It’s another weekly gala of Spain’s Operación Triunfo. And while potential Eurovision song are being sent to RTVE, the potential Spanish Eurovision acts are continuing to compete in this year’s talent show. Things are getting serious; good singers are flirting with elimination. Let’s take a look.
First up, this week’s elimination and — OMG, it was close. Marilia sweetly performed “María se bebe las calles”, while Noelia let it rip with “Stone Cold”. Both singers had large fan support and both performances were good in their own way. In the end, the vote came down to the closest OT elimination vote yet (even closer than Agoney and Ana Guerra in OT 2017). Noelia had 49.8% of the vote, while Marilia just snuck in ahead with 50.2%, making Noelia the next act to leave the OT academy.
The first of this week’s big performance came from Famous. He’s made no secret of his desire to represent Spain at Eurovision and for his love of Cesár Sampson’s “Nobody But You”. Tonight he had the opportunity to perform the song and he slayed. It was a big crowd favourite and won him the vote as the public’s favourite for this week.
Natalia was another of this week’s solo performers. She tackled David Guetta and Sia’s “Flames”. With a slick shorter bob, Natalia demonstrated why she is one of the contest’s strongest pop performers. The edgy electropop song was a favourite with viewers, who voted Natalia in the top three favourites. The jury was also impressed and kept her safe from elimination.
The support for Sabela continues. She made the top three audience vote, despite being involved with one of the least popular performances of the evening. Sabela performed “No olvidarme de olvidar” in duet with Miki. But while the performed served Sabela well and kept her safe from elimination, Miki was not so lucky. He ended up in the jury’s bottom four.
We also need to mention María, who unleashed rock chick realness with “Voy en un coche”. She did not hold back!
Gala 7 also brought disappointing performances from two contestants who had otherwise been big favourites. Alba Reche performed “Contamíname” with Carlos Right. The performance wasn’t up to her usual standard and saw Alba end her five-week run of being in the top three. It also ensured Carlos would end up in the bottom four for the third time.
Julia and Marta sang Beyoncé’s “Love on Top” and again it was another performance that just didn’t measure up. While Marta was safe, Julia ended up in the bottom four for the first time.
So this left Marilia, Miki, Carlos Right and Julia in the dreaded bottom four. The academy chose to save Julia, while the remaining OT acts voted to save Miki. This leaves Marilia again facing elimination, along with Carlos Right.
We’ve also noted something interesting with OT 2018. Last year, the gala winning spots were mostly split between Amaia, Aitana and Alfred. But this year, a different act has won each gala so far. Will a new act win next week’s gala? Or will we see the first repeat favourite?
Operación Triunfo 2018 – Gala 7 performances
- Group performance – “Don’t Stop Me Now” (Queen)
- Marilia – “María se bebe las calles”
- Noelia – “Stone Cold”
- María – “Voy en un coche”
- Famous – “Nobody But You”
- Miki & Sabela – “No olvidarme de olvidar”
- Natalia – “Flames”
- Alba Reche & Carlos Right – “Contamíname”
- Julia & Marta – “Love on Top”
Who are your favourites from OT 2018?
Last week, we asked Wiwi readers to vote for your favourite acts in OT 2018. Your top favourite was Alba Reche on 20.61%, with Natalia, Famous and Sabela following.
Your two least favourite acts were Marilia and Carlos Right — also the two acts facing elimination this week.
- Alba Reche 20.61% (143 Votes)
- Natalia 15.42% (107 Votes)
- Famous 13.26% (92 Votes)
- Sabela 11.67% (81 Votes)
- Julia 6.92% (48 Votes)
- Noelia 6.77% (47 Votes)
- María 6.34% (44 Votes)
- Miki 6.05% (42 Votes)
- Marta 5.76% (40 Votes)
- Marilia 4.03% (28 Votes)
- Carlos Right 3.17% (22 Votes)
What do you think of OT 2018 Gala 7? Who will be the next act to leave? Share your thoughts below!