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!

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Maria M.
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Maria M.

I’m Spanish and, being completely honest, I’m not a fan of Operación Triunfo. I haven’t watched anything of it — even though it’s huge and everywhere — but I decided to tune in for the Eurovision selection. This year, as an Eurofan I am quite happy. Normally people tend not to care about Eurovision in Spain and this year that situation has changed. People following Operación Triunfo have seen these kids grown as artists for three months and now that they have the opportunity to represent the country in Eurovision, I can see that they are more invested. People are… Read more »

M.E
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M.E

Amaia – Beautiful song, beautiful voice, but doesn’t fit for Eurovision. They should have given to her something like her performance of “Shake It Out”, which was stunning and could impress Europe. It is her style of music actually. Aitana – Many were expecting something like “Issues”, an act that she performed in the 3rd gala, which is absolutely her style and maybe one of the most chart-friendly singers. The song is beautiful, so is her voice, and it has a message to send to Europe, which is also important. It is my favorite solo act (at least in the… Read more »

Franky_esc
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Franky_esc

It’s so funny to read Spanish eurofans comments. They really do believe this is a strong National Final. Sorry, guys it AIN’T. This is just boring and mediocre.

Goodnightmoon
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Goodnightmoon

Save your condescendence because is pathetic. This is definitively a strong preselection and it will be evident enough in Monday night.

sam
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sam

al cantar is so underrated, i think it’s wonderful

derious
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derious

Amaia

brennan
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brennan

Arde continues to blow me away
not sure about the rest of them

TacoIyiyiyiyiRiiibbbaaa
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TacoIyiyiyiyiRiiibbbaaa

Spanish fans are so proud that they can’t see that the songs aren’t spectacular. Nobody in Europe knows who these people are, the people voting seeing the participant for the first time won’t know or care about their story (alfredo+amaya couple, the guy can’t even sing the right pitch), copying apd without having a disability means you’re just left with a boring song.

Rafa
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Rafa

Spanish fans? LOL
That I know a fan is a person who defends everything without arguments. Last year the song of Spain was trash and no Spanish defended the song, on the contrary we laughed
How much I hate …

oibaf
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oibaf

Let me guess you’re a Spaniard yourself, only a Spaniard would write alfredO (when he’s called Alfred, in catalan) and amaYa (when she’s called amaia in basque)

Goodnightmoon
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Goodnightmoon

Salvador sobral had no dissability he won becuase the song and his performance were brilliant, you probably were one of those that thought he won cause he had some kind of problem, but the only problem is your deep lack of good taste.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

“Al cantar” – It’s very oldschool, but I love it. The song showcases the best about the singer. Amaia takes me to a different place when she sings it. I’m not so sure about how it ends though. Since there are better songs, I see no reason to throw her at the lions with this one. “Arde” – I absolutely love this. My favorite singer and song from the gala. Aitana still has some things to polish though. I think Spain will send a duet, but if a solo act gets the ticket I really hope this is the one.… Read more »

Rafa
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Rafa

Spanish fans? LOL
That I know a fan is a person who defends everything without arguments. Last year the song of Spain was trash and no Spanish defended the song, on the contrary we laughed
How much I hate …

Marco
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Marco

It’s clear that it is going to be between “Lo malo”, “Arde”, and “Tu canción”. I love the three songs and I wouldn’t mind any of them to represent my country. However, I also love a really underrated song, “Lejos de tu piel” by Miriam.
Still, I support Arde or Lo malo for Eurovision, but I will go with whatever happens on monday

oli
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oli

I also like Miriam’s song but I find that her performance is not strong enough, although she is a good singer. I agree with you on that, it looks like those three songs will go to the superfinal and they are the strongest songs indeed.

oli
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oli

Please send Almaia to Lissabon. It’s an emotional performance and they are the cutiest together. And people (not hysterical know-it-all eurofans) across Europe will love this. Arder is also good, but a little bit too much dramatic for my taste. The rest are forgettable at best. Good luck Spain and pick Almaia. you will have a safe spot in the Top 10.

