Watch now: Operación Triunfo 2018 Gala #12 in Spain

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We’re back in Spain tonight for Operación Triunfo 2018’s penultimate gala, where the last three finalists of this year’s edition will be determined. We will also witness the talent show’s last eviction tonight. Who will join Marta and Famous at the Grand Final of OT 2018?

Spain is the first country to have kicked off its search for its Eurovision 2019 hopeful and entry via a televised show.

Last week saw the show’s tenth eviction, Marta left the academy and joined Maria, Marilia ,Dave, Noelia, Damion, Alfonso, Joan Garrido, Carlos Right and Africa in the list of evicted participants. Now six hopefuls remain in the competition with yet another eviction set to take to place tonight.

Famous and Natalia are the first two finalists of OT 2018 (Photo credit: rtve.es)

Natalia and Famous are the first two finalists of this year’s OT edition. Natalia won the jury vote whilst Famous was selected via the teachers committte during last week’s gala. Now Miki, Julia, Alba and Sabela are all vying for a place in next weeks’s grand final, three of them will proceed and one of them will leave the academy tonight.

How to watch?

You can watch Operación Triunfo Gala #12 via the following channels  at 22:30 CEST:

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

The Show

Tonight will see the eleventh and last eviction of the show.

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

  • Alba, Natalia & JuliaEste amor ya no se toca (Yuri)
  • Famous, Miki & SabelaCalypso ( Luis Fonsi)
  • Famous-Solo tú (Carlos Rivera)
  • NataliaSeven nation army (The White Stripes)
  • Alba-She used to be mine (Sara Bareilles)
  • JuliaYa lo sabes (Marta Soto)
  • Miki-Some nights (Fun)
  • Sabela-Negro Caravel  (Rosa Cedrón y Cristina Pato)

The show will be hosted by one of Spain’s most sought after television hosts Roberto Leal.

This week Ana Guerra (OT 2017), Laura Pausini and Biagio Antonacci will be attending tonight’s gala and mesmerising the Spanish audience with their latest music.

During the show the 6 candidates will show off their vocal skills. This week we will know the last three finalists of the show via the following procedure:

  • The OT 2018 the jury will select the 3rd finalist after all the acts finish their performances.
  • Lines will open in order to determine two more finalists from the remaining three hopefuls.
  • The 4th and 5th finalists will be determined via a public televote deliberation. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will be awarded the golden tickets to the grand finale.
  • The candidate with the lowest amount of votes will be evicted and will thus leave the academy.

The Participants

  • Alba Reche
  • Famous
  • Julia 
  • Miki
  • Natalia
  • 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, thirteen out of the sixteen 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.

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