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Spain reveals plans for 2013

10 December 2012 at 17:30 CET

Following days of rumours and unconfirmed news, today the Spanish broadcaster TVE revealed their plans for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

According to the news published in their own website, in the next few days we will know the name of the act that will represent Spain in Malmö on the 18th of May. The performer will be chosen internally by TVE, thus repeating the same procedure used this year when they chose Pastora Soler.

This proved to be a successful decision as Pastora with the ballad Quedate Conmigo (Stay With Me) managed to reach the Top 10 in the Final ranking, a place that Spain hadn't achieved in eight years.

The Eurovision Song Contest in Spain

Spain will trust again in an artist with an established career and experience in the music business. The method of selecting internally a professional artist has been used by TVE many times in the past, although lately only their 2012 participant was chosen without a public selection.

The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest Final was the most watched one in Spain since 2008. More than 7 million people tuned in to watch Pastora Soler's performance and the whole show averaged a 43,5% share rating, becoming of the 2012 top shows.