Baila el Chiki-chiki
|"Baila el Chiki Chiki"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2008 entry|
|Artist(s)||David Fernández Ortiz|
|Composer(s)||Rodolfo Chikilicuatre and Friends|
|Lyricist(s)||Rodolfo Chikilicuatre and Friends|
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"Baila el Chiki-chiki" (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbaila el ˈtʃiki ˈtʃiki], "Dance the Chiki-chiki") is a song by Rodolfo Chikilicuatre and Spain's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, in Belgrade, Serbia. The song was pre-qualified for the final round where it scored 55 points in total, placing 16th.
The song is a parody of reggaeton music filled with jokes and references to the Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, the king of Spain Juan Carlos and Spanish prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (Original Version). Reportedly the lyrics of the song changed due to some political allusions, as the EBU does not allow political remarks in any songs in the competition.
The final version of the song  features allusions to some prominent Spanish figures, including Pau Gasol, Fernando Alonso, Javier Bardem, Antonio Banderas and Pedro Almodóvar. It also alludes to the 1995 Spanish hit single "La Macarena", Michael Jackson and RoboCop.
As a member of the "Big 4", Spain automatically qualified for the Eurovision final, held on 24 May 2008.
Rodolfo Chikilicuatre was accompanied on stage by "Disco" and "Gráfica", two comedic dancers that also accompanied him in the national final. One of them, Gráfica, played by fellow actress Silvia Abril, dances clumsily without knowing the basic dance steps. Another three dancers (Leticia Martín, María Ángeles Mas and Cecilia López) were chosen through the special casting show "Dansin Chiki Chiki" to join them in Belgrade.
- Eurovision Official Website's Song Entry
- Rodolfo Chikilicuatre's Perform in Eurovision 2008
- Baila el Chiki Chiki: Final Version (VideoClip)
- Baila el Chiki Chiki: Final Version
- Leticia, María Ángeles y Cecilia, las tres bailarinas que acompañarán a Rodolfo Chikilicuatre - elConfidencial.com
- Rodolfo Chikilicuatre & King África
- Rodolfo Chikilicuatre & Tata Golosa
- Rodolfo Chikilicuatre & Dustin The Turkey
- Greek Digital Singles Chart
- Official Downloaded Music List (Week 21/2008) PDF
- Swedish Singles Chart
- "TOP 50 CANCIONES ANUAL 2008". Promuiscae.es. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
- Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 2008.
- Detailed info and lyrics, The Diggiloo Thrush, "Baila el Chiki-chiki".
- Eurovision 2008 TVE's Official Web
- Rodolfo Chikilicuatre's Official Web
- Rodolfo Chikilicuatre's Former Official Web
- Final Video Clip (English Subtitles)