As we all know, Spain is once again using the massively popular Operacion Triunfo, in order to find their entry for Eurovision 2019. As the song submission period has ended, and two separate juries have listened through all of the submitted songs, a total of 17 songs have been chosen to proceed to the next round of the competition.
The 17 chosen songs have been paired up by the OT committee, and these will now be recorded by the contestants. There were a total of 18 candidates in this year’s Operacion Triunfo, however 5 of them didn’t receive any songs (Dave, Africa, Alfonso, Rodrigo and Luis). Four candidates (Natalia, Sabela, Marilia and Carlos) will compete with two songs, whilst Miki has three songs to compete with – two solo and one in a duet. The split of songs, and the songtitles are as follows:
- Famous – No puedo más
- Miki – La venda
- Alba – Qué será luego
- Miki & Natalia – Nadie se salva
- Julia – Qué quieres que haga
- Natalia – La clave
- Sabela – Dímelo de frente
- Sabela – Hoy soñaré
- Miki – El equilibrio
- Noelia – Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez
- Marilia – Todo bien
- María – Muérdeme
- Carlos Right – Se te nota
- Damion – Sale
- Marta – Vuelve
- Joan Garrido & Marilia – A tu lado
- Carlos Right – Nunca fui
These 17 songs will be recorded in the next couple of days, and then 1 minute clips of each song will be available online on rtve.es on the night between the 19th and 20th of December. All fans will then be able to vote for their favorites on the online platform until the 2nd of January at 23:59 CET. The three most voted songs will qualify for the Eurovision Final of Operacion Triunfo, and up to seven other songs will be chosen by a jury, making it a final of up to 10 songs.
The Eurovision Final of Operacion Triunfo will be held in January, but the exact date is yet to be announced.
Amaia and Alfred won the last edition’s Eurovision show of Operacion Triunfo (Amaia ended up winning Operacion Triunfo as well), and represented Spain in Lisbon with “Tu cancion”, which finished in 23rd place.