OT 2017

Months of hype and anticipation have finished with the premiere of Operación Triunfo. We saw 18 acts perform last night, but only 16 of them have advanced to the finals of OT 2017. And the elephant is still in the room: will any of these acts be the Spanish representative in Lisbon? Let’s take a look!

Well… I mean, this was the first show. What we’ve seen tonight at the “Gala 0” (doesn’t that sound glamorous?) is better than Objetivo Eurovisión 2017 by a landslide.

The stage is decent, the crowd is effectively separated from the stage (and the judges, most importantly) and the camerawork hasn’t been so bad. The sound is still horrible, but that has become RTVE’s trademark.

However, between all the badly equalized microphones and the ones which didn’t even work, we’ve found some hidden gems who could do wonders for Spain in Lisbon. And by wonders, I mean finishing left side of the scoreboard, which is already a lot, given our recent luck.

Alfred – “Georgia on my Mind”

Alfred is a young guy from Barcelona who gave the most authentic performance of the night. He took the stage with his trombone and gave a great rendition of Ray Charles’ “Georgia on my Mind”. He’s a multi-talented musician who is trying his luck now singing and he could actually bring something new for Spain. Something not manufactured, but delicately crafted.

Amaia – “Starman”

Amaia brought one of the most dramatic moments of the evening. After a sweet and graceful rendition of David Bowie’s “Starman”, she became a fan favourite (on Twitter, at least). However, the judges thought her performance didn’t fit the song and didn’t put her through. Fortunately, the academy teachers’ disagreed and let her in. Amaia served attitude and self-confidence and we’re totally buying it.

Marina – “Girl on Fire”

Speaking of attitude, young Marina from Sevilla is also one to watch. She was nervous, but she still brought the house down with Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire”. Props to her for her daring dress code. While her mates jumped to the stage all dolled up, Marina came with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt and slayed the pack more than anyone. She may be inexperienced, but hey, she still has three months ahead to polish her artistry (and a few more in case she goes to Lisbon).

Miriam – “No te pude retener”

Last but not least, Miriam channelled her inner singer-songwriter on stage and created a special moment. She was totally natural with just her voice, her flourishes and herself. Keeping it simple is always a risk, but tonight, Miriam delivered her stripped-back style with ease. By the way, doesn’t she look a bit like Ruth Lorenzo?

These are the four acts out of which we can see a Eurovision entrant so far. Of course, it’s only the first show, and there’s still three months until the final and some more until Lisbon, so anyone can surprise us and become a very decent Spanish representative. Only time will tell!

Did you watch tonight’s show? Who was your favourite? Do you think any of these acts would be good for Spain at Eurovision? Who would you send to Lisbon? Tell us in the comment section below!

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AngieP
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AngieP

It’s true there were techical issues or sth. Many contestants seemed out of tune at times. Hope they fix this in the coming weeks.

As for the 4 artists above, I really liked the guy who sang “Georgia on my mind”. That was really good! I also liked Amaia, but no one really impressed me. Of course it’s the first episode. We’ll see what happens.

Marc
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Marc

Amaia is gonna win this.
Everybody in Spain felt in love with her yesterday.
And she’s not screamy diva yay!

blondboybc
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blondboybc

OMG. Just send Pastora Soler and be done with it. Nothing to look at here.

Paul D.
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Paul D.

Alfred was clearly the best out of the 4 shown here. I also liked Amaia, she has some charm

Ron Kavaler
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Ouch, Marina and Miriam are so out of tune it hurts… anyway, the stage looks nice 🙂

No Name
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No Name

Just internally select someone TVE…

Hada
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Hada

Apparently Diana Navarro gave RTVE a formal offer to represent Spain in Eurovision. Hopefully it goes well.

Héctor
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Héctor

The show was extremely long, which is funny because the performance were only about 1.30 min each. The sound was terrible at moments with some failures even during the interviews. The contestants looked very amateur, though this is what the OT academy is for. Most of them were nervous and out of tone. The jury was inconsistent, sometimes very hard and others very benevolent. Hope they can solve all this issues, because I would really like to see OT come back. But this isn’t the way it should be. About OT as Spain’s National Final for Eurovision, I can’t really… Read more »

Jo
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Jo

Hm I really hope not.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

How can all the guys possibly look like they’re the same person lmao is this a Skai Jackson meme impersonation show or

Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

S-H-A-M-E

EUROFAN MEXICO
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EUROFAN MEXICO

SORRY BUT, THIS NIGHT WAS FULL OF CONFUTION, FOR ME ONLY ALFRED HAVE MY ATENTION, THE OTHER VOICES WAS BAD, I CAN SEE TALENT THERE, THE SOUND IS A DESASTER, I LOVE THE STAGE BUT TONIGTH SPAIN LOSE THE POINTS THAT THE PROMOTION OF OT GIVE IT. I AM IN MEXICO AND TKA THE TIME TO WACH THE PROGRAM AND THE RTVE CLOSE THE SIGNAL TO THE WORLD, JA JA, ARE YOU SURE THAT WANTO TO WIN EUROVISION?