Spain: Blanca Paloma and “EaEa” to represent the country in Eurovision 2023!

The grand final of Benidorm Fest, the national final of Spain, has just been completed, with the country choosing Blanca Paloma as the festival’s winner and therefore their representative on Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.

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

The eight candidates of the night were:

  1. Karmento – “Quiero y duelo”
  2. Megara – “Arcadia”
  3. Alice Wonder – “Yo quisiera”
  4. Fusa Nocta – “Mi familia”
  5. Agoney – “Quiero arder”
  6. Blanca Paloma – “Eaea”
  7. José Otero – “Inviernos en Marte”
  8. Vicco – “Nochentera”

The voting

50% of the result in all three shows (two semi-finals and a final) comes from the jury, while the other 50% comes from the audience. The jury is divided into Spanish and international, while 50% of the audience is divided between the televoting and a sample of the Spanish population selected on the basis of statistical and demographic data (the demographic jury). This is a criterion used in both the Sanremo Festival (Italy) and the Melodifestivalen (Sweden).

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

  • Nina (Spanish singer, representative of Spain in 1989)
  • Christer Bjorkman (Swedish singer and producer, former manager of Melodifestivalen)
  • Tali Eshkoli (Israeli television producer and Israel’s Head od Delegation)
  • Nicola Caligiore (Italian, former Italy’s Head od Delegation)
  • Katrina Leskanich (American singer, representative of the United Kingdom in 1997)
  • William Lee Adams (Founder of the wiwibloggs website)
  • Irene Valiente (Spanish presenter and producer)
  • Juan Jose Santana (Spanish, president of OGAE Spain and composer of previous Spanish entries)

The results

Juries (50%)

  1. Blanca Paloma (94 votes)
  2. Agoney (80 votes)
  3. Vicco (59 votes)
  4. Alice Wonder (53 votes)
  5. Megara (50 votes)
  6. José Otero (37 votes)
  7. Karmento (35 votes)
  8. Fusa Nocta (24 votes)

Demographic jury (25%)

  1. Vicco (40 votes)
  2. Blanca (35 votes)
  3. Agoney (30 votes)
  4. Megara (28 votes)
  5. Fusa Nocta (25 votes)
  6. José Otero (22 votes)
  7. Karmento (20 votes)
  8. Alice Wonder (16 votes)

Televoting (25%)

  1. Blanca Paloma (40 votes)
  2. Agoney (35 votes)
  3. Vicco (30 votes)
  4. Megara (28 votes)
  5. Karmento (25 votes)
  6. Fusa Nocta (22 votes)
  7. Alice Wonder (20 votes)
  8. José Otero (16 votes)

Overall ranking

  1. Blanca Paloma (169 votes)
  2. Agoney (145 votes)
  3. Vicco (129 votes)
  4. Megara (106 votes)
  5. Alice Wonder (89 votes)
  6. Karmento (80 votes)
  7. José Otero (75 votes)
  8. Fusa Nocta (71 votes)

You can watch Blanca Paloma’s performance below:

Do you agree with Spain’s choice of representative for Liverpool? Let us know in the comments below!

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the latest news regarding Spain’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

1 reply
  1. Eddy
    Eddy says:

    Not taking anything away from Blanca Paloma, I regret to say that Spain has not made the correct choice. The days of choosing a song that represents the culture of your country are long gone. The Eurovision must move with the future and with the younger generations. I have lived in Spain for many years and I don’t see the new generation having the same sentiment as the older. Besides, we are depending on all of European voters to have this passion to win. Obviously Agoney offered us everything we needed to score highly. But alas, Spain failed to see this and in my opinion seem to think that having the final Eurovision in Liverpool UK is their key. (after all everyone loves Spain! Right? Not good assumption, especially now


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