After a long evening show comprising the third semifinal and the national final, Spanish viewers have decided their representative: Soraya will represent Spain in Moscow with the song La noche es para mi
Ten songs were featured at the third semifinal. These four made it to the final:
- Santa Fe – Samba House
- Mirela – Nada es comparable a ti
- Isi – Ahora no
- Julia Bermejo – Ya no estás
It was expected that a second chance round would be held, but TVE decided to cancel it. Therefore, the final comprised 12 contestants instead of 10
After this choice, there were already 12 finalists to compete for the honour of representing Spain in Moscow. A mixture of panelists vote and televote at a 50/50 split decided that Soraya, with the song La noche es para mí will fly the Spanish flag on May 16th at the Olimpiisky Arena.
Both the poll on the third semifinal and the one on the final, opened right after the 12 finalists' names were known, showed that Soraya topped the voters' preferences. The hot favourite of the public, both in Spain and in the rest of Europe, has been chosen as the Spanish representative in Eurovision 2009.
Soraya – La noche es para mi (Official video)
Soraya- La noche es para mi (Live)