Spain: Benidorm Fest 2023 entries will be released soon!

RTVE announced the date we will get to listen the Benidorm Fest 2023 entries for the first time.  The competing songs for Benidorm Fest 2023 will be released next December 19.

The following songs are competing on Benidorm Fest 2023 to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023

  • Quiero arder– Agoney
  • Desde que tú estás– Alfred García
  • Yo quisiera–  Alice Wonder
  • Flamenco– Aritz Arén
  • EaEa -Blanca Paloma
  • Uff! – E’ffemme
  • La Lola  -Famous
  • Mi familia–  Fusa Nocta
  • Inviernos en Marte – José Otero
  • Quiero y duelo–  Karmento
  • Arcadia – Megara
  • No nos moverán- Meler
  • Tracción-  Rakky Ripper
  • Aire  -Sharonne
  • Que esclati tot -Siderland
  • Tuki – Sofía Martín
  • Sayonara–  Twin Melody
  • Nochentera– Vicco

In addition to these announcement, RTVE is giving away two doubled tickets for the Benidorm Fest 2023 Semifinals and the Final during their TV specials for the Christmas Lottery, New Year’s Eve and Epiphany Day.

Source: Eurovision Spain

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Eurovision 2023: Voting changes announced for the upcoming contest!

Today started with a bit of surprise news, with the EBU suddenly announcing a change to the voting system for the upcoming 67th Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in May in Liverpool. This is the first change in the voting method since 13 years and in 2009, when 50/50 voting by the public and the judging panels was introduced.

According to the EBU announcement, the three big changes to the Eurovision 2023 voting system are as follows:

  • Viewer votes will decide countries qualifying from Semi-Finals 
  • Viewers in non-participating countries will be able to vote online
  • Jury votes will be combined with votes from the global audience to decide final result

This means that next year, the countries that qualify from the Semi-Finals will be decided solely based on the votes cast by the viewers, rather than a combination of a jury and public vote as has been the case since 2009.

The professional music industry juries will remain for the Grand Final, but complete control of who gets there from the Semi-Finals has been handed over to the viewing public.

And, for the first time ever, viewers from non-participating countries will be able to vote for their favourite songs too. Those watching in the rest of the world will be able to vote via a secure online platform using a credit card from their country, and their votes, once added together, will be converted into points that will have the same weight as one participating country in both of the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final.

Regarding the changes to the voting method, the Contest’s Executive Producer, Martin Österdahl, said:

Throughout its 67-year history the Eurovision Song Contest has constantly evolved to remain relevant and exciting. These changes acknowledge the immense popularity of the show by giving more power to the audience of the world’s largest live music event.

In 2023 only Eurovision Song Contest viewers will decide which countries make it to the Grand Final and, reflecting the global impact of the event, everyone watching the show, wherever they live in the world, can cast their votes for their favourite songs.

By also involving juries of music professionals in deciding the final result, all the songs in the Grand Final can be assessed on the broadest possible criteria. We can also maintain the tradition of travelling around Europe and Australia to collect points and ensure a thrilling voting sequence with the winner only revealed at the very end of the show.

It is worth mentioning that the introduction of the Rest of World vote means that the correlation of the 50/50 voting for the final changes, which leans more towards the public. The general public will have slightly more impact on the final result – approximately 50.6%. In the coming months, the EBU is expected to publish in detail the countries that will have the right to vote in the Rest of the World category.

These changes are happening in order to keep the event relevant and exciting. Additionally, following the unprecedented nature of the voting irregularities seen at the 2022 Contest a working group of EBU Members was established to look at ways to protect the integrity of the event. Their recommendations are being implemented after approval by the Reference Group, the Contest’s governing board and the Executive Board of the EBU.

Source: Eurovision.tv

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Junior Eurovision 2022: Listen to Spain’s song for the contest!

The ninth out of 16 countries taking part in Junior Eurovision 2022, to reveal its song is Spain. A few minutes ago, the country’s song was released through RTVE’s  official YouTube channel.

The song will be performed by Carlos Higes, a young singer that was chosen internally by RTVE. His song is called Señorita. The song is entirely in Spanish. The 11-year-old from Valencia is a singer, model, pianist and futsal fanatic, with a proficiency for languages. As well as this, he has singing competition experience having participated in La Voz and Idol Kids. He has also been a fan of Eurovision since 2016.

