Lucía Pérez – "Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao" for Spain!
After weeks of Eurovision covers from twenty-four different artists, we finally have a winner in Spain. Auryn, Lucía Pérez, and Melissa each sang three potential Eurovision entries, which was then narrowed down to the top song from each artist. Those three songs then went head-to-head against each other, with the winning song carrying the Spanish flag to Eurovision this year.
“Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao” literally means “may they take away from me what I’ve danced”, but it really means something along the lines of “they can’t take away the good times”. This sunny pop song definitely ticks a lot of boxes…it’s catchy, youthful, and memorable, with a singer who is both sweet and experienced. (Lucía is a two-time veteran of the Viña Del Mar Festival in Chile, a competition known for not only the quality of the music performed, but also for the passion of its crowd. If you don’t perform well on the stage of the Quinta Vergara, the audience, known as “El Monstruo”, will let you know!)
Generally, I enjoy “Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao”…it’s very sweet, but it lacks a certain impact. It almost reminds me of Train’s song “Hey, Soul Sister“. It was a huge success (in the American market, at least), but yet it still faded a bit into the background (probably why it was used in so many commercials here last year). What are your thoughts?