He’s the Spanish señor who spent the past spring touring across Europe and building bridges with his fellow contestants. And on Tuesday, Manel Navarro shared the love once more as he released an acoustic medley of some Eurovision 2017 favourites.
Joined in the studio by a couple of friends friends, their guitars and a little percussion, the Catalan crooner tackles six of this year’s entries.
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Manel kicks it off with Lucie Jones’ “Never Give Up On You”.
Twitter fans first asked the Spaniard and Brit to duet à la Barei and Amir in 2016. The pair happily obliged, singing Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha’s “In The Name Of Love” at the London Eurovision Party.
Lucie Jones and Manel Navarro “In The Name Of Love” at London Eurovision Party
Next, he moves on to another of his duet partners — Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson. On the stripped back version of “I Can’t Go On” he swaps treadmills for strings and the slick choreography with a brooding gaze. However, the all-important “freaking beautiful” hand gesture remains.
Manel Navarro and Robin Bengtsson “Free Fallin” live at Madrid Eurovision PreParty
The medley continues with Denmark’s “Where I Am”, Moldova’s “Hey Mamma!” and Finland’s “Blackbird”. The blonde-haired hunk wraps things up with his own entry “Do It For Your Lover”.
Manel Navarro Eurovision 2017 medley
Spain’s Eurovision 2017 staging
While Manel’s been busy in the studio, there have been some leaks regarding his staging. As you may recall, Hans Pannecouke — the genius behind the Common Linnets, Laura Tesoro and Douwe Bob’s staging — will direct Spain’s performance.
On Monday, Eurovision-Spain shared a first-look shot of Manel’s performance. Palm trees, a globe and a starry sky dominate the LED backdrop.
— eurovision-spain.com (@eurospaincom) April 30, 2017
Manel himself dished out some teasers too, hinting via Twitter that he’ll be singing on a surfboard.
I can't believe The Simpsons also predicted Spain in @eurovision 2017
— Manel Navarro Music (@ManelNMusic) May 1, 2017
What do you think of Manel’s Eurovision 2017 medley? Which one did you like the most? And what about the staging? Let us know in the comment section below