
7 years ago

When G:Son wants it, he means it. Even though similar in style as Pastora’s, it doesn’t sound plain ripped-off like Waterfall last year. The English-Spanish flows amazingly well and not as confusing as Ruth’s song.

We have Brequette with an amazing song and Ruth with an amazing live. There will be blood.

Mr. M
Mr. M
7 years ago

If Spain don’t send this to Copenhagen they will regret it.
Best song so far from all the already qualified countries and the National selections that I’ve heard!

Easpag
Easpag
7 years ago

I really can’t call it between Brequette and Ruth now. I like one as much as the other, can’t wait for the final.

AlvaRito_Spain
AlvaRito_Spain
7 years ago

I’m spanish and will vote for her because its the best song and Brequette sings very well. When she goes to The Voice (La Voz) sings so great too. Hope will see Brequette im Copenhage (sorry for my english)

Padraig Muldoon
Admin
7 years ago

Oh no 😐 It appears some of my fellow jurors have mixed up their scores and given 10 points to Brequette instead of Ruth 😛 But seriously Ruth has got to win at the weekend!!!

Kerry
Kerry
7 years ago

Love this song so much!

joey
joey
7 years ago

DHANI has done it again…..he/she is like a “wrecking ball”!!!! And i’m serious about it!!!! Ugh!!!

Yey for Brequette!!!

EscGibboFan
EscGibboFan
7 years ago

This is my favourite out if the 5 and I want her in Copenhagen but I honestly do think this will be a flop (at least televote wise) along with Ruth. I’m not hating on,any but I would think Jorge with a good vocal could give Spain the best result

bav
bav
7 years ago

Anyone who thinks she has a chance, go to hell.

Dhani
7 years ago

for me 1/10 and i don’t think it can win in copenhagen

Dhani
7 years ago

i REALLY don’t get why everybody likes it, i think it’s extremely boring and sounds like something i have heard a million times before. i listen to it all the time, cause i want to like it, but i can’t

i also think it is a copy of sara nelson with song “uncover”

bav
bav
7 years ago

hahahahehehe lol WTF? You should be treated. She has no chance.

D
D
7 years ago

Definitely my favourite, and I think she can definitely score Top 10 and possibly even Top 5. No doubt, this is the best song in Spain’s national final this year, and I just hope that the Spanish people agree with that. I can’t have this song go to waste, but if it does somehow lose, I’m sure it’ll go to OGAE Second Chance, where it’ll surely win.