Operación Triunfo will be bidding farwell tonight with a special show where all 16 hopefuls will be performing their cover songs. The 2018 Spanish Eurovision representatives Amaia & Alfred will also perform their Eurovision entry Tu cancion during the show tonight.
Operación Triunfo 2017 will be saying goodbye to the Spanish viewers tonight with a special gala. The talent show returned to TVE after a long break and has become a phenomenon in Spain gearing up lots of followers and mediatic attention.
Last week saw Amaia crowned as the winner of the 2017 edition of OT. The young talented singer will be also flying to Lisbon next May!
How to watch?
You can watch the special Operación Triunfo Farewell Gala tonight from 22:30 CET on the following channels:
- TVE 1
- TVE International
- TVE webstream
About the show tonight
Roberto Leal will be hosting the show tonight . The 16 hopefuls will all be performing live during the show tonight. They will be singing many of the songs they have performed in the talent show. Amaia & Alfred will treat us with a performance of their 2018 Eurovision entry.
Viewers will be able to watch the best moments of the talent show during tonight’s gala.
- Amaia – Shake it out
- Aitana – Issues
- Miriam – What about us
- Alfred & Amaia – Tu canción (Eurovision 2018 entry)
- Aitana & Cepeda – No puedo vivir sin ti
- Miriam & Agoney – Runnin’
- Ana & Mimi – Don’t worry about the thing
- Alfred & Marina – Don’t dream it’s over
- Amaia & Roi – Shape of you
- OT 2017 group performance – La revolución sexual
- OT 2017 group performance – A quién le importa
- OT 2017 group performance– Camina
- Alfred & Amaia – City of stars VS Aitana & Ana Guerra – Lo malo
Operación Triunfo and Eurovision
Operación Triunfo kicked off in Spain in 2001 and TVE used it as the mechanism to select the 2002 Spanish Eurovision entry and act.
The first edition of the talent show was a massive hit in Spain, thus getting much exposure and mediatic coverage. Rosa Lopez was crowned the winner of OT 2001 and won the golden ticket to Tallinn with her song Europe’s living a celebration.
TVE used the same format for the following 2 years in order to select the Spanish Eurovision entry and act: Beth (2003) and Ramon (2004).
The Spanish national broadcaster axed the show after its third edition. In 2005, Spanish private television channel Tele Cinco revived the talent show and aired a total of 5 seasons and had no link to Eurovision.
We must not forget that 2 of the participants of the 4th edition of Operación Triunfo went on to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest many after their participation: Soraya Arnelas (2009) and Edurne (2015).
The show was revived back in 2017 after a long break when it returned to TVE after a 13 year hiatus. Following the success of the show, the Spanish national broadcaster decided to use OT 2017 as the mechanism to select the 2018 Eurovision entry and act.
Two weeks back, Spain made its decision and selected Alfred and Amaia to defend the Spanish colours at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with Tu canción.