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Spain: Choreographer talks about ‘Zorra’

The choreographer of Zorra talked in an exclusive interview for El Español about how she met Nebulossa’s vocalist, Mery Bas, and the choreography for Zorra.

Choreographer Vero Mejía met Mery in 2022 while working on her Una Voce per San Marino 2023 entry.  Before working for Benidorm Fest, she made choreographies for Mónica Naranjo and Nicky Jam.

She helped her improve the staging and continue their collaboration for Benidorm Fest 2024.  Vero Mejía will continue working on the choreography for Eurovision 2024 in Malmö.

When Vero Mejía met Mery Bas, she did not know that the choreography they were working on was planned for the San Marinese national final.  Unfortunately, Nebulossa did not advance in the selection process.  However, they continued working together.  According to Mejía, she listened to the demo version of ‘Zorra’ in advance in her Dance Center in Valencia, Spain.  She loved the unconventional message of the song and saw this opportunity as a gift.

When I make a choreography, I take inspiration from the topic and the singer´s personality.  The way they move, they talk to me and look at me, without even knowing suggests the moves that will fit the song and that’s exactly what happened with ‘Zorra’.

 

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Zorra’s choreography includes natural features to keep the singer’s personality in the song.  Many of the dance steps for the dancers are based on what Mery does.  Vero Mejía is satisfied with many beautiful and iconic moments of the song such as the moment where the dancers slap their butts as well as the hand gesture in the “cara de postal” verse.

During their work, Vero Mejía established a personal connection with Mery Bas.

I instantly get her essence.  She is very close, very sweet, and sensual.  Just with her look and the way she is.  For me, it was beautiful and shocking at the same time a song so strong with such a sensual and sweet personality.

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Source: El Español

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Spain: The detailed jury results of Benidorm Fest 2024!

The detailed results of the jury of the Bendorm Fest 2024, the national selection show of Spain for the Eurovision Song Contest, were published today.

As it is already known, Nebulossa with their song “Zorra” are going to represent Spain in Eurovision 2024 the coming May.

The jury was composed of Beatriz Luengo, Guille Milkyway, Ángela Carrasco, Carlos Baute, Lee Smithurst, David Tserunyan, Marta Piekarska and Nicoline Refsing. 

Judge 1

  • 12 points – St Pedro
  • 10 points – Angy
  • 8 points – Nebulossa
  • 7 points – Jorge González
  • 6 points – María Peláe
  • 5 points – Sofía Coll
  • 4 points – Miss Caffeina
  • 2 points – Almácor

Judge 2

  • 12 points – Nebulossa
  • 10 points – St Pedro
  • 8 points – Almácor
  • 7 points – Jorge González
  • 6 points – Angy
  • 5 points – Sofía Coll
  • 4 points – María Peláe
  • 2 points -Miss Caffeina

Judge 3

  • 12 points – St Pedro
  • 10 points – Nebulossa
  • 8 points – Angy
  • 7 points – Jorge González
  • 6 points – Almácor
  • 5 points  – María Peláe
  • 4 points – Miss Caffeina
  • 2 points – Sofía Coll

Judge 4

  • 12 points – Nebulossa
  • 10 points – St Pedro
  • 8 points – Jorge González
  • 7 points – Almácor
  • 6 points – Angy
  • 5 points – María Peláe
  • 4 points – Sofía Coll
  • 2 points – Miss Caffeina

Judge 5

  • 12 points – St Pedro
  • 10 points – Nebulossa
  • 8 points – Almácor
  • 7 points – Angy
  • 6 points – María Peláe
  • 5 points – Miss Caffeina
  • 4 points – Sofía Coll
  • 2 points – Jorge González

Judge 6

  • 12 points – St Pedro
  • 10 points – Nebulossa
  • 8 points – Angy
  • 7 points – Jorge González
  • 6 points – Almácor
  • 5 points – Sofía Coll
  • 4 points – María Peláe
  • 2 points – Miss Caffeina

Judge 7

  • 12 points – Nebulossa
  • 10 points – St Pedro
  • 8 points – Angy
  • 7 points – Almácor
  • 6 points – Jorge González
  • 5 points – María Peláe
  • 4 points – Miss Caffeina
  • 2 points – Sofía Coll

Judge 8

  • 12 points – Nebulossa
  • 10 points – Angy
  • 8 points – St Pedro
  • 7 points – Almácor
  • 6 points – María Peláe
  • 5 points – Jorge González
  • 4 points – Miss Caffeina
  • 2 points – Sofía Coll

In total, four members of the jury gave their maximum score of 12 points to Nebulossa and the remaining four voted for St. Pedro. Sofía Coll and Miss Caffeina got the lowest scores.

