La Venda

¡La venda está cayendo! Spain’s RTVE has revealed a second snippet of the revamp of Miki’s entry for Eurovision “La venda” in which we can hear the chorus.

The energy is still there, and so are the trumpets! However, this new version sounds a little more pop and a little less brass band, which, according to RTVE, will make it feel more mainstream and appeal to a wider audience.

Nevertheless, we all know why Spain’s entry appeals to a wider audience, and that’s Miki. He’s more central to this version, with his vocals rising above the musical base.

He pops out of the big party in which the music video is set. Fun, friends and fiesta! Spain’s entry is a boost of happiness and the video reflects just that.

Also, have you noticed the choreography? “La venda” apparently has its own move now! Will it be a feature of the staging in Tel Aviv?

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La venda is about to drop!

March 7 is the date Spanish fans have marked in their calendars. Both the music video and the revamped version of the song will be available to stream. That’s when the blindfold (‘La venda’, in Spanish) will fall completely and will reveal if Spain is a contender this year.

RTVE decided to shorten the wait. They’ve said that the music video will be available this Wednesday on RTVE.es.

How much do you like the new version of “La venda” so far? Have you already learned the choreography? Do you prefer it to the first version? Are you excited for tomorrow? Can’t wait to stream it on Thursday? Tell us in the comment section below!

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Mikinator
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Mikinator

Is Miki dating Natalia? (she sang with him in nadie se salva) I know that this goes little bit off the topic here. But if anyone knows pls tell me!

Roger Rabbit
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Roger Rabbit

Is without doubt the best song this year.so full joy and positivity .well done Spain .Miki is so lovely person

Mark
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Mark

Off topic… But does anyone else find Miki to be gorgeous?

Ethan
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Ethan

Not to be rude but this will only finish top 15 at best and we all know that….
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Rumpelstiltskin
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Rumpelstiltskin

This song annoys the hell out of me. It’s all over the place and that shrill voice the guy has doesn’t help.

Am.casablancas
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Am.casablancas

Chill, is not like the song was very good to begin with, and Spaniards, please stop rigging polls. We all know the best you can get with this is 20th.

Kirby
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Kirby

Revamped or not, this entry still sounds like “meh” to me.

Jake
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Jake

It’s like spot the difference, it’s a little bit more chilled

Kiril
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Kiril

It really sounda just less energetic. Sounds tired. I don’t like the way this goes..

Thorula
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Thorula

Step 1: add autotune
Step 2: remove the energy
That’s how you ruin a song
More seriously maybe I listened with a poor quality sound but I definitely think it’s a song that is more efficient in live

Juy
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Juy

They just put more autotune and make ir more poppy. Meh. I prefer the original one.

Vix
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Vix

I like this song, but I am not sure this revamp is better then the first .
Old version was my top8.

Alex
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Alex

I don’t like the new version but I’ll wait until we have the full one.

Miki is charismatic and cute. I love the song so all the best Spain!

Rimig
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Rimig

I think this will definitely be in the top 26! Lol
I don’t like the song, but it will for sure benefit from being the only happy, party sound so far this year

oli
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oli

I don’t get the negative comments. the song sounds to me exactly the same as before… LOL

garfieldsonic
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garfieldsonic

Same here. It sounds the same and Miki sounds better here. I think they improved the song and I am hoping that the staging will be amazing. If they want to try something like in OT, go for it! But hopefully something a little more exciting, amazing, and truly Spanish! Also, if they include the ladies playing the instruments again, I hope they have Miki in front of them when he starts singing cuz in the OT performance, you don’t see him for a few seconds until he finally makes his way to the front due to him being behind… Read more »

Rimig
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Rimig

“Regain its former glory”?!?! Oh, you mean 50 years ago, when they had their two only victories!

garfieldsonic
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garfieldsonic

I meant as far as being in the top 10 as much as they could back in the day. Also, if I had my way, then 1963, 1970, 1973, 1986, 1995, 2002, 2012, and 2014 would’ve all been Spain’s victories. I didn’t care much for their winning song in 1968, but their winning song in 1969 is good. Sorry for not making that much clearer earlier. Hope that made sense.

