Watch now: Operación Triunfo 2018 Gala #3 in Spain

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 663 views

We’re off to Spain again tonight, where Operación Triunfo’s fourth show aka Gala #3 is scheduled to be held with fifteen hopefuls battling for the trophy. The talent show’s second eviction is set to take place this evening.

Spain is the first country to have kicked off its search for its 2019 Eurovision hopeful with a televised show. Operación Triunfo will be the mechanism used by TVE for the second consecutive year to select the Spanish Eurovision entry and act.

Last week the first OT 2018 participant was evicted from the talent show. Alfonso and  Sabela were both nominated to leave the academy, the Spanish audience decided to eliminate Alfonso, thus leaving 15 acts in the battle for the coveted prize.

How to watch?

You can watch Operación Triunfo Gala #3 via the following channels  at 22:30 CEST:

  • TVE 1
  • TVE HD
  • TVE Internacional (Africa/Europe)
  • TVE 1 webcast

The Show

Dave and Africa are in the hot seat, one of them will leave the show tonight (photo credit:

Tonight will see the second eviction of OT 2018, Africa and Dave are both in the hot seat since last week, one of them will be eliminated. The key decision lies in the hands of the Spanish audience who will vote for their favourite candidate.

The  OT 2018 hopefuls will  perform cover songs during tonight’s show:

  • Carlos & MaríaContigo ( El canto del loco)
  • Famous & NoeliaWhat a fool believes (The Doobie Brothers)
  • Miki & Joan GarridoFriday I’m in love (The Cure)
  • Sabela & MariliaCómo quieres que te quiero ( Rosario)
  • Marta & Alba RecheJust give me a reason ( P!nk ft Nate Ruess)
  • Natalia & Damion Lo siento (Beret)
  • JuliaBorn this way (Lady Gaga)
  • ÁfricaGod is a woman (Ariana Grande)
  • DaveRocanrol bumerang  (Miguel Ríos)

The show will be hosted by Roberto Leal.

This week Blas Canto will be attending tonight’s gala and treating the Spanish audience with his latest music.

During the show the 15 candidates will show off their vocal skills and will undergo the following elimination procedure after their respective performaces during tonight’s gala:

  • The Spanish audience will save their favorite candidate from the jury’s deliberation
  • The OT 2018 four member jury will select 9 candidates to proceed to the next show and nominate 4 candidates to leave the academy.
  • The teacher committee will save 1 candidate out of the 4 nominees
  • The 11 participants will save 1 candidate out of the remaining 3 nominees.
  • The last two nominees will be in the hot seat for a week and will undergo a public deliberation, the candidate with the least public votes will be eliminated from the competition the following week.

The Participants

  • África
  • Albra Reche
  • Carlos Right
  • Damion
  • Dave
  • Famous
  • Joan Garrido
  • Julia
  • María
  • Marilia
  • Marta
  • Miki
  • Natalia
  • Noelia
  • Sabela

Operación Triunfo and Eurovision

2019 will see Spain select its Eurovision act and entry for the 5th time via Operacion Triunfo, having used this mechanism in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2018.

OT 2018 will determine the 2019 Spanish Eurovision representative, all 16 OT participants will be eligible to defend the Spanish colours in Tel Aviv.

One of 16 OT 2018 will follow Alfred & Amaia‘s footsteps and fly the Spanish flag at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.