LIVE: SPAIN DECIDES 2014
BARCELONA, SPAIN – Our presenter, Anne Igartiburu starts the show off with an Abba tribute singing an altered version of Dancing Queen. This is the show commencing! We are also introduced to our jury with an altered version of Dana International and we discover that our singer is in fact Gisela. The show commences. We have a small play of the participants as they each come onto the stage to sing a small segment of their song. This is a very different way to present a national final. They introduce the jury. Merche, David Bustamante and Monica Naranjo. Now they explain the singing position was determined through a ballot and it will be the three females first followed by the two males.
HOW TO WATCH
22:00 CET: Decision time in Spain! Five acts are fighting for the ticket to Copenhagen. Watch it live on Eurovision.tv!
1. Brequette – Más (Run)
Our first performer of the night and there is a small playback of a video introduction. Immediately our performer goes into her song. Wearing a nice white suit combination, she makes full use of her immense voice and her perfomance goes like clockwork and is well received by the audience. The jury through Monica Naranjo gives an opinion is very emotional saying the song was perfect. There is some video playback including a message from Brequette’s family. She is gifted a personalised mural from her child.
2. La Dama – Estrella Fugaz
Our next performer of the night and La Dama has a very lively number, wearing a long flowing white cream dress, there appears to be a pattern of white tonight, she is comfortable on stage and bringing much physical movement to her song. This song is again well received. The jury through David Bustamante who immediately says how difficult it is to judge colleagues performing live. He likes the song and especially the touch of southern Spanish flair. There is a video playback including a message from family and friends. La Dama is gifted a necklace belonging to her grandmother.
3. Ruth Lorenzo – Dancing in the Rain
We now move on to the final female proposition to represent Spain. Ruth Lorenzo is wearing a long grey flowing dress while her backing singers are wearing, yes, white. She immediately goes into her song which has a flowing melody and cuts between English and Spanish language in a continuous manner. It is also warmly received by the audience. The jury through Merche now gives their opinion. she begins by congratulating all the performers. She congratulates Ruth and says it’s a wonderful performance by her tonight. There is a video playback from her family and she is given a gift of an LP of the Little Mermaid.
4. Jorge Gonzales – Si se acaba el Mundo
Our first male performer of the night. Dressed in all black with four male backing dancers, the song includes strong use of his vocals and has some good play on stage. The jury give their opinion via Merche who says that the song is nice and David Bustamante adds that Jorge looks good. Jorge claims that being in Eurovision is his dream. He is shown another video playback and is given his child’s pyjamas as a gift which makes him very emotional, especially when they show the scan of his soon to be child.
5. Raul Fuentes – Seguir sin ti
The last performer of the night and voting lines will close soon after this performance. Raul is wearing a nice black suit and is standing on stage in what is the only ballad of the night. There is a backing musician playing drums and a few other violinists. The song has plenty of emotion, a different direction to what most recognise Raul for.
The song is well received. The jury have their say through Monica Naranjo who says the song has been well performed and David Bustamante adds that thanks to Raul he has achieved his artistic qualities. Another video playback and a reminder that the jury have 50% of the vote and will be voting soon. The video playback includes messages from family and friends and the gift for Raul is a musical ring which has an emotional attachment for him and he’s also given a four leaf clover.
This concludes the singing part of the programme. We now get a recap of all the songs performed tonight. This will lead into the voting to decide who will represent Spain in Copenhagen for Eurovision 2014. Mention is made by the presenter that the show is number 1 trending topic in Spain tonight. The jury are about to give their vote and once again have commented that their votes are in no way a reflection on any performance in particular but that they simply have to choose a winner. They now talk about the Eurofans, focussing on their opinion and mentioning that Spain has many Eurofans.
THE JURY + TELEVOTING RESULTS
18 points for La Dama – 18 points – Dama
21 points for Raul – 21 points – Raul
24 points for Jorge – 24 points – Jorge
30 points for Ruth Lorenzo – 30 points – Brequette
36 points for Brequette – 36 points – Ruth