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song snakes from Caravaggio to Tàpies, and from Warhol to Rubens, layering lyrics about mankind’s finest art over an outdated beat.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.
Tienen que ir por favor????https://t.co/toEnXrhBz4
— Entropía (@opacarules) October 11, 2016
Por favor España mándalas, nunca te he pedido nada, por favor https://t.co/2vlbfRVhVd
— ~ Miss Freckles ? #EstaEsNuestraManada (@AnageMidos) October 11, 2016
— Gaspar Blaya (@MonsieurBlaya) October 8, 2016
Like rul crazy. They even released a petition on Change.org…
— jairo ? (@itsjairx) October 5, 2016
…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:
cuanto SPAM con eurovisión!!
SPAIN nos paga las caries?
Que os pasa entrecots
— Lasbistecs (@lasbistecs) October 6, 2016
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:
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!