National Final Throwback: María – Muérdeme

It seems like an eternity ago, but in fact, today’s National Final throwback comes from the 2019 national final season. We’re heading to Spain, a nation that bounces between national finals and internal selections year after year. For the 2019 season, Spain selected their Eurovision act through a special ‘gala’ show of Operación Triunfo. One…

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Operación Triunfo will not select Spain’s Eurovision Entry

Although Operación Triunfo auditions for the next season are set to begin in October, it has now been announced that the television programme will not be used to select the Spanish Eurovision entry for 2020. The Director of Content for Spanish broadcaster TVE has confirmed that the talent show will not be used as it…

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Spain: Operación Triunfo Auditions in October

The Spanish broadcaster has now announced that the auditions for the next season of Operación Triunfo will begin in October. The auditions will begin in Barcelona, and continue through Spain until November. Other than Barcelona, auditions will also be held in Bilbao, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla…

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Spanish Eurovision Entries Now Revealed!

Spanish broadcaster RTVE have now released the final versions of the songs competing to become the next Spanish Eurovision entry. Not long ago, the public were able to vote on their favourite entries, of which three qualified into the Operación Triunfo Eurovision Gala. From there, an additional seven acts were selected making a final of…

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Spain 2019: Eurovision Gala line-up Announced

The Spanish broadcaster RTVE have now announced the line-up of artists and songs that will take part in the Eurovision Gala to decide which act will represent the nation at Eurovision this year. The public had the opportunity to vote for their favourite candidates, and the Top 3 advanced to the Eurovision Gala, while the…

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Eurovision 2019: More information on Spain’s selection revealed!

As was announced earlier in the Eurovision 2019 season, Spain will once again use the program Operación Triunfo to select their act, although few details were released regarding the Eurovision gala. In the 2018 competition, a special Eurovision gala was held later in the season, and it was used to decide both the act and…

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Spain announces the participants of Operación Triunfo!

Last year, Spain returned to the popular format of Operación Triunfo not only for entertainment purposes, but also to help select their Eurovision act for the 2018 contest. The decision has been made to continue with the programme, and once again it will be used to select their Eurovision act. After a nationwide casting, just…

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OT star Aitana impresses with new release ‘Teléfono’

Although Spanish duo Amaia and Alfred failed to race up the Eurovision scoreboard this year, there’s no denying that the national final format of Operación Triunfo was a massive hit both in Spain and beyond. One of the biggest stars to come out of the latest season was Aitana, who was the eventual runner up.…

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Alfred and Amaia to represent Spain at Eurovision 2018

After an exciting (but a little bit confusing) national selection, we finally have a winner in Spain! The Eurovision Gala show took place last night, where a total of nine entries between six acts were performed, with audiences choosing their favourite from the group. As we discussed previously, Operación Triunfo was used to select the…

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Spain to choose their Eurovision act through Operación Triunfo

After a few controversial years of Spanish national selections, Spanish broadcaster RTVE have now announced that the revived format of Operación Triunfo will be used to select the Spanish act for Eurovision 2018. The reality talent show has been on television screens in Spain since 2001, and has been broadcasted for 9 seasons, with the…

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