Kyiv 2017

Spain: Manel Navarro’s ticket to Eurovision now in jeopardy?

The so-called ‘Eurodrama’ surrounding the results of Spain’s Objetivo Eurovisión is now at a higher level than ever before. During the Objetivo Eurovisión winner’s press conference that took place on Monday, only Manel turned up to face the press. Both the RTVE head of entertainment and the Spanish Eurovision head of delegation did not appear as scheduled. As escXtra reported a couple of days ago, the deputy of the Spanish Socialist Party has raised the issue in Congress. In addition, he has submitted questions for RTVE to answer. For more on the details of these questions, read our previous article here.

Answers must be given quickly

The deputy of the Spanish Socialist Party is José Miguel Camacho. According to Spanish news website lainformacion.com, Camacho confirms that the president of RTVE, José Antonio Sánchez Domínguez, must answer these questions within 20 days. If this doesn’t happen, stakes would have to be increased further. In addition, these answers must be given quickly because Spain has to make their definitive decision regarding their Eurovision entrant in mid-March.

Results of Objetivo Eurovisión could be annulled

The article continues to discuss what happens if the answers Domínguez gives, assuming he gives any, are “not conclusive”. Indeed, if there is still potential that fraud has take place, the decision to take Manel Navarro to Eurovision may be affected and the results of Objetivo Eurovisión annulled.

Camacho concludes his various comments on the issue with the following statement. In regards to Objetivo Eurovisión, “people voted and paid money for it, in addition to what is already paid from public funds for Spanish TV to operate. It does not make sense that in the end [those votes] serve no purpose.”

It seems as though there isn’t yet an end in sight to our Spanish ‘eurodrama’. The situations has become one of the most dramatic in Eurovision national final history.

What do you make of the ongoing events in Spain? Perhaps you are in Spain yourself? Do let us know what you are witnessing in national media in the comments section below. Or, engage with us via our social media pages @escXtra!

+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0

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!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles

Back to top button