Things turned real ugly when Ruth Lorenzo won the Spanish national final last Saturday, y’all. Brequette fans took to social media to complain that she should’ve won instead, and some even lodged a (rather petty) petition pestering TVE to overturn the result and send Brequette. Sadly for Brequette fans—and there are plenty on this site—coming close isn’t the same as coming close enough. Today Spanish broadcaster TVE revealed the full televoting results. They confirm that Ruth Lorenzo won fair and square—albeit by the narrowest of margins!
The Eurovision fan community all agree that Spain faced a tough dilemma with Mira Quien Va A Eurovision, one of the strongest national finals in Europe this year. Should Spain go for Ruth Lorenzo, as she has the better vocals, or Brequette, who has the better song?
Once the overall votes from both the televoting and the juries were counted and verified, the two-horse race ended in a tie. Both of them received 66 points each.
The rules of TVE’s national final state that in the event of a tie, the song that has received the most votes from the televoters will be the one chosen to represent Spain.
Full Televoting Results — Mira Quien Va A Eurovision
1. Ruth Lorenzo –30.97%
2. Brequette – 27.40%
3. Jorge González – 25.34%
4. Raúl – 9.36%
5. La Dama – 6.93%
So it has officially been confirmed. Will this help end the civil war in Spain? Will Brequette fans throw their support behind Ruth?