According to the Spanish broadcaster TVE the votes have been coming in at a fast pace since the voting begun on 19th of December last year. One million votes were received a weeks after that and the second million last Saturday.
The three favorites at the moment are Soraya, Melody and Santa Fe, followed closely by La Love You, Mirela, Roel, Mei Ming, Alex, Carlos Barroso and Virginia. The top 20 does change rapidly due to the intense involvement by the users.
The voting will close on 19th of January at 23.59. Each user can cast 20 votes a day but can not give more than five a day to a single candidate. The votes must be made from a valid e-mail address , since every vote is checked and counted to ensure the transparency of the process. Since the beginning of the selection process last December 19 and until 12:00 today, RTVE.es had eliminated 24,518 votes, 1.04% of total votes received.
The five most rated candidates in each category will move to the second phase of the process on, to be held on TV.