Third and final night of Benidorm Fest tonight, as the Grand Final that will determine Spain’s representative in Eurovision 2022 has finally arrived.
The system of Benidorm Fest 2022 consists of two semifinals, in which 7 songs take part respectively. Four artists from each semifinal advance to the Benidorm Grand Final.
The big winner and representative of Spain in Eurovision 2022 will be selected 50% by two juries and 50% by the Spanish viewers. Both juries are composed of professionals in the field, with one consisting only of natives and the other being an international one.
The Benidorm Fest jury members are the following:
Natalia Calderón – Vocal coach
Miryam Benedited – Director and Choreographer
Estefanía García – Singer, mezzo-soprano of the RTVE choir
Marvin Dietmann – Director of serveral entries in the Eurovision Song Contest
Felix Bergsson – Head of the Icelandic Eurovision delegation
The other 50% of the voting will come 25% from the televote and from 25% from 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).
Eight artists qualified to the Grand Final from the two semi-finals of January 26th and 27th.
One of them will have the honour of representing Spain in Turin this May.
The artists competing tonight are the following, in order of appearance:
- Rayden – Calle de la llorería
- Tanxugueiras – Terra
- Varry Brava – Raffaella
- Chanel – SloMo
- Rigoberta Bandini – Ay mamá
- Xeinn – Eco
- Gonzalo Hermida – Quién lo diría
- Blanca Paloma – Secreto de agua
We remind you that the winner of the first semi-final was Chanel, who is performing 4th tonight, while the winner of the second semi-final was Rigoberta Bandini, who is performing 5th.
Benidorm Fest 2022 is held at Palacio de Deportes L’Illa in Alicante and is presented by Alaska, Inés Hernand and Máximo Huerta.
You can watch the Grand Final of the Spanish music festival at 22:05 CET by clicking HERE.
Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding Spain’s participation in Eurovision 2022!