TVE, the Spanish national broadcaster, has revealed that the auditions for Operación Triunfo 2020 will begin this October.
The auditions will begin in October in Barcelona and continue throughout Spain until November. After Barcelona, auditions will also be held in Bilbao, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla and Valencia.
Anyone wishing to audition will have to queue up and to do an preliminary audition in front of producers before moving on to the main audition stage. 211 artists have already passed to the main audition stage thanks to the online casting process OTFest.
TVE has yet to confirm if the upcoming series of Operación Triunfo will be used to select the Spanish representative for Eurovision 2020. According to sources, TVE have not made any final decisions but would be open to using a new selection format. For the past two years, the Spanish representative has been selected through the talent show Operación Triunfo, which was previously used to select the Spanish representatives between 2002 and 2004.
Miki represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “La venda”. The singer ended the night in 22nd place with a total of 60 points.
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 ten occasions, the worst placement being 26th in 2017.