Listen to “Señorita” by Carlos Higes for Junior Eurovision 2022:

What do you think about Spain’s  song in this year’s Junior Song Contest? Write us in the comments below!

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Spain: The titles of Benidorm Fest 2023 songs were revealed!

The long-awaited titles of the songs competing in Benidorm Fest 2023, were finally revealed.  The songs that we are going to listen in the Spanish song contest are of many different styles including rock, folklore, pop, kpop, hyperpop and many more. The songs will be published in the coming weeks, however we’ll have to wait until the semi-finals to see them be performed live on stage.

These are the 18 artists and their songs for Benidrom Fest 2023:

  • Agoney – “Quiero arder”
  • Alfred García – “Desde que tú estás” 
  • Alice Wonder – “Yo quisiera”
  • Aritz Aren – “Flamenco”
  • Blanca Paloma – “Eaea”
  • E’FEMME – “Uff!”
  • Famous – “La Lola” 
  • Fusa Nocta – “Mi familia”
  • José Otero – “Invierno en Marte”
  • Karmento – “Quiero y duelo”
  • Megara – “Arcadia” 
  • Meler – “No nos moverán”
  • Rakky Ripper – “Tracción”
  • Sharonne – “Aire”
  • Siderland – “Que esclati tot” (“Que estalle todo”) 
  • Sofía Martín – “Tuki” 
  • Twin Melody – “Sayonara”
  • Vicco – “Nochentera”

The 18 artists that were chosen to compete in the national final, appeared on a special show of the Spanish television, called “Los elegidos” (The Chosen Ones) earlier today. In the show, the artists came in, talked with the hosts in a small interview and each artist performed a song either from their discography or from another singer. The hosts were Julia Varela and Rodrigo Vázquez. You can see the whole show HERE.

We remind you that Benidorm Fest 2023 will consist of two semi-finals and a Final:

  • First Semi-Final: Tuesday January 31
  • Second Semi-Final: Thursday February 2
  • Final: Saturday February 4

The famous Spanish singer Mónica Naranjo will ne the host if the national final.

The previous winner of Benidorm Fest and Spain’s representative in Eurovision 2022 was Chanel Terrero with the song “Slomo”, who ended up in 3rd place in the Grand Final, giving her country its best result since 1995:

https://youtu.be/jSQYTt4xg3I

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Source: rtve.es

Spain: Benidorm Fest 2023 participants announced!

Just a few minutes ago, through RTVE’s ten-minute special, the names of the shortlisted artists who will be part of Benidorm Fest 2023 and will compete to represent Spain in Liverpool next May were made public.

As we had informed you, the scheduled date for the announcement of the artists would take place, unless something unexpected happened, on Saturday 29 October. However, Spanish TV has decided – and after a storm of reactions on Twitter earlier today – to present the shortlist tonight in order to avoid any unwanted leaks.

The surprises, of course, do not stop here as the announcement concerned 18 names and not 16 as RTVE had stated earlier! According to them, this was because “the quality and level of the tracks submitted exceeded all expectations” and so they wanted to give the opportunity to two more compositions to compete.

Thus, the 18 names announced tonight that will fight for the Eurovision 2023 ticket are the following:

  1. AGONEY Agoney - YouTube
  2. E’FEMME
  3. FUSA NOCTADesde Abajo - Single by Fusa Nocta, Arkade Kidd | Spotify
  4. BLANCA PALOMA Blanca Paloma | Spotify
  5. ARITZ ARENAritz Aren - YouTube
  6. RAKKY                                                                               Rakky Ripper Albums: songs, discography, biography, and listening guide -  Rate Your Music
  7. ALFRED GARCIA Alfred García: "Deberían rebautizar Eurovisión como el festival del 'show  business" | El HuffPost Life
  8. SOFIA MARTIN Sofía Martín - YouTube
  9. ALICE WONDER Entrevista a Alice Wonder
  10. FAMOUS Famous Oberogo: "Lola Indigo es una gran artista y estoy encantado de que  me comparen con ella"
  11. MEGARA Entrevistamos a la banda madrileña de metal Megara (2018)
  12. VICCO VICCO - YouTube
  13. TWIN MELODY Descubre a Twin Melody: las gemelas que están revolucionando las redes  sociales
  14. JOSE OTERO May be a closeup of 1 person
  15. KARMENTO Karmento | Spotify
  16. SHARONNE Sharonne: Ser la mejor drag queen en tiempos de ley trans | Famosos
  17. MELER Entrevistamos a los chicos de Meler - Bemol Magazine
  18. SIDERLAND Siderland - YouTube

