all I want for Christmas…
Yes, the “Villancinco” (based on the Christmas song “La marimorena”) is finally out, and it turned out even more adorable than I had imagined, thanks to the stellar presence of one Javi Martínez (!!!). Fernando Llorente, David Villa, Santi Cazorla and Álvaro Arbeloa round out the cast of this Villancinco. Does this mean they were the only ones brave enough to sing, or will we get another one from the rest of the players in this campaign – Xavi, Xabi, David Silva and possibly Iker?
I love how the boys wore tuxedo jackets, and how Álvaro casually hung his over his shoulder! And they all sing better than expected; I’d love to see a boy group made up of La Roja players!!! My five would be Fernando Llorente, Javi Martínez (!!!), Sergio Ramos, PF Juan Mata and Pepe Reina. How about yours?
The ad starts out with a photo session, and when it’s done and everyone is prepared to leave, Santi tells everyone to hold on a minute. He says, “since we have Villa and there’s five (cinco) of us, let’s sing a Villancinco.” The others say things like good idea, or let’s do it. The mike is tossed at Villa, but somehow Javi (!!!) ends up with it.
They sing, “we wish everyone luck to begin the year with, we sing this Villancinco to you all together. Red, red, red is our shirt, let’s start this year with the red shirt on. Good luck to everyone in 2012, the red shirt of Spain unleashes passion. From Cádiz to La Coruña, Zamora to Levante, all the fans are part of this team. Red, red, red is our shirt, let’s start this year with the red shirt on. Good luck to everyone in 2012, the red shirt of Spain unleashes passion.”
If you want to sing along, the Spanish lyrics are: “para comenzar el año, suerte a todos deseamos, y con este Villancinco todos juntos os cantamos. Roja, roja, roja es nuestra camiseta, empezarse el año con La Roja puesta. Suerte para todos en el 2012, La Roja de España desata pasiones. Desde Cádiz a Coruña, de Zamora a Levante, todos los aficionados del equipo forman parte. Roja, roja, roja es nuestra camiseta, empezarse el año con La Roja puesta. Suerte para todos en el 2012, La Roja de España desata pasiones.”
At the end, it says, “start the year with something red.” I’m taking Javi (!!!).
Everything about this is adorable, no?
However, they managed to somehow exceed that level of adorableness with the making of video (you thought it was impossible, right?). From Fernando spraying cava and Javi (!!!) running away…
… to David doing some earnest singing. And I loved the moment where he dropped the microphone. The reaction of the boys is just like that moment with Adidas in South Africa right before the World Cup final, when they all shouted “¡a por ellos!”
In the video, we get some glimpses of Xavi, so hopefully there will be another video featuring him.
And we also get this little message from the boy band. Javi (!!!) says, “we invite you to start the year with something red…” Then Fernando says, “… so that 2012 will bring you luck…” and Álvaro continues, “and you can achieve all your goals.” Santi says, “it’s clear what ours is.” Then everyone says, “¡¡¡¡happy 2012!!!!”
Go here to see the rest of the campaign, including the pictures below, as well as the opportunity to download the Villancinco for your mobile!
How come there’s no picture of Javi (!!!)?
I have to say, I like Fernando and Xabi’s poses the best. Only Xabi Alonso could pull that pose off. Everyone else would just look idiotic. And even though he’s wearing sneakers, he manages to look so elegant.