They’re the act that found a second chance in San Marino’s national selection after coming short in Spain a year earlier. And boy did rock band Megara seize the moment. In February they duked it out against over a hundred other competitors with their defiant banger “11:11”. And now they’re off to Malmö to live their Eurovision dream.

The title of the song references the so-called “angel number.” In numerology, it can refer to synchronicity — when the timing is right — and signal a spiritual awakening, self-awareness, and personal growth. It suggests that a soul is ready for new beginnings. Through the “11:11” lyrics, Megara serve that transformative power.

Scroll down to read the “11:11” lyrics

 

San Marino at Eurovision 2024: Megara with “11:11”

Megara is a Madrid-based band well-known to those in Eurovision circles. Its members include front-woman Kenzy Loevett, bassist Vitti Crocutta, guitarist Tio Rober Bueno, and drummer Raphaela Tache.

Formed in 2015, the band describes their genre as “Fuschia rock”, which you might have picked up on from their cotton candy meets LSD look. They’ve released several EPs and albums, and have featured at different festivals including the Download Festival and Resurrection Fest in 2019.

They entered Eurovision talks last year at Benidorm Fest 2023, when they participated with the fan favorite song “Arcadia”, finishing fourth overall.

The desire to participate in the contest did not dwindle after that, even if they weren’t selected to form part of Benidorm Fest in 2024. Instead, they traveled all the way to San Marino to participate in Una Voce Per San Marino. After multiple rounds, including a second chance round, they rose through the ranks and earned the right to represent the microstate in Eurovision, beating several high-profile acts such as Corona, Loredana Berte, La Rua, and more.

What do the “11:11” lyrics mean?

In a press release, the band stated that the song was written over the course of a few days with the intent of creating something that the band had never done before.

The aggressive topic of resistance is prominent throughout the song. They frequently boast about their achievements and dismiss their detractors: “You think you can drag me down? We lit up Benidorm” they sing confidently. This attitude of rising above and then spitting things back comes through most clearly with the ME LA PELA spelling, which in Spanish is equivalent to IDGAF about what you have to say.

Filled with Spanish flair, from the jargon to the flamenco guitar in the bridge, Kenzy carries this confident, too-cool-for-you attitude into the song. She says that, despite the heartbreak of a rejection, she will keep jumping and dancing and will remain herself through it all.

“11:11” lyrics — Megara (San Marino Eurovision 2024)

Songwriters: Isra Dante Ramos Solomando, Roberto la Lueta Ruiz, Sara Jiménez Moral

Spanish text

Tengo roto el corazón
pero es algo irónico,
nada romántico.
Una herida entre los dos,
sé que suena trágico,
pero no.

¿Puedes parar de perder el tiempo
buscando to’, buscando mis venas?
Sé que no hay na’ qué hacer,
¿pero usted quién es?
¡Por favor, sáquenlo pa’ fuera!

Vas a poder saltar toda la noche,
ven y dame una razón
para querer cambiar esas voces,
sabes que unas mienten y otras no.

¡M-E L-A P-E-L-A!
¡Que si tú no me quieres
otra gente me querrá!

Quieres ser lobo feroz,
quieres ser patético, mal menor.
Piensas que puedes abatirme,
rendimos Benidorm.
Pintas que es ilógico
incluso mágico
y solo es Rock n’ Roll.

Vas a poder saltar toda la noche,
ven y dame una razón
para querer cambiar esas voces,
sabes que unas mienten y otras no.

Dame una señal (toda la noche),
siempre quiero más.
No daré ni un paso atrás,
si estoy donde tú estás.

We like to party
But we love rock!

Vas a poder saltar toda la noche,
ven y dame una razón
para querer cambiar esas voces,
sabes que unas mienten.
Vas a poder saltar toda la noche (Dame una señal)
ven y dame una razón (siempre quiero más.)
para querer cambiar esas voces, (No daré ni un paso atrás,)
sabes que unas mienten y otras no. (si estoy donde tú estás.)

¡M-E L-A P-E-L-A!
¡Que si tú no me quieres
otra gente me querrá!

 

English translation

My heart is broken
But it’s something ironic
nothing romantic
A wound between us two
I know it sounds tragic
But it’s not

Can you stop wasting your time
looking for all, looking for my veins?
I know there’s nothing to do
But who are you?
Please, take him away

You’ll be able to jump
the whole night
Come and give me a reason
to want to change
those voices
You know some of them lie
and others don’t
I.D.G.A.F.
Because if you don’t want me,
other people will

You want to be a big bad wolf
you want to be pathetic, minor harm
You think you can drag me down
We lit up Benidorm
You say it’s illogical
Or even magical
And it’s just rock and roll

You’ll be able to jump
the whole night
Come and give me a reason
to want to change
those voices
You know some of them lie
and others don’t


Give me a sign (the whole night)
I always want more
I won’t take one step back
if I am where you are


We like to party
But we love rock

You’ll be able to jump
the whole night
Come and give me a reason
to want to change
those voices
You know some of them lie
and others don’t

You’ll be able to jump
the whole night (Give me a sign)
Come and give me a reason (I always want more)
to want to change 
those voices (I won’t take one step back)
You know some of them lie
and others don’t (if I am where you are)


I.D.G.A.F.
Because if you don’t want me,
other people will

 

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BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
18 days ago

The better Spanish act this year. Wish them all the best!

Im so fab
Im so fab
19 days ago

I will vote for this. Better than the 90% of songs this year.

WALLY
WALLY
19 days ago

Megara grows up in live, in each concert. And people will feel this strengh and power. They deserve a place in the final and I’m sure that their staging in Malmõ will be unforgetable and will fill the stadium of fucsian rock. Good luck, Megara!!!!

Momo
Momo
19 days ago

Definitely one of the most underrated songs this year, the energy when they are performing live is fantastic, can’t wait to see them on that stage in Malmo this year

Fatima
Fatima
19 days ago

How do we say 11:11? In Spanish, Italian or English?

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
19 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

???

it are numbers, not words

Fatima
Fatima
19 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Yes, and whenever I have to say number, I have to use a word for that number …

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
18 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

they aren’t words now though?

Erret2
Erret2
18 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Eleven is a word?

Fatima
Fatima
18 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

How would you say the title then?

Lorena
Lorena
18 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

I actually agree with you. The title is not even said in the song, so you can call it whatever you want, at least from a Spanish perspective, in case you don’t know, we call “U dos” to U2, and live happily with that :).

Andrew Tate McRae
Andrew Tate McRae
19 days ago

This has to qualify

Vivian
Vivian
19 days ago

Underrated! Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that an entry coming from Una Voce Per San Marino wouldn’t suck

Rüdiger
Rüdiger
19 days ago

My top 1 this year. Can’t believe bets are so damn low.

This wil definitely qualify.

Gosh
Gosh
19 days ago
Reply to  Rüdiger

Nah. It won’t.

Lorena
Lorena
19 days ago
Reply to  Rüdiger

I mean, they will get at least 12 points from Spain… everything is possible.