Song: La Venda
Betting Odds: 81/1
Miki won the Eurovision Gala show of reality TV competition ‘Operacion Triunfo’ back in January. Although he competed with two songs, ‘La Venda’ was the most popular and it won outright, advancing to Eurovision for Spain. This is what we think of it.
Miki is instantly likeable. His cheeky smile lights up the stage when he performs. He exudes personality and his good mood is so infectious.
‘La Venda’ is a feel good, trumpetty triumph. The brassy brilliance really sets it apart from any thing else in the competition this year. The chorus will have you jumping up and down, clapping your hands and although you might not understand the lyrics you will definitely find yourself singing along, especially on the ‘Lo que ere’ refrain and the chorus.
The staging for the song is just as colourful with a stage full of people (well the full six that are allowed), the silhouette of a house and all the colours of the rainbow exuding from it.
This is easily one of the best Eurovision songs to come from Spain in over a decade. I hope it is reflected in the results. Spain automatically qualify for the final being one of the Big Five nations, but I really hope ‘La Venda’ goes at least top 10!