Mira quién va a Eurovisión 2014
When we think of Spain we inevitibly think of manchego, the running of the bulls, Pablo Picasso….and Mira quién va a Eurovisión! Spain’s national selection is perhaps the strongest pre-selection in Europe this year with songs that give us the chills and make us want to dance. Brequette, Jorge González, La Dama, Raúl, and Ruth Lorenzo all want to win. But who emerged as our favourite?
In recent weeks each jury member awarded each song a score out of 10. The scores were then averaged to determine the Wiwi Jury Verdict. The jury consists of Americans, Austrians, Belgians, Brits, Irishmen, and Finns—so we are real international, y’all! Now let’s get down and dirty. It’s time to reveal our favourites! Click on the artist to read our full remarks.
Reviews and rankings
1. Brequette – Más (9.10)
The good: “If I close my eyes and imagine her performing this in Copenhagen…the roof falls down because her voice is so overpowering.”
The bad: “She sounds awkward and uncomfortable on the English sections.”
2. Ruth Lorenzo – Dancing in the Rain (7.30)
The good: “Sounding like a cross between pop-opera and a musical score, this offering transforms Lorenzo from a reality-TV reject into Eurovision’s premier dreamcatcher.
The bad: “After the first chorus I feel like this is being played in slow motion, and by minute three I want to drown Ruth in the rain. I’m sorry. This is boring.”
3. Jorge González – Aunque se acabe el mundo (7.15)
The good: “Totally a summer-hit. If you fear dancing, this song could help you get over it.”
The bad: “There’s nothing wrong with this song as such. But there’s also nothing particularly special about it. And that’s its downfall.”
4. La Dama – Estrella fugaz (6.45)
The good: “La Dama is The Lady—and this Lady can dance! She can also bring joy to the most sullen soul, and make a lethargic blogger like me want to get up and move.”
The bad: “It sounds a little cheap and we have heard this a thousand times before.”
5. Raúl – Seguir sin ti (5.7)
The good: “Sure it sounds a little dated, but it has very nice melody and I like Raúl’s voice.”
The bad: “I’m going to say no to this one…Too soft. Too slow. Too light.”