Gala 1: Semi-finalists overview

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The first show of Misión Eurovisión, aired tonight by TVE, has revealed the names of the first five qualified artists for the semi-final, to be held next February 6th. Santa Fe, Nessa, Miguel Cañadas (chosen by the public), Gerard and Poker (appointed by the two advisors, Massiel and Mikel Herzog) are already qualified. esctoday.com analyses these entrants.

SANTA FE

One of the most alternative entrants at this first Gala was amongst the top positions from the beginning of the voting round. The four Cuban boys rocketed upthe leaderboard and once ahead, extended their lead to win with 195 points. They sang the song Esto es pa' ti, a reggae / hip hop style that has become very popular since the summer amongst the Spanish people. Santa Fe received 12 points from 8 Spanish regions (Asturias, Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Galicia and Navarra).

NESSA

A powerful gospel singer's voiceis Nessa's most relevant vocal attribute. This girl who comes from the southern town of Almeria performed Anastacia's I'm outta love, a song that fits her voice quality properly. Finishing as runner-up with 149 points and direct qualifying for the semi-final is Nessa's reward tonight. Nessa was the favourite entrant for the viewers from her home region of Andalusia who awarded her 12 points. She received 10 points from the Balearic Islands, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León and Melilla.

MIGUEL CAÑADAS

Miguel Cañadas, who sang A puro dolor, maybe the most famous theme of Son By Four, was placed 3rd in the final chart with 141 points. He was since the beginning of the show, one of the public's favourite contestants, both inside and outside the studios. His good voice and performance got 12 points from Murcia, Valencia (his bithplace) and from the mobile phone vote covering the whole of Spain.

GERARD

The youngest competitor tonight impressed the public with his special performance, different from the others: the song Sorry seems to be the hardest word, self-accompaniedon piano, brought Gerard to the 8th position. However, Massiel and Mikel Herzog, the two advisors, decided to rescue him andreward him witha place in the semifinal. 12 points from Catalonia was his highest votes.

POKER

Hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs appeared on stage on 13th place, and it seems that this number brought good luck to them. An original performance, with the faces of the group members full of makeup emulating the four card suits, received 97 points in total to take4th position. Although many points behind the three automatic qualifiers,Massiel and Herzog put them into the list of qualified artists in the end. Bon Jovi's song It's my life was their elected theme for tonight's show.

Other entrants received good scores: Baltanás, one of the public's favourites, got 92 points (5th place, and just two points behind Poker); and Amaia Saizar, ex-Bravo (Spain 1984), got 81 (6th).

On the other hand, the last three classified were Cristina Conde, Anabel's sister, who received 30 points; and Katia Ballester and Juan Ikaro, both with 22 points and closing the chart.

Here you are the complete chart with the votes from each Spanish Autonomous Community.

ANDALUSIA

1 YBRAEM
2 KEKE
3 MARIA LOPEZ
4 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
5 JUAN IKARO
6 CARMEN
7 CRISTINA CONDE
8 SANTA FE
10 BALTANAS
12 NESSA

ARAGON

1 BALTANAS
2 YBRAEM
3 AMAIA SAIZAR
4 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
5 POKER
6 NESSA
7 SANTA FE
8 GERARD
10 MARIA LOPEZ
12 NACHO EMBID

ASTURIAS

1 YBRAEM
2 KEKE
3 KATIA
4 BALTANAS
5 GERAR
6 POKER
7 NESSA
8 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
10 MARIA LOPEZ
12 SANTA FE

BALEARIC ISLANDS

1 GERARD
2 YBRAEM
3 AMAIA SAIZAR
4 BALTANAS
5 MARIA LOPEZ
6 CRISTINA CONDE
7 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
8 POKER
10 NESSA
12 SANTA FE

CANARY ISLANDS

1 KEKE
2 NACHO EMBID
3 BALTANAS
4 MARIA LOPEZ
5 GERARD
6 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
7 NESSA
8 SANTA FE
10 POKER
12 YBRAEM

CANTABRIA

1 NACHO EMBID
2 MARIA LOPEZ
3 YBRAEM
4 KATIA
5 AMAIA SAIZAR
6 NESSA
7 POKER
8 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
10 BALTANAS
12 SANTA FE

