Spain’s Operación Triunfo is gearing up for its Eurovision gala on Monday night, and today we saw the contestants’ second rehearsal. Aitana, Alfred, Amaia, Ana Guerra, Miriam and Agoney sang their entries and gave us a taste of what will happen during the live show.
During the second “pase de micros”, the contestants gave their all despite the academy’s “irregular” sound. Generally speaking the demos are now becoming proper songs, as contestants improve them day to day, tweak to tweak. RTVE has also published a 60-second snippet of each studio version.
Segundo pase de micros para la gala de Eurovision (PLAYLIST)
Amaia – “Al cantar” second rehearsal
Kicking things off was Amaia, singing “Al cantar”. Her entry harks back to the 60s and has a theatrical feel, which suits Amaia’s delicate vocals perfectly. In the studio version she sounds much more powerful, and her voice really stands out in the relatively simple track that “Al cantar” is.
Aitana – “Arde” second rehearsal
Next up was Aitana, who burned us with her vocals! “Arde” improves after each rehearsal, and she demonstrated amazing vocal control today. She sounded exactly like the studio version!
Alfred – “Que nos sigan las luces” second rehearsal
Alfred’s performance was actually his first rehearsal, as on Thursday he was tweaking his entry. He came with a much rockier version, and he was playing his guitar. He felt much more comfortable, and as you will notice in the studio version, his entry has become much more anthemic.
Miriam – “Lejos de tu piel” second rehearsal
She might be far from your skin, but Miriam is not far from perfection. She’s been feeling ill the whole week, but we’re sure the lioness will be in full form for Monday. Check out her studio cut if you’re in the mood for some big diva notes!
Ana Guerra – “El remedio” second rehearsal
The last solo performance came by Ana Guerra. Ms. War delivered a much stronger version of her entry “El remedio”. She feels more comfortable now that she’s added some backing vocals. Her energy even translates to the studio version! This is how you get the party started.
Almaia – “Tu canción” second rehearsal
Following Ana, we sat down and let our hearts melt when watching Amaia and Alfred aka Almaia. Their performance of “Tu canción” improves with each rehearsal, and their chemistry today was on point. This is going to be amazing on Monday. The studio version adds some violins to enhance the final part of the song and it’s just eargasmic.
Aitana War – “Lo malo” second rehearsal
Back to the dancefloor for Aitana War! These two are totally owning their song and will make us dance on Monday…and potentially at the Euroclub! The studio cut only confirms that this is the feminist bop we all need!
Miriam and Agoney – “Magia” second rehearsal
We don’t have a portmanteau for Miriam and Agoney. They don’t need it because their names need to be fully spelled out like the two stars they are. Today they’ve made the best out of “Magia” and it actually became quite magic. If you follow this link, you’ll magically play their studio cut.
OT Finalists – “Camina” second rehearsal
Last but not least (okay, maybe least), the five finalists took the stage with “Camina”, the group entry. This song was composed by all 16 contestant and well, there’s a big elephant in the room here, don’t you think? Listen to the studio version and judge for yourself.
Who was your favourite from the first rehearsal? What do you think about today’s “pase de micros”? And who should win on Monday? Tell us in the comments section!