In 2014 Brequette Cassie came second at the Spanish National Final — Mira quien va a Eurovision — just 3.57% behind Ruth Lorenzo in the televoting.
And on Tuesday she made it clear the Eurovision fire still burns bright inside her, revealing on social media that she has submitted three songs to RTVE’s Objetivo Eurovision 2017.
She previously discussed her bid with eurovision-spain.com, which led an enthusiastic fan to Tweet about her three songs. She responded rather enthusiastically: “LET’S DO THIS!”
LET'S DO THIS !!!!! ?? pic.twitter.com/UALXPoKS3t
— Brequette Cassie. (@BrequetteCassie) November 8, 2016
In addition to Spain’s national selection, Brequette has tasted Eurovision glory as a backing vocalist.
Last year she was among the vocalists who supported Barei. She wants “Más” (more) and her target is Objetivo Eurovision.
As the November 27 deadline for submissions draws closer, we’re slowly learning which artists have already sent their songs to RTVE. We heard about María Villalón more than a week ago, and now the hype is all about Brequette Cassie!
Originally from South Africa, she’s sent in three songs. Interestingly she’s joining forces with Barei and her boyfriend Ruben Villanueva (the co-author of “Say Yay”) on all three songs. She’s tasted from the Barei berry and she wants more of that juice!
As she recently told Eurovision-Spain:
“I’m really happy with the three songs that we sent to TVE. I feel really satisfied with the work done, and I think it’s my moment. I’ve already learnt, I have seen myself from the outside and I know what’s going on there. With all my heart, I move forward, I’m excited, I’m hungry and have experience. After seeing what I have to face, now it’s my turn!”
She also made it clear that English will be the principle language of her entries and that she will throw in some Spanish. She’s also going uptempo and leaving the ballads at home.
Brequette will have to wait quite some time to know if she’s one of the lucky ones who will compete in the final. Rather than participating in the Eurocasting, which will eventually select one wildcard entry for the final, she wants to be among the acts internally selected by the broadcaster to compete in the final. You can read more about the incredibly convoluted Spanish process here.
And while we can’t listen to her Eurovision projects just yet, we can indulge in the hype she’s creating on social media.
¿Teneis ganas de escuchar en lo que he estado trabajando? ? pic.twitter.com/yowjwDBzq2
— Brequette Cassie. (@BrequetteCassie) November 11, 2016
¿Excited to listen in what I’ve been working on?
Brequette, Barei and Rubén have been working hard lately to get their songs done in time…
— Brequette Cassie. (@BrequetteCassie) November 5, 2016
It’s an honour to work with this WOMAN @Barei_Music and @Royal_Sound. You both are the best, like level 10.
— Brequette Cassie. (@BrequetteCassie) November 6, 2016
— Brequette Cassie. (@BrequetteCassie) November 7, 2016
Thanks @Barei_Music @Royal_Sound! Besides you both being one of the biggest artists, you’re all also amazing people. So grateful to work with you two.
In her song “Más (Run)” in 2014, she sang – ¡prometo volver! (I promise to come back) — and hopefully, she will! Plus, “Mas (Run)” remains one of the highest ranked songs of all time on the Wiwi Jury. It easily won our jury for Spain’s national final, and remains the sixth-highest rated song among our jurors across any contest ever.
What do you think about Brequette? Do want her representing Spain in Kyiv next year? Let us know below!