All the finalists in Spain have now been announced and revealed and you can listen to them courtesy of their broadcaster's, RTVE, page.
In the #Eurocasting final live show, LeKlein was declared the winner (pictured below) and thus will compete with her winning song Ouch!! in the Spanish national final in February.
LeKlein is the winner of the public competition but five more acts are invited by RTVE to participate in the final:
Maika (40) will perform the rock song Momento Crítico (Critical Moment), written by by José Juan Santana and Rafael Artesero. Born in Reus, Maika became known after reaching The Voice final in 2012. She then released the single En sus manos and the album No Return, in 2013, in Spanish and English. In 2016 Maika launched the digital album New Perspective. She has also participated in several TV shows and has toured in Spain and in festivals abroad.
Manel Navarro (20) will participate with a pop song of his own, Do It For Your Lover. The young singer-songwriter from Sabadell, Manel, writes in English with acoustic or electronic arrangements, but always with his guitar. He started uploading covers in social media, and three years ago he excelled with his acoustic cover of Drake's Hold On, We're Going Home, and got to record the first song of his own, Brand New Day, and more recently his single Candle with Sony Music.
Mario Jefferson (23) will participate in Objetivo Eurovisión with the pop song Spin My Head / Pierdo El Control, written by Chris Whale. Half-Spanish half-English, Mario was born in Costa del Sol but lives in Madrid and has big fanbase on social media networks. In 2008 he participated in X Factor and in 2010 in Operación Triunfo. He has published several singles like The Night I Forgot Your Name, Cadillac and Walk That Way.
Mirela (26) has a proposal called Contigo (With You), a latin pop song penned by Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Isaac Luke and Ander Pérez. With more than twelve years of stage experience, Mirela has been a finalist in Spain both in the Junior and the Eurovision Song Contest before. Her works involve TV appearances, including a participation in The Voice, and in musicals such as The Lion King, Shrek and Peter Pan.
Paula Rojo (26) performs Lo Que Nunca Fue (What Never Was), a country-pop song written by herself along with Álvaro Bárcena. This young singer from Asturias became popular four years ago through her participation in The Voice where she got a deal with Universal Music. She has published singles and albums like Solo tú, Si me voy, Miedo a querer, Crecer para ver and Érase un sueño, as well as recording with Disney.
LeKlein (36), who has just won the final of #EuroCasting, will participate with Ouch!!, a latin electronic pop composition that she wrote with David Ascanio, Albert Neve and Abel Ramos. Behind LeKlein is Vanesa Cortés, a multitalented artist born in Toledo. In 2002, she won the newcomer award at the biggest music radio station in Spain, Los 40 Principales and, among her most outstanding works, is her residency as a singer at the Amnesia nightclub in Ibiza. She has also been nominated several times as the best house vocalist in the Dj Mags, a prize she's won twice.
The #Eurocasting final
The #Eurocasting final on the RTVE website, in which LeKlein was declared the winner, brought together more than 20,000 unique users and was the most talked about event in social media becoming the number one trending topic worldwide. The presenters of the online show, Irene Mahía and Paloma G. Quirós, announced the overwhelming victory of LeKlein, who amassed 63.3% of the total votes over Javián with No Somos Héroes (21.7%) and Fruela with Live It Up (15%). You can watch the show on demand at the Spanish broadcaster's site.
Special guests in the show were Azúcar Moreno (pictured below), who represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990 becoming one of the top Spanish acts after their participation. In the #Eurocasting final show they performed their Eurovision evergreen, Bandido.
(Photos by RTVE)
Tomorrow, Thursday 12th January, the 3 finalists of #Eurocasting, the open competition to become a part of Objetivo Eurovisión, the Spanish national Final for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, will perform at the final concert.
LeKlein with Ouch!!, Fruela with Live It Up and Javian with No Somos Héroes (We're not heroes) will present their songs live in a special program to be streamed at 20:00 (CET) which you can watch live in the RTVE site.
After the performances, a 15-minute voting period will open in which the public (only) will vote for their favorite candidate. You can do it for free through the RTVE website, or their official APP 'Eurovision RTVE.es', available for iOS and Android.
