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And then there were three! María’s “Muérdeme”, Noelia’s “Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez” and Natalia’s “La clave” are the first three songs that have qualified to Operación Triunfo’s Eurovision Gala, the show through which Spain will select its Eurovision 2019 entrant.

Two weeks after the finale of Operación Triunfo, the first step of Spain’s Eurovision selection is now over. On Wednesday at 23.59, the online voting ended, and three songs have come out on top. Per OT rules, they have now qualified for the selection show as the public’s choices.

The absolute winner of this segment and a major fan favourite is María’s “Muérdeme”. A sticky and slightly sleazy hit with a Latin twang has been at the top of the public vote ever since it was first revealed. Bai la la la la…

María – “Muérdeme”

María wants you to bite her heart, but hey, she decides “if she loses the decency”. As she sings: “If I want, you want; if I dare to, you dare to”.

Will Spain dare to send her to Tel Aviv? Judging from the reaction of our William and Deban, they should consider it very seriously!

Noelia – “Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez”

Coming in second place, there’s one of the strongest voices of the edition: Noelia, who sings “Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez” (Today I’m laughing again).

After a promising beginning in OT, being the first “favourite”, Noelia didn’t quite take off in the contest, and she was eliminated in Gala 7…albeit with the closest margin of the history of OT. Marilia earned just 0.4% more of the vote than her.

Apparently, that wasn’t the only surprise Noelia had in store. She’s now finished in second place in the public vote and has secured a place in the Eurovision gala for her big voice and her power ballad.

Natalia – “La clave”

Coming in third, just like at Operación Triunfo, it’s Natalia. Her tune “La clave” and its urban feel have conquered the hearts of many Spaniards, who have put her through to the gala.

She’s finished right ahead of the OT winner and pre-contest favourite Famous. He’s one of the contestants who has said he really wants to go to Eurovision, but his song “No puedo más” has fallen short of the necessary votes to qualify through this segment.

“Muérdeme”, “Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez” and “La clave” are the first songs to qualify to the Eurovision gala. Another seven will join them eventually, after the jury’s choice. Then we will finally hear the full versions of them all and (hopefully) some revamps.

Do you think these three are the best options? Which other songs would you have put through? Do you think any of these songs will go to Eurovision? Who do you see in Tel Aviv? Tell us in the comment section!

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ESC JOSH
ESC JOSH
1 year ago

TASTE. Maria for esc!!

Efraim
Efraim
1 year ago

Here we go… TVE has confirmed the entire pool of songs for the Eurovision gala. The jury has chosen the following seven, in addition to the three public vote qualifiers:
* Sabela – Hoy soñaré
* Miki – La venda
* Miki & Natalia – Nadie se salva
* Famous – No puedo más
* Julia – Qué quieres que haga
* Carlos Right – Se te nota
* Marilia – Todo bien

Eurofan Mexico
Eurofan Mexico
1 year ago

I am so happy with this result, the beso comercial song, the best Voice, and the best artista are in yesssss

oli
oli
1 year ago

Famous was thrown under the bus when he was given that song.

Pineaple
Pineaple
1 year ago

It’s really sad to see that it looks like we’re on for another Manel Navarro situation if Maria isn’t picked. Famous seems to be the general public’s favourite in Spain after winning the show and after his performance with Cesar Sampson you can hear the crowd chanting “Eurovision” Not all Spaniards even knew about the vote online, It was really only Eurofans who voted, and typically the Spanish eurofans went for cheap, disposable, and stereotypical bops that never ever do well at Eurovision. Maria isn’t the only good artist here. There are plenty of good options. Carlos Right is fantastic,… Read more »

wiwiblogg
wiwiblogg
1 year ago

muerdeme- maria the best song

trx
trx
1 year ago

So the singer of the only descent song is refusing to go to eurovision? Spanish eurodrama coming really soon

lolita_2
lolita_2
1 year ago
Reply to  trx

and we woulnt have it any other way <3 love spanish eurodrama

Fefe
Fefe
1 year ago

Can someone who speaks spanish tell me and other wiwi readers whether Miki wants to go to eurovision or not? La Venda is clearly the second best song people like.. Asking this because apparently Maria doesnät want to go which is sad.

