Spain says goodbye to one of its brightest stars: Concha Velasco, iconic Valladolid film and theater actress, who died last Saturday, December 2 at the age of 84, leaving behind an unforgettable artistic legacy. With a career that spanned acting, music and television, Velasco won the hearts of generations of viewers.
In this context of mourning, some followers had thought that, perhaps, it would be possible to pay him a possible tribute at the next Operación Triunfo 2023 gala, which this year is broadcast on Amazon Prime Video. Given Velasco's versatility in both the performing arts and music, a tribute in this space seemed appropriate. However, hopes of seeing this recognition have completely vanished.
The reason for this decision has been clarified by Tinet Rubira, director of Gestmusic, the production company of Operación Triunfo. In response to an X user's concern that the program paid tribute to Velasco, Rubira explained the legal limitations they face. 'We cannot sing any song for which we have not previously managed the rights,' he said.
Therefore, the boss of the contest, who will experience his first expulsion this coming Monday, December 4, has stressed that it is already too late to be able to manage this type of thing. This clarification confirms that, unfortunately, Operación Triunfo will not include any Velasco songs in its repertoire.
Some followers of the program have been surprised by Rubira's words. "But does that mean that all the topics until the final have already been chosen?" a user asked. Others, however, have theorized about how long it must take for a song like La chica yeyé to be in the public domain.
Despite this, Concha Velasco's legacy remains intact in the collective memory. Her talent and charisma have made her one of the most loved and respected figures in the Spanish entertainment world. Although Operación Triunfo does not pay tribute to her on stage, her influence and contribution to the art world will continue to be recognized.