In less than 24 hours before the Spanish Benidorm Fest 2023 kicks off live at the Palau d’Esports L’Illa de Benidorm . A total of 9 artists will take the stage this Tuesday to compete for one of the four available spots for Saturday’s Grand Final. On January 31, February 2 and February 4, Benidorm will become the epicenter of Spanish music when it hosts the two semi-finals and the grand final of the second edition of the Spanish national selection.
The main stage of Benidorm Fest has a rectangular shape and consists of three parts : the main stage of 360 square meters, the corridor and a small circular stage at the end, which will be used by some artists for their performances. In addition, the stage consists of 6 rotating high resolution LED screens and a set of fixed screens. The main entrances are provided by manually operated mechanical carts, which create the necessary openings for the passage of movable scenic elements from the backstage to the center of the stage.
The second section of the venue is located directly in front of the Benidorm Fest main stage. With an area of 458 square meters , the space will accommodate the Green Room – the space where the artists will relax after their performance -, the jury table and the presenters’ stage . Both the space occupied by the jury table (on the right) and the stage of the presenters (on the left) have a circular shape so that they “surround” the entire stage. The Green Room, located in the center of this second space, has a rhomboid shape and is built on several stepped levels.
The audience of the arena will be located in the middle of the two platforms, in a space of 530 square meters . The rest of the spectators will occupy the stands located on both sides of the hall. 2,200 people will be able to attend the 3,000 square meters of the Benidorm Sports Palace to watch the three BEFest galas: 500 people in the A stand, 500 people in the B stand and 1,200 people in the main dance floor.
State-of-the -art equipment was used for both lighting and sound . The production will be carried out with a mobile HD unit, which allows a composition with 17 cameras : 7 on a pedestal, 2 hot heads, 3 standalone, 3 railcam, a steadycam and a cable cam. In addition, the technical equipment will include an auxiliary mobile unit, a recording unit and two interface units.
More than 200 professionals (including RTVE staff and suppliers) are behind the technical and human resources that have been working since last January in Benidorm to make everything run to perfection. The show, produced by RTVE in collaboration with Boomerang TV Producciones , will be directed by Jordi Rosell , edited by Jordi Vives and lit and photographed by Iñaki Irastorza . Oscar Denia is the producer of the second edition of Benidorm Fest while the executive producer is Josep Parés . Francesc Calafell is responsible for the scenography of Benidorm Fest. We will see 18 unique stage designs developed by the organizers of the event in collaboration with the artistic teams of the participants.
All three nights will be broadcast by Spanish TV ‘s La 1 and RTVE Play . The semi-finals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, January 31 and February 2 respectively, starting at 11.50pm and lasting approximately 80 minutes. The final will last over 90 minutes and will be broadcast at 23:05 on Saturday 4 February . After this exciting final we will know the successor of Chanel and the next representative of Spain in Eurovision 2023.
The two interval acts for the Benidorm Fest 2023 have been revealed. Edurne and Glora Trevi will perform during each of the Semi-Finals.
Edurne represented Spain on the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with her song Amanecer. For her interval act she will perform a medley of her latest singles.
Mexican singer Gloria Trevi will perform during the second Semi-Final as part of her promotional tour in Spain.
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