Hello from ??
Hello from ??
1 year ago
Reply to  Fefe

Miki doesn’t say anything… yet

??= spain flag 🙂

Ogie
Ogie
1 year ago
Reply to  Hello from ??

He is from catalonia. He has a good song. I wonder who wrote the song.

Efraim
Efraim
1 year ago
Reply to  Ogie

According to TVE, the songwriter of La venda is Adrià Salas, best known for his work as a member of Barcelona-based rumba/ska group La Pegatina.

Efraim
Efraim
1 year ago
Reply to  Fefe

To this point, Miki’s only reaction has been a tweet thanking everyone who voted for his songs, and the composers who wrote them.

Stian F
Stian F
1 year ago

Mikis “La Vende” should have been there as well. But the 3 selected are great though the ballad will just be another ballad from Spain… Not the best choice for Eurovision.

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago

the ones that did not qualify. Are they releasing them in full versions? My favourite was not in

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Miki “La venda”

Jairo
Jairo
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Miki will qualify tomorrow.. dont worry… still 7 songs to qualify!

brennan
brennan
1 year ago

three good songs! love love love
edit: la clave is my favorite song of the eurovision season so far, big summer hit energy

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago

Maria said it doesn’t make sense to send her to Eurovision, because there are other people that want to go. This time she has been very clear refusing the oportunity, now she is the favourite. I think “La Venda” and “Muérdeme are the best options, so it’s a big let down to hear that. We may have another situation like Beth in 2003, when she didn’t like her song nor Eurovision. Btw, I think the jury will choose the same song that have made the public top 10. Except Natalia and Miki’s “Nadie se salva”, Julia will be chosen instead… Read more »

Marcelo
Marcelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Héctor

She doesn’t want to be involved with Eurovision and she also doesn’t like the fact that the 2019 edition is going to be in Israel. I just wonder what made her want to participate in OT in the first place? A possible Top 40 in Spanish charts and being a one-hit wonder?

Many of the OT favorites last year were totally cool with doing Eurovision and it somewhat improved their careers. Like can you imagine where Aitana and Ana Guerra would be without the release of “Lo Malo”?

lolita_2
lolita_2
1 year ago
Reply to  Marcelo

Aitana, Amaia and Ana were not cool with doing eurovision at first.

xelx
xelx
1 year ago

Muérdeme was written by the guys from ESDM. Such an unexpected revelation.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

Muérdeme and La clave are the best ones. Good choice!

Ogie
Ogie
1 year ago

Omg did alex ubago wrote the song of noelia. You rock alex.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

I’m very surprised that Noelia made the cut. But I guess it makes sense. Since “Muérdeme” is the frontrunner, a power ballad is the most obvious counterpoint to it. I hope they revamp ALL the tracks before finally releasing them. When we compare these samples with songs from other national selections, it gets clear that they were recorded in a rush.

Colin
Colin
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I really like Noelia’s song. If she can pull it off live, she’s the biggest competition to Maria for the win. I agree, comparing the songs to most other finals (half of Supernova excluded, though), it’s obvious they are more like a demos and need more work on them. Who knows, maybe the finished products will give us few real gems? My money is on Noelia and Sabela in that regard, since their songs aren’t as repetitive as some others. Both Muerdeme and La clave would need a bit of changing pace in the second verse to make them striking.