The concert, which will feature two tribute performances to the Eurovision Song Contest, will also include the official announcement of the artists names chosen internally by RTVE to compete in Objetivo Eurovisión in February. The chosen one tomorrow will join that list of internally selected names.
#Eurocasting was born with the idea of offering to artists and authors not linked to the major record companies in Spain, the possibility of taking part in the Eurovision process. You can listen to all of the songs in the #Eurocasting page.
The 3 finalists of #Eurocasting, the open competition to become a part of the Spanish national Final for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, were revealed to be:
- LeKlein - Ouch!! (9 points)
- Fruela - Live It Up (8 points)
- Javian - No Somos Héroes (We're not heroes) (7 points)
These 3 songs have been the top voted ones by a 7-member professional jury made of: Juan Magán (president), producer, author and singer; Pascual Osa, composer and conductor; Guille Milkyway (La Casa Azul), producer, author and singer; Sheila Blanco, singer, author and teacher of vocal technique; Pepe Herrero, composer and conductor; Sebastián Alonso, director of the site Jenesaispop; and David Feito (ESDM), singer, author and producer.
Each of them awarded 1, 2 and 3 points to their favourite songs. Brequette and Nicky Triphook got 6 points each, Pedro Elipe and Nieves Hidalgo got 2 points, Romy Low and Rebeca Moss got 1 point and Nito 0 points. You can listen to all of the songs in the #Eurocasting page.
The finalists will present their song live in a special program to be streamed on the 12th of January through the RTVE website. The public, only, will decide on the winner who will become a participant in Objetivo Eurovisión, the Spanish national final in February 2017.
The 10 qualifiers of #Eurocasting, the open competition to become a part of the Spanish national Final for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, have been revealed:
- Brequette - No Enemy
- Fruela - Live It Up
- Javian - No Somos Héroes (We're not heroes)
- LeKlein - Ouch!!
- Nicky Triphook - Daddy's Little Girl
- Nieves Hidalgo - Esclava (Slave)
- Nito - Luna (Moon)
- Pedro Elipe - Del Dolor (From the pain)
- Rebeca Moss - Volver Por Ti (Come back for you)
- Romy Low - In Love
You can listen to all of the songs in the #Eurocasting page. These 10 songs have been the top voted ones by the -more than 55,000 unique- internet users and proceed now to the next stage where a professional jury, whose president is Top Spanish act Juan Magán, will choose the 3 finalists from the open competition.
The finalists will be revealed next Tuesday 20th December and will present their song live in a special program to be streamed on the 12th of January through the RTVE website. The public, only, will decide on the winner that will become a participant in Objetivo Eurovisión, the Spanish national final in February 2017.
Spanish broadcaster, RTVE, revealed yesterday the 30 songs selected to participate in #Eurocasting, the next step in the open competition of the 2017 Eurovision national selection of Spain. The voting is open from today on, at the RTVE website where users will have ten days, until the 12th of December at 12:00, to vote for their favorite artists / songs.
The songs are in a wide variety of styles and artists, ranging from alternative proposals, to reggeaton and pop. The artists include well-known faces related to Spanish national selections, like 2014 runner-up Brequette or Javi Soleil from D'NASH (Spain 2007) as well as young talents from casting shows, YouTube sensations or unusual proposals for Spain in the song contest.
The 10 most voted songs by the internet users will go to the next stage where a professional jury will choose the 3 finalists from the open competition. The finalists will present their song in a special program to be streamed in January through the RTVE website. The public will decide on the winner that will become a participant in Objetivo Eurovisión, the Spanish national final in February 2017.
The Spanish broadcaster, TVE, has already launched the process to choose their entry and performer for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest to be held next May in Kyiv. Like in the 2016 selection, it will feature a group of young professional artists chosen internally, but this time they will be joined by one more candidate to be selected through their website. The show will be broadcast in February 2017 under the name Objetivo Eurovisión where both an expert jury and the public votes will decide who will be the Spanish representative travelling to Ukraine.