SPAIN – Today, Spanish broadcaster RTVE has revealed more details about the selection show “OT Eurovisión Gala” to be held no later than January. First of all, the full list of the 13 artists and 17 songs to compete in the national final was disclosed as follow.
Out of the 16 initial contestants of “Operación Triunfo 2018”, only 3 (África, Dave and Alfonso) were not given the chance to perform any song. The public will have a lot of different types of song to choose from, from flamenco to gospel, from romantic ballads to traditional Spanish pop, and even more. Studio versions of the entries will be recorded on December 16th.
Famous – “No Puedo Más” (I can’t take it anymore)
Miki – “La Venda” (The band)
Alba Reche – “¿Qué Será Luego ?” (What will be next?)
Miki & Natalia – “Nadia Se Salva” (Nobody is saved)
Julia – “¿Qué Qieres Que Haga?” (What do you want me to do?)
Natalia – “La Clave” (The key)
Sabela – “Dímelo De Frente” (Tell me face to face)
Sabela – “Hoy Soñaré” (Today I will dream)
Miki – “El Equilibro” (The balance)
Noelia – “Hoy Vuelvo A Reír Otra Vez” (Today I will laugh once more)
Marilia – “Todo Bien” (All good)
María – “Muérdeme” (Bite me)
Carlos Right – “Se Te Nota” (It shows)
Damion – “Sale” (Comes out)
Marta – “Vuelve” (Come back)
Joan Garrido & Marilia – “A Tu Lado” (At your side)
Carlos Right – “Nunca Fui” (It never was)
On December 19th, the final of OT will take place. Minutes after the end of the show snippets of the 17 songs will be published on the official website and serious business will eventually start. Until January 2nd, users will be given the opportunity to vote on line for their 3 favourite songs.
After this process, the Top 3 tracks will be selected to proceed to the gala. Later on, an expert committee will select up to 7 more songs to complete the line-up.
On the big night, the next Spanish Eurovision entry (and its performer) will be chosen 100% through public voting.
During the latest editions of the Eurovision Song Contest, Spain has been the least successful of the Big 5 countries, going from disappointment to disappointment (to say the least). Let’s hope 2019 will be the year of a real Spanish come-back!