Spain 2002

Operacion Triunfo finalists, Bisbal, Bustamente, & RosaRosa will sing "Europe's Living A Celebration" in Tallinn, a bouncy tune of which only the chorus is in English - so far.

Rebeca Montero writes,"I am a fan from Operacion Triunfo and I just want to inform you that 5 more participants of the show will go to Eurovision with Rosa. They are: David Bisbal, David Bustamante, Geno, Gisela, and Chenoa; they are going to sing the chorus."

The Spanish entrant was taken from Operacion Triunfo (Operation Triumph) - a Big Brother-meets-Popidol type programme broadcast on Mondays on TVE for several months.

The show originally had 16 would-be stars, and they were whittled down over many months to just three.

Your aging webmaster proudly shows off his tin of Chenoa bonbons. There's a tin for each of the original participants of Operacion TriunfoThose three David Bisbal, David Bustamente, & Rosa (above - picture kindly sent in by Javier Cárcamo Llorente) then sang 9 songs (three each) which were over several more shows whittled down to one.

These are the nine with final percentages on their last three songs:


Chenoa & David BisbalI've had more e-mails about Operacion Triunfo than anything else - a massively popular show.

For me, Bisbal's final song "Corazon Latino" was stronger, but Rosa is a tremendous performer, and will surely do her country proud.

Of the 13 others from the show who didn't get to the Spanish final, I must mention Argentine-born Chenoa (4th - pictured left with David Bisbal) who I am sure sure we will hear more from.

Experts in Spanish can check out the Operacion Triunfo website

If you have any news or updates on this country's National selection I'd like to hear about it. E-Mail me, Geoff Harrison, at my contact page