Spanish Eurovision fans received some clarity last night regarding the nation’s selection process for Eurovision 2018. Broadcaster TVE revealed that popular talent show Operacion Triunfo currently airing on the channel will be the means for Spain selecting their entrant for the 2018 Contest.
Spain have chosen Barei and her song ‘Say Yay!’ as their entry for Eurovision 2016. The decision came following the staging of their national final Objetivo Eurovision earlier tonight.
You have been voting for the last two weeks for your favourite Spanish contender in our poll. Six acts are in the running, but only one can win. And your favourite act for Spain in 2016 is…
Despite being one of the ‘Big 5’ and therefore automatically qualifying for the final each year, Spain have not won a Eurovision Song Contest since 1969. This was the second time they have won, having also won the contest the year before. The 1970s gave them three second place finishes, but more recently they haven’t fared so well. Since 2000 they have had six top ten finishes including the 2014 entry ‘Dancing In the Rain’ from Ruth Lorenzo. Despite being a firm fan favourite in 2015, Edurne’s ‘Amanecer’ only managed to finish 21st with 15 points. But what’s in store for 2016? Read on to find out!