CASTILLA-LA MANCHA

1 MARIA LOPEZ
2 CARMEN MIRIAM
3 POKER
4 KATIA
5 GERARD
6 BALTANAS
7 CRISTINA CONDE
8 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
10 NESSA
12 SANTA FE

CASTILLA Y LEÓN

1 GERARD
2 CARMEN MIRIAM
3 NACHO EMBID
4 POKER
5 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
6 BALTANAS
7 MARIA LOPEZ
8 KEKE
10 NESSA
12 SANTA FE

CATALONIA

1 NACHO EMBID
2 KEKE
3 MARIA LOPEZ
4 BALRANAS
5 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
6 CRISTINA CONDE
7 NESSA
8 SANTA FE
10 POKER
12 GERARD

EXTREMADURA

1 CARMEN MIRIAM
2 BALTANAS
3 NACHO EMBID
4 YBRAEM
5 MARIA LOPEZ
6 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
7 GERARD
8 NESSA
10 POKER
12 SANTA FE

GALICIA

1 MARIA LOPEZ
2 GERARD
3 JUAN ICARO
4 CARMEN MIRIAM
5 AMAIA SAIZAR
6 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
7 NESSA
8 YBRAEM
10 POKER
12 SANTA FE

MADRID

1 POKER
2 AMAIA SAIZAR
3 BALTANAS
4 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
5 YBRAEM
6 NESSA
7 JUAN ICARO
8 MARIA LOPEZ
10 SANTA FE
12 KEKE

MURCIA

1 KEKE
2 KATIA
3 NACHO
4 AMAIA SAIZAR
5 GERARD
6 BALTANAS
7 POKER
8 NESSA
10 SANTA FE
12 MIGUEL CAÑADAS

NAVARRA

1 KEKE
2 KATIA
3 POKER
4 NESSA
5 GERARD
6 CARMEN MIRIAM
7 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
8 NACHO EMBID
10 AMAIA SAIZAR
12 SANTA FE

BASQUE COUNTRY

1 CRISTINA CONDE
2 CARMEN MIRIAM
3 NACHO EMBID
4 POKER
5 MARIA LOPEZ
6 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
7 BALTANAS
8 NESSA
10 SANTA FE
12 AMAIA SAIZAR

LA RIOJA

1 KATIA
2 CARMEN MIRIAM
3 BALTANAS
4 GERARD
5 POKER
6 NESSA
7 NACHO EMBID
8 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
10 SANTA FE
12 AMAIA SAIZAR

VALENCIA

1 KATIA
2 NACHO EMBID
3 CRISTINA CONDE
4 POKER
5 CARMEN MIRIAM
6 KEKE
7 BALTANAS
8 NESSA
10 SANTA FE
12 MIGUEL CAÑADAS

CEUTA

1 NESSA
2 JUAN IKARO
3 KATIA
4 GERARD
5 BALTANÁS
6 YBRAEM
7 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
8 AMAIA SAIZAR
10 SANTA FE
12 CARMEN MIRIAM

MELILLA

1 SANTA FE
2 KATIA
3 NACHO EMBID
4 MARIA LOPEZ
5 JUAN IKARO
6 MIGUEL CAÑADAS
7 AMAIA SAIZAR
8 BALTANAS
10 NESSA
12 CARMEN MIRIAM

MOBILE PHONE CALLS

1 NACHO EMBID
2 MARIA LOPEZ
3 BALTANAS
4 YBRAEM
5 KEKE
6 GERARD
7 SANTA FE
8 NESSA
10 AMAIA SAIZAR
12 MIGUEL CAÑADAS

Remember that today the official website www.misioneurovision.es will release the 15 songs that will compete to represent Spain in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest on their website for the public to listen and vote for their favourites. The viewers will be able to vote for their favourite entries from the 15-21 January. The top 5 songs will qualify for the final which will be held on the 20th of February.

All these songs will be released online without any arrangements and will be the same versions that were sent on cd to the Spanish broadcaster. Mikel Herzog will be working on the arrangements of the 5 songs that will compete in the final as well as the entry that will represent Spain.

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