After mixed reaction to Edurne’s first live performance last Monday, Spain’s RTVE gave their Eurovision 2015 starlet a second chance to shine ahead of Vienna. And boy did she deliver!

The circumstances surrounding the performance were far better this time. The first time around she had to perform at nearly 1am, and Eurofans struggled to stay awake. But this time she performed on “Alfombra Roja Palace”, a Saturday primetime show at 22:00 CET.

Greeted with a huge round of applause, she took to the stage in a black dress — the one she wore in the music video — and had the support of a live orchestra. As she walked down the stairs to the microphone stand, you could see this was not the same girl we saw struggling on that tiny ice ring some days ago. The tigress had been freed! The music kicked in and she gave everything she had: No more bland performances, no more dodgy notes. She exuded the confidence we are used to seeing from her.

Edurne’s second live performance on RTVE

We’re glad that she is back. But RTVE continues to stumble. Although they gave her a bigger stage — one more appropriate to the size of her talent — they repeated their biggest mistake from last Monday: sloppy sound quality. People at home really needed to turn up their TV volume in order to hear her.

Two issues remain unclear. First, neither RTVE nor Edurne have confirmed whether the version we heard tonight will be the one in Vienna. Second, the staging didn’t give any clues about what we may expect in May. Thankfully we do know that she’ll be accompanied on stage by Giuseppe di Bella — a well-known dancer and tv personality.

EUROFANS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: A+ FOR EDURNE, D- FOR RTVE

The social media reaction isn’t surprising: Eurofans agree that Edurne improved and soared, confirming that she deserved to be chosen to sing for Spain on the international musical stage. But once again fans blamed RTVE for bad sound quality at home. They wanted to hear and feel Edurne’s passion — not spend time cranking up the volume on their TV sets.

In less than a week, the Spanish entrant has overcome her nerves and reminded us why we love her. The tigress is no longer caged, but it’s up to RTVE to assist her as she gets ready to roar. They can’t stand still and allow sound issues to plague her.

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kostas stathopoulos
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kostas stathopoulos

I think that her voice is above average and she can perform wonderfully.I believe that the success of this song will be based on the appropriate stage presence. In my opinion she will be among the first ten entries and perhaps higher.

Frank21
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Frank21

Dont sorry Daniel , for everything is Always few people dont like that thing, nobody is perfect, inclusive Edurne or her song , but one thing is clear much people in Europ like her and her song , what happen after 23 May is other history , then we can talk about what place she have

ESCaddict
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ESCaddict

It is not Edurne that is the problem, it is the dull song. As I listen to all this year’s songs over & over, Spain continues to slide down my ranking. If Edurne continues to drop at this rate, she will end up at the bottom like Ruth Lorenzo was last year.
The only way is up for Spain in 2016.

Alex
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Alex

This performance gave me the goosebumps! Only song this year to do so! But I worry it can’t beat Italy or Sweden in the final? 🙁

Daniel
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Daniel

Still dont think shes great. Im one of the few who doesn’t like the song. I disliked it on the first listen, but it got better each time, until I just got bored. Hate the song now. Sorry Spaniards.

blondboybc
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blondboybc

This song was and remains in my top 3! Amazing. She sings much better than most live, and she’s got charisma. I’m sure the performance in Vienna will be great, and she’s saving the best til then. Everything else is just a practice run. Good luck, Spain and Edurne!

Carl Brown
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Carl Brown

Oh @Britney you are a little bit dramatic… Keep calm and please, shut up.

Britney
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Britney

@Daniel yes, I said. But it was because of that person said “it’s overrated” like overall, but, as you can see, I said “it’s overrated for me”, like it’s just my opinion. In conclusion of all this, there’s no point to express your opinion, because nobody cares and there will always be someone who will start a conflict just because you’re opinion is different.

Britney
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Britney

@marie because I care about Eurovision and I have free Sunday.

olga
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olga

Great performance! This song has a lot of potential and Edurne is such a great singer. Spain can take it all in Vienna, this is one of the 3-4 songs this year that really sounds like a winner, along with Sweden, Italy and maybe Azerbaijan or Russia.

Bugliari
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Bugliari

A very weak year, with songs that quickly will be erased from our memory. Spain has a chance to fight for victory if the performance is really epic. Anyway, on the overall quality, it will be very difficult to overcome Pastora Soler.

But I’m expecting some surprises from some smaller countries, such as Belgium and Portugal. Something tells me that the big surprise will come from these two. Just wait and see. Two very special songs, with the same load of surprise of Lena Meyer-Landrut in 2011.

