¡Ya está! Spain has picked its Eurovision 2019 representative and it is Miki with the song “La Venda”. The OT Eurovision Gala is now over, and the true Eurodrama can commence!
But it’s been a night full of Eurodrama as always in Spain. We’ve had a show lasting over two hours, where nine of the 16 OT 2018 contestants performed 10 songs. In the end, after a single round of televoting, Miki was announced as the winner.
He was a pre-contest favourite of ours. Wiwiblogger Robyn named him her winner, writing:
“There’s something very likeable about Miki. During OT, his best performances were the big entertaining numbers where it felt like he was really getting the party started. ‘La venda’ is one of those songs. It’s a fun bop, it’s distinctly Spanish, and brings an infectious sense of joy. If this works live (and there’s no reason to suspect it won’t), it will be a very good choice for Spain to take to Tel Aviv.”
William and Deban also reacted very kindly in their very first reaction video (at bottom).
The full results are as follow:
- Miki with “La Venda” – 34%
- María with “Muérdeme” – 22%
- Miki and Natalia with “Nadie se salva” – 14%
- Noelia with “Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez” – 7%
- Natalia with “La clave” – 6%
- Marilia with “Todo bien” – 6%kious with “No puedo más” – 5%
- Julia with “Qué quieres que haga” – 3%
- Sabela with “Hoy soñaré” – 2%
- Carlos Right with “Se te nota” – 1%
Our reaction to Spain’s Eurovision 2019 act
The Spanish public — and the public alone — picked Miki and “La venda” and he will now fly to Tel Aviv in May.
Marilia kicked off the night, while María was the last to perform. Here’s the running order for the night.
- Marilia – “Todo bien”
- Sabela – “Hoy soñaré”
- Famous – “No puedo más”
- Natalia – “La clave”
- Julia – “Qué quieres que haga”
- Miki – “La venda”
- Noelia – “Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez”
- Carlos Right – “Se te nota”
- Natalia & Miki – “Nadie se salva”
- María – “Muérdeme”
— wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) January 20, 2019
Many familiar faces appeared on tonight’s show. We’re conscious you only care about Eleni performing “Fuego” and “Tómame”, but there was also Pastora Soler and “Toy” composer Doron Medalie in the jury, as well as Spain’s commentator Tony Aguilar. And also, Alfred did show up… but no Amaia. Eurodrama much?
Do you think Spain made a wise choice? Is La Venda your favourite entry? Who would have you picked instead? Are you ready for more Eurodrama in the months to come? Tell us in the comment section below!
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