Operación Triunfo (series 6)

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This is the sixth series of Spanish version of the reality TV show Operación Triunfo based on the international series Star Academy.

Castings started in Barcelona on 18 February 2008. The season began on 8 April and continued until 22 July 2008 with 18 contestants. Virginia Maestro was the winner of the series.

Contestants[edit]

  • Virginia - 25, (Jaén) - WINNER
  • Pablo - 24, Málaga - 2nd place
  • Chipper - 34, New York City, United States - 3rd place
  • Manu - 17, Villa del Río (Córdoba) - 4th Finalist
  • Sandra - 24 Córdoba - 5th Finalist
  • Mimi - 26, Melilla - 6th Finalist
  • Iván - 24 - Madrid - 7th place
  • Noelia - 23 Valencia - 8th place
  • Anabel - 22, Córdoba - 9th place
  • Tania S - 18, Seville - 10th place
  • Reke - 24, Murcia - 11th place
  • Esther - 20, Málaga - 12th place
  • Tania G - 25, Barcelona - 13th place
  • Rubén - 21, Barcelona - 14th place
  • Paula - 23, Seville - 15th place
  • Ros - 16, Barcelona - 16th place
  • Patty - 26, Santander - Quit
  • Jorge - 17th place
  • Juanjo - 18th place

Galas (Live Shows)[edit]

Gala 0 (8 April 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
1 The Show Must Go On (Queen) Pablo Saved by the panel
2 En Qué Estrella Estará (Nena Daconte) Tania G Saved by the panel
3 Embrujada (Tino Casal) Reke Saved by the panel
4 Café, café (Pastora Soler) Anabel Saved by the panel
5 Eugenio Salvador Dalí (Mecano) Iván Saved by the panel
6 Qué Hiciste (Jennifer Lopez) Sandra Saved by the panel
7 My Girl (The Temptations) Chipper Saved by the panel
8 Besaré el suelo (Luz Casal) Noelia Saved by the panel
9 La bomba (Ricky Martin) Jorge Evicted by the public
10 Smile (Natalie Cole) Virginia Saved by the panel
11 Abre tu mente (Merche) Mimi Up for eviction > Saved by the teachers
12 Por la boca vive el pez (Fito & Fitipaldis) Ros Saved by the panel
13 No voy a cambiar (Malú) Tania S Up for eviction > Saved by the contestants
14 Unfaithful (Rihanna) Manu Saved by the panel
15 Tú y yo volvemos al amor (Mónica Naranjo) Patty Saved by the panel
16 Runaway (The Corrs) Esther Saved by the panel
17 Kilómetros (Sin Bandera) Rubén Up for eviction > Saved by the public
18 Relax, Take It Easy (Mika) Juanjo Evicted by the public
  • Special guest: Mónica Naranjo
    • Song: Europa
  • Eliminated contestants: Juanjo + Jorge

This was the show ever to have a song originally performed by an ex contestant of Operación Triunfo. The first evictee of the second edition Mai Meneses is the lead singer of Nena Daconte, whose song En Que Estrella Estará was performed by Tania Gómez.

Gala 1 (15 April 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
1 Cuando me vaya (La 5ª Estación and Melocos) Pablo Saved by the panel
Patty Quit volunteerly
2 Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) Iván Saved by the panel
Chipper Saved by the panel
3 Amor Gitano (Alejandro Fernández and Beyoncé) Anabel Saved by the panel
Manu Saved by the panel
4 Ain't No Other Man (Christina Aguilera) Noelia Saved by the panel
Sandra Saved by the panel
5 Me Enamora (Juanes) Ros Nominated for eviction
Reke Nominated for eviction
6 Tu recuerdo (Ricky Martin feat. La Mari from Chambao) Rubén Favourite of the public
Tania S Saved by the panel
7 I'll Stand By You (The Pretenders) Mimi Saved by the panel
Virginia Saved by the panel
8 Las de la Intuición (Shakira) Esther Up for eviction > Saved by the contestants
Tania G Up for eviction > Saved by the teachers
  • Special guest: Duffy
  • Nominated for Eviction: Reke + Ros
  • Quit: Patty
  • Replacement: Paula

Gala 2 (22 April 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
1 Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston) Reke Saved by the public (54%) > Saved by the panel
2 Don't Look Back in Anger (Oasis) Ros Evicted by the public (46%)
Song Contestant Verdict
1 Yo canto (Laura Pausini) Paula Nominated for eviction
Sandra Saved by the panel
Tania S Up for eviction > Saved by the contestants
2 Bad Day (Daniel Powter) Manu Favorite of the public
Pablo Saved by the panel
3 Como un Lobo (Miguel Bosé and Bimba Bosé) Iván Up for eviction > Saved by the teachers
Mimi Saved by the panel
4 Para ti sería (El Sueño de Morfeo and Nek) Esther Nominated for eviction
Rubén Saved by the panel
5 La mañana (Al Bano) Noelia Saved by the panel
Chipper Saved by the panel
6 I Love to Love (Tina Charles) Anabel Saved by the panel
Tania G Saved by the panel
Virginia Saved by the panel

