Discovered after performing acoustic covers on social media, the young artist Manel Navarro will represent Spain in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Do It For Your Lover, which has already become a radio hit in his country.
Manel Navarro, 21, is a young composer and singer whose music is a mixture of influences from Bob Dylan to Ed Sheeran. Manel, always carrying his guitar, breaks the mould of pop music, with the rhythm of his brilliant songs. The singer and composer performs in the style of the tradition of James Bay or Passenger.
Aside from original material Manel's covers have also performed well on social media. DJ and producer Alan Walker praised Manel publicly for his cover of one of his songs. After success with his first single, Candle, released in 2016, his second single, Do It For Your Lover, has become a radio hit. Earlier this year he won the Spanish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest and will represent Spain in Kyiv.
Things to know about Manel Navarro
What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
It's going to be brand new and fresh, a completely different style of entry from what Spain has done so far in the Eurovision Song Contest, and I think Europe is going to be pleasantly surprised that Spain brings an entry like this!
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
I'm an honest and natural guy, , I write my own songs.... and I look good on camera!
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
My buddies and I always sing together a song called Despacito before our shows, it helps us to relax.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
I think it is an incredible opportunity for me as it will let me be known internationally. It's the most important music show in Europe, even worldwide! and I'm really thrilled about all this "Eurovision experience".