After a relatively quiet weekend, Spain kicked national final season back into gear last night. Following 2015’s misstep, the country returned to its Objetivo Eurovisíon format and decided to send Barei to Eurovision 2016 with “Say Yay”. She joins the five other confirmed entries from Albania, Belarus, Belgium, Ireland and Malta.

In the past three weeks y’all have cast more than 8,600 votes in our weekly favourite act polls. Once again, it’s time to wipe the slate clean and ask you to choose your favourite Eurovision 2016 act so far. You can listen to the Spanish entry and watch our video reaction below. Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to check the box next to every act you want to support before submitting your votes. Voting ends on Thursday 11 February — just ahead of the Austrian national final on 12 February.

We will then relaunch the poll to include all the entries that drop that weekend — the aforementioned Austria along with Denmark, Switzerland and potentially Italy on 13 February and Georgia on 15 February. That means this poll will remain open for almost two weeks. However, we may close the poll sooner if we get any surprise entries in the interim.

Eurovision 2016: Our top six so far

Barei “Say Yay!”

https://youtu.be/gqIsmOX0eV0

Spain’s Objetivo Eurovisión saw six acts battle it out for the chance to sing in Stockholm next May. The line-up included heavy-hitters such as Junior Eurovision 2004 winner María Isabel and Your Face Sounds Familiar veteran Xuso Jones. However, the unsigned Barei rose to the top with “Say Yay!”. The upbeat pop number already has us dancing, but will it be enough to see her revive Spain’s Eurovision fortunes?

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE EUROVISION 2016 ACT SO FAR? VOTE NOW!

The poll is now closed. See the results.

PREVIOUS FAVOURITES

YOUR FAVOURITES ON 1 FEBRUARY (5 ACTS)

  1. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 53.25% (3,083 votes)
  2. Malta: Ira Losco “Chameleon” 24.08% (1,394 votes)
  3. Belgium: Laura Tesoro “What’s The Pressure” 8.1% (469 votes)
  4. Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 7.89% (457 votes)
  5. Belarus: Ivan “Help You Fly” 6.68% (387 votes)

Total Votes: 5,790

YOUR FAVOURITES ON 22 JANUARY (3 ACTS)

  1. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 42.99% (668 votes)
  2. Belgium: Laura Tesoro “What’s The Pressure” 31.02% (482 votes)
  3. Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 25.99% (404 votes)

Total Votes: 1,554

YOUR FAVOURITES ON 17 JANUARY (2 ACTS)

  1. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 58.08% (762 votes)
  2. Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 41.92% (550 votes)

Total Votes: 1,312

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Xarli
5 years ago

My favorite so far:

1. Spain
2. Ireland
3. Malta
4. Belgium
5. Albania
6. Belarus

I’m from Mexico and I’m not voting for Spain as my number one because she’s Spanish, but because the song makes me want to dance and the song is catchy. At first I didn’t like it as much but now i haven’t stopped playing it. As for Ireland I loved the rythm. It makes me feel happy and obviously it’s a song I’m loooking forward to see on stage. Good luck to all. 🙂

Heike
Heike
5 years ago

1. Belarus
2. Belgium
3. Albania
4. Ireland
5. Malta
6. Spain

amalia
amalia
5 years ago

Vote for Ireland.. Nicky Byrne – sunlight

Shane
Shane
5 years ago

Hi, Guys can you vote for your prediction of the Eurovision Winner 2016 using this link to vote – http://tummiweb.com/scorewiz/scoreboard/view/141129/eurovision-2016-your-top-6
Here is the link for the results –
http://tummiweb.com/scorewiz/menu/141129/Yg57mBMR

MMs
MMs
5 years ago

I don’t have a clear favorite right now but I love Albania, Malta and Spain 😀

Say Yay is amazing, I was over the moon when she won. Does anyone know why she ditched the Spanish lyrics in the second chorus? 🙁

German
German
5 years ago

Ireland few hours ago was second behind Spain.

This article is not even in frist page of wiwibloggs, it’s quite odd that now Ireland sunddenly got so many votes.

Can the team check if there’s one person voting hundreds of times?

Hugh
Hugh
5 years ago

Good: Spain
Potential: Belgium, Albania
Meh: Ireland, Malta
Bad: Belarus

At the moment Albania comes in 5th in my own ranking, but I feel like the bones are there for something good.

Laura’s entry has issues, but it’s fun. Bring some of that Love Kills rejig magic and it could work. I don’t think rejogs are the solution to everything, but the song is close enough that there’s a shot.

