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Barei

Barei is a singer-songwriter from Madrid. Barei has a 15 year-long career and has two released albums. She reached the limelight in the Spanish music scene when she won the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest with her song Say Yay! which has reached #1 on the iTunes Spain chart on three different occasions since its release back in January.

Barei, stage name of Barbara Reyzábal, was born in Madrid on the 29th of March, 1982. Singer and composer of all her songs, her music career spans over 15 years. She has released two albums so far; Billete para no volver (No-return Ticket) and Throw The Dice. Her influences come from British pop, soul and funk, including artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, One Republic, Maroon 5, Sia or Pink.

Barei studied musical language, singing, guitar and piano. At 18 she participated at the Benidorm Song Festival. After that she moved to Miami where she started writing and recording her first demos. Since her return to Spain, she toured through small venues and last year Barei performed at the Starlite Festival in Marbella. Barei mainly sings and composes in English. She has written songs for other artists such as the Spanish singers Malú and Edurne as well as the Japanese performer May J. Barei has also written soundtracks for television.

Barei wrote her song for the Eurovision Song Contest, Say Yay! along with Ruben Villanueva and Victor Pua. It is an up tempo song with energy and strength that emotionally reflects the common struggle for self-improvement; a rallying cry for anyone who fights to accomplish their goals. As Barei says “It’s about living to try”. Say Yay! is a feel-good song that moves the listener both inside and out.

Things to know about Barei

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

  • Say Yay! is a battle cry for fighters and a personal drive.
  • Powerful
  • Emotional vibes

What are the three most impressive facts about you?

  • Natural
  • Charismatic
  • Full of energy

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

I try to do meditation a few hours before the show. It really works!

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

This is the biggest opportunity to cross borders and share my music with everyone in Europe. I love to meet different people and learn from every one. The Eurovision Song Contest also means discipline, hard work and self learning; it will make me grow professionally and personally.

Lyrics of Say Yay!

Hello hello Mr. fighter
Look! there we go again...

Go-getters don´t forsake!

They never wallow in their fate



More than a thousand miles until the end

We´re never gonna know what lies ahead.

We only got today

to learn from our yesterday!



I feel alive bringing into play

my whole life going all the way.

I´m still alive and I turn away

from broken mirrors.

I feel alive when I dare to say

I wanna fight!

Won´t fix by running…



Say yay yay yay!

Come on and raise your battle cry!

You are the one who never dies!

Hurray! Sing it lalalala!

Go on singing lalalala!

You keep on climbing over hills!

Right now you´re following your dreams!

Hurray! Sing it lalalala! Hurray!



Say Yay Yay Yay!

Hurray!



Hello Hello Mr. Danger

No need to be afraid!

I know by heart my shades

I got the light between my breaks 


More than a thousand

wounds upon my hands

of every time I fought them face to face!

We go through our mistakes

to find the way to go back straight.



I feel alive bringing into play

my whole life going all the way.

I´m still alive and I turn away

from broken mirrors

I feel alive when I dare to say

I wanna fight!

Won´t fix by running!

No won´t fix by running!



Come on and raise your battle cry!

You are the one who never dies!

Hurray! Sing it lalalala!

Go on singing lalalala!

You keep on climbing over hills!

Right now you´re following your dreams!

Hurray! Sing it lalalala! Hurray!
CRIE YAY!

Bonjour, Mr. le lutteur
Regarde, on est reparti
Les fonçeurs n'abandonnent jamais !
Ils ne s'apitoient jamais de son sort
Plus de mille kilomètres Jusqu'à la fin
On ne sait jamais ce qu'on peut trouver Nous n'avons qu'aujourd'hui
Pour apprendre d'hier

Ça fait du bien de mettre en jeu
ma vie tout le poing du chemin
Je suis toujours en vie et je tourne le dos
aux miroirs cassés
Je me sens vivante quand j'ose dire
Ça ne sert à rien de courir….

Crie Yay Yay Yay !
Allez ! Chantez le cri de guerre
Tu es le seul qui ne meurt jamais
Hourra ! Chantez, lalalala ! Chantez, lalalala !
Vous gravissez les montagnes
Maintenant tu fais réalité tes rêves
Hourra ! Chantez, lalalala ! Hourra !

Crie Yay Yay Yay !
Hourra !
Crie Yay Yay Yay !
Crie Yay Yay Yay !
Hourra !
Crie Yay Yay Yay !
Bonjour, bonjour Mr Danger
N'ayez pas peur !
Je connais par coeur mes ombres
J'ai vu la lumière entre les coups

Plus de mille
bléssures aux mains
de mes combats face à face
on apprend de nos erreurs
pour reprendre le bon chemin
Ça fait du bien de mettre en jeu
ma vie tout le poing du chemin
Je suis toujours en vie et je tourne le dos
aux miroirs cassés
Je me sens vivante quand j'ose dire
Ça ne sert à rien de courir….
Crie Yay Yay Yay !
Allez ! Chantez le cri de guerre
Vous êtes celui qui ne meurt jamais
Hourra ! Chantez, lalalala ! Chantez, lalalala !
Vous gravissez les montagnes
Maintenant tu fais réalité tes rêves
Hourra ! Chantez, lalalala ! Hourra !

Crie Yay Yay Yay !
Hourra !
Crie Yay Yay Yay !
Crie Yay Yay Yay !
Hourra !
Criez Yay Yay Yay !
Hourra ! Vous devez dire Yay !
Turutututururu! Turutututu!
Hourra ! Vous devez dire Yay !
Chantez le cri de guerre
Criez Yay Yay Yay !