And at the end, so many tops, bets, polls and. .. For what?

Paraoxonase
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Paraoxonase

She’s just proven that she can deliver live and I think this is a message that she’s working hard on improving her overall performance.
Can’t wait to see what she’ll do in Vienna !

Sal
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Sal

I think this is one of those songs that will come across much better live on stage/on tv and given the fact it’s already a very good and dramatic song, with good staging it could be extremely rousing and memorable indeed, not to mention devestating on the left hand side of the scoreboard. Her voice is flawless as well so could score just as well with the juries as with the public. I really think this is a contender. Spain 2016?

Sal
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Sal

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This song has a lot of potential to win and at least do very well. It’s a very good and dramatic song and could be very rousing and memorable indeed with good staging and effects. Her voice is almost flawless as well so could score well with juries as well as the public. I really think this is a contender.

wozzeck
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wozzeck

A lot better. Looking confident. Good song in a weak year. Maybe not winning material since she’s not singing in english, but we spaniards would be very happy with a top 5. Please, Europe, let it be.

Deban Aderemi
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Reading through the comments here, I hate to stoke the fire but Edurne is truly amazing! She has got star power, and a commanding stage presence that many of her peers lack. Spain has done well. Pastora Soler, Ruth Lorenzo and now, Edurne. I have faith that this will do well in Vienna.

Daniel
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Daniel

Britney, even though I agree with you saying it is overrated, if I recall…weren’t you the one that said not to say “overrated” and “underrated” because they were your opinion?

Daniel
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Daniel

It is still boring. It is still repetitive. I still hate it. Sorry.

vern
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vern

I don’t understand some comments about her… She has done it perfectly and of course she has many chances to reach a top 10. Haters gonna hate… so it’s better to ignore them. When I don’t like a song i don’t go there and try to change other’s opinion… Anyway, I think Spain deserves a Top 3 because they have a very good singer, a very good song and the stage will be very different (Edurne has said that what that we will see until 23th of May won’t be the performance she’ll do… so keep calm and enjoy the… Read more »

marie
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marie

Britney , I don’t understand you.If the Spanish song means zero for you .Why are you still listening to it or watching the articles and comments concerning Spain?

Britney
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Britney

+ if I said that I think it will not win, that doesn’t make me a “hater”. I have no feels about this song, I don’t like it and I don’t hate it. It’s absolute zero for me.

Britney
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Britney

@Iberian this place (comments section) is made for people to say their opinion. There are different people and different opinions. As this is not Soviet Union or something else we can surely express our opinion is it good or is it bad. Look at yourself, haven’t you ever posted a negative comment? I’m sure you had.

Britney
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Britney

@Bavarsan seems like your music taste is like 70 year old man would have. Are you actually 70? I don’t see any potentional in Greece. Sorry, but that song is worth nothing

PACO
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BRITNEY LOS MOVIMIENTOS DE MANOS DE AMINATA, SON DE …TOROS

bavarson
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bavarson

Spain is one of the countries with potential, as well Russia, Azerbaijan, Norway, Sweden, Poland and Greece. The rest are pure outsiders. Estonia, Italy, Slovenia and Albania have no chance in this game. Belgium and Latvia are worst craps, and they are not good for anything.

PP
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PP

Spain is on 13 place on betting odds for win at Eurovison. If we look rank of countries ….in past years
For me Finland (5), Australia (4), Latvia (14), Macedonia (20) are overrated on betting odds
For me underrated on betting odds are Azerbaijan (9), Greece (18), Georgia (22), Romania (25), Serbia (30), Poland (32), Moldova (37)
I think in TOP 5 in final will be Azerbaijan, in TOP 10 Greece and maybe Georgia. In TOP 15 will be Romania .

Iberian
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Iberian

John, you are wrong. She did not fail any note. Please, haters go somewhere else. Thank you.

John
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John

She still failed to hit so many notes. And if it’s a 1/2 chance on whether she gets it right or not, should people really still be fanwanking this to oblivion.

marie
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marie

She can make it very well in Viena ;I think that she doesn’t show on stage what she is really going to do on may 23rd.You know she can dance very well, and i think she is going to dance with giuseppe di bella.
Spain is in my top 5.I’m waiting for the staging to know if she has a chance to win.

