Spain: Chanel is representing the country in Eurovision 2022!

The grand final of Benidorm Fest, the national final of Spain, has just been completed, with the country choosing Chanel as the festival’s winner and therefore their representative at Eurovision 2022 in Turin.

A total of eight finalists, who qualified from two semifinals, competed in the grand final, claiming the ticket to Turin.

The finalists

The eight candidates of the night were:

  1. Rayden – Calle de la llorería
  2. Tanxugueiras – Terra
  3. Varry Brava – Raffaella
  4. Chanel – SloMo
  5. Rigoberta Bandini – Ay mamá
  6. Xeinn – Eco
  7. Gonzalo Hermida – Quién lo diría
  8. Blanca Paloma – Secreto de agua

The voting

50% of the result in all three shows (two semifinals and a final) was determined by the jury, while the other 50% by the audience. The jury was divided into Spanish and international, while the 50% of the audience was divided into the televoting and a sample of the Spanish population selected on the basis of statistics and demographics (demoscopic jury). This is used in both the Sanremo Festival (Italy) and Melodifestivalen (Sweden).

The Benidorm Fest jury, which determined 50% of the vote, consisted of the following:

National jury:

  • Natalia Calderón – Vocal coach
  • Miryam Benedited – Director and Choreographer
  • Estefanía García – Singer, mezzo-soprano of the RTVE choir

International jury:

  • Marvin Dietmann – Director of several Eurovision entries
  • Felix Bergsson – Head of the Icelandic Eurovision delegation

Results

The detailed results of the grand final of Benidorm 2022 were as follows:

JURY (50%)

  1. Chanel – 51 points
  2. Rigoberta Bandini – 46 points
  3. Blanca Paloma – 39
  4. Rayden – 37 points
  5. Tanxuqeiras – 30 points
  6. Xeinn – 30 points
  7. Varry Brava – 25 points
  8. Gonzalo Hermida – 12 points

DEMOSCOPIC JURY (25%)

  1. Tanxugueiras – 30 points
  2. Chanel – 25 points
  3. Rigoberta Bandini – 20 points
  4. Gonzalo Hermida – 18 points
  5. Rayden – 15 points
  6. Varry Brava – 12 points
  7. Blanca Paloma – 10 points
  8. Xeinn – 5 points

TELEVOTE (25%)

  1. Tanxugueiras – 30 points
  2. Rigoberta Bendini – 25 points
  3. Chanel – 20 points
  4. Varry Brava – 18 points
  5. Rayden – 15 points
  6. Blanca Paloma – 12 points
  7. Xeinn – 10 points
  8. Gonzalo Hermida – 5 points

— OVERALL

  1. Chanel – 96 points
  2. Rigoberta Bandini – 91 points
  3. Tanxugueiras – 90 points
  4. Rayden – 67 points
  5. Blanca Paloma – 61 points
  6. Varry Brava – 60 points
  7. Xeinn – 45 points
  8. Gonzalo Hermida – 40 points

You can watch Chanel’s performance below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn8qwSn78D0

Do you agree with Spain’s choice of representative for Turin? Tell us in the comments!

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