One of Andorra's most respectable newspapers, Diari d' Andorra, reports today that the Spanish singer Gisela has been selected by RTVA to represent Andorra in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. However, the Andorra broadcaster could not confirm this report for esctoday.com.
Gisela participated in the first season of the Spanish talent show Operacion Triunfo. Rosa won that edition and went on to represent Spain in the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn, with five of her fellow candidates from Opercaion Triunfo as backing vocalists on stage. One of them was Gisela, who also won the 2003 Viña del Mar festival in Chile, so the singer has some song festival experience. Gisela was born in the province of Barcelona and speaks fluent Catalan.
According to the paper, RTVA approached Filmax Music record company and asked for a possible artist from the label to represent Andorra in Belgrade. Filmax Music proposed Gisela. According to the report, Gisela's proposed song for the Song Contest will be sung mostly in English with a few phrases in Catalan.
Now it remains to be seen if RTVA will actually choose Gisela to be their representative. esctoday.com expects to publish more information in the next days.
Thanks to our reader Lluis Amat for his assistance with this report.