The Spanish TV show Operacion Triunfo will return later this month for their Eurovision Gala. This will be the format that the nation use to select their Eurovision 2019 entry. Last month 17 songs were divided up between the contestants in a combination of solo performers, duos and groups. Three of the final ten songs that will feature in the Eurovision Gala episode will be chosen by the public and the remaining seven by a panel of experts. The public vote closed today and ahead of that we weigh in by ranking the 17 songs from our least favourite to our favourite. Read on to find out what we thought!
Spain’s popular reality talent competition Operacion Triunfo made its return to our screens last year and served as the selection show for the Spanish Eurovision entry for 2018. Due to the success of Alfred y Amaia, broadcaster RTVE have decided to use the format again for Eurovision 2019.
Spain’s Operacion Triunfo will turn its attention towards Eurovision and their Eurovision Gala Event on 29 January. This show will serve as the nation’s selection show for Eurovision 2018. Nine different combinations of acts (solo, duets and group) will perform nine songs in the show but only one can be selected for Eurovision 2018. Ahead of that show, we asked you to vote for your favourite song in our poll. Here are the results.
On Monday evening Spain will play host to their Eurovision Gala edition of Operacion Triunfo which will decide which act and song will represent the nation at Eurovision 2018. Before that we take a look at the contenders, rate them out of ten and rank them in order of worst to best.
Throughout December and January Spanish broadcaster RTVE have been airing the singing competition Operacion Triunfo, a Fame Academy-esque show where the 18 participants collaborate, write and perform together but then get eliminated one by one each week. Half way through the run, it was announced that the show would serve as the platform for the broadcaster to select the Spanish Eurovision contestant for 2018. This week, they announced the top five who will battle it out in the live Eurovision Gala Event on 29 January.
As we kick off the selection show season there have been 40 countries who have formally announced that they will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017 in Kiev. Two countries that will not be included in the show in May are Turkey and Slovakia.