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First four OT Eurovision candidates announced

Last night’s episode of Operación Triunfo brought us the first four potential Eurovision acts for Spain. The four acts have all survived and can now take part in the Eurovision Gala. The line-up will be completed by a fifth act later.

Todos con…?

Those first four qualifiers are Aitana, Alfred, Amaia and Miriam. They were all rated by the jury last night, with each of the four jury members scoring their performance 1-10. The top three would automatically qualify for the final and the Eurovision show. Those three were:

  1. Amaia – “Love On The Brain“: 40 points
  2. Miriam – “What About Us“: 36 points
  3. Alfred – “Sign of the Times“: 35 points

Aitana became the fourth finalist. She convinced the the teachers of the academy with “Procuro Olvidarte” and received their save. That however did mean that the remaining two, Agoney and Ana Guerra, will have to fight it out for the remaining ticket.

The battle for the fifth ticket will take place next week. Agoney and Ana Guerra who will both be hoping to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest. But first, they’ll need to knock the other out to even get a spot in the final.

Operación Triunfo: The Eurovision Gala

RTVE will reveal their Eurovision songs on 23rd January. The OT Eurovision Gala will be used to select the Spanish entrant for Lisbon. It will take place on 29th January. The Spanish will be hoping that their chosen act can bring them back to the top ten. The last time Spain achieved that was in 2014, when Ruth Lorenzo finished in tenth with “Dancing in the Rain”. Last year, Spain ended up in last place, gathering just five points in the entire show with “Do It For Your Lover” by Manel Navarro.

Who would you like to see representing Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018? Which of the remaining six acts is your favourite? Let us know below or on social media!

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

Comments on First four OT Eurovision candidates announced

  • Juan David Osorio

    Aitana was saved by the teachers of The Academy, not by the televote.

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