Barei from Spain has just completed the second rehearsal of her song “Say Yay!” at Eurovision 2016 and much like first rehearsal, she sounded and looked amazing. Her live vocal slays the pack. She’s oozing confidence and sex and has us begging for more! The camera angles and the backing vocalists have improved a lot since the first rehearsal, but there is still something missing and it’s very difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s lacking.
The staging from the first rehearsal was identical in the second rehearsal – triangles aplenty in shades of neon green and pink. The staging still doesn’t match the power of the song or Barei’s vocal, so in a way it does feel like a bit of a mismatch.
Barei’s backing vocalists also seem to lack energy. “Say Yay!” is an anthem. It needs power and oomph to at least match, if not elevate the song to another level. The dance moves are sloppy and awkward. On a positive note, the voices of the backing vocalists have improved significantly since the first rehearsal.
It will be interesting to see how Barei fairs in the grand final. There’s so many positives about this performance but the negatives do make a big impact.
SPAIN: SECOND REHEARSAL AT EUROVISION 2016
Interview with Barei after her second rehearsal
BAREI: PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER FIRST REHEARSAL
SPAIN: REACTION TO FIRST REHEARSAL
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Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)