Iberian
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Iberian

Britney and all the other haters: Please! Go hating somewhere else! We are not talking about Latvia here. Edurne, if you want, has the BEST hand movements in the world.
And more on the subject: Edurne did a great job, what an amazing performance, very well done. Totally agree with Diego, she’s improved a lot, quite perfect to me, I love her voice and love the song. We love you, Edurne!

Nitzan
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Nitzan

Spain is doing it again i’m afraid – sending an amazing diva with a mediocre song. Edurne is stunningly beautiful, hot as hell, she has the voice and the attitude. Diva by-the-book. The song on the other hand is not good enough and may I say a little boring. The presentation, looking very ESC-like and predictable, simply doesn’t add the necessary component to make it more interesting for the viewer. My suggestion – go with the tribal theme. Bring your dancers and make the stage a dark, dramatic jungle. Tell the audience a story! Dear Edurne, we had the stand-still-greater-than-life… Read more »

hebbuzz
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hebbuzz

She still has to work on pitching the notes on key….. This performance was only better because the first was very weak. And live orchestra??? ROFL. Live playback you mean…. I like the song but Endurme needs to improve to impress

Frank21
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Frank21

When much people hate something so much is because must be really good, like Spain this year, when more negative coments from who knows who, more i am sure that Edurne is one of the best this year , and that is why so much negative coments , they are doing shit in his pants to think that Spain can win hahahahah ,

Britney
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Britney

So that hand movements again? Are she gonna use them in Vienna? I hope not, because Aminata has similiar, but much better hand movements. Anyway, good luck Spain, but I don’t think this can win.

Britney
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Britney

@#PepeVzla underrating? I think it’s overrated.

mad-professor
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mad-professor

I feel like Spain have just given up this year. The performance is as average as the song, especially when compared with the other acts.

Just Mario xoxo
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Just Mario xoxo

Spain can win 4 sure in Vienna if Edurne delivers a breathtaking performance..! <3
I'm really excited to watch her live show on the grand final! <3

loreenlover
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loreenlover

???????????????????????????????????? OMG This is incredible i loved it but now so much more this has a lot of power. I love it EEeeEEeeooo

mark lebron
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mark lebron

Loving this.

AM.Casablancas
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AM.Casablancas

Team Edurne #TeamIeieo
Madrid2016 or maybe Barcelona2016

Calvin
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Calvin

Better. It seems like she’s taken the constructive criticism from last week and become looser onstage in a way that has improved the performance.
BUT.
If they put the god damn music video on the LED screen at ESC, I swear to God…

#PepeVzla
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#PepeVzla

I think everybody is underrating Spain but at the end Edurne will deliver perfectly in Saturday’s final and will shut some stupid mouths and fingers.. GO GIRL! You looked stunning but sounding was terrible, even Ruth Lorenzo’s “Gigantes” was terribly sounded

hurrizah
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hurrizah

Pastora Soler 2012, just saying. What is the song even about?

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

it was an obvious mistake to have the music video for the song as the background for the song itself
she’s also a little pitchy towards the end
spain is overrated every year because the spanish fans go hardcore on the internet
expect a midfield result
that being said it’s better than last year and the year before that

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

Diego is a tad OTT here, but that was expected after such a negative one last time. I listen on headphones at high volume and also agree the music is “burying” the vocal, the levels are not the same as on the studio version. They still have time to get it perfect. The real problem won’t be Edurne; it’s the song and that funny noise EEEieEEO she repeats over and over. This “lyric” is no better than the poor “Make me la la la” or “I’m a Golden Boy” and the rest. In all honesty the EEEieEEO is a cheap… Read more »

Bronson
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Bronson

She’s very easy on the eyes 😉
Good performance, but the sound quality is really bad….

Kyrietzsc
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Kyrietzsc

Just a word… AMAZING! Hope people can apreciatte her vocals and the song… Good luck!!!

Alison
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Alison

@Miguel Thanks for posting that! She sounds so much stronger than in the video clip. In the tv recording it sounded like she wasn’t hitting the big “Eeeayayaoo” (or whatever) parts but those bits sound awesome in your audience recording! Excited for her performance in Vienna on the big stage (particularly now that she’s bringing the dancer!)

SEXYITALIANDANCER
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SEXYITALIANDANCER

Wow, so much hate at the comment section, are you guys afraid of the tigress? ö

She will SLAAAAAAAAAAY it on Viena, i’m pretty sure of it.

Tinkarafan
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Tinkarafan

Amazing and stunning performance, I cant even imagine how epic it will be in Vienna, Edurne is my Winner without any doubt! Kisses from sLOVEnia