Spain: TVE releases snippets of the 17 competing songs: online voting kicks off

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,059 views

TVE, the Spanish national broadcaster, has published snippets of the seventeen potential Spanish Eurovision entries. Spanish viewers and fans can now listen to competing entries and cast their votes. The online voting will run for two weeks, the top three songs will proceed directly to the Spanish national final.

Seventeen songs and thirteen out of the sixteen OT hopefuls will be battling for the right to represent Spain at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. The online voting platform is open as of today and will close on 2 January 2019. The three most voted songs via the online voting selection will proceed to the 2019 Spanish national final, whilst special TVE committee will be responsible to select up to a further 7 songs out of the remaining 14 entries.

You can listen to the 1 minute snippets of the 17 potential Eurovision entries here. You can vote for your three favorite songs by registering on rtve.’s official website via your Facebook, Twitter or RTVE accounts.

The competing entries

The 17 selected entries ( via public submission/ via invitation) were assigned to thirteen OT 2018 participants, last weekend recorded their respective songs with the help of the OT teachers committee and the respective composers.

Hence TVE plans to have a national final with circa 10 entries battling for the golden ticket to Israel.

  • 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

National final in January

TVE is planning to hold the 2019 Spanish national final in January with circa 10 entries battling for the golden ticket to Israel.

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 for the second consecutive year.

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.