Last night Edurne performed her song “Amanecer” on Spanish television, marking the first live performance since the song was released back in March. The performance was part of the late night show Alaska & Segura, with the Spanish representative not taking to the stage until the later-than-advertised time of 1.25am. Despite all the build-up and hype, fans were left feeling a little disappointed.

Standing on a small round stage (even smaller than Dima Bilan’s ice rink) Edurne had to deal with the impossibility of moving herself during the whole song. She’s a seasoned performer and, in our minds, an amazing choice for the Eurovision Song Contest. But not even Edurne could give her best in these conditions. The tigress from her music video was sadly tame.

Edurne didn’t exude the confidence onstage we’re used to feeling when she performs live, and she struggled several times to hit her high notes. In the end, it turned out to be a good rehearsal and revealed the weaknesses that must be corrected. Edurne must be the tigress from the music clip — one with the same strength and passion from the video. That’s how she will make Eurofans (like me) melt.

https://youtu.be/-0v_evZs1Yw

On the other hand, what we saw broadcast tonight might be what we’ll see in Vienna, as Edurne stated in a previous interview, “The final version you’ll hear in Vienna will probably be the same you’ll hear tonight”. That may refer to the final mix between the original tune (released on 1 March) and the symphonic revamp recorded several weeks later with the RTVE Symphonic Orchestra. However, we are still waiting for an official confirmation.

No mercy for RTVE on social media

The reaction on social media was not positive: Fans attacked public broadcaster RTVE, blaming them for the sloppy sound quality at home. Comments and tweets range from “utter disgrace” to “these issues never happened when Ruth Lorenzo. Both “#alaskaysegura7” and “Ruth Lorenzo” turned into trending topics in Spain.

There’s still some major work to be done, but hopes are still high among Spanish Eurofans. No one doubts Edurne or her ability to give an amazing and unforgettable show in Vienna. But there’s a lot of a work to be done.

Our first reaction

What do you think of Edurne’s live performance? Were you disappointed? Can she pull off a winning performance in Vienna? Leave your comments below.

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ESCaddict
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ESCaddict

Edurne did the best she could with that song. Singing Oooeeeoo, over & over just doesn’t do it for me. I’m ranking this song in the 30s.

paco
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Mi corazon,me susurro a mi no vuelbas, sin su amor

Alex
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Alex

guys you’re missing the point. Edurne is fine, Spanish language is perfect BUT the song goes NOWHERE. No hook, no catchiness…. It is forgettable UNLESS they prepare a big performance.

I want to see Spain and Edurne getting a Top 10 result but i cannot see it happening so far. Waiting for the rehearsals!

paco
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Hablen…yo nunca me rindo iiieeeo

TSpain
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TSpain

I think that Edurne’s performance yesterday has had some mistakes, but I think that RTVE is doing it’s best to make Edurne feel bad. Take a look on what she does during his performance: she look nervous on her right in the middle of the performance and she is touching her microphone during a few seconds. Otherwise, we have to take into account that Edurne is a singer who loves dancing while singing and the scenario she has during the performance was the smallest I’ve ever seen before. I think that we have to give Edurne a bit of confidence.… Read more »

Laocoon
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Laocoon

“It’s more like 30 or 40, but whatever …”

:))))
Trolls and haters are, actually, sooo funny. They don’t have ears, it seems. Thanks for the joke of the day.

EUROFAN MEXICO
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PLEASE, THE LAST WINNERS OF EUROVISION WIN BECAUSE THEY SHOW THE PERFORMANCE , THE FEELING AND AL FORCES FROM THE BEGINING BUY SPAIN IS ALWAYS WITH THE SURPRISE AND WATH A SURPRISE, THIS SONG IS DINAMIC, AIR, FIRE, A STRONG WOMAN, PLEASE SHOW THAT EDURNE, BE YOUR SELF BE THE TUCARA ME SUENA ARTIST THAT YOU ARE, RTVE LIVE IN PAST LA LA LA

españoles haciéndose pasar por ingleses
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españoles haciéndose pasar por ingleses

