EuroCasting RTVE Spain Brequette LeKlein Nieves Hidalgo

It feels like Spain’s national selection for Eurovision 2017 has been going on for months. In fact, things are only heating up. On Tuesday December 20 RTVE will take us into the next phase of the competition when it reveals the three artists who have survived the latest cull in its Eurocasting.

As you’ll recall, Spain announced 30 Eurocasting finalists several weeks ago. Then last week, following a public vote, they reduced that list to ten. The three chosen from this batch will compete in a special sing-off — broadcast online — for the wildcard to Objetivo Eurovision, Spain’s national selection.

Shortly after the 10 finalists were announced last Thursday, we published a poll asking you which three acts should make the webcasting show. In just four days we received a total of 2,819 votes. If our readers have their way then Brequette, Nieves Hidalgo and LeKlein will sing-to-the-death (okay, just to the final) in January 2017. You can see the complete results of our poll at the bottom of this post.

These three singers have consistently rated at or near the top of our polls in Spain. Prior to the Eurocasting Top 10 we asked you to name your favourite among the Eurovision Top 30. In that poll Brequette and Nieves tied for first place, with Javián in third and LeKlein in fourth.

BREQUETTE WITH “NO ENEMY”

It wasn’t her time in 2014 with “Más (Run)”, but Brequette is back — and many fans say she’s better than ever. She won our earlier Eurocasting poll and it’s clear the Eurovision fire burns bright inside her. Ayo, here comes the beast! “No Enemy” is all about bravery and facing our fears without baring our teeth. Channeling Amazonian and tribal rhythms, Brequette brings a contemporary song which is ready to go — and slay!

NIEVES HIDALGO WITH “ESCLAVA”

She’s a veteran of The Voice and she finished on top of our #Eurocasting30 poll alongside Brequette. She’s singing an Old World ballad with major power, but she’s making it modern with her presence and beauty. She is Nieves Hidalgo!

LEKLEIN WITH “OUCH!

Her hook may sound painful — Ouch! — but her contemporary production, solid delivery and edgy looks have made her a firm fan favourite. She felt the love and answered it with a slick revamp of her entry, which is accompanied by an up-close and personal music video. Just look at those eyes and feel the heat!

The song has kept its Caribbean beats and has a glossier finish. The addition of some new sounds — digital and otherwise — help give this lift, particularly in the final “ouch, ouch, ouch” segment. She’s no longer in pain — or at least she’s happy to endure it.

Eurocasting poll results: Our readers’ favourites for the wildcard

  1. Brequette with “No Enemy” 27.74% (782 votes)
  2. Nieves Hidalgo with “Esclava” 25.19% (710 votes)
  3. Leklein with “Ouch! 12.74% (359 votes)
  4. Javián with “No somos héroes” 10.71% (302 votes)
  5. Nicky Triphook with “Daddy’s Little Girl” 7.95% (224 votes)
  6. Fruela with “Live It Up” 6.74% (190 votes)
  7. Pedro Elipe with “Del dolor” 2.73% (77 votes)
  8. Nito with “Luna” 2.45% (69 votes)
  9. Rebeca Moss with “Volveré por ti” 2.06% (58 votes)
  10. Romy Low with “In Love” 1.69% (48 votes)

Total Votes: 2,819

Who do YOU want to see advance to the Eurocasting web show? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Avstriya
Avstriya
4 years ago

I love “Esclava” and also “Volveré por tí”….

Esclava stands out and I get goosebumps from it. Brequette sounds like a definite last placer. Too formulaic and bleak.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

Loving the LeKlein song atm!

Kris
Kris
4 years ago

It seems to be a case of Facebook/twitter promoted fan-voting and not the regular wiwibloggs readers for Nieves………2 days ago I saw her languishing in the 7th place and suddenly she receives nearly as many votes in the period as everyone else got combined and then some……..so in that way I feel the poll got rigged.

Kev
Kev
4 years ago

Leklein got in my opinion a top 10 esc easily, is fresh and modern, brequette song no bad but need something different from her, less comercial

EUROFAN MEXICO
4 years ago

i tink too that javian and leklein have posibilities in Kiev for me brequete song is another of the same

wozzeck
wozzeck
4 years ago

Ok, lets talk about Javián, a guy who participated in Spain’s very first talent show 15 years ago, Operación Triunfo. Most of the contestants of that show managed to get a music career. But not Javián. At least he was a cute boy then, but now he hasn’t aged well and pretends to cover it up with tons of mascara that makes no sense with his song or his persona. Sorry, but everything about his entry is a hot mess and he is light years away from stardom.

Grande Amore
Grande Amore
4 years ago

I can only see Javián and LeKlein doing well in ESC.

PatrickG
PatrickG
4 years ago

Looks like Spain will put another year on their record of most years between wins

J@€L

Leklein or Javian please!

Marco
Marco
4 years ago

Imo Brequette,Javian and Fruela must to the next round 😀
1.Brequette
2.Javian
3.Fruela

Will
Will
4 years ago

Can you tell me what you see on Nieves Hidalgo entry? That’s a song that could fit so well on 2005, 2006, 2007 editions, not in Kiyv 2017! I dislike almost all of the songs, excepting Daddy’s little girl by Nicky Triphook and No enemy by Brequette. Hope we can get the top5 we deserved last year with Barei, my favourite spanish entry of all time. Fingers crossed!