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Eurovision Song Contest entry for Spain entirely in English
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thinkSPAIN , Thursday, February 4, 2016

SPAIN'S Eurovision Song Contest entry has been voted upon this year – and for the first time, the track performed will be entirely in English.

Barei, the artist, composed her own song along with two other people, is said to include a very catchy chorus and be more of a dance number than the usual romantic ballads Spain performs.

Say yay!, according to the singer, is 'electronic-based pop' with a 'very modern sound' – a track 'everyone can identify with.

The lyrics speak of 'never giving up', Barei reveals.

She was voted on by the public and by a jury comprising Edurne, Spain's 2015 entry – and girlfriend of Manchester United's David de Gea – plus Carlos Marín from Il Divo, and Loreen, who won the 2012 Eurovision for Sweden.

Yet again, the contest will be held in Stockholm, but Barei hopes to ensure it will be based in Madrid in 2017.

Among those she beat to win the honour of representing her country at the popular and long-running show were María Isabel, who presented a 'very Spanish' record called La vida solo es una ('Life is but one'); Electric Nana, whose track was the electro-club mix Now, Xuso Jones, with Victorious, a song taking its inspiration from previous Swedish entries; Salvador Beltrán, with his optimistic Días de alegría ('Days of happiness'), and Maverick, with Un mundo más feliz ('A happier world').

 

Photograph from Barei's Twitter site

 

 

 
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