Kyiv 2017

Spain: Manel Navarro will open Objetivo Eurovisión as running order is revealed

TVE have today revealed the running order for Spain’s Eurovision selection show Objetivo Eurovisión. This follows the announcement of the six finalists a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, you can find links to all six entries by reading our previous Objetivo Eurovisión article here!

Manel Navarro will open the show

The full running order for the Spanish national final is as follows:

  1. Manel Navarro – Do It For Your Lover
  2. LeKlein – Ouch!!
  3. Paula Rojo – Lo que nunca fue
  4. Mario Jefferson – Spin My Head
  5. Maika – Momento crítico
  6. Mirela – Contigo

Manel Navarro and Mirela are considered to be the two favourites of the five artists TVE internally selected to take part in the competition. The sixth artist, LeKlein, won the wildcard selection which consisted of public submissions. She is also considered a favourite, therefore the race is seemingly wide open for the Spanish ticket to Kyiv.

Producer-determined running order

TVE revealed that the running order wasn’t determined by a random draw. Instead, they chose to decide the order themselves as a response to the proposed choreography and lighting for each performance and the genre of the songs. Therefore, this will give each song the chance to stand out by separating similar performances from each other. Likewise, a very similar formula and reasoning is used by the EBU for their decision to have a producer-decided running order for the Eurovision Song Contest itself.

While a date is yet to be set in stone for Objetivo Eurovisión, it is widely believed that the show will take place on either February 11th or February 12th. That is just over a week to wait!

Do you have a favourite in this year’s Spanish national selection? Do you think any of the acts have what it takes to give Spain their first top 10 finish since Ruth Lorenzo in 2014? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and via our Facebook and Twitter pages @escXtra!

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Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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