SPAIN – For the first time TVE asked the opinion of OGAE Spain for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. OGAE Spain expressed its concerns for the way Eurovision is handled by TVE in terms of promo, stage presentation and project preparation. Though they still wait for an answer by the Spanish national broadcaster. OGAE Spain fans wonder if TVE wants to win at some point the competition ir they just participate because of their default membership to the EBU
Soraya spoke about everything during her press conference saying that her 2009 NF participation was made due to her producer. In 2009 Spain paid 250,000 Euros for EBU fee and she wonders how much and where did the Eurovision project money went. TVE never gave information implying they are hiding facts. She also attacked the national broadcaster, the HoD of which Federico Llano just cancelled his participation to the event, saying that TVE made all the decisions for the participation, choreographer, camera work without asking the artist and her team for nothing.
Before the second Semi Final in 2009 she had a big argument with Mr Llano about the broadcast of the show in Spain and obviously her taped presentation as BIG 4 back then and left with the impression that Spain has withdrawn from the contest. TVE didn’t want to listen any of their ideas. Soraya calls for Mr Llano to resign immediately from TVE and she remains happy and proud the way she performed back in 2009. She is not planning to return to Eurovision though and she informed everyone that her Eurovision entry was originally composed for Helena Paparizou.