In a brief press release, the Spanish public broadcaster TVE has just announced to quit Operación Triunfo. For three years, the talent show was used as the Spanish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.
TVE's management considers that, with the current budget, they cannot afford the money needed to produce the show with Gestmusic. Nevertheless, TVE expressed its satisfaction because of the huge success of Operación Triunfo in the past seasons. In 2002, Rosa became a national star after she won the first edition of Operación Triunfo. With Europe's living a celebration she was one of the favourites for victory in Tallinn, but ended up 7th.
With some ketchup…
Meanwhile, the Spanish broadcaster released some information about its 2005 Eurovision Song Contest representative, Son de Sol. The group exists of the three sisters Lola, Esperanza and Sole, aged between 24 and 30.As dancers and singers, they have toured through Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belgium and the Netherlands. They studied at the University and the Conservatory of Seville and are currently running their own Spanish dance school in Écija. They have featured in two films and have won different dance and music awards in Spain and abroad.
Their song Brujería is written by Alfredo Panebianco and produced by Queco, the songwriter and producer of – surprise, surprise – the international smash hit Aserejé (the Ketchup Song) by Las Ketchup.