Hola, España! In just a few hours we’ll learn who will sing for Spain at Eurovision 2017 courtesy of Objetivo Eurovision — Spain’s national selection which has been going on for months. Shortly after Spain’s RTVE revealed the five internal acts, who will square off against Eurocasting winner Leklein, we asked our readers who they want to represent Spain. After counting 8,195 votes, we can now reveal that Mirela has come out to the top with “Contigo (With You)”.
You can watch the show tonight from 22:05 CET on the RTVE website.
Mirela has tried three times to represent Spain at Eurovision on three previous occasions: in 2007 with “La Reina de la Noche”, in 2008 with “Stronger” and in 2009 with “Nada es comparable a tí”. She’s your clear favourite in this poll to make it fourth time lucky. She received 3,195 votes, roughly 39% of all votes cast.
As well as topping our poll, Mirela is also the favourite to win with the Wiwi Jury. Wiwiblogger Bernardo described it as “a strong club hit contender”, whilst William called it “utterly fun and uplifting:”
From the cheap refrain of baila-la-la-la to the image of beautiful Mirela with her abs out to the use of the phrase “Mi corazón,” this oozes Eurovision clichés. It’s completely disposable and somewhat generic. But it’s also utterly fun and uplifting and the three minutes speed by faster than Edurne’s cape during her Eurovision 2015 dress reveal. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure — and I feel richer for having this in my life! Now get Mirela to Eurovision and on the radio ASAP.
Finishing second in our poll is the youngest candidate for Objetivo Eurovision, Manel Navarro, with his relaxing reggae-pop song “Do It For Your Lover.”
He earned 2,529 votes, or around 30%. Wiwiblogger Luis said that “it’s instantly likeable and so radio-friendly”.
Third place goes to Eurocasting winner Leklein with “Ouch”, who managed to gather 1,382 votes, which is around 17% of the total cast. She was your favourite in the Eurocasting final. Will the lingering support go her way tonight?
POLL RESULTS: WHO SHOULD REPRESENT SPAIN AT EUROVISION 2017? (RESULTS)
- Mirela – “Contigo” (“With You”): 38.99% (3,195 votes)
- Manel Navarro – “Do It for Your Lover”: 30.86% (2,529 votes)
- Leklein – “Ouch”: 16.86% (1,382 votes)
- Paula Rojo – “Lo Que Nunca Fue” (“What It Never Was”): 5.48% (449 votes)
- Maika – “Momento Crítico” (“Critical Moment”): 5.25% (430 votes)
- Mario Jefferson – “Spin My Head”: 2.56% (210 votes)
Total cast votes: 8,195
Objetivo Eurovision kicks off tonight at 22:05 CET and can be streamed live via the RTVE website. The winner will be decided by 50% televote and 50% by a professional jury. The jury is composed of three well known radio commentators: Virginia Díaz, Javier Cárdenas and Xavi Martínez. Televoting will begin once all candidates have performed their songs.
In case there’s a tie — as with Ruth Lorenzo and Brequette in 2014 — the jury has the power to decide who will fly the Spanish flag in Kiev and not the televote.
What do you think about Mirela’s song? Who are you looking forward to in tonight’s show? Let us know in the comments section below!