By “eurofan”: Ah! one last more thing: Edurne 562.000 followers in twitter Ruth Lorenzo 94.000 If you think that Ruth is so beloved, ask her about the number of cds sold in Spain ——– LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL Do you really want to speak about CDS solds?? I think is better for Edurne NOT. Since 2005, her solds are… emmm…. … ….. She is famous in Spain more for TV shows (Your face sounds familiar… dancing with the stars… // gossip tv) than her music career. Ruth with 94,000 follwers when she is “new” in Spain is not bad, and her first cd… Read more »

Diane
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Diane

Come on guys, why you take it very seriously?

mawnck
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mawnck

“Don’t worry about ONE note that went wrong”

It’s more like 30 or 40, but whatever …

Britney
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Britney

But wait a minute… That hand moves and red dress? Aren’t that something Aminata from Latvia has? Although Aminata’s movements looks better. But I’m sure Edurne will have another performance in Vienna. And what about Aminata? Have you seen that video of choreography for Love Injected on youtube? Wouldn’t it be amazing if she will use it in Vienna with few corrections?

Britney
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Britney

I’m one of rare people who actually don’t likes this song and it’s somewhere in the middle for me. However, she’s amazing live and I like live version much better, but still somewhere from 14th-20th for me.

Iberian
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Iberian

“Because there are quite a few singers in the contest who are not missing ANY notes. ”

Well, those singers are singing some easy, boring, dull songs. Unlike Edurne, her song is special, it’s difficult to sing, she does it perfectly well.
Don’t worry about ONE note that went wrong in such a difficult, but wonderful song. We love you Edurne, your voice is fabulous, and we don’t care about the haters.

Eurofan
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Eurofan

very disappointed with this web. why dont you talk about the “inspiration” of sweden with “lovers of the sun” of david guetta? and stop gossiping about edurne

Eurofan
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Eurofan

this news is so unfair! edurne did it great
te rest is just gossiping

olga
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olga

wow! The girl can sing and she looks really good. It’s a good performance but the stage is not the best. I don’t get all the hate and criticism. Do you remember Loreen? I always though that she looked/sounded a little bit weird and unconfortable in all her appearances on tv shows but in Baku she nailed it and the woman got more than 300 points…

WTF
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WTF

The Spanish should be thankful, this is much better than the overrated crap they had last year…

lalalau
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lalalau

I think that she’s perfect. She has a beautiful voice and can hit every single note. Just watch her impresionating Beyoncé or P!nk (doing acrobatics and not missing a note). Maybe she couldn’t sing last night “corazon” right for other reasons, because I saw her singing the chorus on tv and did it perfectly.

And about the staging: Do you people realize that they’re are keeping secret what they’re gonna do in Vienna? They already said that, they are preparing the perfect (and impressive) stage for this song, so stop complaining, she’s not going to stay still in a platform.

GO EDURNE!

mawnck
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mawnck

“Yes she failed a note, but why do we have to concetrate in that note that she failed, and no in the whole performance?” Because there are quite a few singers in the contest who are not missing ANY notes. Besides, it IS the whole performance. When she’s not missing notes, she’s still delivering an emotionless, robotic performance. She’s nervous? That’s not good, a month from the contest. Most of the performers have already been able to do live appearances without being nervous. Bad sound? Nope, it’s not that bad. We’ve seen camcorder videos shot from the back of the… Read more »

Marco Antonio
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Marco Antonio

RTVE knows that Edurne has a winning song so they are screwing everything like they do ALWAYS! Because they simply don’t want to host ESC… I won’t be surprised if they screw the staging of the poor Edurne

Edurne: QUEEN! AMAZING!!! Yes she failed a note, but why do we have to concetrate in that note that she failed, and no in the whole performance? Aliona Moon failed the same note in both Semi and Final and still managed to get one of the most spectacular performances of Copenhangen

Deniz@TurkNL
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Not bad at all! Staging will be improved, it is looking very positive.

