Benidorm Fest Spain

Spain: The results of the first semi-final of Benidorm Fest 2022!

Benidorm Fest, the festival which will determine the representative of Spain in Eurovision 2022 has started tonight with the first semifinal, live from the spanish state channel RTVE.

A total of six candidates (instead of seven, after the withdrawal of Luna Ki) competed in the first semifinal, claiming four places for Saturday’s grand final.

Presenters of the evening were Alaska, Inés Hernard and Máxim Huerta.

The candidates

The six candidates of the night were the following:

  1. Varry Brava – Raffaella
  2. Azúcar Moreno – Postureo
  3. Blanca Paloma – “Secreto del agua”
  4. Unique – Mejores
  5. Tanxugueiras – “Terra”
  6. Chanel – SloMo

The voting

50% of the results in all three shows (two semifinals and a final) comes from the jury, while the other 50% from the audience. The jury is divided into spanish and international, while 50% of the audience is divided into 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 the Melodifestivalen (Sweden).

The Benidorm Fest jury, which determines 50% of the vote, consists of the following:

National jury:

Natalia Calderón – Professor of Vocals
Miryam Benedited – Director and Choreographer
Estefanía García – Singer, mezzo-soprano of the RTVE choir

International jury:

Marvin Dietmann – Director of many entries in the Eurovision Song Contest
Felix Bergsson – Head of the Icelandic delegation to Eurovision
Results

The results

JURY

  1. Chanel – 55 points
  2. Blanca Paloma – 41 points
  3. Varry Brava – 39 points
  4. Azucar Moreno – 39 points
  5. Tanxuqueiras – 38 points
  6. Unique – 28 points

DEMOSCOPIC JURY

  1. Chanel – 30 points
  2. Tanxugueiras – 25 points
  3. Blanca Paloma – 20 points
  4. Azucar Moreno – 18 points
  5. Varry Brava -15 points
  6. Unique -12 points

TELEVOTE

  1. Tanxugeiras – 30 points
  2. Chanel -25 points
  3. Varry Brava – 20 points
  4. Blanca Paloma – 18 points
  5. Unique – 15 points
  6. Azucar Moreno – 12 points

OVERALL

  1. Chanel – 110 points
  2. Tanxugueiras – 93 points
  3. Blanca Paloma – 79 points
  4. Varry Brava -74 points
  5. Azucar Moreno – 69 points
  6. Unique -55

As a result, the four artists that qualify to the final of Benidorm Fest this Saturday are:

  1. Chanel – SloMo
  2. Tanxugueiras – “Terra”
  3. Blanca Paloma – “Secreto de agua”
  4. Varry Brava – Raffaella

Chanel with the song “SloMo” managed to win the first semi final. You can watch her full perfomance here:

What are your thoughts on today’s results? Tell us your opinion on the comments below!

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