RTVE has just revealed the titles of the songs that have been selected to compete at the next stage of the Spanish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The tracks will be performed by some of the OT 2018 contestants and will face online voting from which the public will choose the finalists.
In early October, the Spanish broadcaster opened a public call for songs for their national selection, featured as part of the talent show Operación Triunfo. When the submission period closed, an expert committee, made up of two fan club representatives, one RTVE.es editor and two music experts, listened to all the songs and shortlisted up to 10 compositions for the second phase. The remaining songs were selected internally as RTVE and OT producers also invited established songwriters to send their tracks. The broadcaster received more than 1.000 songs from both selection methods.
The OT teachers, along with RTVE, have assigned the 17 entries to some of the contestants. Some of them form a duo and others will perform as solo acts, one or two songs each. You can find the candidate entries below:
- 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 – Se Te Nota
- Damion – Sale
- Marta – Vuelve
- Joan & Marilia – A Tu Lado
- Carlos – Nunca Fui
In the next few days, the contenders will record the tracks and work on them together with the composers and teachers. One-minute snippets of the songs will be revealed online right after the final of OT 2018, on December 20, and the public will be able to vote for their three favourites daily for two weeks, until January 2nd. The top three of songs of the online voting will go directly to the final, while an expert committee will select the other 7 finalists.
The candidates will perform the selected songs live at the Spanish national final, which will take place in January. Like last year, the winner will be decided by 100% public voting after a single voting round. In case of a tie, a new voting round will be opened to decide who will wave the Spanish flag in Tel Aviv.
You can find the full set of rules of the contest here.