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Tonight: Spain chooses a song for Pastora

In late December the popular singer Pastora Soler, from Seville, was chosen internally as the singer that will represent Spain at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

Tonight a show called Eurovisión. Pastora Soler, to determine what song she will perform in Baku, will take place at the TVE studios in Madrid hosted by Anne Igartiburu, who also did the presentation the last couple of years. 

Earlier this week, Spanish Television TVE, revealed the names of the three members of the jury who will account for 50% of the final result. They are the singer Sole Giménez, who was a member of the Spanish jury already last year, Venezuelan singer/songwriter Franco de Vita and the music producer Óscar Gómez from Cuba.

The songs they have to judge, along with the viewing public at home are:

  • Quédate Conmigo (Stay With Me) written by Thomas G:son, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson & Erik Bernholm
  • Tu Vida Es Tu Vida (Your life Is Your Life) written by Max Miona, Eleonora Giudizi & Juan María Montes
  • Ahora O Nunca (Now Or Never) written by José Abraham

The most voted song from the public, by phone calls and SMS, will receive a total of 36 points, the second 30 points, and the least voted will get 24 points. Also, each of the three jurors award the three songs with 12, 10 and 8 points in order of preference. All the points are added to get the final result. In case of a tie, the public vote prevails.

Featured in the show will be Spanish entrant at the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest Sergio Dalma, David Bustamante who was one of the backing singers for Rosa in Tallin in 2002, the popular singer Malú and the singer/songwriter Vanessa Martin. All of them will duet with the star of the night, Pastora Soler.

The winning song will be performed at the Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku on the 26th of May following the footsteps of last year's Spanish entry Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao sung by Lucía Pérez.