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Spain: Amaia & Alfred win Eurovisión Gala – ready for Lisbon 2018

Amaia & Alfred will represent Spain at Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon with the song "Tu Canción", after winning Operación Triunfo – Eurovisión Gala​.

9 songs were performed among the 6 contestants in the Spanish Operación Triunfo – Eurovisión Gala, live from Barcelona. The public in Spain selected Amaia & Alfred to represent their country at Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon with the song "Tu Canción".

Tonight's 9 songs had 5 solos, 3 duets and 1 group with all the contestants. After the first round, the three entries with the most votes from the public – via telephone, sms and the official Operación Triunfo 2017 app – proceeded to the Super Final.

In the Super Final the winners, Amaia & Alfred, received 43% of the public votes.

Amaia & Alfred: "Tu Canción

The winning song "Tu Canción" is written by Raúl Gómez, Sylvia Santoro.

Eurovision Gala – results

  1. Amaia & Alfred – "Tu Canción" (super-finalist, 43% in final)
  2. Aitana – "Arde" (super-finalist, 31% in final)
  3. Aitana & Ana Guerra – "Lo malo" (super-finalist, 26% in final)
  4. Miriam – "Lejos De Tu Piel" (8%)
  5. Miriam & Agoney – "Magia" (7%)
  6. Ana Guerra – "El Remedio" (5%)
  7. Amaia – "Al Cantar" (4%)
  8. Alfred – "Que Nos Sigan Las Luces" (3%)
  9. Aitana, Alfred, Amaia, Ana Guerra & Miriam – "Camina" (1%)

The composers of the nine songs were present and participated in the show. The Eurovision Gala also had a jury, and their role was only to comment each of the acts, not to judge them.

Eurovisión Gala

A special show – "Eurovisión Gala" – featured the five finalists of Operación Triunfo plus the sixth place in a duet, performing new songs written by internally selected composers. The Eurovisión Gala took place on 29 January 2018, and this evenings winner will be the Spanish representative at Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. The Spanish representative at Eurovision 2018 doesn't have to be the winner of Operación Triunfo who will stand on stage for Spain at Eurovision 2018.

Operación Triunfo has been shown on Spanish TV every Monday evenings since the end of October 2017. Every week a contestant is eliminated from the show. The show is broadcast live from Barcelona and hosted by Roberto Leal.

Spain in Eurovision Song Contest

Spain 1973: Mocedades - "Eres Tú"

Spain has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 57 times since its debut in 1961. They have won twice, in 1968 (La, La, La...) and the folowing year, 1969 (Vivo Cantando).

Spain is a member og "Big-5", and therefore don't have to qualify for the Grand Final. Spain is also a member of the "club zero", because they have managed to get zero points (3 times!). They have ended last 5 times in Eurovision history, latest last year.

Best known song for Spain is probably the song "Eres Tú" from Eurovision 1973 (2nd place, only four points from victory).




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