nuria
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nuria

Excuse me??? Edurne was AMAZING. Of course she was nervous! The sound was terrible! She probably couldn’t even listen to herself singing. She doesn’t eventually fail a note, her live performances are always really close to the studio version, and this one has not been an exception. She failed a note, what’s the point?? Ruth Lorenzo failed the key note the first time she performed Dancing in the rain live. There’s still a lot of time left to improve any possible mistake. And regarding the staging… What staging? There was no staging!!! Don’t worry about that, they are working on… Read more »

Racal
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Racal

@T: I don’t mean to be rude but this is a pretty stupid argument. In 2014’s final, 23 songs out of 26 were in English; 18/26 in 2013, 20/26 in 2012, etc. So of course most of the winners are songs in English, since an enormous majority of the contestants are! And you said it yourself: Serbia did manage to win in Serbian, and yet I think it’s safe to say that it’s a pretty unpopular language! It perfectly demonstrates that if the song is good, it’ll win whatever the language. Besides, languages are just a trend (French songs were… Read more »

mad-professor
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mad-professor

It’s not bad, just a bit pitchy and emotionless. To be honest, if she’s nervous here in front of a home crowd, god knows how she’ll perform in Vienna.

Alex
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Alex

I love that she sings in Spanish!

ct
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ct

@ eugene

Slowly? When I become a full-blown troll, please let me know. It’s nice to know someone watches out for these things.

LAWWLL
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LAWWLL

i think that is was really good not the best just good. #TeamEdurne

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

ct – You are slowly becoming a Troll, it’s only my opinion, get over it.

If you want to win the ESC, you need to do what is necessary. Most countries do, you either understand that or you don’t. On the night when the majority of the public hear the 27 songs, what happens to google translate????? Sort it out.

mawnck
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mawnck

So the latest excuse for a poor performance is “her podium was too small”? Come on guys, it’s not that small. And I agree that the audio mix (at least on that low-res YouTube video) isn’t very flattering to her voice, but that’s not the big problem here. The big problem is her. Now don’t get me wrong – this was not a train wreck. We’ve had FAR worse live performances than this praised to the high heavens (Germany, Norway). However, missing “a few notes” is a problem if the ones you’re missing are the high ones, you’re missing them… Read more »

T
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T

@Racal Yes, every country in Eurovision should sing in English songs composed by Swedes. that’s what I said. Spain just can’t catch a break in Eurovision anymore. A majority of their entries since 2000 have been crap but they have a few highlights (Beth, Ruth, Pastora) and if quality songs like those can’t get a higher position than in the bottom 10,then it’s time to realize that the problem is elsewhere. The only song to win in a native language since 2000 is Molitva. I think that says it all. If Spain want to be a successful country, then it’s… Read more »

spartan
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spartan

She sang so good im from spain and its tipical that the tve the public tv do always tha same if you dont believe me also you need to see the “mira quien va a eurovision” the program that in 2014 decided the winner to represent spain and see ruth and brequete the audio was so bad and the scene more bad. Edurne its fantastic her control in the stage is peefect the problem is the public tv. In spain no one see this tv also the grandpa in spain the private tv its so much seen than the public

ct
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ct

And you want countries to rely on their own writers and performers but alway sing in a foreign language. It doesn’t make sense

ct
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ct

@ ?ugene

“it would be nice to understand the lyrics”

Well, that’s easy. You can learn spanish. Or there is something called google translate. Why do you think everybody else is supposed to learn or understand english?

Seriously comments like this make me even more determined to vote for non-english songs in the final.

Vicente
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Vicente

She’ll do better indeed, but I’m impressed by you three trying to sing and wave with her 😀 Denise is so cute and almost pronounced correct!! ^^

mark lebron
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mark lebron

She had many things going on against her, including the stage and sound quality. You can barely hear the track. Plus she did lack intensity. I’m sure this won’t be how the final peformance will look like. She’s still one of my top 10 bets.

