Miki has won the Eurovision Gala of Operación Triunfo and will represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv with the song “La venda”.
Nine singers and ten songs took part this evening in the Eurovision Gala of Operación Triunfo in Barcelona, all vying to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The winner of the competition was decided by public voting alone. However, unlike last year’s selection, there was only one round of voting.
The results of the Eurovision Gala are as follows:
- Marilia – “Todo bien” – 6% 6th
- Sabela – “Hoy soñaré” – 2% 9th
- Famous – “No puedo más” – 5% 7th
- Natalia – “La clave” – 6% 5th
- Julia – “¿Qué quieres que haga?” – 3% 8th
- Miki – “La venda” – 34% 1st
- Noelia – “Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez” – 7% 4th
- Carlos – “Se te nota” – 1% 10th
- Natalia y Miki – “Nadie se salva” – 14% 3rd
- María – “Muérdeme” – 22% 2nd
The show also featured a performance from Eleni Foureira, who finished second in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. A jury was also on hand to give their thoughts on all the performances. The jury consisted of:
- Manuel Martos
- Pastora Soler – Represented Spain at Eurovision 2012
- Tony Aguilar – Spanish commentator
- Doron Medalie – Composer of “Toy”, the winning entry of Eurovision 2018
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.