All 16 Operación Triunfo 2018 contestants are eligible to go to Eurovision 2019. However, according to Noelia, the act who was eliminated this week, only Famous wants to sing for Spain!
In an interview with Formula TV, Noelia — who was eliminated this week with one of the lowest margins ever (49.8% vs. 50.2%) — has stated that none of the contestants are really attracted to the idea of representing Spain in Tel Aviv, bar Famous.
She says she also would like to go, and even proposes a duet between her and Famous. We figure that would transform Spain’s performance in a powerhouse vocals fest.
As for the rest of her mates, Noelia says that most of them, knowing that Famous really wants to do it, have let it slip a little bit, and none of them are really considering it.
In fact Famous — who sang Cesár Sampson’s “Nobody But You” this week and became the runaway favourite of the audience (over 30% of the votes) — said during the gala show that he really wanted to go to Eurovision.
Nevertheless, the Eurovision selection is still a while off for the contestants. With a little more than a month until the OT Final, and with the song submission period still open, it’s understandable that Eurovision isn’t on their minds much.
However, it’s a tad worrying that none of the other contestants, according to Noelia, appreciate Eurovision and that they are not really willing to go.
But also remember, people like Aitana or Amaia weren’t really eager to it at this point last year. Let’s not forget this iconic moment of mixed reactions when the OT 2017 acts were told that one (or more) of them would be going to Eurovision 2018.
The result? Well, Amaia sang in Lisbon and Aitana and Ana War‘s Eurovision gala entry “Lo Malo” became one of the biggest Spanish pop hits of 2018.
Meanwhile, all we can do is some wishful thinking. Do you think Famous is a good idea for Eurovision? Would he make a good representative for Spain? And what about Noelia joining him as a duo? What other OT 2018 acts? Let us know in the comment section below!