Second night tonight for the Benidorm Festival which is reviving after more than fifteen years and whose edition this year will determine the representative of Spain in Eurovision 2022.
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).
Seven artists will compete in tonight’s second semifinal of Benidorm Fest 2022, with four of them advancing to Saturday’s grand final.
Unfortunately, the spread of the Omicron mutation did not leave the Spanish national final unaffected. Thus, Gonzalo Hermida, who tested positive a few days ago, will not be performing live on tonight’s show. Instead, he will be competing with the music video of his song.
The seven artists and songs of tonight’s second Benidorm semi-final are the following:
- Xeinn – “Eco“
- Marta Sango – “Sigues en mi mente“
- Javiera Mena – “Culpa”
- Gonzalo Hermida – “Quién lo diría“
- Rigoberta Bandini – “Ay Mama“
- Rayden – “Calle de la llorería”
- Sara Deop – “Make you say“
We remind you the four artists that already advanced to the grand final of Benidorm from last night’s first semi-final:
Benidorm Fest 2022 is held at the Palacio de Deportes L’Illa in Alicante and is presented by Alaska, Inés Hernand and Máximo Huerta.
You can watch the second semifinal of the Spanish music festival at 22:40 CET by clicking HERE.
Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding Spain’s participation in Eurovision 2022!