Eurovision Spain reports that the Eurovision Gala for Operación Triunfo will be held on the evening of January 20.
Spain will select the song and artist that will represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in less than two weeks time. According to Eurovision Spain the Eurovision Gala for Operación Triunfo will be held on January 20 from 22:05 CET.
The full versions of all of the competing songs will be revealed two days before the show takes place. New arrangements and new vocal tracks are set to be released on Friday, January 18, currently only 30 second snippets of the songs have been released.
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”
The winner of the Eurovision Gala of Operación Triunfo will be decided by 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”.
Source: Eurovision Spain
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.