We reported yesterday that the Head of Entertainment of the Spanish national broadcaster RTVE came up with new rules, and a deadline extension for the song submission of their Eurovision process. However, this plan was stopped, and the rules as well as the song submission window will not change.
According to Bluper, Toni Prieto’s worry was that an unknown composer might win the competition and make it to Tel Aviv, and wanted to make sure that the well-known and established composers are given a chance, and thus she wanted to increase the song submission window. This plan was stopped by RTVE, and the rules of the competition will remain the same – the song submission period will end tonight, and the 10 best songs will be selected from all of the submitted ones. Additionally, various composers are being invited to submit their entries, thus making it a competition of 20 songs.
These 20 songs will be recorded by the 18 participants of Operacion Triunfo, and these will be put on RTVE.es where the public will be able to vote for their favorite one. Three most voted acts will make it to the Final, with a jury made of people from RTVE, RTVE Digital, and two professors from the OT Academy selecting up to seven more songs from the remaining 17.
In between others, Carlos Jean, Brisa Fenoy (who also co-wrote “Lo Malo”), as well as Ruth Lorenzo (who represented Spain in Eurovision 2014 with “Dancing In The Rain”) all expressed their interest in submitting songs to the competition.