The national broadcaster for Spain, RTVE, has today revealed details of how well their song submission process is doing. Thus, so far the country has received a total of 336 songs, of which one could be the next representative for Spain during Eurovision 2019.
Spain are currently in the midst of narrowing down a list of singers for this job. However, of the 336 songs that have been submitted, the broadcaster have revealed that pop, and ballads tend to be the most popular genre of music. There is however, several that fall into the category of Latin, trap or heavy metal. Also, Spanish, and other native dialects from the country being the preferred languages of the entries received.
RTVE have also given details of the song writers demographic, by stating that there are many young writers amongst the 336 songs, as well as a few established song writers who have also taken part in the contest previously.
This is not the final number though, as those wishing to submit songs have three more days left to do so. They have until the 15th November 2018 to do this. Of the final number of entries submitted, the broadcaster will then decide the ten they wish to proceed. RTVE have also opened their arms to professional artists, and song writers who may want to participate. The broadcaster will chose ten from this group, culminating in a final 20 entries. The current song writers may, if they wish intend a their specific song to an artist. Although, their preferred choice may not be guaranteed.
Rules state that entries must not have been published prior to September 1st 2018, with the maximum duration of the song being no more than 3 minutes, and must contain lyrics in Spanish, or the other three native tongues.
There is still many months of performances, and eliminations left from Spain's Operación Triunfo. The ultimate winner will have the chance to be Spain's next representative, as well as gaining that lucrative music contract deal.
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