Spain Hans Pannecoucke joins the Spanish team as artistic director

For once, it’s the calm after the storm for Manel Navarro. Spain’s Eurovision 2017 act has been fighting accusations and allegations from the moment he won Objetivo Eurovision in February. Now he’s putting that all to one side in his official music video for “Do It For Your Lover”.

Not only that, but RTVE have revealed that Hans Pannecoucke is joining the Spanish Eurovision team as artistic director. They want to see Manel shining and slaying in Kyiv with some truly joyous staging.

Manel Navarro — “Do It For Your Lover”

The video shows off the beautiful setting of Tenerife with some stunning shots of the island. It’s a simple affair that plays well with the song’s title. Manel and friends enjoy the sights of Tenerife and indulge in some sports, whilst Manel falls for a girl they meet whilst surfing. Looks like he’s doing it for her…

It’s not clear if he ends up with the girl or not, but we know one thing. We want summer to come and to hit that beach, y’all!

Hans Pannecoucke joins Spanish team

RTVE, Manel Navarro and his team have trusted Hans Pannecoucke as their artistic director. He’s a true professional in the matter – and certainly not new to Eurovision. He’s behind not only The Netherlands’ staging of The Common Linnets and Douwe Bob, but also Belgium’s Laura Tesoro.

The announcement that he’d be working with Manel came a few days after O’GENE confirmed they aren’t working with Hans for their entry.

“Cheerfulness!”That’s the word that Hans has in his mind for Manel’s staging. He believes that Spain has to sell this idea in Kiev, simply due to how lively and cheery “Do It For Your Lover” is. “It has to invite you to fly. Direct and simple. That’s much stronger than the complicated things.”

For Hans, Manel’s talent and quality are the most important aspects to project in Kiev. And the Spanish hopeful is thrilled about this idea – “he’s the one that knows how to do it…we come together putting ideas in common and something spectacular will surely come out” of this.

Manel has already been busy promoting his song across Europe. He’s been at Ukraine and Romania’s national final so far and now moves on to the preview parties. He’s confirmed his participation in both Amsterdam and the London Eurovision Party. Manel’s looking to win over hearts, y’all!

What do you think of Manel’s video? How do you imagine Spain’s staging with Hans Pannecoucke on board? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below and don’t forget to show off in our Wiwibloggs app!

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Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

The Odds and beting proceses reflects perfectly what i think about this song. BOTTOM. And not only for being a repetitive & annoying song, whith a singer who lacks charism and vocal qualities and that official video where you only can see rain and female butts on their plenitude. Is also in my bottom xause im against corruption. And this song, this singer and this TV station is just an example of that: corrpution. So, yes Jor di ask what we think? My answer is I think it should be disqualified, but due that is going, i guess a bottom… Read more »

Music is the key
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Music is the key

A great song. I hope the staging in Kiev will be “honest” and simple. With some instruments on stage – like in the Spanish final. Good luck Spain 🙂

Mike
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Mike

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. The staging will probably save Spain from being in the bottom 5, but it won’t improve the song at all. I feel that “do it for your lover baby, clap your hands and do it for your lover” being repeated all over the song for more than one minute makes it terribly boring, so my impression is that people from other countries, who don’t speak Spanish to understand the rest of the song, must find it boring too. Anyway, I wish Manel luck in Eurovision and in his music… Read more »

Eve
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Eve

@ mmiv Maybe, but this song is still bland and boring, sorry..

mmiv
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mmiv

Maybe it was not rigged in the first place.
Mirela was dated, LeKlein was annoying.

Eve
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Eve

Don’t approve bullying at all, but according to some of you, people should stay silent on corruption? If someone maybe wanted rigged results, then at least do it smart, not like this, gosh..

As I lay me down 2 get laid
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As I lay me down 2 get laid

appalling brat and forgettable song

Betty
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Betty

If Manel will not do well, i’m done with esc.
Last year it was the abuse against Georgia and Montenegro-accused of being predatory.
This year even Gunther’s Love Yourself was accused of being predatory.
Against who? Himself?
esc fans have that cruel side.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

The video is cute but he isn’t likeable at all as a person. At the beginning I thought he would achieve a decent result, but seeing how downhill everything went for him, I’m not expecting a result higher than the ones from Barei and Edurne. He’s truly getting 10x more hate than love, he really should’ve resigned because all of this killed his career before it even started.

Maarten
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Maarten

Reductive.

Pheonix
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Pheonix

One contribution to a successful staging in 2014 and Pannecoucke is hailed as the saviour of Tongoland 2017. Bearing in mind Trintje was placed in a black parachute and veil, like she was attending a Dutch funeral, it hardly bodes well for rescuing the shame if Spain this year.

Héctor
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Héctor

I hope with Hans we could have a decent staging for once!! Certainly it gives me hopes looking at the placement of the entries he planned.

NickC
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NickC

I can bet anyone that it will beat every Spanish entry in this century, except for Pastora Soler.

oli
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oli

Summer summer summer! I like it <3

Spanish eurofans need to get their s**t together and calm down. Bullying their own singer… I haven't seen such an idiotic behaviour before

kalet
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kalet

I wish the best for Manel and Spain

Stan
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Stan

The staging from Spain was a failure last year, so I guess it’s good to have some new ideas .

How do Spanish pronounce Pannecoucke?

I love the monkey
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No

AG
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AG

This is ok!

Jay
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Jay

Many Spanish fans threaten him every day, they tell lies, Manel is having a really bad time!!! EUROPE DOESN’T SUPPORT BULLYING!

Llobera 4 Ever
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Llobera 4 Ever

So sad, this guy really needs some life. He just doesn’t care about the result, just the same as he decided to end his career before it even started.

#SpainZeroPoints

cheesecake
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cheesecake

He’s in my top 5 and he definitely won’t come last.

2PEU
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2PEU

I want Manel to have a good result. Let’s see how all of you will love him,
when you will hear : Spain 12 points.

Eve
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Eve

Spain, Italy and France should always sing in their language.

Austrian Ari
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Austrian Ari

No matter how much money they spend, the song won’t become decent. It’s interesting though, how much they suddenly care in the fight for last place with Germany.

Hsinaps
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Hsinaps

Sois todos unos pesados, haced yoga, tomad infusiones o algo porque tanto amargamiento os va a matar.

It’s not my fave, that’s for sure, the song is a bit weak, but I wish him good luck, I feel sorry for him.

riggedObjectivoEurovision
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riggedObjectivoEurovision

I feel sorry for you Antonio. Due to Manel’s corrupt team all Spaniards are now left ashamed. There is a light shining still and the future will be brighter.

Oh yeah!
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Oh yeah!

Miracles don’t exist. Spain will finish last.

Antonio
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Antonio

His team also bought the National Final. Why am I Spaniard? Such a shame!