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Last Wednesday, Spain’s state broadcaster RTVE announced that their national selection — Objetivo Eurovisión 2017 — would include an online pre-selection, which will take place in February.

And today the broadcaster revealed via Twitter that it had already received 50 songs in the first seven days of the submission process, which closes on November 27.

That may not be an avalanche like Melodifestivalen — which received nearly 2,500 songs this year — but it’s not bad at all. Especially since Spaniards have a habit of leaving everything until the last minute and there is still plenty of time left to submit.

Only 30 of the songs will proceed to the internet selection, but if the submissions keep coming like this week, RTVE will have a considerable number of tunes to choose from. And surely enough to match the diversity of last year’s final (which included everything from dance-pop to angry electro-rock).

María Villalón reveals Objetivo Eurovisión’s first song

A few weeks ago we told you about María Villalón — the first winner of Spain’s X Factor — and her interest in competing at Eurovision. María said publicly that she had two songs ready for the contest, and it appears that she has entered one of them: “Dirige al viento” (Lead the wind).

In the song, which has a strong Andalusian feel, María sings to a former lover, telling him she has been reborn from the ashes of their break up.

It’s not lighting my fire. But it’s great to see María going all in. Along with the song, she’ll release a short novel about a girl who dreams of taking part in Eurovision. That’s going for gold, y’all!

More songs will be revealed in the coming days. Do you think María’s tune has what it takes to make the Top 30?

María Villalón – “Dirige al viento”

As you’ll remember, Spain has a list of potential Eurovision artists longer than a day without bread.

Mirela, Lorena Gómez, Ruth LorenzoVerónica Romero, Azúcar Moreno and Las Bistecs, amongst others, have thrown their names into the mix. Will any of them participate in the internet selection as well? Who else would you like to take part? Share your thoughts below!

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Nico
Nico
5 years ago

I wish for a return of Ruth Lorenzo. She has so much talent and I still love her song from 2014.

Ryan Crean
Ryan Crean
5 years ago

I want Ruth Lorenzo or Natalia Jiménez <3

Harpsichord
Harpsichord
5 years ago

I really like she use Harpsichord. but other part the song is a bit weak and forgetable.
i think the song should Improve more powerful like Amanda Jenssen – Our time

I am not Jamala
I am not Jamala
5 years ago

MARÍA VILLALÓN-

The song she has sent is a bit outdated, and is trying to send ethno-pop vibes, but I just don’t get it. It’s not going to appeal to many people.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
5 years ago

Great, I hope Spain will finally do well after so many unexpected flops! I like María’s song but there must be better ones submitted…

Harpsichord
Harpsichord
5 years ago

OMG !!! I just only love the mix with Harpsichord part. It so new and fresh in modern days eurovision you never heard it before.
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Recesvinto Spain
Recesvinto Spain
5 years ago

TVE has just recieved another song for Destino Eurovision.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xehwMN5wQ3Y

Héctor
Héctor
5 years ago

Don’t know if we’ll send a good song this year, but at least, TVE is trying earlier than any year with a profesional selection. About the song… it’s not that good for Eurovision, as a song is ok, but nothing more. I hope the remain songs sent to TVE are better

Gav
Gav
5 years ago

The first two lines had me interested the rest of the song tacky and dated. It’s not 1988.

EUROFAN MEXICO
EUROFAN MEXICO
5 years ago

SPAIN HAVE GREAT HITS IN THE WORLD MUSIC, I CAN BELEIVE WHY THEY DONT CHOSE AN ESPECTACULAR SONG AND WIN EASY.

EXAMPLE: Bailamos Enrique Iglesias, Maria Ricky Martin, jueves la 5ta Estacion, Sobrevivire Monica Naranjo, Macarena los del Rio, Digale David bisbal, Aprediz Alejandro Sanz, Volverte a Ver Diango, Amor Eterno Rocio Durval, Como una ola Rocio Jurado, Si tu no estas Aqui Roxana y la que quieran de Miguel Bose. please take any of your Great Composers and any of your Great artist an send some especial. MALU, NATALIA JIMENEZ, CRISTINA AND MARIA FROM SPAIN GOT TALENT.

Kris
Kris
5 years ago

The song is a bit too slow I’ll have to say

Sasha
Sasha
5 years ago

I like this sing! Nice sound and instrumentals. Could do well with good staging and performance.

mad-professor
mad-professor
5 years ago

It sounds like something Portugal would send.

Sparrow
Sparrow
5 years ago

While this song isn’t ground breaking it’s still a lovely entry. I feel we’re off to a good start this year.

Mimimi
Mimimi
5 years ago

I like it. 🙂

Poli(na) Genova
Poli(na) Genova
5 years ago

Hmm…