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
Mikinator
1 year ago

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
Roger Rabbit
1 year ago

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

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

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

Ethan
Ethan
1 year ago

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

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
Am.casablancas
1 year ago

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
Kirby
1 year ago

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

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

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

Kiril
Kiril
1 year ago

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

Thorula
Thorula
1 year ago

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
Juy
1 year ago

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

Vix
Vix
1 year ago

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

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

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
Rimig
1 year ago

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
oli
1 year ago

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

Rimig
Rimig
1 year ago
Reply to  oli

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

Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin
1 year ago
Reply to  Rimig

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

Euoiio
Euoiio
1 year ago

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

Juy
Juy
1 year ago
Reply to  Euoiio

Azerbaijan 2018
Greece 2017
Top 10 for sure.

Euoiio
Euoiio
1 year ago
Reply to  Juy

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

R
R
1 year ago

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

Jesper
Jesper
1 year ago

Mess

Was better before!

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago

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

uzhas
uzhas
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Cirb
Cirb
1 year ago
Reply to  Cedric

Lmao. I dont even hear any difference.

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago
Reply to  Cedric

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
guest
1 year ago

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

ESC LOU
ESC LOU
1 year ago

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
lolspain
1 year ago

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

Henry
Henry
1 year ago
Reply to  lolspain

You mean, bottom 5…

Sam
Sam
1 year ago
Reply to  Henry

Or even bottom 3…

eurovision6
eurovision6
1 year ago
Reply to  Sam

even last..

Elibal
Elibal
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision6

It will not pass the semifinal

yom124
yom124
1 year ago
Reply to  Elibal

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

Euoiio
Euoiio
1 year ago
Reply to  lolspain

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
Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Euoiio

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
Lloyd
1 year ago

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
Euoiio
1 year ago

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
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Euoiio

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
Joshua
1 year ago

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

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago

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

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 year ago
Reply to  Héctor

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

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago
Reply to  Nicolas

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
eurovision6
1 year ago

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

Matt C
Matt C
1 year ago

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

KESC
KESC
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt C

Also the full audio.

Dani
Dani
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt C

Where??

Matt C
Matt C
1 year ago
Reply to  Dani

Check her Instagram page

Una
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt C

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
Tom
1 year ago

Spain will slayyyyyy

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

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
Marv
1 year ago
Reply to  Jake

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

dygh
dygh
1 year ago
Reply to  Marv

Are you sure? comment image

Marv
Marv
1 year ago
Reply to  dygh

Ahahaha i stand corrected

ESCMarius
ESCMarius
1 year ago

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
Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCMarius

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

Una
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Rose

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
KESC
1 year ago

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
LawStudent
1 year ago

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
Campbell Grace
1 year ago

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
TheDrMistery
1 year ago
Reply to  Campbell Grace

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
Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

between 62 n 76 points sounds reasonable

Roger Rabbit
Roger Rabbit
1 year ago

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
Orien
1 year ago

I like the old version more:(

bastian
bastian
1 year ago

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

Mari
Mari
1 year ago

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

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
1 year ago

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
Luuk
1 year ago

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

ohlady
ohlady
1 year ago

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

Idksmth
Idksmth
1 year ago
Reply to  ohlady

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