Back in 2014, she promised to come back in the lyrics of her song “Más (Run)”.
And on Saturday Spanish-South African starlet Brequette Cassie reminded us of that fact by publicly revealing “No Enemy” — one of the three entries she submitted to RTVE for Objetivo Eurovisión, Spain’s national selection.
Brequette Cassie – “No enemy”
“No Enemy” begins with a xylophone, creating a seriously mysterious and inviting opening. The song gives Brequette plenty of space to show off her fierce vocals. And her unique sound works well with the fierce lyrics about about self-empowerment and rising above adversities.
Unfortunately the rest of the song fails to live up to the opening, and the repetition of Ayo! isn’t really working for us. Our wiwibloggers Deban and William listened to the song once and reacted immediately. As you can see below, the “Más” hype and adulation doesn’t carry through to this…
Brequette’s entry for 2017 has a fantastic team behind it. Barei and her boyfriend Rubén Villanueva composed the track, and it’s definitely modern and on-trend. You can feel some strong “Say yay!” vibes. But that’s the problem — it’s just vibes of a banger, rather than an actual banger. We expected “más, más, más” from them. Lounge music is for lounging, and it puts us to sleep.
Submission period ends tomorrow
Brequette is a one of the many singers who is taking part in Spain’s Eurocasting. As of November 17, the broadcaster had received 135 songs. We anticipate that the number has swelled significantly since then.
After the submission period closes tomorrow, the broadcaster will cut the entries to just 30, and these songs will then take part in an internet selection. It is not clear yet when the entries will be out, but many artists have already confirmed their participation.
What’s your take on the song? Do you think that Brequette’s song is better than “Más”? Do you think Brequette will qualify for the live final? Tell us in the comment section below!
Robyn Gallahager: I really understand you. But the spanish music that we send to this preselections is not enough good to Eurovision. I feel them cheap and empty. I would love to send something like you say but I don’t feel the quality. Maybe only Javian with “No somos heroes” could save that, but we have to see him vocals. And spanish folklore has a love-hate relationship with Eurovision. We ended fifth with Azucar Moreno, but we were in the 20th place in 1996. It’s true that his song was worst than Azucar Moreno one, but Remedios Amaya delivered a… Read more »
This is obviously intention to promote song, using eurovision to promote the song, eurovision song contest song winner never introduced so early before the show like this, rare case. They just want to get people attention to introduce a song this way, as eurovision viewing figure is high, incase they don’t make it to the final or even win ticket to esc they will have this song promoted already via eurovision websites. If they want to take it seriously they wouldn’t rush it first place they would play wiser instead of showing off like this, ridiculous, yes the song is… Read more »
I have to admit before I even scrolled all the way down to leave my comment, I’m reading my thoughts in other comments. I expect more from the beginning but by the end I’m left feeling kind of flat. I would have thought the name of the song was “Ayo” not “No Fight”. 🙁
I can’t stop laughing at the comments. Y’all are basic.
Sweden is a country without national character living in an established denial of culture, heritage and identity. They professionalised their game in pop music and are utterly successful in Eurovision. As it is extremely frustrating to see how millions of European votes embracing something uniquely cultural and classy get cast aside by a powerful jury elite (Grande Amore vs. Heroes), it is even more frustrating to see how European countries are trying to brush off their culture and uniqueness, to make an entry in the winners record of Eurovision, but still remaining meaningless and dull. Spain seems to have given… Read more »
I am still not over “Días de alegría”…. <3…. what a marvellous gem the Spanish audience threw into the gutter….
Put on; Putt the shield on ; come on; you’re a winner ; you’re a WEINER …….Aiyo
If “Say yay” had to become a flop, then “No enemy” is born to flop.
Espero que España ponga sus divas a la jubilación y que nos de la mirada de Alvaro Soler 🙂
Hmm I don’t really like it. If we send this I’m sure Spail will be, at best, somewhere between 15 – 20.
Politically it seems politically on point and I kind of think that’s a consideration for the winner this year following last years performance and considering the changes in the world in the last year. Prefer this to her orivious entry and her voice makes the song even if it’s a bit repetitive towards the end.
it’s an ok song but her vocals truly lift the song to a whole new level… idk how this will do but i’m perfectly fine with this representing spain next year.
This is so meec… next one please.
She reminds me Beyonce in low notes. I really like this song, it’s not perfect but if with a good performance maybe Spain can get a good place 😉
Welp. If this is selected, I guess it’ll be another year outside the top 20 for Spain. I agree with Robyn on everything: Spain needs to go back to their summery/fiesta sound they used in their early 00s entries (they finished top 10 every year from 2001 to 2005, after all).
‘i haven’t seen comments saying sweden has to send jojk’
Well just look under any of the latest Jon Hendrik melfest posts xD
Ok, to speak seriously, it’s a good and modern song. Maybe not the song that will make the real difference in Kiev, but it’s good. The only disadvantage that I can find is this ”AYO”… history says that judges hate these situations (”ooooo” , ”eeeeee”, ”ei ei ei” etc). And they are right to hate them. I mean you have 3 minutes to make the difference, that’s it, 3 minutes, and you give me a song in which you say 18 times in 3 minutes the ”word” AYO? This song is a great example on how you can make a… Read more »
You should all listen to some other songs that are in Eurocasting too:
– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfgxA9BcUKo (it’s only a teaser) i like it because it sounds like the spanish hits that everybody have listened to
– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IreW7_t4S3Q this one is so emotional and beautiful
– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMmz1kyHrWk i like this one because the chours are so catchy, maybe the other part is more boring
I like it. It’s not perfect, but definitely better than any other of the songs from the last year’s national final. But I still regret that she hasn’t won in 2014
the intro is super promising wow but the rest of it is not so good
The first half of the song is much better than I thought from the clip…..the second half though doesn’t build up from there.
I can’t understand you. Why if Sweden sends a modern pop song you’ll praise it but if it’s Spain you’ll say that is nothing special and we won’t have opportunities? I haven’t seen comments saying that Sweden has to send jojk or Germany jodeln. Not everything in Spain is sun, beaches and guitars.
I can’t understand you. Why if Sweden send a modern pop song you’ll praise it but if it’s Spain we won’t have oportunities and you’ll talk bad about it? I haven’t seen comments praying Sweden to send jojk or Germany jodeln. Your hiprocrisy is amazing. Not everything in Spain is sun, guitars and beach.
I actually really like this song. Maybe because I haven’t heard her NF song from 2014 but I enjoyed it and think it could do really well at Eurovision.
I actually like it a lot, probably on par with “Más”.
“Más (Run)” was much better than this! This song starts well but then it gets repetitive and annoying… and to be honest, I was never a fan of her voice…
Catchy.! But please revamp some parts with more corists and instrumental emphasis.