Manel Navarro has been the chosen artist by RTVE to represent Spanish pubic television at the Eurovision Song Contest , to be held in Kiev on 13 May. It was a gala with suspense: a last-minute draw, 58 points between the singer Sabadell and Mirela , forced the jury to decide (with controversial reaction of the included winner ).
Shortly after announcing that it would be the blond who represent the country in the contest, the critics and booings on the part of the attending public in the program have destabilized to a nervous Manel that has not hesitated to face Eurofans who insult him in the locations closer to the stage.
Following the vote of the public, it has created a level playing field : the allocation of 36 points to the most favored Mirela and 24 points to Manel resulted in an equalizer in the first place with 58 points . At that point, the ball was passed to the judges, who remain consistent with their initial decision, favoring Manel Navarro as representative of Spain at Eurovision 2017 in Kiev.
The artist has not hesitated to make a cut of manga to all his detractors and dedicate a few words to the most stubborn supporters of his competition in this fought national final. " Do not go in, okay? ", He ended up advising one of the members of his band, trying to calm down.
After winning the gala, Manel wanted to praise the work of his colleagues and affirm that he does not feel deserving of the prize that represents to represent Spain in the contest of the song before reinterpreting his proposal again.
On the social side, the official hashtag #ObjectivoEurovision was the first worldwide trending topic for minutes after the show, getting tweets from all over Europe and all Latin American countries.
The young singer-songwriter from Sabadell, Barcelona, writes in English with acoustic and electronic arrangements, but always with his guitar. He started uploading covers on social media, and three years ago he excelled with his acoustic cover of Drake's Hold On, We're Going Home. He also got to record the first song of his own, Brand New Day, and more recently his single Candle with Sony Music, with which he's also released his Eurovision song penned by himself and Antonio Rayo ‘Rayito’.
His song is a very contemporary song from a young artist. The performance of the song saw Manel Navarro singing in front of a large polaroid-like photo; the screen displayed various images behind him. The floor had a beach setting, with a wave washing away his stage, as well as showing the lyrics at times. It definitely gave the song an even more, beach-chilling sound. If the screens accompanied him to the Eurovision stage, it would definitely bring something different. The song is a slightly new direction for Manel Navarro, who previously released the stunning song “Candle”.
The artist describes his song as a „very current and could perfectly well also sound in the radios of Europe. And Spain has never taken this profile to Eurovision.”