He’s the singer-songwriter who took Romania to third place at Eurovision 2010 along with Paula Seling, before returning again in 2014.
And on Sunday it became clear that Romanian-Norwegian Eurovision star Ovi Jacobsen still has the Eurovision bug, as it was revealed that he has produced “Contigo” — the Objetivo Eurovisón song from Mirela.
Singing to the man of her dreams, Mirela speaks of love and wanting to explore the world by his side in her upbeat, feel-good track. It’s a slice of summer and one filled with love (not to mention a bit of baila la la). There are no fears, she says, just the dream of building a life together. Sign me up!
Ovi’s knowledge of the Eurovision landscape may explain why the song has already struck a chord with Eurovision fans.
We launched our Objetivo Eurovisión 2017 poll earlier this afternoon. It’s only been three hours, but we’ve collected 1,778 votes and Mirela has jumped to an early lead with 33.41% of them. That puts her just ahead of Manel Navarro who has 28.74%.
Ovi previously teased his participation in the Spanish selection.
On January 7 the “Playing With Fire” hitmaker shared a photo on his Facebook page with Spanish producer Isaac Luque. He was quite explicit about his intentions, writing: “No year without ESC. Not exactly Barcelona weather in Bucharest for my Spanish friend, but music keeps us warm.”
Ovi isn’t the only Eurovision veteran on Mirela’s team.
Songwriter Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson is behind some of Spain’s most memorable entries, including Pastora Soler’s “Quédate conmigo”, Edurne’s “Amanecer” and D’Nash’s “I Love You Mi Vida”.
Do you think Ovi’s collaboration with Tony and Mirela will lead to a victory in Spain’s national final? Is it the most Eurovision-friendly track? Or do you have another favourite? Let us know in the comments box below.