This Saturday, at 22:05 (CET), a special show will be broadcast on the RTVE network where the above artists will discuss with Julia Varela and Rodrigo Vázquez about their artistic profile, their motivation for coming to Benidorm Fest, their music careers and some details about the projects they have submitted and will release in the months to come!

Guía para no perderse en el Eurodrama del Benidorm Fest

Is there a name that stands out to you? Is there anyone on the list who can continue what Chanel started last year? Feel free to let us know in the comments!

Source: RTVE

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Spain: Participants for Benidorm Fest 2023 will be announced on October 29!

RTVE has announced that the participants of Benidorm Fest 2023 will be revealed on October 29 .

Having already announced the reveal of Benidorm Fest 2023 contestants for October 27, RTVE has announced new plans. The participants for the country’s national selection will be revealed live on La 1 in a prime-time show on October 29.

The presentation of the artists will be undertaken by Julia Varela , who comments on Eurovision, and Rodrigo Vázquez . The show will include the profile of all the artists as well as details about their songs in the competition. RTVE will also hold a press conference on November 2.

Eight songs will compete in the  first Semi-Final on January 31 and the other eight will compete in the  second on February 2. The top four from each semi-final will advance to the  Grand Final on February 4, where eight songs will battle to win the second edition of the Benidorm Festival and the golden ticket to represent Spain in  Liverpool.

Chanel Terrero represented Spain at Eurovision 2022 and took third place with the song ” SloMo “, achieving the country’s best result since 1995 , after a long streak of poor results.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSQYTt4xg3I

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Source: Eurovoix

Eurovision 2023: 37 countries will join the 67th contest in Liverpool!

Just moments ago, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced the countries that will take part in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool37 countries will be present in the contest, with three countries withdrawing, in contrast with the 40 countries last year in Turin.

These countries  withdrawing are Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia, which after their participation in Eurovision 2022, all three of them withdraw for financial reasons.

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, shared his thoughts on the line-up:

“We’re looking forward to welcoming artists from all 37 countries to Liverpool, the city of pop, next May. Next year’s competition promises to be an extra special one and we’re working hard with the BBC right now to ensure that hundreds of millions of viewers will enjoy the best Eurovision Song Contest yet, with Ukraine at the heart of the event.”

In detail, the countries that are going to take part are:

  • 🇦🇱 Albania – RTSH
  • 🇦🇺 Australia– SBS
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia– AMPTV
  • 🇦🇹 Austria – ORF
  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – Ictimai TV
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium – RTBF
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia – HRT
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus – CyBC
  • 🇨🇿 Czech Republic – CT
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark – DR
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia – ERR
  • 🇫🇮 Finland  – YLE
  • 🇫🇷 France – FT
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia – GPB
  • 🇩🇪 Germany – ARD/NDR
  • 🇬🇷 Greece – ΕΡΤ
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland – RUV
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland– RTE
  • 🇮🇱 Israel – IPBC/Kan
  • 🇮🇹 Italy– RAI
  • 🇱🇻 Latvia – LTV
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania – LRT
  • 🇲🇹 Malta – PBS
  • 🇲🇩 Moldova – TRM
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands – AVROTROS
  • 🇳🇴 Norway – NRK
  • 🇵🇱 Poland – TVP
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal – RTP
  • 🇷🇴 Romania – TVR
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino – RTV
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia – RTS
  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia ​​- RTVSLO
  • 🇪🇸 Spain  – TVE
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – SVT
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland – SRG / SSR
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine – UA: PBC
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom – BBC

Martin Green, BBC’s Managing Director of the Eurovision Song Contest added:

“We are incredibly proud to be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine and welcoming delegations from 37 countries to Liverpool next year. The BBC is committed to making the event a true reflection of Ukrainian culture and showcasing British creativity to a global audience.”

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Spain: Benidorm Fest 2023 participants will be announced on October 27!

