Exclusive: national selection for Spain in 2007

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Spain will select it's 2007 Eurovision Song Contest entry through a national selection. Spanish broadcaster, TVE, are assessing the singers and songwriter submissions and are now in the final processes of deciding their national selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest. Full details will be announced later this month.

Last year, TVE chose their entry via internal selection, a move that was not popular with many Spanish fans of the Eurovision Song Contest. The spanish broadcaster told esctoday.com "TVE is about to settle the next national selection system, through out a series of programmes and with previous call for tenders addressed to singers and authors."

Operación Triunfo became a highly successful selection show along the format of Pop Idol. In the three years that it was used to select Spain's entry, the nation remained in the top ten at the Eurovision Song Contest. It is likely to be replaced with 'Mision Eurovision' in 2007.

It was first used in 2002, when Rosa won with Europe's living a celebration. The runner up that year, David Bisbal has also gone on to super-stardom in Spain and South America. Rosa was one of the favouites to win the Eurovision Song Contest but finished in 7th place. Beth won the second series of Operación Triunfo in 2003 with Dime, and came 8th at the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2004, Ramón won with Para llenarme de ti, going on to finish 10th in the Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul.

Since Spain moved away from Operación Triunfo, they have finished 21st in 2005 and 2006. In 2005, they returned to a traditional national final, won by Son de Sol with the song Brujería. This year, Spain's song was selected internally, with Las Ketchup's Bloody Mary being sent to Athens.

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