Spain: 825 entries were submitted to RTVE for Benidorm Fest 2024!

The submission window for Benidorm Fest 2024, the Spanish national selection for Eurovision 2024, closed yesterday after remaining open for nearly 5 months.

It is officially revealed that RTVE has received 825 entries. A slight decrease is noted in comparison with the 876 entries received in 2023 and the 886 received in 2022.


  • All of the 825 entries were submitted via a web form, in comparison with the 455 entries submitted the same way last year.
  • Almost 200 songs were submitted in the last 24 hours!
  • All of this edition’s submissions include both a singer and a song. Meanwhile last year, more than 300 songs were not submitted with a performer.
  • 23 out of the 825 songs submitted are the outcome of a song camp that was held this year by RTVE. This song camp took place during the third week of September with the goal of enriching the festival’s selection.

More diversity than ever

In order to select the greatest entry possible, Benidorm Fest is now more open to any music style. This openness is depicted on the submissions. Reggaeton, trap, urban and electronic music will be present, making Benidorm’s Fest 2024 call the most diverse in festival’s history. Furthermore, many entries were submitted in co-official languages of Spain.

Along with the music genre, the artists’ profiles and backgrounds are also diverse. Benidorm Fest 2024 will include in its line-up both established and emerging artists.

What’s next?

Since the submission window is closed, RTVE’s committee will review all of the submitted entries. The 825 submissions will be filtered down to the best 16 acts, which will therefore compete in the semifinals of Benidorm Fest. The 16 participants of Benidorm Fest 2024 will be revealed on November 11 during a press conference in Seville.

Then, the selected artists will commence their preparations for the main event of Benidorm Fest, its two semifinals as well as the Grand Final. The two semifinals, will include 8 artists each and will take place on January 30 and February 1 accordingly. Benidorm’s Fest Grand Final is scheduled for the 3rd of February, when the 8 qualified artists will compete for a ticket to Malmö.

The winner of Benidorm Fest 2023 and therefore the Spanish representative in Eurovision 2023 was Blanca Paloma with her song “Eaea”, which although being a favorite, finished in 17th place.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all news!

Source: RTVE
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