And on Saturday Spain’s RTVE finally gave us the answer, revealing that Nito won the day with his song “Luna” (Moon).
He may not have convinced the jury to take him from the Top 10 to the Eurocasting final, but his sexy voice and thumping Latin vibe definitely convinced the televoting public, perhaps paving the way for future participation.
Eurocasting 30: Online Voting Results
These are the full results. NOTE: These numbers correspond with the percentage of votes each act received and NOT the number of votes. So Nito earned 4.813% of all votes, not 4,813 individual votes.
Despite being the fans’ favourite act, the Spanish jury — as on so many other occasions — did not share the public’s opinion. In fact, Nito earned zero points from the jury vote, which placed him last in that phase of the contest. Game over, amigo!
Javián, who ultimately placed second in the wildcard show, also placed second here, earning 4.672% of the vote for his number “No somos héroes”.
Pre-contest favourite Brequette, who finished first in our #Eurocasting30 poll, came third here. She took to Instagram after learning the news to express her appreciation: “Muchas gracias a todos los que votasteis por #NoEnemy en el #Eurocasting ¡seguimos trabajando!” she wrote.
Loose translation: “Many thanks to all of you who voted for #NoEnemy in #Eurocasting we are still working!”
— wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) January 12, 2017
Nieves Hidalgo — who placed second in our Eurocasting 30 poll with 14.69% (560 votes) — finished eighth in the online voting segment and sixth in the jury vote (with two points). Our readers may have felt Nieves’ Latin power, but Spain did not.
Here are the results for the seven remaining candidates who made it to the final ten.
4. LeKlein – “Ouch” (4,105%)
5. Pedro Elipe – “Del Dolor” (Fom Pain) (3,865%)
6. Fruela – “Live it Up” (3,723%)
7. Romy Low – “In Love” (3,715%)
8. Nieves Hidalgo – “Esclava” (Slave) (3,655%)
9. Nicky Triphook – “Daddy’s Little Girl” (3,589%)
10. Rebecca Moss – “Volveré por tí” (I will come back for you) (3,461%)
The amazingly edgy diva, who won the Eurocasting final in a landslide on Thursday, only came fourth in the Eurocasting 30 vote. She earned 4,105% of votes.
In the Eurocasting 10 portion of the contest, the jury ranked her first — just as the public did during the actual Eurocasting final. But that’s not all: She was our reader’s favourite to win the final too!
She will now compete against five other acts in the Spanish National Final — Objetivo Eurovision. The final will take place in mid-February.
The singer, model and TV host placed sixth in the online voting phase of Eurocasting with 3,723% of all votes. But the jury placed him second, which carried him through to the Eurocasting web show.
Sadly his performance in the show left plenty of commentators lacking. He seemed stiff, awkward and somewhat uncomfortable.
— William Lee Adams (@willyleeadams) January 12, 2017
Now that RTVE has revealed the internally selected acts for the national final – Mario Jefferson, Maika, Mirela, Manel Navarro and Paula Rojo plus the Eurocasting winner LeKlein – we have the full list of acts that will fight to wear the Spanish flag in Kiev.
Y’all better stay tuned! The Spanish broadcaster plans to publish the candidates’ songs this Monday! YAS!
But what do you think of the Eurocasting results? Do you agree? Were you expecting these results? Share your thoughts below!