Rumpelstiltskin
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Rumpelstiltskin

You mean their victory and 1/4 of a victory.

garfieldsonic
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garfieldsonic

Basically, yes 😛 I probably should’ve said that as well. Note to self, be more clearer with your words and proofread before pressing send. XD

Euoiio
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Euoiio

They booked Fokas Evaggelinos as their stage director… Miki is going for the top 10!

Juy
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Juy

Azerbaijan 2018
Greece 2017
Top 10 for sure.

Euoiio
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Euoiio

You want me to count Fokas’ successes for you???

R
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I just part of La Venda on RTP’s newscast, on a article about a carnival in a border town! :p

Jesper
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Jesper

Mess

Was better before!

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

I honestly don’t quite hear a difference except for the vocals not being live vocals
What’s the revamp?

uzhas
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uzhas

it sounds less organic, but I think that’s because I’ve only heard live version before. live is almost always better than studio

Cedric
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It dropped in my top 26 from 9 to 17. They really destroyed the song :/

Cirb
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Cirb

Lmao. I dont even hear any difference.

Héctor
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Héctor

Why? Caused the have only fixed the production to make it more professional. The full version will have more changes in the verses though. The studio version differs a lot from the live one. But you can’t say they have destroyed the song just by listening to this chorus.

guest
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guest

I like it ,it sounds like a world cup type of song , it’s good 🙂

garfieldsonic
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garfieldsonic

Remember in 2010 Jessy Matador represented France and sang Allez Ola Olé? That song also had a World Cup Song vibe. Jessy managed to get to 12th place with 82 points! (though I wish Jessy place higher and had more points since I think his song was better than some of the ones that placed before him) I hope Miki will place a lot higher (maybe even win if the staging is done right and everything goes well) and then Spain will be victorious! 😀 But yeah, I like the World Cup vibe in this song and it’s catchy and… Read more »

ESC LOU
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ESC LOU

This is in my top 5 so far was my number 1 until this weekend and I like the revamp although I think it will sound better live! ??

lolspain
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lolspain

Downvote me as much as you want, but this song will be bottom 10.

Henry
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Henry

You mean, bottom 5…

Sam
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Sam

Or even bottom 3…

eurovision6
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eurovision6

even last..

Elibal
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Elibal

It will not pass the semifinal

yom124
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yom124

I agree, Its hard to qualify from the semi when you aren’t in it

Euoiio
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Euoiio

With Fokas Evaggelinos staging it? GUESS Again…
He propelled Moldova into the top 10 last year
And in this year thats full of mediocre ballads… Miki could easily sneak into the top 10 too!
You’ll see!

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

moldova didn’t have a song as tragic as la v*nda…. y’all need to understand that a good staging can only go so far is the song is horrid

Lloyd
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Lloyd

Sorry, but Moldova got to the finals and into the top10 because of the staging! That song stills remains as one of the worst from last year…

Euoiio
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Euoiio

Lol when Moldova was out everyone were saying its horrible… Come on girl! Do you think itd have reached top ten in the national final form???

Una
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Una

But Miki cannot sing! Doredos are professional singers that also had Kirkov. The staging alone cannot put a song in top 10. Spain this year is not the Netherlands getting second place or Austria winning ESC coming back from abysmal years.

Joshua
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Joshua

Judging from these 30 seconds, Spain is going from my second-to-last place to last place. This revamp is really unnecessary.

Héctor
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Héctor

It sounds much better and professional now without being drastically changed. I can’t wait for the full version.

Nicolas
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Nicolas

These are the new standards : autotune + overcompression. And people call it professional. Music is dead….

