Spain: TVE asssigns potential ESC entries to the OT 2018 hopefuls

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TVE, the Spanish national broadcaster has selected the 17 entries which will compete in the first phase of the 2019 Spanish Eurovision national selection. The 17 potential Spanish Eurovision entries have been assigned to the OT 2018 hopefuls.

TVE, the Spanish national broadcaster and OT 2018 academy are gearing up in full steam in their quest to organize the 2019 Spanish national final.

Noemi Galera and Manu Guix have distributed 17 potential Eurovision entries amongst the OT 2018 hopefuls. Initially TVE had announced that 20 songs would enter the second phase of the Spanish 2019 national selection, but now has opted to have 17 entries in the running.

TVE has revealed the song titles of the 17 potential Spanish Eurovision entries along with the assigned singers.

All OT 2018 hopeful but three have been asssigned a pontential Eurovision entry. Dave, Alfonso and África have been excluded from the national selection process.

A total of 13 OT 2018 hopefuls will be vying to represent Spain at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

The hopefuls will now record a 1 minute demo version of their respective songs in the coming days. TVE will publish the snippets of the competing entries on 19/20 December 2018 and open the online public voting. Eurovision fans will be able to vote for their favorite songs until 2 January 2019. The top three songs will make it to the 2019 Spanish national final scheduled to be held in January. A special TVE committee will select up to seven more songs from the remaining 14 entries for the national final.

The competing entries

  • Natalia- La clave
  • Famous- No puedo más
  • Miki- La venda
  • MikiEl equilibrio
  • Alba- Que será luego
  • Miki & Natalia- Nadie se salva
  • Julia-Que quieres que haga
  • Sabela- Dímelo de frente
  • SabelaHoy soñaré
  • Noelia- Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez
  • Marilia- Todo bien
  • María- Muérdeme
  • Carlos- Nunca fui
  • Carlos- Se te nota
  • Damion- Sale
  • Marta- Vuelve
  • Joan & Marilia- A tu lado

17 Songs in the competition

The 17 selected entries ( via public submission/ via invitation) have been assigned to the OT 2018 participants, who will now record their respective songs with the help of the OT teachers committee and the respective composers. Initially the OT 2018 hopefuls will work on their pontential Eurovision entries along with their composers/producers for a week and will record a 1 minute version of their songs (to be published for online voting).

Hereafter TVE will publish the 17 entries on its official website after the Grand Final of OT 2018 and open online voting enabling the visitors to vote for their favourite entries. The online voting will run for 2 weeks.

The three most voted songs from the online voting will proceed to the 2019 Spanish national final. Whilst a special five member committe representing TVE, TVE Digital and the Operacion Triunfo 2018 teachers committee will select a further 7 entries from the remaining 14 songs.

Hence TVE plans to have a national final with circa 10 entries battling for the golden ticket to Israel. The exact date of the Spanish national final is yet to be confirmed, one thing we know for sure is that Spain will be selecting their Eurovision representative and song for Tel Aviv next January.

National final in January

TVE is planning to hold the 2019 Spanish national final in January. During the live televised show all the participants will perform their respective potential Eurovision entries. The final deliberation will lie entirely in the hands of the Spanish audience who will determine the 2019 Spanish hopeful and entry via televoting/SMS/online voting.

If there is a tie between 2 candidates/ songs the Spanish audience will be invited again to vote for their favourite entry/candidate.

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.


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