Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 with an entry selected through the first series of the reality-show Operación Triunfo, hosted from Barcelona by Carlos Lozano. Rosa with the song "Europe's Living a Celebration", composed by Toni and Xasqui Ten, was chosen through televoting by the Spanish public.
After the regular final of Operación Triunfo (where Rosa was declared the overall winner), the top three contestants - Rosa herself, David Bisbal, and David Bustamante - qualified for the Eurovision phase of the contest, which consisted of a semi-final and a final. Three songs were assigned to each contestant among those submitted to national broadcaster TVE, making a total of nine songs. In the semi-final, a jury eliminated one of the songs assigned to each artist, and then a finalist song was chosen for each contestant though televoting. The three songs that participated in the final were "La magia del corazón" by David Bustamante, "Corazón Latino" by David Bisbal, and "Europe's Living a Celebration" by Rosa.