Alejandro Abad, composer, music producer and former Eurovision participant has analyzed in Espejo Público the Eurovision gala in which Blanca Paloma, representative of Spain, has been in 17th place.
He believes that the proposal and the intention of the performance was very good but he believes that it could have failed to bring an extreme musical style, a root style. “In the end, the young people voted in the televote and they don’t understand this music,” says the musician.
Abad would have chosen a fusion between flamenco and the current commercial version like the one Rosalía does. He also considers that lately there are many countries that take Spanish words for her songs and Spain chose the word ‘Ea’, “‘Ea’ you have to do a master’s degree to know what it means,” he says. In his opinion, it is convenient to bet on easy songs.
Loreen’s victory, a triumph loaded with strategy
Abad believes that behind the song ‘Tattoo’ that won the contest performed by Loreen (Sweden) there is a lot of strategy. Eurofans adore Loreen and felt they were indebted to her ever since she last performed at the festival.
Alejandro Abad himself composed the song that David Civera performed at Eurovision: ‘Tell her I love her’. He remembers that at that time there was more freedom for the interpreter himself to be able to direct the performance. In those years, only a small group traveled to the contest, far from the large number of advisors that now accompany the artists. “That year we were a lady from TVE, my wife Civera and I. The potential was the song and the staging,” he says. He believes that “having the freedom to act” is what makes you successful.