It's back. The talent show that picks the Spanish singer and song that will grace the Eurovision stage and despite every hope end (close to) last.
Operación Triunfo kicks off a new season with sixteen hopefuls on 19 September and runs right through until the early part of next year. Viewers get to see weekly elimination galas (every Wednesday) and 24/7 reality footage from the OT Academy.
As with last year, there's a clause in the contracts of those signing up for the show that insists that they may find themselves obliged to grace the Eurovision stage next May - though to be fair RTVE has yet to even confirm its place in the contest.
Image Credits: RTVE.