She was the main character of Spain’s Objetivo Eurovisión telenovela earlier in February.
And on Friday “Contigo” singer Mirela made it clear that she’s had enough of the euro-drama for this lifetime.
Speaking to Shangay, Spain’s almost Eurovision singer said she doesn’t have plans to return to a national selection in the future.
“I’m so sorry, but I’ve had enough with this one,” she said. Y’all need some tissues?
Mirela sings “Contigo” live at Objetivo Eurovisión
It’s perfectly understandable. Living through the mayhem that was Objetivo Eurovisión is something she should highlight on her CV. It certainly shows her abilities to persevere and remain cool under pressure. Things got rul tense, but she kept calm…even as she narrowly lost during her fourth attempt at going to Eurovision.
Despite not flying to Kyiv, Mirela’s year has been full of highs. She’s recording new music, and is currently taking part in The Lion King musical in Madrid, where Eurofans regularly shower her with love and applause.
And last week, ahead of the Eurovision final, she took part in a Netflix sketch with all of Spain’s Eurovision royalty. She joined Edurne, Ruth Lorenzo, Soraya, Rosa López and Eurovision 1968 winner Massiel in a parody of “Las Chicas del Cable” — the first Spanish production created for the platform.
Las chicas del televoto – Televote girls
Edurne, Ruth Lorenzo, Soraya and Rosa López play the operators of the Eurovision televote.
They all nod to their Eurovision entries, with Soraya saying that “the nightshift is for her” and Edurne undergoing a dress change.
In the end Mirela enters the boss’ office and asks if there’s room for her to be an operator next year.
As a Eurovision fan, Mirela has strong opinions about the 2017 edition.
She loves this year’s winner Salvador Sobral and was happy to see Portugal come out on top.
“I may be naïve, but I’ve always thought that Eurovision is not all about politics. I’ve always thought that it’s possible to win if you bring a good song, and Portugal proved it,” she said.
New music coming soon?
She may not be returning to Objetivo Eurovisión — or whatever form it takes moving forward — but that doesn’t mean Mirela won’t one day appear at Eurovision. She hasn’t explicitly ruled out a Eurovision appearance if she is internally selected by the broadcaster.
Eurovision aside, Mirela will continue combining her gig in The Lion King with her music career. She says she’s working on new songs, which will hopefully be out by the end of this year. Fancy another summer banger for Christmas?
Are you sad that Mirela isn’t coming back to a Eurovision selection? Do you think she would have fared better than Manel had she gone to Kyiv? And what kind of music do you expect from her next? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!