TVE, the Spanish national broadcaster, has revealed the full line up of the Eurovision Gala of Operación Triunfo.
Yesterday, TVE revealed which three songs from the 17 candidate songs received the most public votes and would therefore qualify for the Eurovision Gala. A five-member selection committee made up of two members of the RTVE Board of Directors, two professors of the Operación Triunfo Academy and one member of RTVE Digital, have now selected seven more songs from the remaining 14 to advance to the Eurovision Gala. The finalists will work with the composers on the final versions of their entries from January 7. The complete final versions will be uploaded to the RTVE website 48 hours before the Eurovision Gala begins.
The ten songs that will compete in the Eurovision Gala are:
- María – “Muérdeme” – Public Vote Qualifier
- Noelia – “Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez” – Public Vote Qualifier
- Natalia – “La clave” – Public Vote Qualifier
- Famous – “No puedo más”
- Miki – “La venda”
- Marilia – “Todo bien”
- Natalia y Miki – “Nadie se salva”
- Sabela – “Hoy soñaré”
- Julia – “Qué quieres que haga”
- Carlos – “Se te nota”
One of the composers of “Muérdeme”, David Feito, was a member of El Sueño de Morfeo, who represented Spain in Eurovision 2013.
The Eurovision Gala of Operación Triunfo will take place later this month. Public voting alone will decide the winner. However, unlike last year’s selection, there will only be one round of voting.
Amaia y Alfred were selected through the previous edition of Operación Triunfo to represent Spain in Lisbon last year. They finished 23rd in the final with a total of 61 points, following their performance of “Tu canción”.
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
Spain debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has competed annually since. Spain has won the contest on two occasions the first being in 1968 and the second time in 1969. 1969 is the only year where more than one song has won the contest, the 1969 contest saw a four-way tie between Spain, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Since 2000 Spain has only managed to finish in the top.10 on five occasions, the last time being in 2014 with Ruth Lorenzo. However, the country has finished 20th or below on nine occasions, the worst placement being 26th in 2017.