Gala 3 (29 April 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
1 Me muero (La 5ª Estación) Esther Saved by the public (53%) > Nominated for eviction
2 Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra) Paula Evicted by the public (47%)
Song Contestant Verdict
1 Isla de Palma (Antonio Flores) Rubén Nominated for eviction
Virginia Up for eviction > Saved by the teachers
2 Pienso tanto en ti (Greta y los Garbo) Iván Saved by the panel
Sandra Saved by the panel
3 Sway (Pussycat Dolls) Mimi Saved by the panel
Noelia Saved by the panel
Tania G Up for eviction > Saved by the contestants
4 Miradas cruzadas (David DeMaría and Diana Navarro) Manu Favorite of the public
Tania S Saved by the panel
5 Tengo (Queco) Anabel Saved by the panel
Pablo Saved by the panel
6 Dancing in the Street (Martha and the Vandellas) Chipper Saved by the panel
Reke Saved by the panel

Gala 4 (6 May 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
1 Un error de los grandes (Laura Pausini) Esther Saved by the public (53%) > Up for eviction > Saved by the contestants
2 Noelia (Nino Bravo) Rubén Evicted by the public (47%)
Song Contestant Verdict
1 Por ti seré (Il Divo) Manu Saved by the panel
2 No One (Alicia Keys) Noelia Saved by the panel
Pablo Saved by the panel
3 Mejor decir adiós (Celine Dion & Paul Anka) Chipper Saved by the panel
Mimi Saved by the panel
4 Pokito a poko (Chambao) Anabel Up for eviction > Saved by the teachers
Tania S Nominated for eviction
5 Downtown (Petula Clark) Virginia Favourite of the public
6 Ni una sola palabra (Paulina Rubio) Sandra Saved by the panel
Tania G Nominated for eviction
7 Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams) Iván Saved by the panel
Reke Saved by the panel
  • Special guest: Rosario Flores
    • Songs: "No dudaría" (with the contestants) & "Algo contigo"
  • Evicted: Rubén
  • Nominated for Eviction: Tania G + Tania S

Gala 5 (13 May 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
1 Don't Speak (No Doubt) Tania G Evicted by the public (47%)
2 Y qué pequeña soy yo (Pastora Soler) Tania S Saved by the public (53%) > Up for eviction > Saved by the contestants
Song Contestant Verdict
1 Footprints in the Sand (Leona Lewis) Noelia Saved by the panel
2 Dead Ringer For Love (Meat Loaf feat. Cher) Chipper Saved by the panel
Sandra Saved by the panel
3 Ahora quién (Marc Anthony) Anabel Saved by the panel
4 El perfume de la soledad (David DeMaría) Manu Favourite of the public
Mimi Up for eviction > Saved by the teachers
5 Cómo hablar (Amaral) Reke Saved by the panel
Virginia Nominated for eviction
6 Limón y Sal (Julieta Venegas) Esther Nominated for eviction
Iván Saved by the panel
7 Instant Replay (Dan Hartman) Pablo Saved by the panel

Gala 6 (20 May 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
Adiós (Jennifer Lopez) Esther Evicted by the public (25%)
Love Me Like a Man (Bonnie Raitt) Virginia Saved by the public (75%) > Up for eviction > Nominated for eviction
Song Contestant Verdict
Addicted to Love (Tina Turner) Sandra Saved by the panel
No sé si es amor (Roxette) Mimi Saved by the panel
A Song for You (Ray Charles) Chipper Favourite of the public
Estrella Polar (Pereza) Iván Up for eviction > Saved by the teachers
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) Manu Saved by the panel
Reke Up for eviction > Nominated for eviction
Pégate (Ricky Martin) Anabel Was revealed To be the fifth nominee > Saved by the panel
Noelia Up for eviction > Saved by the contestants
Mi Niña Lola (Buika) Pablo Saved by the panel
Tania S Saved by the panel
  • Special guest: Sergio Dalma
    • Song: a medley with the contestants & "A buena hora"
  • Evicted: Esther
  • Nominated for Eviction: Reke + Virginia

