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Spanish finalists perform their Eurovision entries live for the first time

This evening, the six artists taking part in the Operación Triunfo Eurovisión Gala performed their songs for the very first time! The performances took place inside the academy that the artists are living in as part of the wider show, the format of which is a cross between The X Factor and Big Brother.

Watch the performances

The official Operación Triunfo YouTube channel has uploaded all of these live performances, which you can watch in a playlist below:

Three entries race ahead

So far, three entries have received substantially more YouTube views than the other six.  At the time of writing, Ana Guerra & Aitana are leading the way with 37.6k views of their entry Lo Malo. Alfred & Amaia, a duo receiving significant support across Spanish websites, are currently second most popular. Their performance of Tu canción has received 32.1k views. Aitana’s solo song Arde is also in contention, with 29.4k views so far.
The other six entries currently have less than half the amount of views compared to third-placed Arde, showing a significant difference in the level of interest in these entries so far.

Two rounds of voting

The Spanish national final for Eurovision will take place on January 29th, in which the public alone will determine which of the nine songs will be awarded the ticket to Lisbon! The final will consist of two rounds of voting. Indeed, the top three most popular entries will progress to the superfinal. The winner of the superfinal will then represent Spain at Eurovision.

Which is your favourite Spanish finalist now you’ve watched these performances? Let us know in the comments below!

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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