She’s moving her feet, she’s having fun and she’s NOT singing in Spanish.
And on Saturday Barei, Spain’s Eurovision 2016 singer, cosied up to wiwibloggserPadraig for a chat in English.
The 34-year-old beauty worked an edgy, off-duty model look while telling us about her song, her dance and her plans for Stockholm.
Barei at Riga Pre-Party 2016
Barei explained that her dance routine came to her pretty spontaneously during one of the first rehearsals with the song.
She also told us about her journey from independent artist to signing with Universal Music — and she doesn’t plan to record a Spanish-language version of her song.
“[It] wouldn’t fit my style”, she says, punctuating her comments by quoting Taylor Swift: “haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate”.
We were curious how Barei — real name Bárbara Reyzábal González-Aller — came up with her stage name. Apparently her friends called her Barbie, but as a doll can’t compare to this year’s Spanish artist, she played with the letters and that’s how you get Barei.
As for her performance at the Riga event, Barei totally slayed as you can see below.
‘Hovitches’ on Periscope
After the show ended, Barei teamed up with her new besties Hovi Star, IVAN and Ira Losco— a group who one fan called the ‘Hovitches’ — and did a hilarious Periscope live from the airport, where they waited for their flight to Moscow’s Eurovision Party.
In this glorious video, we can see Barei dancing reggaeton, Hovi singing Kylie Minogue, IVAN going Katy Perry and the quote of the year:
“My friends call me bitch” – Hovi Star.
It was 01.00 CET, but we at wiwibloggs were awake and couldn’t get enough of it, so here you have a link to watch or revisit.
Are you trying hard to master Barei’s dance moves? Let us know below!