The competition has reached its final stage and five contestants have been chosen as the finalists of this edition: Amaia, Miriam, Alfred, Aitana and Ana Guerra. These five artists will participate in Spain's national selection for Eurovision alongside the sixth ranked contestant, Agoney, who has been given a wildcard to participate in one of the duets.
In next week's OT show on Monday 29th January the act and song to represent Spain in Eurovision 2018 will be chosen from among the following nine combinations:
Aitana - Arde (Alba Reig / María Peláez)
Alfred - Que Nos Sigan Las Luces (Nil Moliner)
Amaia - Al Cantar (Rozalén)
Ana Guerra - El Remedio (Nabález / Pedro Malaber / Mango)
Miriam - Lejos De Tu Piel (Steve Robson / Ina Wroldsen / Diego Cantero 'Funambulista')
Aitana & Ana Guerra - Lo Malo (Morgan & Will Simms / Brisa Fenoy)
Alfred & Amaia - Tu Canción (Raúl Gómez / Sylvia Santoro)
Miriam & Agoney - Magia (David Otero / Diego Cantero 'Funambulista' / Tato Latorre)
Aitana, Alfred, Amaia, Ana Guerra & Miriam - Camina (OT 2017 contestants / Manu Guix)
Six artists made the Spanish selection for Eurovision 2018:
All five finalists have a solo song each:
Alfred's song is written by Nil Moliner (25, Barcelona) is a Spanish musician, composer and singer who started doing covers at a young age. His own songs mix Latin trends with Spanish pop, in an original and optimistic way.
Alba Reig (25, Alicante) is 1/3 of the Spanish popular girlband Sweet California. She has played the guitar since she was 12 and was determined to be a singer since she was a little child. She has written the solo song of Aitana.
Amaia's solo song is written by none other than Rozalén (31, Albacete), one of the most popular Spanish acts in the last five years. She has released three successful albums and is considered to be an influential social activist through her music.
Nabález is a young artist from Bogotá, Colombia. He is a singer, songwriter and producer. He lived in the USA for but never lost his love for his roots in Colombia. That's why his romantic songs with flirtatious lyrics are influenced by pop rhythms in Spanish and the poison of Blues. He wrote Ana Guerra's solo song.
Miriam's solo song is a team effort. Steve Robson is a songwriter and record producer from United Kingdom who won an Ivor Novello Award for his work on Take That's hit Shine and has worked for Olly Murs, One Direction, Leona Lewis and James Morrison among others. Ina Wroldsen (34) is a is a Norwegian singer and songwriter who was a part in the electropop duo Ask Embla but soon turned to writing music for others. She is most popular for providing vocals in the Calvin Harris/Disciples big hit How Deep Is Your Love. The Spanish adaptation is by Diego Cantero (Molina de Segura, 1982) aka Funambulista.
There are also three duets in competition:
After the the nine songs for Eurovision have been performed, the public will vote for their three favourites. With the scores back to zero, the viewers will vote again in a second round. The performance that receives the most votes will be the one chosen to represent Spain in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
In the event of a tie, the votes obtained for each performance in the first and second round of votes will be added. In the case of another tie, another round of voting will be opened, with the scoreboards set to zero.