Juka
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Juka

Almaia sounds like a JESC song.

oli
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oli

Fine, good that you have an opinion. Congrats

Goodnightmoon
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Goodnightmoon

“Tu canción” has a lot of magic, a beautiful timeless melody and both have a lot of chemistry and sweet voices, is easy to imagine Europe falling in love with this. Aitana makes a superb delivery of her song “Arde”, a minimalistic, beautiful and sophisticated song with a very strong message, her voice is full of personality, passion and she has a great vocal control and is very charismatic. “Lo Malo” sounds like a hit, a very addictive song that will sound different from all the other countries and they are really selling it, it could become viral even before… Read more »

SveHn
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SveHn

Wow, “Lo malo” sounds like a winner to me.

josh
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josh

Is it just me or none of the studio version links work?

Goodnightmoon
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Goodnightmoon

All links go to the same way, scroll down and you’ll see you can play a minute of all the songs.

RTW
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RTW

IT’S OFFICIAL!! Spain is the new Germany.

Goodnightmoon
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Goodnightmoon

It’s official, Wiwiblogs comment section is full of deaf people, this is a strong preselection

Jerusalem 2019
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Jerusalem 2019

@RTW, Maybe for you they are.. But for a lot of people (including me) this selection is really good with some beautiful, emotional songs. But of course tastes differ, so you might not like any of these songs, it’s alright.

Edd Keith
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Amaia and Almaia are absolutely magical, and could easily go top 3! Such a shame they gave Aitana such a dead song, Eurovision could’ve turned her into an international popstar.

Milan S.
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Milan S.

LOL, they sound just like the daughters of king Triton 😀 We just need Ariel at the end!

Renske ten Veen
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Alfred & Amaia have the best song and I really want them to win on Monday. Aitana had a really good performance today too, she really impressed me!

AzeriChico
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AzeriChico

I absolutely love “Arde” by Aitana and “Tu canción” by Alfred&Amaia. Also I feel like I’m the only one (hopefully not) who likes “Magia” by Agoney&Miriam really much. I still think that Agoney and Aitana are the best vocalists left in OT and I’m pissed that Agoney is not even a finalist. He also deserved to get his own song methinks. :/

Overall I really like this selection of Spain. I hope that they will keep up the good work next year too. And of course, good luck to all of the contestants.

Põhja-Tallinn
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Põhja-Tallinn

What I really like about Aitana’s is that she delivers with so much sophistication it’s astonishing… She’s made a strong comeback with me, definitely my #1 so far. I still love Almaia tho. Overall I’m pleased to see how much an improvement Spain was able to achieve in a year, so sad my country’s lowered the standards so much this year, ironically.

Mufasa
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Mufasa

None of these songs would qualify for the final, it’s like Germany. They lean back and send a so so song.

RTW
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RTW

You’re probably right. I liked them better in the first rehearsal. This second rehearsal just helped me realize how bad the songs are indeed.

Goodnightmoon
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Goodnightmoon

You are crazy, there is at least 3 songs here that could make it to the top 10

RTW
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RTW

LMAO in Junion Eurovision maybe

impressiveinstants
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impressiveinstants

Alfred&Amaia and Aitana have beautiful songs. ? Good job Spain.

RTW
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RTW

WTF did they do to the sound system this time around? The mic output sounded horrible.

Oibaf
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Oibaf

It was quite loud yeah, the thing is one of the teachers wanted it that way to listen to them clearly lol. So that goes first rather than the YouTube streaming.

RTW
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RTW

Well, if the teacher wants to screw them over with the fan base, sure.

Tomas
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Tomas

A very small amount will be watching the rehearsals in proportion to the amount people who will vote on the night, so I definitely think it’s more important for them to hear them clearly than us

RTW
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RTW

haha ok xD