In this year’s Spanish national final, Eurovision Gala,  a total of 10 songs were performed by 9 acts, who all came from the country’s talent show  Operación Triunfo, the show used in order to determine the Eurovision 2019 entry. The 22 yo Miki Núñez even though having finished 6th in Operación Triunfo show and despite not being in the top 3 songs of the online voting, the energetic and vivid way he delivered his entry won people’s preference, who crowned him winner of the Spanish national final with his song “La Venda”

A few words about Miki

Miki was born on January 6,1996 in Barcelona. He started his music career as the frontman of the group  Dalton Bang which usually performed covers of other known songs. In September 2018 he decides to take part in Operación Triunfo where he finishes in the 6th place. Through his participation he competes in the Spanish national final of  Eurovision Gala with two songs, the first one entitled La Venda which came 1st  and the second song entitled Nadie se salva which he performed with  Natalia Lacunza and came 3rd.

The entry “La Venda”

The song is entirely in Spanish language and in Latin tempo while ii combines different kind of music elements from Catalan Rumba, Latin Pop and Ska. . Composer of the song is Adrià Salas, singer of the group La Pegatina which was nominated  for a Grammy. 

TVE, the Spanish national broadcaster, released an official music video for the revamped version of “La venda”Most of the video’s scene were filmed in Mercantic de Sant Cugat del Vallés, an antique market and around different areas of Barcelona. Directors of the video are  Adrià Pujol and Fèlix Cortés. 

Miki also stated about the message of his video:

Both the staging and the video clip are very important for those who do not understand the lyrics. The message must be perfectly understood, which is not only partying and dancing: let us lose the restraints, that you have to love yourself more, that we can improve our day to day .

 

Spanish Lyrics of “La Venda”

Te compran porque te vendes
Te vendes porque te sobras
Te pierdes porque hay camino
Te digo: hay otras cosas
Te sales porque te quieres
Te quieres, tu mente en forma
Te eliges porque hay camino
Te digo: hay otras cosas

La venda ya cayó y solo quedó la alegría
La venda ya cayó y empezaran nuevos días
La venda ya cayó avivando fantasías
La venda ya cayó y serás como querías

Te rezas porque confías
Te sientes que ya tenías
Te vives, alto voltaje
Te traje buenas noticias
Te vales y ya no fuerzas
Te vives y te interesas
Te saltas, no quedan normas
Ahora, la vida loca

La venda ya cayó y solo quedó la alegría
La venda ya cayó y empezarán nuevos días
La venda ya cayó avivando fantasías
La venda ya cayó y serás como querías

Lo que ere, lo que ere, ere, ere, e
Lo que ere, lo que ere, ere, ere, e
Lo que ere, lo que ere, ere, ere, e
Lo que ere, lo que ere, ere, ere, e
Lo que ere, lo que ere, ere, ere, e
Lo que ere, lo que ere, ere, ere, e

La venda ya cayó y solo quedó la alegría
La venda ya cayó y empezaran nuevos días
La venda ya cayó avivando fantasías
La venda ya cayó y serás como querías

English translation of “La Venda” 

They buy you because you are for sale
You are for sale because you are smug
You get lost because there are roads
I tell you: there is something else

You rock because you love yourself
You love yourself, your mind is in shape
You choose yourself because there are roads
I tell you: there is something else

The blindfold fell already and only joy remained
The blindfold fell already and new days will start
The blindfold fell already, stirring up fantasies
The blindfold fell already and you’ll become what you wished

You pray to yourself because you trust in you
You feel like you already got it
You live yourself, high voltage
I brought you the good news

You rock but you ain’t shoving
You live yourself and you got self-care
You skip yourself, no rules left
And now, la vida loca

The blindfold fell already and only joy remained
The blindfold fell already and new days will start
The blindfold fell already, stirring up fantasies
The blindfold fell already and you’ll become what you wished

What you are, what you are, are, r
What you are, what you are, are, r
What you are, what you are, are, r
What you are, what you are, are, r
What you are, what you are, are, r
What you are, what you are, are, r

The Eurovision Story so far

Spain participated for the first time in  1961 with Conchita Bautista and has achieved twice to win , in 1968 (Massiel) and in 1969 (Salome). Madrid hosted the contest in 1969 where there was a four country tie in the first place on the final scoreboard.

Despite not having missed a single contest since 1961 , Spain doesn’t have remarkable results to show the latest year. Exception was Anabel Conde’s 2nd place in  Eurovision 1995 held in Dublin. Spain has came in history 2nd four times ( 1971, 1973, 1979, 1995) while it has finished last 5 times (1962, 1965, 1983, 1999, 2017) from which the first three receiving null points. 

Last year the wiiners of ΟΤ 2017, Alfred & Amaia , represented the country in Lisbon with their song Tu cancion and finished 23rd in the final.