Spanish broadcaster RTVE have released the music video for their Eurovision 2017 song “Do It For Your Lover”.
Manel Navarro will represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine, with his song “Do It For Your Lover”. Today RTVE have released the video, which was shot in the north of Tenerife. The video was directed by Mauri D. Galiano, who had directed many other official music videos in his career. Manel stated the reason for shooting in Tenerife:
“I want to transmit happiness and the sun of Spain”
Watch the music video here:
Manel has already promoted “Do It For Your Lover” in various countries’ National Final selection shows, such as host country Ukraine and, most recently, Romania’s “Selectia Nationala”. As well as this, Spain have confirmed their participation in two pre-party events so far: The London Eurovision Party, and the Eurovision in Concert in event in Amsterdam.
Manel won the Spanish selection show Objetivo Eurovision 2017 after tying with Mirela, with a total of 54 points each. In the end, the jury controversially had the final say and selected Manel to represent Spain in Kyiv, Ukraine. The final of Objetivo Eurovision 2017 was the least watched Spanish national final for over 10 years, with just 1.449 million viewers watching the show. Viewing figures have been falling annually since over 2.6 million viewers watched the final of the Spanish selection in 2010.
Manel Navarro is 20 years old and first rose to fame regionally when he won Catalunya Teen Star in 2014. In 2015 he signed with Sony Music Spain and went on to go viral on Spotify with the song “Candle”, the song went on to be played over 1 million times.
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Spain debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has competed annually since. Spain has won the contest on two occasions the first being in 1968 and the second time in 1969. 1969 is the only year where more than one song has won the contest, the 1969 contest saw a four way tie between Spain, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Since 2000 Spain has only managed to finish in the top.10 on five occasions, the last time being in 2014 with Ruth Lorenzo. However the country has finished 20th or below on eight occasions, the worst placement being 25th in 2013.