Spain: the results of Benidorm Fest 2023 first semi-final!

Tonight the Benidorm Fest, the festival through which Spain’s representative in Eurovision 2022 will be chosen, premiered, with the first semi-final being broadcast live on RTVE.

A total of nine candidates competed in the first semi-final, vying for four spots in Saturday’s Grand Final.

The show was hosted by Inés Hernández, Mónica Naranjo and Rodrigo Vázquez.

The candidates

Tonight’s nine candidates were:

  1. SharonneAire” 
  2. Aritz ArénFlamenco
  3. Sofía MartínTuki
  4. AgoneyQuiero arder” 
  5. MegaraArcadia
  6. Alice WonderYo quisiera
  7. MelerNo nos moverán
  8. Fusa NoctaMi familia” 
  9. Twin MelodySayonara” 

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

Thus, the results of the first semi-final of Benidorm 2022 were as follows:

Juries (50%)

  1. Agoney (86 votes)
  2. Alice Wonder (79 votes)
  3. Fusa Nocta (65 votes)
  4. Megara (51 votes)
  5. Aritz Arén (50 votes)
  6. Sharonne (46 votes)
  7. Meler (29 votes)
  8. Twin Melody (29 votes)
  9. Sofía Martín (22 votes)

Demographic jury (25%)

  1. Meler (40 votes)
  2. Agoney (36 votes)
  3. Megara (30 votes)
  4. Twin Melody (28 votes)
  5. Fusa Nocta (25 votes)
  6. Aritz Arén (22 votes)
  7. Sharonne (20 votes)
  8. Alice Wonder (15 votes)
  9. Sofía Martín (13 votes)

Televoting (25%)

  1. Agoney (40 votes)
  2. Aritz (36 votes)
  3. Megara (30 votes)
  4. Fusa Nocta (28 votes)
  5. Alice Wonder (25 votes)
  6. Sharonne(22 votes)
  7. Twin Melody (20 votes)
  8. Meler (15 votes)
  9. Sofía Martín (13 votes)

Overall ranking

  1. Agoney (181 votes)
  2. Alice Wonder (119 votes)
  3. Fusa Nocta (118 votes)
  4. Megara (111 votes)
  5. Aritz (107 votes)
  6. Sharonne(87 votes)
  7. Meler (84 votes)
  8. Twin Melody (77 votes)
  9. Sofía Martín (48 votes)

The finalists of the first semi-final in Benidorm are therefore:

  1. AgoneyQuiero arder” 
  2. MegaraArcadia
  3. Alice WonderYo quisiera
  4. Fusa NoctaMi familia” 

You can watch the performance of the winner of the first semi-final, Agoney, below:

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the latest news about Benidorm Fest and Spain’s participation in Eurovision 2023!

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