Ogie
Ogie
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

Noelia on stage, she owns the stage.
She reminds of shiri in 2005. She can pull a number like that. Ahhhhh :)sabela’s song is very unique.
She got stronger. You can trust them. Dame as julia and marta.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Ogie

Noelia was my favorite when OT started, Julia became my favorite in the end. Sabela really grew on me (I wish she could sing in gallego for the Eurovision selection, it would be a nice touch). And I always had a sweet spot for Marta, whose sample is actually my favorite. So I guess we have similar taste for singers! Hope all of them can be in the final along with Alba, Famous and Miki.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

I’m not sure about her song. To be honest, I’m not sure about any of them, because the samples are very inconclusive to me. But Noelia has something that may help, she sings with a signature. It hasn’t worked well for her in OT but she’s someone who I believe will shine at the moment she finds the right material. Maybe it’s this song? I agree about the need of some pace changing on the songs you mentioned. Maybe they’re already there, we’re still in the dark about the other 2 minutes of each track. Anyway, all the recordings need… Read more »

Lunaine
Lunaine
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

It’s not because it’s a power ballad, it’s because she’s the contestant that wants to go the most, and has a “decent” although mediocre, song. The audience chose her because of her love for eurovision.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Lunaine

But wouldn’t the same apply to Famous then? Her wish to be in the contest may had played some part (I don’t know how big and/or organized is her fanbase), but this kind of song is well linked with the Spanish culture. And it stands out between a selection that has a lot of pop tracks.

lolita_2
lolita_2
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

no way. Famous song is terrible.

Esc1234
Esc1234
1 year ago

Someone should prepare the Spanish eurofans for another below 20th place

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago
Reply to  Esc1234

I got two of my all time favourite artists on Sanremo, I’m just defecting to the Italian camp again

Efraim
Efraim
1 year ago
Reply to  Esc1234

I’ve been prepared for it since the day after Lisbon 2018.

Rainer Maier
Rainer Maier
1 year ago

Congratulate spain. None of these three songs has top-20 potential. Only famous can save spain!!

Ogie
Ogie
1 year ago
Reply to  Rainer Maier

If there is a god, god needs do revamp to famous’s song.
I love you famous. You are great.

Nora
Nora
1 year ago

I think that the jury will choose;
1. Famous “No puedo más”
2. Alba Reche “¿Qué será luego?”
3. Miki “La venda”
4. Sabela “Hoy soñaré”
5. Marta “Vuelve”
6. Julia “Qué quieres que haga”
7. Carlos Right “Nunca fui”

lolita_2
lolita_2
1 year ago

i bet famous will be chosen just because of the audience pressure

Ogie
Ogie
1 year ago
Reply to  lolita_2

And he is a good singer
Pressure? Maybe alba- who doesnt want to go.
Famous is better than she is. In every aspect.

lolita_2
lolita_2
1 year ago
Reply to  Ogie

@Ogie, Great singer, but the song is one of the worst.

UKEUROF
UKEUROF
1 year ago

The only chance that Spain has of reaching top 10 is by sending LA VENDA in catalan. What are they so afraid of? i think it would unite the country even more.

Petep
Petep
1 year ago

how did noelia reach top 3? her song is nothing especial.

sini
sini
1 year ago

Please pick julia’s song. It’s good.

Efraim
Efraim
1 year ago

Actually the rules of the pre-selection published by TVE established that the jury will choose “up to seven” songs, so there might be less than 10 entries making it to the Eurovision gala.

omg.esc
omg.esc
1 year ago

juries better pick nadie se salva and la venda or i’m throwing hands

BenRobin
BenRobin
1 year ago

My top was
1 La venda
2 Muerdame
3 Nadie se salva

Cendy
Cendy
1 year ago

Sorry but where’s the best song “La venda”?

Ogie
Ogie
1 year ago
Reply to  Cendy

He will be chosen for sure. Miki on stage is a wonderful performer, inop, better than natalia. He reminds me of amir france 2016 ( alba’s face….cringe jaja..)

lacey
lacey
1 year ago
Reply to  Ogie

wonderful performer? miki cant even dance.

Xana
Xana
1 year ago

LA VENDA?!?!?!

