Rodolfo Chikilicuatre Baila El Chiki Chiki
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Draw Position 22, Final Position 16, Points (Final) 55

"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.

In the national final of the Spanish selection Salvemos Eurovision, the song beat the favourite, Coral, with her song "Todo Está En Tu Mente", placed second.

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.

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