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!”
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.
YOUR FAVOURITES ON 1 FEBRUARY (5 ACTS)
- Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 53.25% (3,083 votes)
- Malta: Ira Losco “Chameleon” 24.08% (1,394 votes)
- Belgium: Laura Tesoro “What’s The Pressure” 8.1% (469 votes)
- Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 7.89% (457 votes)
- Belarus: Ivan “Help You Fly” 6.68% (387 votes)
Total Votes: 5,790
YOUR FAVOURITES ON 22 JANUARY (3 ACTS)
- Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 42.99% (668 votes)
- Belgium: Laura Tesoro “What’s The Pressure” 31.02% (482 votes)
- Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 25.99% (404 votes)
Total Votes: 1,554
YOUR FAVOURITES ON 17 JANUARY (2 ACTS)
- Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 58.08% (762 votes)
- Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 41.92% (550 votes)
Total Votes: 1,312