Who is Spain’s Eurovision entry Manel Navarro?

Meet the boy with the guitar who's hoping to go far

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Name: Manel Navarro

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Age: 21

Twitter: @manelnmusic

Who is Manel Navarro?

21-year-old Manel won Spain’s Catalunya Teen Star competition in 2014 before going on to release music in his homeland. He says his music is strongly influenced by everyone from Bob Dylan to Ed Sheeran and claims to never go anywhere without his guitar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZarEC0pAnDA?ecver=1

Manel qualified for the Eurovision after a tight Spanish National Final. Manel topped the jury vote while singer Mirela’s track Contigo took top honours in the public vote, leaving them neck and neck in the final rankings. The judges then voted to send Navarro to Ukraine.

What’s Spain’s Eurovision 2017 song?

Spain’s Eurovision track is called Do It For Your Lover and Manel wrote it himself, alongside Antonio Rayo aka “Rayito”. His collaborator has worked with the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Julio Iglesias, Paulina Rubio, Ricky Martin and Rihanna.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwS45HBhzTs?ecver=1

 Here’s everything you need to know about the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Eurovision 2017: Who’s performing in the final?

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Check out the full list of acts and running order for the show, starting live on BBC1 at 8pm.

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1. IMRI
Israel

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2. Kasia Moś
Poland

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3. Naviband
Belarus 

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4. Nathan Trent
Austria

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5. Artsvik
Armenia

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6. OG3NE
Netherlands

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7. Sunstroke Project
Moldova

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8. Joci Pápai
Hungary

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9. Francesco Gabbani
Italy

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10. Anja
Denmark 

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11. Salvador Sobral
Portugal

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12. Dihaj
Azerbaijan

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13. Jacques Houdek
Croatia

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14. Isaiah
Australia

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15. Demy
Greece

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16. Manel Navarro
Spain

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17. JOWST
Norway

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18. Lucie Jones
United Kingdom

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19. Hovig
Cyprus

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20. Ilinca ft. Alex Florea
Romania

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21. Levina
Germany

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22. O.Torvald
Ukraine

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23. Blanche
Belgium

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24. Robin Bengtsson
Sweden

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25. Kristian Kostov
Bulgaria

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26. Alma
France