Spain 2018: TVE doesn’t rule out OT’s role in Eurovision selection
SPAIN – RTVE’s Entertainment Director, Toñi Prieto, said this afternoon that TVE does not rule out the winner of Operación Triunfo 2017 or another participant in the new edition of the talent show that will begin in October as Spain’s representative in the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Lisbon.
To this day the public channel also shuffles other variants, in which, according to emphasized Toñi Prieto, have “months working”.
That the winner of OT is the representative in Eurovision “is one of the possibilities, but it does not have to be the winner but someone of OT. There are also other variants we are working on. We have been in it for months, “said Prieto, during the presentation of the program at the Television Festival that is being held in Vitoria these days.
A few weeks ago the new head of the Spanish delegation in Eurovision and responsible for international projects of TVE, Ana Maria Bordas, also said via Twitter that TVE has been working since June in Eurovision 2018, but could not announce anything yet.
And at the beginning of summer, when the castings of OT were presented, it was the Director of Content of TVE, Toni Sevilla, who said that OT’s connection with the Lisbon festival is “an idea that has been discussed”, but that ” there was nothing decided, it’s just one more option. ”
SOURCE: TVE / EUROVISION-SPAIN.COM