Merli
Merli
1 year ago

Does someone knows when will the other 7 songs will be selected by the jury??

Mana
Mana
1 year ago
Reply to  Merli

Today, tomorrow they will say which songs go to the Gala.

Lila
Lila
1 year ago

I’m hoping that the other seven are: “La venda”, “¿Qué será luego?”, “Nadie se salva”, “Vuelve”, “Dímelo de frente”, “Todo bien”, and “No puedo más”. I fully expect María to be the winner, but all three of Miki’s songs are my favourites.

Ogie
Ogie
1 year ago
Reply to  Lila

Full versions of the songs, when we can listen?

Jake
Jake
1 year ago
Reply to  Ogie

48 hours before NF.

Fame
Fame
1 year ago

Please the 7 songs will be:
Famous, sabela, carlos, marta, miki, marilia, ?

American ESC Fan
1 year ago

María or Spain may as well withdraw from the competition

Ogie
Ogie
1 year ago

I wont be suprised if they do, and if so, i will be sad.

Sal
Sal
1 year ago

They are binded by contract to go to Eurovision if they win though

Ogie
Ogie
1 year ago
Reply to  Sal

Come on???? Do you see any gun pointed at them?
They can leave – alba you listening honey???

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

Nobody but María!

lacey
lacey
1 year ago

la venda and nadie se salve please

Trueh
Trueh
1 year ago

Another ballad? really? Spain is obsessed with ballads every year.

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Trueh

Ballads are part of Spanish musical culture. But “Muerdeme” is not a ballad if you’re referring to that.

Trueh
Trueh
1 year ago
Reply to  James

Oh sorry hun. I meant…ANOTHER BORING BALLAD? there you go.

Petep
Petep
1 year ago
Reply to  Trueh

Agree. I dont like “Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez” either. It’s just so old fashioned and mediocre, how the hell is it a favorite? Must be the same fans that chose Tu canción last year. Yikes.

James
James
1 year ago

Is there a place we can hear the full versions of the other songs?

ESCSpain
ESCSpain
1 year ago
Reply to  James

Not ..yet

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

María will probably win. It’s the bop that they want.
But I’m not so confident that it will do so well in Tel-Aviv, as much as some people say…

aliczn
aliczn
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

no one is saying that it will do so well, but it will def do better than most songs, which are terrible.

lacey
lacey
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

That’s what’s gonna happen to Noelia. Many people are confident that it will do very well in tel aviv because of her “strong vocals”, but it will have be opposite effect.

Weßbrot
Weßbrot
1 year ago

Nah, Muerdeme is of course a deserved winner of this voting, but La Venda is up there for me. Kinda disappointing to see it’s not in the top three.

Rainer Maier
Rainer Maier
1 year ago
Reply to  Weßbrot

Was passiert, wenn wir jetzt einfach anfangen, deutsch zu [email protected]

Weßbrot
Weßbrot
1 year ago
Reply to  Rainer Maier

Looks like we’ll never know 🙂 (Ich glaube das ist nicht die beste Idee hier einfach in nen anderen Blog ein zu marschieren lol)

Rainer1
Rainer1
1 year ago
Reply to  Weßbrot

Homeless esc-emigrants from germany and switzerland search a new home???

Weßbrot
Weßbrot
1 year ago
Reply to  Rainer1

Our home blog is closing its doors, please adopt all of us :((

pasi
pasi
1 year ago

Where is La Venda?!

Rainer1
Rainer1
1 year ago
Reply to  pasi

Vendido…..

eurovision6
eurovision6
1 year ago

I hope La Clave somehow beats the overhyped Muerdeme

Liv
Liv
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision6

If miki wants to go…people loving a lot.

ImFromRomania
ImFromRomania
1 year ago

I don’t need more news from Spain , just send Maria !!

Jake
Jake
1 year ago
Reply to  ImFromRomania

Amén!