Thursday, April 28, 2016
Final: Spain / Say Yay!
It is a good year for the Big 5. France is one of the top favourites for victory and Italy is a very strong dark horse. But what about Spain, then? Could they surprise us all as well?
It all comes down to a few important things. In the Spanish national final, Barei had to put the whole thing together herself and that added a likeable but slightly amateurish touch to the whole performance. A stronger backing group and some professional choreography could do the trick.
Could do the trick. There is also the risk that a new "professional" team will ruin things as well. The song is full of a raw, untamed energy that needs to be canalised in the right way. Worst case scenario is that the whole thing becomes too polished and... well... normal.
Maybe not after all. But if they do everything right, Spain could possibly be a candidate for the lower regions of the top five.
My grade: 4/5
Barei / Say Yay! (Spain 2016 preview clip)