Barei is not swiming up the river on her own anymore. After signing a contract with Universal Music, she’s been working hard for her imminent journey to Eurovision 2016 and with the support of tens of thousands of Eurofans. We now have two milestones to celebrate. The first is the official video clip, which will be out next Thursday, March 10 at 10:00 CET and available on a live stream at RTVE.es. The second is the news that she will bring five backing vocalists with her to Stockholm.
And if you’re a Eurofan, you may recognise some of those singers, who have previously served as backing vocalists or attempted to sing at Eurovision on their own. Among them are Rebeca Rods (2007 and 2012), Portuguese sisters Awinnie Mybaby & Alana Sinkëy (2014) and Ukrainian singer and violinist Milena Brody (2013). Perhaps the biggest name is a woman who is ready to “run, run, run…” — yes, it’s 2014 contender Brequette Cassie, who narrowly lost out (on a tiebreak!) to Ruth Lorenzo back in 2014 in a very heated and ultimately controversial selection.
It’s been over a month since Barei won Spain’s NF Objetivo Eurovisión. After her victory, several record labels approached her and she ultimately decided on Universal.
The first stop on her European promotional tour was Ukraine, where Barei performed her Eurovision entry “Say Yay!” in the country’s second semi-final. She demonstrated major improvements, both vocally and visually. She also had the chance to meet her favorite Ukrainian Eurovision performer, Andriy Danilko (widely known for representing Ukraine as Verka Serduchka back in 2007).
Her energy and enthusiasm remain in tact despite her busy schedule. We felt her passion here on wiwibloggs in a series of interviews ahead of the national final. In case you missed them, you can catch up below.
WIWIBLOGGS INTERVIEWS BAREI PART 1
WIWIBLOGGS INTERVIEWS BAREI PART 2
How do feel about Spain’s chances in Stockholm? Do you feel she’s in to win it or are you saying nay? Let us know in the comments below!