Ñu
Ñu
5 years ago

Even I’m from Spain, there’s no other type of poll you can use Wiwibloggs??
Seems so fake the % for Spain are Ireland comparing to the others…

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

@Rona’s Hair – I think that several Finnish songs would top this poll in my eyes in a blink – No Fear, Good Enough, On It Goes, Love is Blind, Don’t Wake Me Up, Draamaa, Shamppanjavaitas. Finns have a great line-up, they just have to not screw-it-up like last year and pick something good, catchy and special.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

Spain looks good but the song has not hooked me. Maybe it’s a grower.

1. Belarus
2. Belgium
3. Albania
4. Ireland
5. Malta
6. Spain

Rona's Hair
Rona's Hair
5 years ago

Barei and Ira top Ireland in a instant! Let the Irish create a reality where Nicky is the winner. Also, idk if its just me, but Saara Aalto could beat all of these people.

BunnyC
BunnyC
5 years ago

1. Spain (I wish at least a bit was in Spanish tho)
2. Malta
3. Belgium
4. Albania
5. Ireland
6. Belarus

baldrian
baldrian
5 years ago

1. Spain
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6. The Rest

Ariso Light
Ariso Light
5 years ago

1st Spain
2nd Ireland
3rd Albania
4th Belarus
5th Malta
6th Belgium

Rita
Rita
5 years ago

Looks like according to this poll, I’m in the minority. My top 3 so far is 1. Malta
2. Albania and 3. Belarus. Spain’s song is fine and I think it is better than Ireland’s or Belgium’s.

Mich
Mich
5 years ago

Oh yeah! 😀 I knew that Spain will have a better chance in the competence. Good luck Spain and I will support you!

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

I adore Spain
Really lile Belgium
I like Belarus and Ireland
Albania will be revamped
Malta is such a snooze fest I just can’t.

Nikos
Nikos
5 years ago

1) Spain
2) Albania
3) Ireland
4) Belarus
5) Belgium
6) Malta

Lorraine
Lorraine
5 years ago

To all the supporter of Irish singer all over the world.. Please vote @NickyByrne of Ireland in eurovision 2016… I guess in my opinion his the best singer to all the qualifying… And I’m her no.1 fans her in the Philippines…

Mar
Mar
5 years ago

Lol @ people (irish or otherwise) claiming the spanish over hype their entries and hijack the polls. I think a good thorough look in the mirror is in order. You can start rightfully complaining about spanish spammers the day Cann Lin and Molly Sterling reach a final 😉
Anyway, my top
1) Spain (dissapointed it’s in english, but still a good song nonetheless)
2) Belgium
3) Belarus
4) Albania
5) Ireland
6) Malta

MarioMario
5 years ago

Spain is the best. No doubt about it is a diamond in the rough. The song is lively, contemporary and catchy. The singer is a great vocalist with a ery authentic vibe. If Spain revamps it and plans out an efective stage act, they should do well. Albania is another song with great potential. Malta’s song and singer lack authenticity. Belarus is too raw for my taste. Ireland’s song goes nowhere. Belgium is a mess.

John
John
5 years ago

Shane, there’s 6 countries participating so far so it’s very unlikely that somebody’s country wont be doing well because the entry hasn’t been selected. Also, Ireland has a suspiciously high amount of votes. If you compare it to forums like Escfoum and escunited, it is hardly doing aswell and is worse than Malta and Albania. The thing is with a poll like this, anyone can vote and so somebody can just spam their votes for one artist. Whereas, on a forum, you need to sign up and then vote. Also, forum voting allows you to vote on all the songs… Read more »

Illyric
Illyric
5 years ago

Albania one and only that deserves the 1st place right now.
I like a bit Spain though.
@MGR what exactly do u mean “Albania is only Albania” in ur case ??

Shane
Shane
5 years ago

I completely Agree with Sophia, please stop being so harsh on Ireland too, it’s better than the other songs! You guys are saying oh stop voting for ireland it’s not fair. I’m not from Ireland but, I like the song. You guys are only raging becuase your country is not winning the country that gets the most on this is favourited.
Btw, Malta is so overrated
My top 3:

1# Ireland
2#Spain
3# Belgium

Sophia
Sophia
5 years ago

1. Spain (by far my favourite Madrid 2017)
2. Ireland
3. Belgium
4. Albania
5. Malta
6. Belarus

Malta is extremely overrated nothing special about it

MGR
MGR
5 years ago

“Say Yay” is loose and lax song. It’s hard to say one good word about yesterday’s venture in Spain.

MGR
MGR
5 years ago

Albania is only Albania, but Spain is Spain and that’s why it hurts. I thought that this country is civilized and modern.

