Spain: Barei

Spain Barei



Spain’s entry is guaranteed a place in the final each year as one of the Big Five, where I think Barei’s Say Yay would have ended up in any case, as an unashamedly simple and mainstream song that holds no pretence to pin its success on vocals – repetitive non-lyrics hold the key. Barei will probably scrape through with a few points at the bottom of the pack, although anything goes this year: female soloist after female soloist means memorable lighting, staging and costume will count more than ever.


Credit: Phelia Barouh/Barei



All Kinds of Everything: interview with Barei

Babushki4 vs. Lordi4


People will always remember them.

ABBA4 vs. Eurovision Song Contest 2014


I’ve been a big fan since I was a child but I love Conchita’s performance too. Great voice!

What does the Spanish public think of Eurovision?

People talk less about it than in other countries, but when the day comes… a lot of them watch it.

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

I do meditation for a few minutes. It really works!

Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

Loreen. Great song, better artist and amazing performance. Less is more. I love it!

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

With friends at home or at my neighbour’s house like last year.



Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Spain: 4 points

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 43 acts entering this year’s contest using the EBU’s scoring system (12, 10 and 8-1 points).