On the 22nd February, held in the Estudios Bunuel, Madrid, the show kicked off with the introduction of a five-member jury of experts, who had a 50% stake in the final results. Televoting determined the other 50% of the votes.
Guest stars in the final were former Spanish entrants, Rosa and Sergio Dalma, who represented their country in 2002 and 1991 respectively.
Another former entrant, Anabel Conde, who came second for Spain in the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest, was amongst the finalists. So was the controversial rapper John Cobra, who received a lot of support through the internet, and Coral who topped the online voting.
However, after all ten songs had been performed, it was musical star Daniel Diges who got the ticket for Oslo with the song he co-composed Algo Pequeñito (Something Tiny). He won both the jury votes and the biggest number of televotes thanks to a brilliant performance.
On the 11th of May, he released his first album, which includes two versions of his entry. One which is already known and another, which is said to be "different". He hopes the music on the album will be liked by "people of all ages".
He's currently getting ready for his great night in May. He's decided to have backing dancers not only from Spain but a total of four countries.
Check out his performance in the video below!
Who is he?
Daniel Diges has watched the Eurovision Song Contest since he was a child and he has always dreamed of taking part in it. This year his dream came true and he'll represent Spain in Oslo.
Daniel Diges is an experienced singer and actor, who cut his teeth as a live singer on stage. He was recently awarded the Spanish national theatre prize for the best musicals' actor. Diges has starred in the great majority of hit musicals which have been staged in Spain.
Besides music and theatre, Daniel has wide television experience as an actor in many drama and comedy series, and also as presenter and singer on a weekly children’s show.
His song, with a classical waltz base, speaks on the passionate and desperate need for those everyday details, so important but sometimes forgotten: a caress, a kiss, an apology, a flower. Little things, even tiny things that are very important in order to maintain an eternal love.
He will perform second in the Final on the 29th of May in Oslo, Norway.