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Yes, the headline is as you read it: There’s a Spanish group who want want to represent Spain at Eurovision 2017 and finish as low as possible.

Let us introduce you to Las Bistecs, potentially Spain’s finest joke Eurovision act, who recently told Spanish web site Eslang, that they want to do Eurovision and do it wrong, with the goal of finishing last in the final.

The duo from Barcelona have pioneered “electro-disgusting” — a genre of music that throws back to the 80s, apparently in a bid to disgust listeners.

The best example is their biggest hit to date “Historia del arte”, which talks about the history of art in the most peculiar way. You don’t have to speak Spanish to take in their off-kilter vibe.

Las Bistecs – “Historia del arte”

These eccentric ladies serve some seriously weird lyrics, with the hooks of the song going, “Greeks, Romans, they are all humans” and “Doric, Doric, Ionic, Ionic, Corinthian, Corinthian, Corinthian, Corinthian”. Beat that, classicists.

There’s more, as the song snakes from Caravaggio to Tàpies, and from Warhol to Rubens, layering lyrics about mankind’s finest art over an outdated beat. A work of a genius, I say.

And why should we take Las Bistecs’ bid seriously?

In their five-year career, Las Bistecs have amassed a considerable fanbase, which counts plenty of Eurovision fans in its stable of oddballs. Their Twitter fans went crazy when they discovered their will to fly the Spanish flag.

Like rul crazy. They even released a petition on Change.org

…which sadly, has received the same attention as the petition to crowdfund Portugal’s Eurovision 2016 participation.

The lovely duo went all Serhat and listened to their fandom:

In the even that they do go to Kyiv, Las Bistecs have already made it clear that they want to wear sequin tracksuits. Eh. Well, here’s more of Las Bistecs. Enjoy:

“Señoras Bien”

“Caminante”

“Universio”

In any event, if Las Bistecs were to give Eurovision a try, they would probably have to get through the national selection, which RTVE is reportedly preparing.

Would the mainstream audience pick them? Would you vote for them? Can a joke act bring Spain back to top? Let us know in the comment section below!

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NarJag
NarJag
4 years ago

I Will support then if Las Bistecs goes to Eurovision Song Contest
HDA Classic.

Nikos
Nikos
4 years ago

I think that Art History has traumatized me for the rest of my life…

Anthony
Anthony
4 years ago

You think that’s bad Charles, X Factor flops Bratavio are willing to represent the UK in Kyiv. And you’ll laugh your head off when they mentioned “We’d be credible, not tacky”.

Niki
Niki
4 years ago

The last place is already reserved for Germany. 😉

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

I couldn’t control my laughter when I read this … all my sarcasm about everything wrong about Eurovision is smiling through the roof with irony 🙂 And pretty sure the comedic vibe these 2 may have to the point of mocking Eurovision for all the reasons Eurovision has allowed itself to create must be some hardcore fan’s wishful thinking to be in at some point. After Russian grannies there are no more boundaries to where stupidity can go as far as Eurovision is concerned. I’m still gonna keep laughing as hard as I can cause this is priceless LOL

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

This is what we swedes call “Omvänd psykologi”. It could sometimes be really useful. Especially if you have sleeping problems. Try to not sleep, and you’ll sleep. Try to end up last at ESC, and you’ll win!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

I’m listening to their album ‘Oferta’ and I haven’t screamed so loud in a while. Thank you Wiwibloggs for making me discover the best artists of 2016. If Spain sends them, I know who I’m voting for.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

Well… they have nothing to lose. These acts usually do well, unless they’re tragic to look at and listen to like Montenegro 2012. Send them!

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

Las Bistecs are great, I hope Spain will send them.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

Universio is actually really good starting at 3:00

I am not Jamala
I am not Jamala
4 years ago

PLEASE.

miquecn
miquecn
4 years ago

Chikilicuatre was a funny song and performance -as Las Bistecs are- and he finished in a better position than Edurne, Barei, Lucía Pérez…
Let’s try Las Bistecs

Bartosz
Bartosz
4 years ago

I am not sure what is the worst thing – “HDA” song or the fact that I enjoyed it a lot. This song is brilliant! I have nothing against Las Bistecs participation in ESC

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

Germany might have something against this. Maybe it would be a bigger fight over last place than over victory this year, lol.

D
D
4 years ago

I actually kinda like the art history song

johanleekens
johanleekens
4 years ago

Honestly, I don’t know what else Spain could send.
They have tried everything in the past years, finishing in my top-5 for eight years in a row (and that is because I haven’t watched 2008 and earlier).
It clearly is impossible for Spain to do well at the Eurovision, so why not troll Europe, after every way they have screwed up Spain, this may be some sort of revenge …

El rosario de Raquel
4 years ago

Ellas a quien quieren representar en ESC 2017 es ANDORRA, y cantando en Catalán plis y de coros se llevan a Jimy jump

Thiefo
4 years ago

Haha well with all these years trying to do things right and failing, maybe if they try to LOSE they might also fail and end up winning… or something.

mad-professor
mad-professor
4 years ago

Maybe it might be the kick that Spain needs to start taking Eurovision seriously.

Crumbs
Crumbs
4 years ago

Way better than Barrei and I am not even joking.

Calvin
Calvin
4 years ago

Omg I LOVE Las Bistecs! Can this please happen?

Pollaski
Pollaski
4 years ago

I say go for it.

Given Spains wonderful track record of being unable to do anything right in Eurovision, a blatant attempt to finish last probably ends up in the Top 5.