SPAIN – Celebrating it’s 50th anniversary from the first victory in Eurovision, Spain could consider the merge of Operación Triunfo with the national selection procedure for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Though no final decision has been made. TVE and Gestmusic are going to work together for the project but Toni Sevilla (Director of Content), clarified things regarding the show and Eurovision: “It certainly is one of our options, but we are still studying it. We can’t confirm or deny anything yet”. For Operación Triunfo there will be 14 live shows with 16 participants chosen from the auditions while the public and the jury will eliminate one by one the participants. The winner will be awarded with 100,000 Euros and the possibility to represent the country in Eurovision 2018.