Last year Spain’s Barei just wanted Europe to “Say Yay!” at Eurovision 2016. But in the end the jury and televoters gave her a lukewarm, if not cold, shoulder, and the sexy señorita finished in 22nd place.
But Spain — a nation that loves Eurovision as much as we love bearded drag queens — is ready to right the wrong of Stockholm and is very slowly revving up the engines for Eurovision 2017.
During an EBU reception held in Berlin on September 13, organised to mark the beginning of preparations for Eurovision, Spain officially confirmed its participation for the contest.
TVE/RTVE‘s representatives Mrs. Ana Bordas and Mr. Federico Llano handed their participation application to the Executive Supervisor of the EBU, Mr. Jan Ola Sand, thus marking Spain’s 58th attempt at the contest.
Despite our earlier pleas for them to start thinking big and start thinking early, the broadcaster has not yet announced any information on its intended selection process. Their Eurovision siesta continues.
Thankfully Eurofan favourite Ruth Lorenzo has stated publicly that she wants to wave her country’s flag at Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv. She’s now recording her second album and fans are already speculating that it may contain a potential Eurovision song.
Are you excited for Spain’s return? What do you think they need to do to get back to the Top 10? And which artists do you think can take them there. Let us know in the comments box below.