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Spain: Halfway through the online voting

Posted 27 January 2010 at 11:07

Last week we saw the elimination, among others, of the voting leader PopStar Queen for not following the rules of the competition. That left the space open for runner-up Coral, who's been leading the ranking ever since with En Una Vida (In A Lifetime). But a strong competitor is following on her footsteps in the shape of El Pezón Rojo, a band that's being promoted on the main commercial radio music channel of Spain. It's been reported in the media that their song Y Yo Tan Sexy (And I'm So Sexy) is also under suspicion of having been presented before the official date set in the rules of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, which is that "the entries (lyrics and music) must not have been commercially released and/or publicly performed before the 1st of October 2009". The team of the Spanish broadcaster website is investigating the issue while an unexpected candidate is moving his way up to the 3rd place. His stage name is John Cobra, a rapper from Valencia who wrote the song Carol to his wife. It is regarded by many as another joke entry.
The songs between the 4th and the 11th place are only separated by a narrow margin of votes, so their placings are constantly changing. At the moment of writing we find no less than 6 ex- Operación Triunfo (OT) acts in those positions. These are girl-band Venus, Lorena (winner in 2006), Samuel & Patricia, Fran Dieli, José Galisteo and Ainhoa Cantalapiedra, who won the 2nd edition. The programme OT was used to select the Spanish entries in 2002, 2003 and 2004. They are joined in the Top 10 by musical star Daniel Diges and just outside at number 11 is Anabel Conde, who gave Spain a 2nd place in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995.
We are now halfway through the voting period and the excitement is growing, as it's only nine days left to vote until the 5th of February at 12:00 when the voting will be officially closed. It is then when we will know the final list of participants of Tu País Te Necesita.
In the Eurovision Song Contest Final in Moscow last year, Spain was represented by the winner of their national selection, Soraya Arnelas with La Noche Es Para Mi.
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