Luna Ki speaks for the first time about her withdrawal from Benidorm Fest: "I'm not ashamed of my art"


Luna Ki, who on Sunday unexpectedly announced his withdrawal from the benidorm fest for the prohibition of the use of autotune in his song 'I'm going to die', he defended this Monday that "Eurovision it's not a contest of vocal skills" and that this tuning technology is "part of the essence" of his theme.

"I could have said an excuse, something related to my health, but as an artist the truth is very important. Above all the truth of my art, of how it is made. I'm not going to be ashamed of it", he claimed in a recording posted this Monday on Youtube.

The song 'I'm going to die' with which the new Spanish preselection was presented to elect the candidate in Eurovision 2022 is a pop-rock song with hints of electronic 'punk' in which the main voice has been modulated with the effect robotic conferred by the use of autotune.

In her video, Luna Ki has explained that since the beginning of the competition she was informed that, in case of victory at Benidorm Fest, she might not be able to use that technology in the European final in Turin on the 14th of May, but that "it was working with Spanish Television on what was necessary to be able to do it". "I would not have introduced myself if I had known that things were going to be like this", he pointed out.

Finally, last Wednesday the ban was confirmed. "The world fell over me", he said, although he remained silent for several days to weigh how to correctly explain the reasons for his departure days before the start of the event, which is left with 13 applicants. "There will be people who will say that I do not know how to sing without autotune. I sincerely believe that Luna sings, and that she sings without 'autotune', but Luna Ki sings with autotune", he defended after insisting that its use "is part of the essence of this song, not only as a direct or performance tool , but also of the composition, of the concept".

In that sense, he has pointed out that dispensing with its use would be as if a song "made with an electric guitar was suddenly forced to be taken to an acoustic guitar". "would lose its strength", He insisted on defining himself as an "performer" in the broad sense of the term. "Eurovision is not a vocal skills contest in principle and that is why I applied," he added, before demanding "a change" in the festival's regulations European so that "in a few years" they could see projects more similar to theirs, "more electronic".

in your video thanked "the sensitivity and understanding of Spanish Television", as well as that of his followers and the rest of his teammates at Benidorm Fest, which precisely should have started this Wednesday with his performance in the first semifinal.



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