Héctor
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Héctor

It does sound more professional whether you like it or not, whether you like the song or not. The original version sounded rough and unfinished (even if it was one of the “best” produced songs in the Spanish selection, which is not to said much tbh), this one doesn’t. You don’t need miracles to make a song sound more professional. Even with some filters like a little reverb and equalization you can make a voice sound better and smoother (not profesional though). Using autotune in a studio version of a song isn’t a bad thing per se if it is… Read more »

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Revamp? If only there was a way of fixing this mess.

Matt C
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Matt C

The MV teaser for Tamta’s Replay is out and it’s lit

KESC
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KESC

Also the full audio.

Dani
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Dani

Where??

Matt C
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Matt C

Check her Instagram page

Una
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Una

Talking about teasers: Azerbaijan have a teaser on the official Eurovision youtube channel. I am curious but not impressed. It seems OTT and apparently the singer is a woman.

Tom
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Tom

Spain will slayyyyyy

Jake
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Jake

There are a lack of FUN songs this year so this is bound to stand out. In fact, Spain, Norway and Australia might be the only happy, fun, jump up and down songs this year.

Marv
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Marv

Can’t see anybody jumping up and down to australia tbh

dygh
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dygh

Are you sure? comment image

Marv
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Marv

Ahahaha i stand corrected

garfieldsonic
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garfieldsonic

I think Spain, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Czech Republic, and Cyprus have some good songs to dance to this year. Italy, Albania, Belgium, Lithuania, Hungary, and Denmark also have good songs this year despite those songs not something people may dance to (could be wrong of course). It’s not all ballads as much as everyone claims it is. The only good ballads so far (even if I’m not a huge fan of them) are France, United Kingdom, Germany, Moldova, and Serbia (also Italy, Albania, Belgium, Lithuania, Hungary, and Denmark if they’re counted as ballads though I don’t think they are). Also,… Read more »

ESCMarius
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ESCMarius

I loved the Original Version, but I love this even more.
It now sounds much more professional and completed and not like a demo version.

Now they just need to nail the staging??

Rose
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Rose

If the guy they hired nails it, then they should do well.

Una
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Una

Same discussions about Spain for ages. I doubt the situation will be any different this year. Even if the song is a bit better and slightly more appealing to the masses.

KESC
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KESC

I think that they’ll definetely reach the TOP 15 this year.
Not sure about the revamp tho, but don’t wanna complain till we get to see the whole package.

LawStudent
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LawStudent

Excellent song – Spain is back! This song is going to do so well live, especially compared to some of the more dormant acts we got this year!

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

It’ll do better than Alfred and Amaia and Manel Navarro definitely. Not sure if it’ll do much better than Barei on the other hand though.

TheDrMistery
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TheDrMistery

Barei was 22nd with 77 points (10 from televoting) while Alfred and Amaia were 23rd with 61 points (18 from televoting). I’d say those results are almost the same.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

between 62 n 76 points sounds reasonable

Roger Rabbit
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Roger Rabbit

Absolutely much better and a serious candidate for top 5 or more .without doubt one from the best entrys this year .well done Spain .

Orien
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Orien

I like the old version more:(

bastian
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bastian

OH MY GOD! Winner!!!! VAMOS!!!! GANADORRRRRR Miki!!! YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS . Nah just kiddin’ 😀

Mari
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Mari

Doesn’t need rewamp, it’s good as it is

garfieldsonic
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garfieldsonic

True, the song was great before the revamp, but I think the revamp improved some things here and there and made it even better. I am really hoping Spain does a great job with the staging and that Spain will win. #TeamSpain #LaVendaYaCayo Greetings from the USA 😀

impressiveinstants
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impressiveinstants

I think this is a breath of fresh air in between a bunch of overly-dramatic songs. It’s a song made to be sung live,.

Luuk
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Luuk

Sounds more professional, nonetheless I think I prefered the old version

ohlady
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ohlady

Eurofans talking trash about spanish fans at 3…2….1 xd

Idksmth
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Idksmth

I think Croatian fans have become more popular than Spanish this year, tho.