Spanish national broadcaster, RTVE, has confirmed that a total of 392 submissions have been received for the country’s national selection, Objetivo Eurovisión.
It’s been a successful submission process for Spain’s RTVE; having originally received 135 entries in the first few weeks of submissions, the days to follow saw the submission tally almost triple in size with 392 valid entries being received.
Variety of genres received
Submissions for the Spanish national selection has seen a rise in variety for the competition, with music genres of all styles being submitted to the broadcaster including:
- 26% Pop
- 10% Pop-rock
- 5% Ballads
- 5% Pop-dance
- 4% Electro-pop
- 4% Rock
Other genres submitted include Latin pop, reggae, jazz and disco.
As well as genres, RTVE has also revealed that 45% of proposals were submitted by male artists, 38% submissions were by female acts and the remaining 17% include entries from groups.
30 entries to be shortlisted
Over the days to come, a specialist jury will shortlist the entries from 392 to 30, with all 30 entries coming to public knowledge this week on the 1 December.
From the 2 December at 12:00 CET, online voting will begin where the public will be able to vote for their favourite entry from the online selection process. Voting will remain open for 10 days, closing at the same time on the 12 December.
The top 10 most voted for entries will qualify to the next stage of the selection, in which the specialist jury will select 3 entries to compete in the last stage of the online selection process.
The winner of the online selection who will go on to compete in Objetivo Eurovisión will be determined in January 2017.
The winner of Objetivo Eurovisión will be determined in February 2017 and will go on to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv next May.
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