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Spain: Lérica and Jorge González were the favorites of the internal RTVE jury!

Despite the fact that Nebulossa won Benidorm Fest 2024, the spanish national selection and will ultimately wave the country’s flag at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Zorra“, RTVE‘s internal jury rank other entries higher.

The aforementioned jury had the responsibility to choose the participants of this year’s Benidorm Fest through ranking them. As the spanish internet newspaper Publico reveals, after a request they sent towards the spanish broadcaster, the internal RTVE jury had placed Astronauta by Lérica first and Caliente του Jorge González second, while they ranked Zorra by Nebulossa fifth. Also, Benidorm Fest’s runner-up St. Pedro with Dos Extraños (Cuarteto de Cuerda) was placed 14th by the internal jury.

The last place was a tie score-wise between Quique Niza and Yoly Saa. Yoly Saa’s song (No se me olvida) as well as Mantra’s entry (Me vas a ver) were originally named Llorar un mar and No eres para tanto respectively, but they switched their title before the Festival.

The names of the substitutes were also unveiled: Verónica Terrés, Ondina, Reyko, Ángela Carrasco, La Beba and Veintiuno came close to taking part at Benidorm Fest, especially Verónica Terrés, who had only a 2-point difference from Quique Niza and Yoly Saa. As for Ángela Carrasco, she is a renowed Dominican artist, who eventually appeared at Benidorm Fest, as a member of the jury.

Below, you can see the results and the points of the internal RTVE jury for the participants of Benidorm Fest 2024:
  1. Lérica – Astronauta: 186 
  2. Jorge González – Caliente: 161 
  3. Miss Caffeina – Bla Bla Bla: 141 
  4. Dellacruz – Beso en la mañana: 136 
  5. Nebulossa – Zorra : 120 
  6. María Pelae – Remitente: 106 
  7. Sofía Coll – Here to stay: 97
  8. Mantra – Me vas a ver: 97 
  9. Noan – Te echo de menos: 88 
  10. Roger Padrós – El temps: 88 
  11. Angy Fernández – Sé quien soy: 82 
  12. Marlena – Amor de verano: 79 
  13. Almácor – Brillos platino: 75 
  14. St. Pedro – Dos extraños: 74 
  15. Yoli Saa – No se me olvida: 67 
  16. Quique Niza – Prisionero: 67 
The substitutes:
  1. Verónica Terres – Fugaz: 65 
  2. Ondina – Me está mirando: 62 
  3. Reyko – Run with you: 60 
  4. Ángela Carrasco – Él y yo: 59 
  5. La Beba – No me fucking importa: 57 
  6. Veintiuno – Telenovela: 57 

Finally, Nebulossa will fly to Malmö for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, where they will perform Zorra.

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Source: Publico

Spain: “Zorra” will not change for Eurovision|About two million viewers watched Benidorm Fest 2024 Final!

Last Saturday, we watched the Grand Final of Benidorm Fest, the national final of Spain, for Eurovision 2024, through which the country’s representative was chosen. Earlier today, the viewing figures of the festival were revealed! Read more

Spain: Eurovisionfun Reacts to Eurovision 2024 Entry “Zorra”!

This year’s edition of Benidorm Fest has ended after two semi-finals, emerging as winners, and therefore representatives of Spain in Malmö and Eurovision 2024, Nebulossa with “Zorra”!

The Eurovisionfun team once again watched and reacted to the live performance of the country’s entry for the upcoming Eurovision contest! Enjoy Filippos, Apostolis and Spyros in a Reaction video with detailed commentary on Spain’s participation in Eurovision 2024!

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Spain: Nebulossa and Jorge González were separeted by two points in the Televote of Benidorm Fest! | Detailed Voting results of the Final!

