¡España ha hablado! Major hype surrounded the six acts competing in tonight’s Objetivo Eurovisión, but ultimately only one could cut through it all to win the Spanish ticket to Stockholm. After 90 minutes of song and drama Barei emerged victorious with “Say Yay!”.
Throughout the three-minute song she demonstrated major swagger — she was a ball of attitude in a shiny black frock, popping and locking and even performing the infamous “slut drop”. The opening notes sounded slightly tentative, but she eventually came into her own. Riding a wave of adrenaline, she sang with conviction, which is requisite when dealing with themes of perseverance. The backing vocalists were a tad off — they were for every act — but she managed to keep the focus on her with her energy and hunger. Barei came here to collect — and boy did she!
Barei’s “Say Yay”: The Winner’s performance
Barei wins in Spain (Our Reaction)
Barei – 114
Xuso Jones – 94
Salvador Beltrán – 72
María Isabel – 68
Maverick – 66
Electric Nana – 66
While we waited for the results we were treated to a medley of Spain’s all-time Eurovision favourites. Loreen, who was part of the on-stage jury with Edurne and Il Divo’s Carlos Marín, even reprised her 2012 winning entry “Euphoria”.
Spain says yay! But what do you think of their choice? How does “Say Yay!” rank amongst your top six? Let us know in the comments box below.