Do It for Your Lover

"Do It for Your Lover" is a song performed by Spanish singer Manel Navarro and written by himself together with Antonio Rayo "Rayito".[1] The song was released as a digital download on 13 January 2017 through Sony Music Spain. It represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.[2] The song finished last overall in the final of the contest.

"Do It for Your Lover"
Do It for Your Lover - Manel Navarro.jpg
Single by Manel Navarro
Released13 January 2017
Manel Navarro singles chronology
"Do It for Your Lover"
"Keep On Falling"
Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry
  • Manel Navarro
  • Antonio Rayo "Rayito"
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Entry chronology
◄ "Say Yay!" (2016)   
"Tu canción" (2018) ►

Eurovision Song ContestEdit

On 12 January 2017, Navarro was confirmed to be one of the six finalists competing in Objetivo Eurovisión 2017, Spain's national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.[3] On 11 February 2017, the night of the final, Navarro finished first with the juries and third with the Spanish public, tying him with Mirela and her song "Contigo". The jury then broke the tie in Navarro's favour, and he was declared the winner.[4] As Spain is a member of the "Big Five", he automatically advanced to the final, held on 13 May 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine.[5][6]

Live performancesEdit

Manel Navarro performed the song live for the first time on Objetivo Eurovisión on 11 February 2017, where he won the competition amid much controversy. On 18 February, Manel Navarro performed the song at the Ukrainian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 as a special guest during the third semi-final.[7] On 25 February, he performed the song on talk show ¡Qué tiempo tan feliz!, aired on Telecinco.[8] On 5 March, he also performed as a guest performer during the Romanian Eurovision national final.[9] On 2 April, Manel Navarro performed the song during the London Eurovision Party, which was held at the Café de Paris venue in London, United Kingdom.[10] On 5 April, he performed at the Israel Calling event in Tel Aviv, Israel.[9] Navarro also performed the song during the 2017 Eurovision in Concert, the largest gathering of Eurovision artists outside of Eurovision itself, held in the Melkweg, a popular music venue in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 8 April.[11] On 15 April, he performed during the Eurovision-Spain Pre-Party event which was held at the Sala La Riviera venue in Madrid.[12]

Manel Navarro performed the song live during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine on 13 May 2017. Hans Pannecoucke was the staging director for this performance.[13] In the climax of the song, Navarro went notoriously off-key, and his bad result was partly attributed to it.[14] He obtained no points from the professional juries and only five from the public televote (all from Portugal), finishing in twenty-sixth (last) place in the final.[15]

Music videoEdit

The official video of the song, directed by Mauri D. Galiano, was filmed in February 2017 on the north coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands.[16] The video premiered on Manel Navarro's YouTube Vevo channel on 9 March 2017.[17]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[18]
1."Do It for Your Lover"3:24
1."Do It for Your Lover"3:24
3."If I Go" (Inedita)3:38
4."Do It for Your Lover" (Eurovision 2017)3:02
5."Do It for Your Lover" (acoustic version)2:35
6."Do It for Your Lover" (urban remix) (featuring Danny Romero)3:18
7."Do It for Your Lover" (live studio session)2:38


Chart (2017) Peak
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[19] 75
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 16

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 13 January 2017 Digital download Sony Music Spain


  1. ^ "Spain Participant Profile". Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  2. ^ Herbert, Emily (11 February 2017). "Spain: Manel Navarro to Represent Spain at Eurovision 2017". Eurovoix. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Maika, Manel Navarro, Mario Jefferson, Mirela, Paula Rojo y LeKlein candidatos de 'Objetivo Eurovisión'" [Maika, Manel Navarro, Mario Jefferson, Mirela, Paula Rojo and LeKlein candidates of 'Objetivo Eurovisión']. (in Spanish). Televisión Española. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  4. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (11 February 2017). "Manel Navarro to represent Spain in Kyiv!". EBU.
  5. ^ Jordan, Paul (9 September 2016). "Kyiv to host Eurovision 2017!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  6. ^ Jordan, Paul (21 January 2016). "Semi-Final Allocation Draw on Monday, pots revealed". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  7. ^ Jiandani, Sergio (16 February 2016). "Spain: Manel Navarro special guest at the Ukrainian Semi-final". Eurovision Spain. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Manel Navarro interpreta en '¡Qué tiempo tan feliz!' su eurovisiva canción" [Manel Navarro performs his Eurovision song on ¡Qué tiempo tan feliz!']. (in Spanish). Telecinco. 25 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Manel Navarro, rumbo a Rumanía para promocionar su "Do it for your lover"" [Manel Navarro, on his way to Rumanía to promote his "Do it for your lover"]. (in Spanish). RTVE. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Manel Navarro". London Eurovision Party. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Bienvenido España!". Eurovision In Concert. 17 February 2016. Archived from the original on 17 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  12. ^ Rico, Vicente (27 March 2017). "Manel Navarro será el anfitrión de la Eurovision-Spain Pre-Party" [Manel Navarro will be the host of the Eurovision-Spain Pre-Party]. (in Spanish). Eurovision Spain. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  13. ^ "El belga Hans Pannecoucke es el director artísitico de la puesta en escena de Manel Navarro" [The Belgian Hans Pannecoucke is the artistic director of Manel Navarro's stage performance]. (in Spanish). RTVE. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  14. ^ El corte de manga de Manel Navarro, el representante de España en Eurovisión in La voz de Galicia
  15. ^ Manel Navarro, aplastado por la ola in El País.
  16. ^ García Hernández, José (23 February 2017). "Ambiente surfero e isleño en el videoclip de Do it for your lover" [Surfing and island ambiance on the video of Do it for your lover]. (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  17. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (9 March 2017). "Spain: Manel Navarro releases the official videoclip of his Eurovision entry". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  18. ^ "Do It for Your Lover - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  19. ^ "Manel Navarro – Do It For Your Lover" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 19 May 2017. Click on "Veckans Heatseeker".