A news programme broadcasted in TVE every Saturday has confirmed that ‘Operación Triunfo’ (In English, Objective Victory or Success’ Operation), a programme used three times by TVE to choose a representative in the ESC.

With no more information, Gestmusic Endemol will produce this programme. This company also produces many important programmes like Your Face Sounds Familar, the most viewed Music TV Show in Spain after Eurovision.

We have to remember that this format gave Spain good places at the contest, for example, in 2002 Spain got the 7th place.

What is OT like? Well, Operación Triunfo is a reality-show talent contest which first aired on Spain’s TVE network in 2001. A kind of cross between Pop Idol, Voces en Función, Star Search, and Big Brother, the show aimed to find the country’s next solo singing sensation, putting a selection of hopefuls through their paces by getting them to sing a variety of cover versions of popular songs.

The first contest was the most successful, being one of the most popular shows in the history of Spanish television and featuring singers that went on to enjoy long-term recognition from the public. In his first three seasons, the top prize was to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest. TVE in this way was able to build on a popularity surge the Eurovision contest was experiencing in Spain.

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