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.

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richard
richard
5 years ago

Alvaro Soler!

oli
oli
5 years ago

I enjoy some spanish eurodrama, but I really want to see Spain doing well at some point. I think that they need to send some spanish or latin tune with international flavour. That could work great for them.

bella
bella
5 years ago

Send Alvaro Soler with a dance song in spanish

Riva
Riva
5 years ago

I can’t get what do you mean under bad staging this years. Operator’s work was bad, minor flaws were, but not overall. Not for cold 20+ places. Though Europe is still voting and voting for eastern countries like crazy rabbit, maybe along with migrants… Russia, Ukraine, now with Australemania. Tho I’d agreed about their television if I knewed more. Maybe it’s worthy to spend more on promos?

Dezesc
Dezesc
5 years ago

My country hasn’t been in the top 5 for 21 years. Federico has been our head of delegation since 2002, and the last time we ended up higher than 10th was in 2003, somehow it seems our national broadcaster doesn’t care. Barei’s song was really good but TVE ruined our chances of doing well with that poor staging and by acting unprofessionally. I’m afraid we won’t know anything about our selection process till late December… (As always). We need a new delegation of people interested in the contest, with creative and professional ideas.

Paul D
Paul D
5 years ago

Italy also confirmed

johanleekens
johanleekens
5 years ago

That’s great, for the past 8 years Spain has always been in my top 5 (5th in 2009/2010/2013/2015, 3th in 2016 and 1st in 2011/2012/2014), but they only reached the 10th place twice, I hope they can finally win because that is what they really deserve

Darren
Darren
5 years ago

Had Spain not already confirmed? I thought this was already announced months ago. But anyway,
Looking forward to see what they send. They seem to always be a fan favourite on sites like this, but something always goes wrong for them on the night. In the case of Barei and Edurne, it was staging. I still listen to “Say Yay” sometimes, but I know she can do better. Spain should send Alvaro Soler though, I’ve been saying it for months. Anyways, best of luck to Spain 🙂 I always look forward to listening to what they send.

Pollaski
Pollaski
5 years ago

Barei was a great singer and a good song that was ruined by terrible, terrible staging.

I’ve said it before- if a sports team consistently fails to achieve desired results, you fire the coach/manager.

If a Eurovision country does the same, then the head of delegation needs to go. Hopefully Spain can shake things up and create a more definitive presence in the contest.

EF0912
EF0912
5 years ago

‘Say Yay’ was a step in the right direction and I really liked the song but it had one of the worst staging in the contest which really made the song lose impact especially after Russia. Spain can never get staging right (except 2014 – I liked that staging) so they need to sort that out.