Spain Eurocasting 2017 winner: LeKlein
LeKlein won Eurocasting 2017 (Photo: RTVE)

Spain: LeKlein won Eurocasting – Finalists for Objetivo Eurovisión 2017 announced

Eurocasting was held tonight, where one of the six finalists for Objetivo Eurovisión 2017 was selected. The other five finalists were announced

In Spain the online contest "Eurocasting" was held tonight, where three artists fought for one of the places in the Spanish final "Objetivo Eurovisión 2017". The winner of Eurocasting is LeKlein, and will compete in the final "Objetivo Eurovisión 2017" together with the five internally selected finalists.

Leklein won with a landslide with 63% of the votes. Javián went second (22%) and Fruela finished third (15%).

LeKlein – "Ouch!" (music video)
LeKlein – "Ouch!" (live)

Objetivo Eurovisión 2017 – lineup

  • Mario Jefferson – "Spin My Head"
  • Maika – "Momento crítico"
  • Mirela – "Contigo"
  • Manel Navarro – "Do It For Your Lover"
  • Paula Rojo – "Lo que nunca fue"
  • LeKlein – "Ouch!" (winner of Eurocasting)

Online contest and internal selection

The entries for Objetivo Eurovisión 2017 will be selected by both an online contest "Eurocasting" and an internal selection.

Online contest: Eurocasting
The online contest selected one of the songs for Objetivo Eurovisión 2017. Everyone who wanted to compete in Objetivo Eurovisión 2017 could apply for the online contest, and 30 of these entries has been selected by RTVE. The 30 selected entries first competed in an online competition where everyone could give their votes on the entries from 2 December to 12 December 2016. The best 10 entries were narrowed down to 3 entries by a jury, to proceed to a special sing-off where the songs were be performed at an online live streamed event on the internet on 12 January 2017. An online voting selected just one song to qualify for the Spanish national selection Objetivo Eurovisión 2017: LeKlein.

Internal selection
The broadcaster RTVE will internally select an unknown number of finalists for Objetivo Eurovisión 2017 among professional singers from the Spanish music industry.

The Spanish broadcaster RTVE will select its next representative for Eurovision Song Contest in the show "Objetivo Eurovisión" in February 2017 to be aired on TVE1.

The winner of Objetivo Eurovisión 2017 and the Spanish representative at Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv will be chosen by a mix of televoting and a professional jury.

Spain in Eurovision Song Contest

Spain 1973: Mocedades - "Eres Tú"

Spain has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 56 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 of "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 4 times in Eurovision history.

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

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