According to a report by ESCPORTUGAL.pt, Spanish singer Chenoa would “accept” an invitation from RTVE to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest. However, she explains that she would have one condition that would have to be met prior to accepting. Chenoa would ensure that she has “a lot of control over the performance”.
Rising to fame on Operación Triunfo
Back in 2002, Chenoa took part in the first season of Operación Triunfo. The reality TV show doubled up as Spain’s Eurovision artist selection process. She finished in fourth place, with Rosa López taking the victory. RTVE then chose Rosa as the 2002 Spanish Eurovision representative. It wasn’t a requirement for them to choose the winner. Indeed, Beth placed third in 2003 and Ramón placed second in 2004, yet was selected by RTVE as Eurovision representatives.
A successful career spanning two decades
Argentinian-born Chenoa has gone on to have a very successful career since rising to fame on Operación Triunfo. She has achieved seven top 10 albums in Spain as well as five number one singles. Her most recent single, Soy Humana, was released early last year. Watch the official music video for that below.
Happy to accept an RTVE Eurovision invitation
However, Chenoa did still get her first taste of Eurovision in 2002. She was a backing singer for Rosa at Tallinn for the performance of Europe’s Living a Celebration. Nevertheless, now she has expressed her desire to return to Eurovision as a solo artist. While rumours of Chenoa taking part in Objetivo Eurovisión earlier this year failed to materialise, she remains adamant she would accept an invitation from RTVE to represent Spain on the condition that she would get to have “a lot of control over the performance”.
Spain has yet to officially confirm their participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest although they are expected to do so in the coming weeks. For the first time since 2004, a new season of Operación Triunfo has been commissioned to air on RTVE later this year. Therefore, rumours are suggesting that they may revert to using this show to select their next Eurovision entrant.
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