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

  1. Manel Navarro – “Do It For Your Lover”
  2. LeKlein – “Ouch”
  3. Paula Rojo – “Lo que nunca fué” (What Never Was)
  4. Mario Jefferson – “Spin My Head”
  5. Maika – “Momento Crítico” (Critical Moment)
  6. 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.

What do you think of Spain’s national final date? Should RTVE have announced it earlier? Share your comments below!

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Carme
Carme
4 years ago

The ones that think the hour is too late have to know that other years Objetivo Eurovision was placed in days like Wednesdey so it was even worst.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 years ago

Spain better chose Do It For Your Lover if they wanna reach Top 10 again. Juries will love it because its radio friendly and Manel singing the chorus in English(ESC version?) is brilliant just like France did last year!

Slaytina
Slaytina
4 years ago

The best about the show is to see what a hottie Jaime Cantizano is

wozzeck
wozzeck
4 years ago

Like… RTVE minds a bit its show overlaping with other national selections. Because, you know, RTVE is all about minding about eurofans. Specially foreign eurofans.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

I still can’;t believe how incompetent RTVE is. The selection is a mess, no good songs and i think Ouch will win.

They need to do the national final in an small arena and include a variety of artists and songs.

AngieP
AngieP
4 years ago

It’s not late. But it depends on where are you watching. 22.05 CET is 21.05 in some countries, 23.05 in some others.
It’s good though because it won’t be at the same time with the other events (except Sanremo).

Bastian
Bastian
4 years ago

Perfect time. First MF then Spanish nf with Mirela winning 🙂 cant wait!

mad-professor
mad-professor
4 years ago

Should have been on Friday – I’ll be watching Sanremo.

Frank_opp
Frank_opp
4 years ago

It’s Mirela for me.

Efraim
Efraim
4 years ago

And you think that’s late? Be thankful it’s not running on a weekday. Had it been scheduled on, say, a Wednesday or Thursday, it would start at some point between 22:30 and 23:00. That’s Spanish prime time for ya.

DiabloRoma
DiabloRoma
4 years ago

Clashing with Sanremo…

Erasmus
Erasmus
4 years ago

Mirela or Manel, others are very bad… LeKlein’s song is just to mediocre and lyrics are the worst. Paula is nice, but nothing special. Mario and Maika aren’t even worth mentioning…

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

22:05 is not late, not even children sleep at that hour, especially saturday.
I hope Mirela will win, but I don’t think is fair that she is last, while the second best Manel is first. It looks that the broadcaster will just send Mirela.

PP
PP
4 years ago

Only with Leklein and maybe Paula ,Spain have chance to be in TOP 15 in final . With other, result for Spain wii be from 21 to 26 place.

Ramon
Ramon
4 years ago

Haha, for spanish people isn’t that late. It is a reasonable hour during or just after lunch time in Spain, so the choise makes sense.

Fbm
Fbm
4 years ago

Looking forward to watching it!

Mirela or Leklein please should go