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

It was not perfect but generally it was a good first attempt live, I thought Polina was more impressive. It was a bit underwhelming really, but that is not Edurne for me, she’s great, it’s the song. I can’t get too excited by this song because :- 1) It’s in Spanish, but that is not a major problem, but it would be nice to understand the lyrics and there is no lyric to latch onto like Italy’s “Grande Amore”. 2) On the lyrics, she belts out a sound that means absolutely nothing in any language, translated as “EEEieEEO”. 3) It’s… Read more »

Fatima
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Fatima

I agree with the comments, except that the last thing we need on the Eurovision stage in 2015 is another ‘warrior’ woman. We’ve already got two.

Alex
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Alex

her voice was really good but the song goes nowhere! also they need to make a great performance in Vienna, not a static one.

I believe that Spain is the fan favorite song that will flop in the final.

Paraoxonase
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Paraoxonase

I just finished watching the video and I must say Edurne sounded amazing..She missed some notes but overall, it was a good.
Regarding the performance, it lacks something but I think she did her best being trapped in a tiny podium and I’m sure they are working on something great for her performance in Vienna.

paco
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Todo se puede mejorar,Edurne tiene tiempo para hacerlo

Bronson
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Bronson

Just finished listening to the live performance, and it sounds relatively similar to the studio version, which is good. There are a couple of notes in the chorus she fails to hit perfectly, but she has another month to perfect it, not to mention she really did look awkward on that tidy podium.

John
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John

People, your hopes are too high.
Remember the German 2013 rubbish, where she blatantly couldn’t sing to save her life. People still fanwanked that and it got 21st (still too high IMO). Why do people find it necessary to fanwank one song every year, they never do well. Listen to the live performances of better entries like Slovenia, Estonia, Norway & Greece. They clearly have vocal abilities.

Jerome
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Jerome

I still have faith that Edurne will do fantastic on the night where it matters. Still over a month away and it’s only her first live performance of the song, which wasn’t a complete disaster. Certainly not worth all the shade being thrown around. You can do it, Edurne!

Wozzeck
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Wozzeck

She was out of tune in the two highest notes of the chorus. Everytime. Now, I don’t know about technical problems and I am not a sound ingenieer, but she is supposed to be a professional and she should be confident with her song already. Maybe it’s not the right song for her, or maybe she is not the right one to represent Spain. I hope time will prove me wrong. The staging has A LOT of room for improvement, but that doesn’t bother me much. There’s enough time for that. Also, I agree that TVE still doesn’t want to… Read more »

Paul
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Bookies: Spain today on 13th place.
http://www.oddschecker.com/tv/eurovision/winner

Mo Comfort
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Having just watched it I thought her vocals were reasonably impressive actually. Yes she did miss a few notes fractionally with “corazon” but that I would put down to nerves. In my opinion she looked quite uncomfortable on the tiny podium she had been thrust upon, it looked liek she was concetrating on trying to stay upright rather thn having the fredom to move around a bit more on flat ground. Advice; don’t take th epodium to Vienna! Otherwise performance was spot on!

Bronson
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Bronson

The Spanish are their own biggest critics. If they actually showed RTVE they care and didn’t send such shit songs like in 2008 and 2011 (2011 was a really nice song, but it was quite obvious it wasn’t winning material).

The country would do a lot better if they stopped throwing so much shade at its representatives – nobody wants to go to ESC, finish in the Top 10 and then be ridiculed for ‘not winning’.

Lia
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Lia

Edurne looked amazing, and her vocals were great apart from a few moments in the chorus when she seemed a little breathless, but the staging needs to be a lot better than that in Vienna if they want to get a good result. Spain needs to use Edurne to their advantage, since the beautiful singer is the only unique thing they have this year. Italy also have the foreign language song, and theirs is a lot more powerful and relatable compared to Amanecer, as well as guaranteed good vocals. Slovenia has the overall uniqueness factor, Sweden has an entry with… Read more »

bavarson
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bavarson

This is not final performance. Very often performances before ESC look and sound bad, and this is very normal!!! So shut up, idiots!!!

Mar
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Mar

She might not have been pitch perfect, but she was good. The spanish press and fans need to take a chill pill and tone down their critics a bit, Edurne is a goddess.