Ouch! Leklein

In her Objetivo Eurovisión entry “Ouch”, she sang the phrase “never silence my voice”. But on Friday evening it became apparent that The Voice of Spain‘s judges weren’t listening.

Vanesa Klein (aka LeKlein) auditioned for La Voz, the Spanish version of The Voice. Working her smokey, resonant vocals, she delivered an energetic rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s “I Drove All Night” (many of you may be familiar with later versions released by Roy Orbison and Celine Dion). But despite spirited dancing by the judges, none of them turned their chairs. Say it with me now: Ouch.

We’ve pasted the video below, but unfortunately it is not available in all countries. If you can’t watch it, then try the video here at 19:20.

Hoping to serve Cyndi Lauper realness for the audience, she undid her mohawk for the night and sported a much more rock-friendly look than her bedazzled attire at Objetivo Eurovision. The public seemed to be feeling it and clapped along.

To be totally honest, she wasn’t quite owning the stage. She, more than any of the nervous newbies who followed her, knows how to own a gig. But something just wasn’t connecting with the judges, who struggled with their decision and could be seen toying with the idea of whether to push the button. In the end it was a series of no‘s.

And then the drama. LeKlein wore disappointment, anger and rage in her eyes, which producers interspersed with shots of her parents backstage putting their hands on their heads and saying “it just can’t be true”. Many in the audience were shocked.

Such was the tension that once the judges’ armchairs turned around, LeKlein started singing again in a desperate attempt to get any of the four to push the button. But it was all in vain, as the coaches had made up their minds. As she said in her Eurovision bid, “sometimes it hurts so greatly”.

Once LeKlein stopped singing, the judges explained that her performance hadn’t really touched them. Malú praised her artistry and acknowledged how obvious it was that LeKlein was a professional singer who just didn’t reach her full potential on the night. Pablo López told her she would soar in the music industry in the end….even if she didn’t soar here.

However, she seems to have recovered well from that experience. Hours after her audition, she published this video on her Instagram singing “I drove all night”. Keep on driving, baby!

Did you like LeKlein’s performance? Did she sing better than at Objetivo Eurovision? Do you think we’ll see her again at a national selection? Tell us in the comments section below!

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preparat
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Hurrah, that’s what I was looking for, what a information!
existing here at this website, thanks admin of this site.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Luis Fuster: Roy Orbison’s version of “I Drove All Night” was actually the FIRST version ever recorded, in 1987. It was not released until 1992, as part of a compilation. The same with John Waite, who also recorded his version in 1987, which was intended to be placed on his album from the same year, ‘Rover’s Return’, but they decided not to include the track, and only when ‘Live & Rare Tracks’ in 2001 was his version made public. Cyndi Lauper’s version was the first version made public, on her 3rd solo album from 1989, ‘A Night To Remember’.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

It saddens and confuses me that Eurovision national finalists still feel the need to go on these shows. Surely, they have already had enough exposure to kickstart a musical career?

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

That is something I can’t figure out. Why would they do this? An appearance on talent shows like these is actually a big step DOWN from an appearance at
Eurovision.

You would think LeKlein would have had more patience and waited for Objetivo Eurovisión to call for submissions for the 2018 contest. Now, by going on La Voz (The Voice of Spain) and being roundly rejected, she might be damaged goods if she should try again for a shot at the ESC, because they will remember that she got sent packing during the audition phase of La Voz.

Sasha
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Sasha

She has a nice voice, but I can’t understand her pronunciations.

Branko
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Branko

People who have already or had a career often got kicked out of the Voice. It is the same in almost every other country… Germany, UK, Russia, France and even in Spain now. Nothing new and Nothing to report about. Sorry!

Efraim
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Efraim

It’s really beginning to look like that ‘ouch’ will keep coming back to haunt LeKlein for the rest of her life (or her career at least)…

Richardinho
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Richardinho

I really wish you would stop this association of Eurovision with talent shows.
Eurovision is nothing like these. Eurovision celebrates artists: garbage like the Voice, and the Xfactor humiliates them. Big difference.

Anabela
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Anabela

Well said, my friend. Nobody cares about these talent shows.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

I agree X-Factor or The Voice never created an artist(except James Arthur).

Robyn Gallagher
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There is a strong, undeniable association with Eurovison and talent shows. We’re not going to pretend there isn’t.

Look at some recent Eurovision winners: Loreen and Måns Zelmerlöw were acts on Swedish Idol, Conchita (Tom Neuwirth) was on Starmania, Jamala is a judge on The Voice of Ukraine, and Salvador Sobral got his start on Portuguese Idol.

And Slavko Kalezic is on The X Factor UK tonight 🙂

Efraim
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Efraim

And let’s not forget that in 2002-04, Spain’s ESC entrant was selected from the Operación Triunfo finalists… and that might or might not be the case again in 2018. So yes, there is an association between Eurovision and talent shows.

yep
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yep

Also don’t forget Rising Star (HaKokhav HaBa) that was the Israeli NF from 2015 to 2017, this show is a franchise on its own that got few other countries interested, even the UK for a bit.

Jo
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Jo

I agree with Richardinho.

Damn
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Damn

When will you undesrtand that just because you are not interested, some topics wont be talked about. This is not your personal blog, if you don’t like the article don’t open it. For Erasmus, these shows have produce so many starts in every country, I’m talking Zara Larsson, 1D, Little Mix, Leona Lewis, in France they have Amir, Kendji and all that. So just because that you may no like any of them bar James Arthur, you can’t deny they are not stars. Your opinion don’t get to define who are considered as stars, numbers do, and I think millions… Read more »

Richardinho
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Richardinho

Er.. this is supposed to be a website about Eurovision; not sleezy ‘talent’ shows like the XFactor. If this was a website about mountaineering, I think people might complain if it started being filled up with articles about ice skating.

Damn
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Damn

Well Eurovision website means covering every Eurovision relater thing and its not their fault if Eurovision stars was or are going to be on these show. My point is some of us like these article where Eurovision is blended with other topic to break the Eurovision bubble. If that bothers you, then don’t read, but don’t try to change things juste because you don’t l’île them.

Richardinho
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Richardinho

I get it that the reason this is covered here is because it involves people who have been involved in Eurovision. What I object to is the normalisation of these horrible ‘reality’ shows, as if they are naturally consanguineous with Eurovision: They are not: On Eurovision, artists are celebrated: on reality shows they are humiliated; On Eurovision the stars are the singers; on reality shows the stars are the sleazy executives. Reality shows do not generate talent, they devour it and spit it out. Not everyone who has been in Eurovision becomes a star, but unlike reality shows, no one… Read more »

Niko
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Niko

Unfortunately her performance was as messy as her look… She should have sang a cleaner version, more close to the original version of Celine Dion’s version of the song….Too much effort ruins the performance and….it’s too bad.