The Spanish public broadcasting corporation, RTVE, have just officially called for songs. The applicant singers have until the 12th of January at 23:59 CET to submit their materials onto the RTVE website. The voting round will start on the same date the candidates are announced.
As announced a few days ago, the Internet is once again the key piece in the 2010 Spanish national selection for Eurovision. Singers interested in taking part in Tu país te necesita may start submitting their audio tracks, presentation videos and photographs onto the Spanish Eurovision website . Only nationals and foreigners having resided for at least 2 years in Spain are eligible to participate.
The deadline has been set on the 12th of January at 23:59 CET. Afterwards, the candidates that comply with the rules will be made public and the voting will start. The voting period will span 3 weeks, which means that the users of rtve.es will be able to cast their votes until the beginning of February. Every user will be granted 5 votes per day and valid e-mail account. RTVE will foresee the whole voting process to avoid fraudulent ballots.
Unlike last year, the 2010 Spanish national selection will not allocate the competing acts into musical categories. Users will decide upon their favourite song out of all the submitted and approved entries.
This year, the public broadcaster is said to seek the quality. The aim of the corporation would be to bring professional musicians and singers to the stage, who would fight for a good placing in Eurovision.