Aitana & Ana Guerra, two of the finalists of Operacion Triunfo 2017 and competing acts in the Spanish national final have released the official music video of Lo Malo.
Lo Malo was one of the entries which competed in the Spanish national final this year and ended up 3rd behind Aitana‘s solo song and Alfred & Amaia‘s Tu Cancion. The song has become a massive hit in Spain and is gearing up this summer’s hit in the country.
Aitana & Ana Guerra‘s rythmic dance latino beat has surpassed this year’s Spanish Eurovision entry and has gone viral on all digital platforms both in Spain and overseas. Lo Malo has been certified platinum disc in Iberian country. The song has been composed by Brisa Fernoy.
The young multi talented girls have taken Spain by storm since their participation in the Spanish talent show.
Lo Malo has been released by Universal Music Spain and is currently charting at #10 on Itunes Spain.
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.
Last January, Spain made its decision and selected Alfred & Amaia to defend the Spanish colours at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with Tu canción.