RTVE, the public broadcaster of Spain, released the detailed voting results of the Grand Final of Benidorm Fest 2024, revealing an exciting and very close televoting result.

The Spanish broadcaster released a full point breakdown, of the voting of the Demoscopic Jury and the televote the national final for Eurovision 2024. The results show that two votes separated Nebulossa and Jorge González from the first place of the televote of the final, while on the same time the Demoscopic Jury results were also close, for the top two acts.

RTVE, received a grand total of 25,910 votes by the Spanish public. Below you can see the full results:

  • Nebulossa – 4,484 votes
  • Jorge González – 4,482 votes
  • Angy Fernández – 3,888 votes
  • Almácor – 3,779 votes
  • st. Pedro – 3,739 votes
  • Sofia Coll – 2,815 votes
  • María Peláe – 1,627 votes
  • Miss Caffeina – 1,096 votes

The top two acts, namely Jorge González and Angy Fernández were also separeted by just 22 points in the Demoscopic Jury voting:

  • Jorge González – 2,855 votes
  • Angy Fernández – 2,833 votes
  • Nebulossa – 2,463 votes
  • st. Pedro – 2,291 votes
  • María Peláe – 2,272 votes
  • Sofia Coll – 2,134 votes
  • Almácor – 2,058 votes
  • Miss Caffeina – 1,994 votes

Υou can see the results of Benidorm Fest 2024, in our article.

As part of the Big 5, Spain is competing directly in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2024, while having the right to vote in the second semi-final. Spain selected Nebulossa to represent them with the song, “Zorra”:

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Spain: Nebulossa wins Benidorm Fest 2024 and will go to Malmö!

Tonight was the night of the Grand Final of the 2024 Benidorm Fest.  The festival serves as Spain’s national final for Eurovision for a third year. The Grand Final was broadcast live on RTVE.

A total of eight candidates made it to the Grand Final and competed to get the ticket to represent Spain on the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö

The show was hosted by  Ruth Lorenzo (Spain 2014), Marc Calderó and Rodrigo Vázquez.

The finalists

  1. María Peláe – “Remitente
  2. St. Pedro – “Dos Extraños (Cuarteto de Cuerda)”
  3. Angy Fernández – “Sé quién soy
  4. Jorge González – “Caliente
  5. Nebulossa – “Zorra
  6. Sofia Coll – “Here to Stay
  7. Miss Caffeina – “Bla Bla Bla
  8. Almácor – “Brillos platino

The voting

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

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

  • Beatriz Luengo (Spanish musician, composer, actress, and dancer)
  • Ángela Carrasco (Dominican singer)
  • Carlos Baute (Venezuelan singer-songwriter and television host)
  • Guille Milkyway (Spanish singer, composer, DJ and producer)
  • Lee Smithurst (Executive Producer, BBC Head of Show for Eurovision 2023)
  • David Tserunyan (Armenian Head of Delegation for the Eurovision Song Contest )
  • Nicoline Refsing (Artistic Director at Eurovision 2014)
  • Marta Piekarska. (Poland Head of Delegation for the Eurovision Song Contest)

The results

The split results of the Grand Final of Benidorm 2024 were as follows:

Juries (50%)

  1. St. Pedro 86 points
  2. Nebulossa 86 points
  3. Angy Fernández 63 points
  4. Almácor 51 points
  5. Jorge González 49 points
  6. María Peláe 41 points
  7. Sofia Coll 29 points
  8. Miss Caffeina 27 points

Demographic jury (25%)

  1. Jorge González 40 points
  2. Angy Fernández 35 points
  3. Nebulossa 30 points
  4. St. Pedro 28 points
  5. María Peláe 25 points
  6. Sofia Coll 22 points
  7. Almácor 20 points
  8. Miss Caffeina 16 points

Televoting (25%)

  1. Nebulossa 40 points
  2. Jorge González 35 points
  3. Angy Fernández 30 points
  4. Almácor 28 points
  5. St. Pedro 25 points
  6. Sofia Coll 22 points
  7. María Peláe 20 points
  8. Miss Caffeina 16 points

Overall ranking

  1. Nebulossa 156 points
  2. St. Pedro 139 points
  3. Angy Fernández 128 points
  4. Jorge González 124 points
  5.  Almácor 99 points
  6. María Peláe 86 points
  7. Sofia Coll 73 points
  8. Miss Caffeina 59 points

You can watch the winning performance of Nebulossa, live at the Benidorm Fest Final below:

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Spain: Tonight the Grand Final of Benidorm Fest 2024!

