Spain – It looks like in the aftermath of the Spanish final controversy that the Head of Delegation, Federico Llano has left his role. Whilst some outlets such as Bluper.es is speculating he was sacked, OGAE Spain suggest that he resigned. No formal announcement has been made.
In the national final, Objetivo Eurovisión, Manel Navarro and Mirela tied on points, and the jury chose Manel Navarro for Kyiv despite Mirela winning the televote and the audience chanting her name, causing uproar. Booing ensued and an audience member was removed.
The controversy resulted in the the Spanish government demanding answers from RTVE in Parliament, and OGAE Spain approaching the public prosecutor and the Ombudsman of RTVE with questions to be answered.
Ms Ana María Bordas, head of TVE International Projects since June 2016, could be the replacement as Head of Delegation.