It has been known today that more than 150 entries have been approved by the Spanish public broadcaster RTVE to participate at the 2010 national selection for Eurovision, Tu paÃs te necesita. Most of the submissions are pop/rock compositions and ballads.
Since the submissions period opened in Spain last December 4th, 150 songs have been found eligible to participate at the 2010 national selection. Most of them are pop/rock songs and ballads, being Barcelona the province with the highest number of submissions, followed by Madrid.
As already reported, the submissions deadline closes on January 12th 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.
Last year, 455 entries were allowed to go through the preliminary online stage of Eurovisión 2009: El Retorno, out of a total of 978 candidacies. Soraya went on to win the competition with La noche es para mí, placing second last in Moscow back in May.