Gala 7 (27 May 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
No me fio (Luis Miguel) Reke Evicted by the public (43%)
Creep (Radiohead) Virginia Saved by the public (57%) > Up for eviction > Nominated for eviction
Song Contestant Verdict
With a Little Help from My Friends (The Beatles) Iván Saved by the panel
Pablo Saved by the panel
Why'd You Lie to Me (Anastacia) Noelia Up for eviction > Saved by the teachers
Let the River Run (Carly Simon) Sandra Saved by the panel
Hasta llegar a enloquecer (Diego Martín) Anabel Up for eviction > Saved by the contestants
Sólo otra vez (Eric Carmen) Manu Favourite of the public
It's Chico Time (Chico) Chipper Saved by the panel
Aún no te has ido (Vanesa Martín) Mimi Saved by the panel
Tania S Up for eviction > Nominated for eviction
  • Special guest: David Bustamante
    • Song: "Cobarde" & medley with the contestants
  • Evicted: Reke
  • Nominated for Eviction: Tania S + Virginia

Gala 8 (3 June 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
Encerrada en Libertad (Marta Quintero) Tania S Evicted by the public (39%)
My Baby Just Cares for Me (Nina Simone) Virginia Saved by the public (61%) > Saved by the panel
Song Contestant Verdict
All Out of Love (Air Supply) Pablo Saved by the panel
La fuerza de mi corazón (Luis Fonsi & Christina Valemi) Iván Up for eviction > Nominated for eviction
Noelia Up for eviction > Saved by the contestants
Beat It (Michael Jackson) Manu Was revealed To be the fifth nominee > Saved by the panel
Sedúceme (La India) Sandra Up for eviction > Saved by the teachers
Say It Right (Nelly Furtado) Mimi Saved by the panel
Siempre es de noche (Alejandro Sanz) Chipper Favourite of the public
Daría (La 5ª Estación) Anabel Up for eviction > Nominated for eviction
  • Special guest: Carlos Baute
  • Evicted: Tania S
  • Nominated for Eviction: Anabel + Iván

Gala 9 (10 June 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
Punto de partida (Rocío Jurado) Anabel Evicted by the public (42%)
Estoy (Benny Ibarra) Iván Saved by the public (58%) > Saved by the panel
Song Contestant Verdict
Quiéreme tal como soy (Sergio Fachelli) Manu Up for eviction > Nominated for eviction
You Sexy Thing (Hot Chocolate) Chipper Saved by the panel
Muñeca de Trapo (La Oreja de Van Gogh) Mimi Up for eviction > Saved by the contestants
Memory (Cats musical) Sandra Saved by the panel
Para la Libertad (Joan Manuel Serrat) Pablo Up for eviction > Saved by the teachers
MacArthur Park (Donna Summer) Noelia Up for eviction > Nominated for eviction
Moonlight Shadow (Mike Oldfield) Virginia Favourite of the public
  • Special performance: All the contestants sang "Agua", a song composed by themselves for the Expo 2008, opening in Zaragoza.
  • Special guest: Leona Lewis
  • Evicted: Anabel
  • Nominated for Eviction: Manu + Noelia

Gala 10 (17 June 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
À Corps perdu (Grégory Lemarchal) Manu Saved by the public (68%) > 2nd by the panel (30 points) > Finalist
Sólo por ti (We Will Rock You musical) Noelia Evicted by the public (32%)
Song Contestant Verdict
O tú o nada (Pablo Abraira) Chipper First by the panel (34 points) > Finalist
Disco Inferno (Tina Turner) Sandra 5th by the panel (26 points) > Up for eviction > Saved by the teachers > Finalist
Amar haciendo el amor (Céline Dion) Mimi 7th by the panel (21,5 points) > Up for eviction > Saved by the contestants > Finalist
Words (F. R. David) Iván 6th by the panel (22,5 points) > Up for eviction > Nominated for eviction
Shine (Take That) Pablo 3rd by the panel (27 points) > Finalist
Porque te vas (Jeanette) Virginia 4th by the panel (26,5 points) > Up for eviction > Nominated for eviction

Gala 11 (24 June 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
1 Garganta con arena (Cacho Castaña) Iván Evicted by the public (44%)
2 Lovefool (The Cardigans) Virginia Saved by the public (56%) > Finalist
Song Contestant Verdict
3 Chicas Malas (Monica Naranjo) Sandra Finalist
4 Light My Fire (The Doors) Manu Finalist
5 ¿Lo Ves? (Alejandro Sanz) Pablo Finalist
6 That's Life (Frank Sinatra) Chipper Finalist
7 Bailando Salsa (Mecano) Mimi Finalist

