Salvem el món

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"Salvem el món (Let's Save the World)"
Single by Anonymous
Genre Punk rock
Length 2:58
Anonymous singles chronology
"Salvem El Món"
(2007)
"TBA"
Andorra "Salvem el món"
Eurovision Song Contest 2007 entry
Country Andorra
Artist(s) Niki Francesca,
Guillem Gallego,
Alejandro Martínez
As Anonymous
Languages Catalan, English
Composer(s) Niki Francesca,
Guillem Gallego,
Alejandro Martínez
Lyricist(s) Niki Francesca,
Guillem Gallego,
Alejandro Martínez
Finals performance
Semi-final result 12th
Semi-final points 80
Appearance chronology
◄ "Sense tu" (2006)   
"Casanova" (2008) ►

"Salvem el món" ("Let's save the world") was the Andorran entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, performed in Catalan and English by Anonymous. This was the first Andorran entry not to feature monolingual Catalan lyrics and not to be performed by a female soloist, with all the members of the band being male.

Anonymous performing "Salvem el món" for Andorra.

The song is a pop punk number, the first such song ever to be performed at the Contest. Lead singer "N!ki" sings about his disbelief at the state of the world, remarking that "The world is in danger and you don't do anything". He sings that this is because everyone is only interested in their own lives, and is unwilling to do anything for the greater good. Thus, he proposes that everyone unite and think about things they can do to improve the world. The chorus is delivered in English, with the band singing that humanity as a whole has treated the world badly, having in fact "turned [it] upside down". The theme of a call to action was made more explicit in the performance, with N!ki calling out "Thankyou! We can still save the world!" after the song was finished.

As Andorra had not previously qualified for the final, the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed twenty-first (following Malta's Olivia Lewis with "Vertigo" and preceding Hungary's Magdi Rúzsa with "Unsubstantial Blues"). At the close of voting, it had received 80 points, placing 12th in the 28-strong field and thus missing out on qualifying for the final by two places. This was, however, Andorra's best result - with their entry in 2006 coming last in the semi-final, for example.

Following the Contest, the song charted at number 3 in the Spanish chart.

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