Spain will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The Spanish broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) will use the tenth series of reality television talent competition Operación Triunfo as the platform to select the Spanish entry for the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.
As a member of the “Big 5”, Spain will automatically qualify to compete in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Operación Triunfo is a Spanish reality television music competition consisting of training 16 contestants in a boarding academy in order to find new singing talent. The tenth series, also known as Operación Triunfo 2018, premiered on La 1 on 19 September 2018, hosted by Roberto Leal and broadcast from the Parc Audiovisual de Catalunya in Terrassa, Barcelona.
On 14 September 2018, during the press conference presenting the series, it was announced that the performer(s) that will represent Spain at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be selected from the sixteen contestants entering the show’s boarding academy.
The same method was used in the 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2018 editions; however, unlike previous editions, all the contestant that entered the academy were eligible for the Eurovision selection process, and not only the contestants who succeed in advancing to the series’ finale.
“Gala Eurovisión”, the special live show of Operación Triunfo 2018 that will select the Spanish entrant and song for Eurovision will take place on 20 January 2019, a month and a day after the series’ regular finale.
The contestants from the series will participate as solo performers or as part of duet or group combinations. “Gala Eurovisión” will feature between three and ten competing entries: three entries will be selected by the audience from among twenty competing songs via an online public vote, and up to seven additional entries will be selected by an evaluation committee from the remaining seventeen entries.
Miki Núñez is a Spanish singer that will represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, with the song “La venda”.
SPAIN 2019 🇪🇸 OT GALA EUROVISIÓN (FINAL)
|PARTICIPANT(S)||SONG TITLE||PUBLIC||RANK||OIKOTIMES POLL|
|Miki||"La venda"||34%||1||Predicted 2nd|
|Miki & Natalia||"Nadie se salva"||14%||3|
|Noelia||"Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez"||07%||4|
|Famous||"No puedo más"||05%||7|
|Julia||"Qué quieres que haga"||03%||8|
|Carlos Right||"Se te nota"||01%||10|