Gala 12 (1 July 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
Se dejaba llevar (Antonio Vega & Ketama) Pablo Saved by the public > Top 5 finalist
I Drove All Night (Cyndi Lauper) Manu Saved by the public > Top 5 finalist
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding) Chipper Saved by the public > Top 5 finalist
Lunas Rotas (Rosana) Virginia Saved by the public > Top 5 finalist
Highway to Hell (AC/DC) Sandra Bottom 2 by public vote > Duel with Mimi
Durmiendo sola (Vanesa Martín) Mimi Bottom 2 by public vote > Duel with Sandra

Duel

Song Contestant Verdict
Amar haciendo el amor (Céline Dion) Mimi Evicted by the public (44%) > Lost the duel > 6th place finalist
Let the River Run (Carly Simon) Sandra Saved by the public (56%) > Won the duel > Top 5 finalist
  • Special Guests: Luis Fonsi
  • Duel: Mimi + Sandra
  • Evicted: Mimi

Gala 13 (8 July 2008)[edit]

Song Contestant Verdict
1 And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going (Dreamgirls musical) Sandra Bottom 2 by public vote > Duel with Manu
2 Ojos verdes (Rafael de León) Pablo Saved by the public > Top 4 finalist
3 Ben (Michael Jackson) Virginia Saved by the public > Top 4 finalist
4 Get Ready (The Temptations) Chipper Saved by the public > Top 4 finalist
5 Fantástico amor (Eros Ramazzotti) Manu Bottom 2 by public vote > Duel with Sandra

Duel

Song Contestant Verdict
1 Light My Fire(José Feliciano) Manu Saved by the public (68%) > Won the duel > Top 4 finalist
2 Disco Inferno (Tina Turner) Sandra Evicted by the public (32%) > Lost the duel > 5th place finalist

Gala 14 (15 July 2008)[edit]

  • As there are only four contestants left, all of them will sing a song in their own, and one duet with another contestant (Manu will sing with Pablo, and Virginia will sing with Chipper). Also, following the scheme of the last two galas, the Bottom 2 contestants by the public vote will have a musical duel where one of them will be in the Top 3 with the other 2 safe, and one will be the 4th place finalist.
Song Contestant Verdict
1 Over the Rainbow (Sam Harris) Chipper Saved by the public > Top 3 finalist
2 La vida es (Nek) Manu Castellano Bottom 2 by public vote > Duel with Pablo
3 Don't Stop Me Now (Queen) Pablo Bottom 2 by public vote > Duel with Manu
4 Old Town (The Corrs) Virginia Saved by the public > Top 3 finalist

Duets

Song Contestant Verdict
5 No estamos solos (Eros Ramazzotti and Ricky Martin) Pablo Bottom 2 by public vote > Duel with Manu
Manu Castellano Bottom 2 by public vote > Duel with Pablo
6 Fever (Peggy Lee) Chipper Saved by the public > Top 3 finalist
Virginia Saved by the public > Top 3 finalist

Duel

Song Contestant Verdict
1 I Drove All Night (Celine Dion) Manu Evicted by the public (44%) > Lost the duel > 4th place finalist
2 ¿Lo ves? (Alejandro Sanz) Pablo Saved by the public (56%) > Won the duel > Top 3 finalist

Gala 15 "Grand Finale" (22 July 2008)[edit]

  • Chipper, Pablo and Virginia are The Final 3 finalists, they will have to sing one song on their own and a duet with one of the eliminated finalists (from the Final 6), Virginia will sing with Mimi, Pablo with Manu and Chipper with Sandra. After the performances, the finalist with the lowest amount of votes will be eliminated immediately and Final 2 (the Top 2 vote getters) will have a duel, the Final Duel where each one of them will have to sing a song they have already sung in previous galas, and after the duel, one of the Final 2 will be crowned as the winner of OT2008.
Song Contestant Verdict
1 Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry) Chipper Evicted by the public (28%) > 3rd place Finalist
2 Volver (Estrella Morente) Pablo Saved by the public > Final Duel with Virginia > Top 2 finalist
3 Tomorrow (Tevin Campbell) Virginia Saved by the public > Final Duel with Pablo > Top 2 finalist

Duets

Song Contestant Verdict
4 Dead Ringer for Love (Meat Loaf feat. Cher) Chipper 3rd place Finalist
Sandra 5th Finalist
5 Bad Day (Daniel Powter) Pablo Final Duel with Virginia
Manu Castellano 4th Finalist
6 I'll Stand by You (The Pretenders) Virginia Final Duel with Pablo
Mimi 6th Finalist

Final Duel

Song Contestant Verdict
1 Se dejaba llevar por ti (Antonio Vega) Pablo Runner-up (45%)
2 ¿Por qué te vas? (Jeanette) Virginia Winner of OT2008 (55%)

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