The OT Eurovision Gala line-up is complete! Two days after the results of the online vote were announced, RTVE has published the full list of participants at the Operación Triunfo Eurovision Gala, which will happen later this month.
Today seven more acts have the winners of the public vote, María, Noelia and Natalia. The final seven were selected by a panel of music experts, some from the OT Academy.
The ten finalists — including OT 2018 winner Famous — will now go on to compete (more or less willingly) to represent Spain in Tel Aviv. The ten acts are:
- Carlos Right with “Se te nota”
- Famous with “No puedo más”
- Julia with “Qué quieres que haga”
- María with “Muérdeme”
- Marilia with “Todo bien”
- Miki with “La venda”
- Natalia with “La clave”
- Natalia & Miki with “Nadie se salva”
- Noelia with “Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez”
- Sabela with “Hoy soñaré”
This unfortunately means some acts have missed out. Alba Reche, Damion, Joan Garrido and Marta have missed out. The exclusion of Alba Reche is seen as a controversial decision, as the OT runner-up was a popular contestant. Her potential Eurovision song”¿Qué será luego?” had placed sixth in the online vote.
It also means that Miki won’t be singing his other entry “El equilibrio”, Sabela won’t have “Dímelo de frente”, and Marilia won’t get to duet with Joan on “A tu lado”.
Shock! El Sueño de Morfeo wrote “Muérdeme”
Together with the full line-up, RTVE has released some information about the composers of the songs, and there are several familiar faces. But the ones that shocked everyone were David Feito and Juan Suárez. They are two thirds of El Sueño de Morfeo, and they are amongst the composers of “Muérdeme”, the Latin hit that María is singing.
#Euroautores: Merche, Ánder Pérez , David y Juan de El sueño de Morfeo, Álex Ubago y Jacobo Calderón, entres los autores de los Eurotemazos más votados https://t.co/8ozvslnnGD @DavidFeito_ @EwanClothing @calderonjacobo @AlexUbagoficial @MercheOficial @nemowave pic.twitter.com/rn8vCL9vqJ
— eurovision_rtve (@eurovision_tve) January 3, 2019
They are not the only composers who have some experience at Eurovision. Behind Natalia’s “La clave”, we find Ander Pérez, who also wrote Spain’s 2003 entry “Dime”. The fact that “La clave” sounds contemporary to that song is something we could talk about later.
Together with Ander Pérez, there’s Merche, a fairly popular singer in Spain who was a big name last decade. She competed in Spain’s National Selection in 2001, where she came sixth. Rosa Martínez and Nuria Azzouzi are the other composers of this song, and they also participated in “Muérdeme”.
As for Noelia’s entry, Álex Ubago and Jacobo Calderón are behind it. Álex Ubago is a popular singer-songwriter, who is known for his moody, melancholic music.
Jacobo Calderón is a quite prolific songwriter who has colaborated with artists like Raphael, David Bisbal, Alejandro Sanz, and Eurovision stars Pastora Soler and Sergio Dalma. He’s the son of Juan Carlos Calderón, who wrote Paloma San Basilio’s Eurovision 1985 song ‘La fiesta terminó’. It placed 14th in the final.
The performers will start working closely with the composers for the entires from Monday, January 7. There’s still no date for the Eurovision Gala itself, but the full songs will be released 48 hours before the Gala airs.
Are you excited for the show? Did your favourite entries make it? Who do you think should represent Spain at Eurovision? Tell us in the comment section below!
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