Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 with an entry selected through a national preselection called Eurocanción 2001.David Civera with the song "Dile que la quiero", composed by Alejandro Abad (Spanish entrant in 1994), was chosen to represent Spain. At Eurovision, David Civera finished sixth with 76 points.
The national final took place on 23 February 2001 at TVE's studios in Madrid, and was hosted by Jennifer Rope and Sandra Morey. About 2,000 songs were submitted to the national broadcaster TVE, and 20 were selected to participate in the final. To decide the winner, there was a 9-member jury: each member awarded points in the Eurovision style of 12, 10, 8-1 point(s); then the televoting results of the Spanish public were added, making up 25% of the total.