Dis oui, oui, oui! Amir, the French representative in Stockholm has covered this year’s Spanish song “Say Yay!” by Barei. And it looks like these two Big 5 acts are becoming good friends.
— ???? (@Amir_Off) April 5, 2016
“Say Yay!” won a poll on Twitter in which Amir asked his fans to vote for the song they wanted him to cover. The result was right across the Pyrénées, and so, the French singer grabbed his guitar and gave his rendition of Spain’s tune.
As we already know, “Say Yay!” sounds awesome with a guitar, and now it also does with a male voice. Now, you’ll be wondering if Barei will respond and do a version of “J’ai cherché”, but hey! that has (partially) already happened:
— BAREI (@BAREI_MUSIC) March 30, 2016
The Spanish songstress, who is clearly battling for Ms Congeniality 2016 (and also for Eurovision’s Next Top Model) , is one of the most active Eurovision starts in terms of social media this year. Much like her Periscope with Hovi Star, IVAN and Ira Losco in Riga, Barei is also contacting other artists through Twitter, and Amir is one of them.
Both singers have been chatting on Twitter. If you follow them, you’ll know the two of them are amongst the most active participants in social networks, so it’s no surprise that they get along well. We’ve even had a collaboration proposition:
@SelenurLorenzo @Amir_Off Me too!
— BAREI (@BAREI_MUSIC) March 27, 2016
@BAREI_MUSIC @SelenurLorenzo are you coming to Amsterdam?
— ???? (@Amir_Off) March 27, 2016
I guess many of you will already be like this (enjoy your last feet dance posts Kurt, Barei is coming!):
Will we get a collaboration between the two of them? Are you already sharing the cross-Pyrenaic love as much as we do? Let us know in the comment section!
#Bamir, we have a new ship!
Fans are going further. The tweeting between France’s and Spain’s singers has light a sparkle within fans, and they are already shipping the two singers. We’re already dying for #Bamir.
— Bernardo Tavares Pereira (@b_tavares_p) April 5, 2016
— Skugga (@SkuggaOfficial) April 5, 2016
— Dani is a mess (@danieuroshit) March 30, 2016
— Daniel Carbonell (@danimcll) March 27, 2016
— Rafa Bayona (@rafabayona) March 27, 2016
And Barei finally sang in Spanish
After months of endless language polemics, Barei finally showed us what her singing looks like in Spanish – but not with “Say Yay!”. After a fan petition on Twitter and Periscope, the Spanish singer agreed to sing “Campanera”, a popular Spanish song: