It’s been one of the biggest mysteries of the 2017 national final season. Now Spanish broadcaster RTVE has finally confirmed the date of Objetivo Eurovision. Spain’s national final will be held this Saturday, 11 February.
This Saturday is a busy day for the 2017 national final season. Six other countries are holding national selection events that same night. Spain will join Ukraine, Hungary, Lithuania, Sweden, Italy and Estonia in making a Saturday night selection.
Along with the date, the broadcaster has also confirmed the time — and it’s a late one. Objetivo Eurovision will begin at 22:05 CET.
But the late beginning can be an advantage for Eurovision fans. Spain’s evening start means the show won’t overlap with many other national selection shows on Saturday. The grand final of Italy’s Sanremo is the only other show that can be expected to run that late.
The Saturday night show will see wildcard winner LeKlein join the internally selected acts Manel Navarro, Maika, Mirela, Mario Jefferson and Paula Rojo. The six acts will battle it out to see who will represent Spain in Kyiv.
Earlier in the week, RTVE released the running order of Objetivo Eurovision. The show will open with Manel Navarro singing “Do It For Your Lover” and will close with Mirela and her sunny “Contigo”.
OBJETIVO EUROVISION 2017 RUNNING ORDER
- Manel Navarro – “Do It For Your Lover”
- LeKlein – “Ouch”
- Paula Rojo – “Lo que nunca fué” (What Never Was)
- Mario Jefferson – “Spin My Head”
- Maika – “Momento Crítico” (Critical Moment)
- Mirela – “Contigo” (With You)
The show’s host was also confirmed. Television veteran Jaime Cantizano will have the job. Cantizano is no stranger to Spanish television. He’s mostly known for hosting Dónde estás corazón, a weekly gossip show. He’s also hosted Hit: la canción, which was rumoured to serve as Spain’s national final in 2015, and the Spanish version of Strictly Come Dancing.
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