SPAIN – In a recent interview, Spanish representative, Miki commented on his preparations for Eurovision 2019. He stated that he has been putting in long shifts to perfect his performance and will be on stage in Tel Aviv with members of the Operación Triunfo cast, who will form part of his backing band.
He recently had an opportunity to test his skills with the Eurovision PreParty in Amsterdam, where he spent time with his friend Eliot from Belgium. Also with Kobi from Israel, Zena from Belarus and the S!sters from Germany and he was surprised that people who didn´t speak Spanish were able to sing along to “La venda”, the song which will represent Spain in Israel.
Miki is looking forward to taking part in the Madrid Eurovision pre-party and considers the level all-round to be pretty high. Concerning Duncan from the Netherlands being a favourite for victory, Miki stated that he didn’t discuss it in Amsterdam but he had great praise for Oto from Georgia, whom he thought was amazing performing live.
Concerning Eurovision itself, Miki found the whole experience of the preparty to be amazing, with special praise for the Eurofans, who he considered warm and friendly. He also dismissed criticism by Amaia about his song, claiming that having an opinion is a good thing, although he considers his song to be a good Eurovision song and therefore it will be liked immensely.
Miki also said that he has been working out to be in perfect shape for Tel Aviv and working on what will be his new single to be released after Eurovision. As a final thought, Miki considers the song a contender for a Top 10 position and is working hard to perform at his best in order to have a chance to deliver on that thought.
In the meantime Miki and his team was invited to local radio. Among the team members was the choreographer of 2019 Spanish entry, Fokas Evangelinos, who’s also thee stage director for Russian entrant, Sergey Lazarev.
It is obvious and funny to see Fokas barely understanding anything as he doesn’t speak Spanish but he surely enjoyed the Greek “kalimera” by the radio hosts. Of course thee question was inevitable: Russia or Spain?
Fokas simply said they are both special.