Jacques
Jacques
5 years ago

I put the Spanish entry to my first place. Barei really could win it all in Stockholm, but… The song really needs to be revamped. They really should work on it a lot, with cool producers. “Say Yay” is more original than “Amanecer” or “Dancing in the Rain”, but both songs were way better-produced than the song of Barei, especially Ruth’s. I’m pretty sure RTVE will have enough time to work on the song, as well careography and what she wears. All these stuff really should be revamped – also it’s better if backing vocalists and Barei herself don’t scream… Read more »

PP
PP
5 years ago

1.Spain
2.Belgium
3.Belarus
4.Albania
5.Malta
6.Ireland

Jac
Jac
5 years ago

I think my top may change a few times but right now its;

1. Malta
2. Spain
3. Belarus
4. Belgium
5. Ireland
6. Albania

Marco
Marco
5 years ago

1.Belgium
2.Belarus
3.Spain
4.Albania
5.Ireland
6.Malta

MGR
MGR
5 years ago

I hope that you know that all my previous comments (excluding this one when I said that she looks like Ann Sophie, because this is true) were clear irony. This is my ranking at this moment:
6. Albania – very raw and weak
5. Spain – ESC is not about foot dancing
4. Ireland – too strength
3. Belarus – it’s hard to believe
2. Belgium – I like the Belgian selections because generally the best song won
1. Malta – even bookies believe in Ira Losco

MO
MO
5 years ago

1)Ireland
2)Belgium
3)Malta
4)Spain
5)Belarus
6)Albania

John
John
5 years ago
Kirsten
Kirsten
5 years ago

1. Spain
2. Belgium
3. Belarus
4. Malta
5. Ireland
6. Albania

WendyWilliams
WendyWilliams
5 years ago

These polls are right until spanish act can be voted too and spaniards get crazy voting their own bid. Every year is the same with them.

Héctor
Héctor
5 years ago

As I’m Spanish my favourite right now is Barei, maybe it will change with coming artists.
About the others:
2. Belarus
3. Malta
4. Albania
5. Ireland
6. Belgium

Timselvision
Timselvision
5 years ago

1. Spain
2. Malta
3. Albania
4. Belarus
5. Ireland
6. Belgium

#HelloHello
#HelloHello
5 years ago

Spain is above the others! Say Yay! <3

John
John
5 years ago

pole, it’s really consistent with the Spanish though, every year their entry gets some special treatment and most of the time it turns out to flop. 2012 is the only anomaly as a bad song actually managed to do well.

Easpag
Easpag
5 years ago

1.Spain
2.Belgium
3.Malta
4.Ireland
5.Albania
6.Belarus

The mass voting is quite annoying. As an Irish person, I would much rather see how we genuinely rank in comparison to the other contestants than see us pointlessly topping to polls week in week out.

mad-professor
mad-professor
5 years ago

Looks like Spain’s copying Georgia this year in the polls…

Still can’t believe we have nearly a month until the deadline and no good entries yet.

Ben Rafter
Ben Rafter
5 years ago

1. Belgium
2. Spain
3. Malta
4. Ireland (I’m Irish, don’t get the hype, still good)
5. Albania
6. Belarus

KV
KV
5 years ago

1) Spain – I’m not saying yay, i’m saying YAAAAAAAAAS.
=======(A BIG GAP)==========
2) Belgium
3) Malta
4) Albania
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5) Ireland
6) Belarus and their hot mess.

D
D
5 years ago

1- Albania
2- Spain
~~~5 million spaces~~~
3- Malta
4- Belgium
5- Belarus
6- Ireland

Thanks to whoever’s spamming the poll for Ireland

Hippo
Hippo
5 years ago

My ranking
1.Albania
2.Spain
3.Malta
4.Belarus
5.Ireland
6.Belgium

No song that I really like too much yet.

Graph
Graph
5 years ago

1. Malta
2. Albania

None of the others stand out enough to rank. I really like Malta’s song but otherwise I think the songs so far are not very good.

Österrike
Österrike
5 years ago

1 Spain
2 Belarus
3 Albania
4 Belgium
5 Ireland
6 Malta

Darren
Darren
5 years ago

My top 6: 1. Spain 2. Ireland 3. Malta 4. Belarus 5. Belgium 6. Albania To be honest only Spain and Ireland are my favourites so far, I don’t really see the others qualifying. But Spain is definitely top 10 worthy and one of my favourite Spanish entries. Ireland is my second favourite, it is a good solid, yet predictable pop song. I really don’t get why people are ranking it so low, yet some of the same people ranking it low had Mans as there number one last year….guess that’s just because it’s Ireland. Malta is also good but… Read more »