The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to rate and review the 41 competing entries of Eurovision 2019. Next we sashay over to Spain where Miki has “La venda”. Did he get the party started? Read on to find out!
Miki – “La venda”
“La venda” reviews
Luis: Ah, Spain. Finally, FINALLY, a song I love from my country from the very first minute. I may not be impartial, and I may be letting myself get carried away like almost every year, but listen, this could really be the song that takes Spain back to the left side of the scoreboard. “La venda” is an instant rush of fun and happiness, and it’s contagious as hell. Miki’s energy elevates the song, and while the revamp may have made it a bit more pop-ish, it’s also a bit louder and more stadium prepared. Just imagine that bridge in front of the whole audience in Tel Aviv!
Anthony: Miki may not have won Operación Triunfo, but pair him up with a song like “La Venda” and it becomes a completely different story. This feel-good bop perfectly fits in with Miki’s likeable cheeky chappy stage presence. If he can get the audience and viewers going with the right staging, this could be a real crowd-pleaser. And one for the playlist at the Euroclub in Tel Aviv.
Kristin: I love this! Without a doubt my favourite song this year. I have so much praise about “La venda” and Miki that I don’t even know where to start. But I’ll try. This is fun, this is upbeat, this is pure happiness through and through, Miki is amazing and I would not mind going to Madrid next year. Pass me the Margaritas, por favor, I’m off to the club to do some serious Latin-influenced cardio!
Jack: “La Venda” is a fun, catchy, and totally danceable song that isn’t trying too hard to be anything that it isn’t. The trumpets and the “La venda ya cayó” hook alone are enough to ensure that Spain will bring the party to Tel Aviv during the night of the grand final. And with Miki’s charisma and charm, I predict that Spain will do well with juries and televoters (or at least better than they’ve done in recent years). “La Venda” has a stadium feel to it that we haven’t heard from Spain in a long time and I anticipate people will be singing this in the streets of Tel Aviv long into the wee hours of Sunday morning, regardless of Spain’s actual placing.
Oliver: This was another entry that I did not rate incredibly highly upon first hearing the song. However, seeing “La Venda” being performed live completely changed my opinion. This song has such a strong feel-good vibe and exudes complete joy and happiness. Thankfully, the revamped version lived up to the original one and exceeded it in many ways giving off a more professional and seamless finish. While I do miss the distinct ska and trumpet element in the song at times, this is one of Spain’s best entries in a long time.
Sebastian: It’s about time someone brought the party to Eurovision this year. Amongst a sea of ballads and dark pop entries, “La Venda” literally removes the blindfold right off of you, forcing you on your feet and dancing. The strength of “La Venda” is that it’s so likeable and inoffensive. There’s nothing not to like about it’s musicality, or even Miki himself. It’s a cool fresh of breath air and might just be the surprise contender if audiences are looking to let their hair down.
In the Wiwi Jury we have 29 jurors but only have room for six reviews. The remaining scores are below:
We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 4 and a high of 9.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.7/10
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