RTVE has just revealed the number of submissions received for the on-line competition that will give one of the candidates the right to compete at the Spanish national final for Eurovision 2017.
392 applications from different composers and singers around the country have been received by RTVE. However, only 30 of them will be internally selected to compete at the final stage of the on-line competition that will determine who will go through to the final show. The name of the candidates will be revealed on November 30 through the official website of the broadcaster and the special on-line episode “Spain Calling”.
After the announcement, all fans and users will be able to vote for their favourites between December 2 and 12 (12:00 CET). The top 10 of songs will go through to the next stage of the on-line competition where an expert panel will choose 3 finalists that will face in another on-line episode to take place in January. A new on-line voting will be then open for all fans and users to choose who will compete at the Spanish final “Objetivo Eurovision”.
At the national final, several artists internally selected will compete to represent Spain, something similar to what RTVE did in 2014 and 2016. However, this year, one of the finalists will be chosen externally through #Eurocasting. The other finalists will be selected by the broadcaster among professional singers from the Spanish music industry. By using this format, RTVE wants to give new talents and artists the opportunity to represent their homeland in the biggest European event.
The Spanish representative for Eurovision 2017 will be chosen during a national final that will be held in Madrid by the end of February. The overall winner will be decided by a mix of public televote and professional jury panel.