According to an announcement by the Spanish broadcaster RTVE, a few days remain until the official announcement of the artists who will compete in Benidorm Festival 2023, where they will compete to represent Spain at Eurovision 2023.

On Thursday October 27, in a special program presented by Inés Hernand and Rodrigo Vázquez, we will see the announcement of the 16 artists chosen by RTVE’s team of experts among the 876 proposals submitted in total from September 1 to October 10.

In this show, each one of the 16 lucky candidates will be presented separately, making reference to their career so far, the reasons that led him to apply, and information about their candidate song. The event will also feature last year’s Benidorm Fest winner, Chanel, who dazzled Europe in Turin and will soon be releasing the official song of the World Cup in Qatar.

The next day, Friday October 28, a press conference with the contestants will take place.

We remind you that for Benidorm Fest 2023, songs were submitted by new talents unknown to the general public as well as by emerging artists, with increased interest from established artists, singers from talent shows, and even artists who have participated in Eurovision in the past.

Notable among the proposals is the presence of singers of all ages, from 16 to 76, bands and alternative artists, while a proposal was also submitted by one of last year’s Benidorm Fest contestants. There are also entries of artists with a lot of followers on TikTok, as happened last year with Britain’s Sam Ryder who took second place in Turin. The songs submitted cover a wide musical spectrum, from commercial pop, ballads, folk, flamenco, fusion and rock, to latin, rap and reggaeton.

Eight songs will compete in the first Semi-Final on 31 January and the other eight will compete in the second on 2 February. The top four from each semi-final will advance to the Grand Final on February 4, where eight acts will battle it out to win the second edition of the Benidorm Festival and the golden ticket to represent Spain in Liverpool.

Source: RTVE

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Chanel Terrero will sing the official theme of the Spanish national team for the 2022 World Cup!

Chanel Terrero, Spain’s representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, will sing the official theme song of RTVE and the Spanish national team for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The singer of “SloMo” will perform “TOKE” to support “La Roja” during the World Cup in the Middle Eastern country at the end of November this year.

The Hispano-Cuban artist announced the title of her next single during the Dúos Increíbles show on Spanish TV’s La 1.

Chanel is reportedly extremely excited and grateful to have lent her voice to this project that is expected to be widely heard this fall. Chanel’s new song will be heard across Spain in the coming months in order to encourage and support the Spanish national football team in their quest for a second star.

“I feel very much connected to this team spirit, to be united, so it feels very nice to give my voice to the national team’s song.”

The singer didn’t want to give too many details about her new song, but revealed that TOKE will be choreographed.

“Behind the choreography lies my team from Turin and we can’t wait to show you the final result”

2023, a busy year for Chanel

If 2022 is a great year for Chanel, so will 2023. The artist has just signed with Sony Music Entertainment to complete her new music project, an album that will be released in early 2023.

“We have started an incredible journey, which is just the beginning of what is to come”

You can also watch the full clip below:

 

Source: RTVE

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Spain: The participants of Benidorm Fest 2023 will be announced by the end of October!

Benidorm Fest 2023 will take place with the 16 participations that will be announced by the end of the month.

María Eizaguirre, the Director of Communication and Participation of RTVE, said in an interview that the artists that are going to participate in the national selection will all be announced by the end of October. This means that the announcment will come before that start of the tickets sale and thus, fans will know which artists will participate before bying them.

A total of 876 songs have been submitted to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The number of submissions is  12 songs down from 2022, however, the number of songs from record labels and publishers has increased considerably. To be exact, 455 songs were submited through the online form, 27 through email, while the 394 songs left were submitted directly from record labels, double the amount of songs than last year. For the 2022 festival, 886 songs were submitted, 692 through the online form and 194 from recording labels.

The team at RTVE is currently listening to all of the songs submitted for the selection and will pick the best 16 to go through to the national final. Benidorm Fest will tak place with two semi-finals in January 31 and February 2 and the Grand Final on February 4. The songs submitted vary a lot from each other, as there pop songs, ballads, folk, flamenco, fusion, rock even latin, rap and reggaeton.

Chanel won the first edition of Benidorm Fest.  She represented Spain in Turin with the song “Slomo” finishing in third place.  This is one of the best results for Spain in recent times setting the bar high for her successor!

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