Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003

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Eurovision Song Contest 2003
Country  Spain
National selection
Selection process Operación Triunfo
Selection date(s) Final
17 February 2003
Selected entrant Beth
Selected song "Dime"
Finals performance
Final result 8th, 81 points
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2002 2003 2004►

Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 with an entry selected through the second series of the reality-show Operación Triunfo, hosted from Barcelona by Carlos Lozano. Beth with the song "Dime", composed by Jesús María Pérez and Amaya Martínez, was chosen through televoting by the Spanish public. At Eurovision, Beth placed 8th with 81 points.

Operación Triunfo (second series)[edit]

After the regular final of Operación Triunfo (where Ainhoa Cantalapiedra was declared the overall winner), the top 3 contestants - Ainhoa herself, Manuel Carrasco, and Beth - 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.[1] 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 through televoting. The three songs that participated in the final were "Mi razón de vivir" by Ainhoa, "Viviré, moriré" by Manuel Carrasco, and "Dime" by Beth.[2][3]

Result of national final[edit]

At the close of voting, Beth with "Dime" received the largest percentage of the vote and was proclaimed the winner.

Draw Song Translation Singer Points Place
1 "Mi razón de vivir" My reason to live Ainhoa 31% 2nd
2 "Viviré, moriré" I'll live, I'll die Manuel Carrasco 24% 3rd
3 "Dime" Tell me Beth 45% 1st

At Eurovision[edit]

At Eurovision, Beth performed 12th. At the close of the voting she had received 81 points, placing 8th of 26.

Points Awarded by Spain[4][edit]

12 points  Belgium
10 points  Romania
8 points  Austria
7 points  Sweden
6 points  Russia
5 points  Poland
4 points  Germany
3 points  Turkey
2 points  Portugal
1 point  Israel

Points Awarded to Spain[edit]

Points Awarded to Spain
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ábalos, A (2003-02-10). "CAMINO A EUROVISIÓN" (in Spanish). Telefónica. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  2. ^ Ábalos, A (2003-02-17). "RIGA ESTÁ A LA VUELTA DE LA ESQUINA" (in Spanish). Telefónica. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  3. ^ http://www.esc-history.com/nf-entries.asp?country=Spain&year=2003&order=ItemNr
  4. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2003