As the 68th Eurovision Song Contest draws near, all eyes turn to Spain as the Benidorm Fest takes center stage. The festival which is being completed tonight, will determine Spain‘s representative for Eurovision 2024, marking the third consecutive year it serves as the platform for selecting the country’s entry.

Benidorm Fest Format

The Benidorm Fest 2024 unfolds through a carefully crafted format, featuring two semifinals, each hosting eight songs. From each semifinal, four artists will advance to the grand final.

The finalists as well as the winner of Benidorm Fest 2024 and, consequently, Spain‘s Eurovision 2024 representative, will emerge through a combination of evaluations:

  • 50% from a professional jury, consisting of eight members, which consists of:
    1. Beatriz Luengo (Actress, dancer, singer, composer, renowned for her roles in the iconic series “Un Paso Adelante” and her musical achievements, including two Latin Grammy awards – Head of the Jury Panel)
    2. Guille Milkway (Producer, DJ, singer of La Casa Azul)
    3. Ángela Carrasco (Singer, actress)
    4. Carlos Baute (Spanish singer, composer, actor, and presenter)
    5. Lee Smithurst (Head of the United Kingdom’s Eurovision delegation)
    6. Nicoline Refsing (Artistic Director at Eurovision 2014)
    7. David Tserunyan (Head of the Armenian delegation)
    8. Marta Piekarska (Head of the Polish delegation)
  • 25% from a public vote, conducted through telephonic calls and SMS.
  • 25% from a poll committee.

Benidorm Fest 2024 Schedule:

  • First Semifinal: January 30
  • Second Semifinal: February 1
  • Grand Final: February 3

Final

Eight artists have qualified from the semi-finals of 30 January and 1 February and will compete tonight with the aim of winning and securing a ticket to Eurovision 2024 which will take place in May in Malmö. The artists participating in the final of Benidorm Fest 2024 are:

  1. María Peláe – Remitente
  2. St. Pedro – Dos Extraños
  3. Angy Fernández – Se Quien Soy
  4. Jorge González – Caliente
  5. Nebulossa – Zorra
  6. Sofia Coll – Here To Stay
  7. Miss Caffeina – Bla Bla Bla
  8. Almácor – Brillos Platino

The vibrant festival takes place at the Palacio de Deportes L’Illa in Alicante, with the experienced duo of Ruth Lorenzo, Spain’s Eurovision 2014 representative, and Marc Calderó serving as hosts. Ana Prada will take charge in the Green Room.

Catch all the excitement of Spain’s musical celebration by tuning in to the Benidorm Fest 2024. The grand final will be broadcast at 22:00 CET and you can watch it by clicking HERE.

Last year’s Benidorm Fest winner, Blanca Paloma, represented Spain in Liverpool with the song “Eaea,” securing the 17th position in the final scoreboard.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for the latest updates on Spain’s journey to Eurovision 2024! The captivating selection process is set to unfold, and the Eurovision stage awaits Spain’s next musical ambassador. Don’t miss a beat of this thrilling musical journey!

Spain: The Running Order of the Benidorm Fest 2024 final!

Earlier today RTVE, the public broadcaster of Spain, revealed the Running Order of the final of Benidorm Fest 2024, through which the country’s entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest will be selected.

The Running Order:

  1. María Peláe – Remitente
  2. St. Pedro – Dos Extraños
  3. Angy Fernández – Se Quien Soy
  4. Jorge González – Caliente
  5. Nebulossa – Zorra
  6. Sofia Coll – Here To Stay
  7. Miss Caffeina – Bla Bla Bla
  8. Almácor – Brillos Platino

The winner of Benidorm Fest 2024 and, consequently, Spain‘s Eurovision 2024 representative, will emerge through a combination of evaluations: 50% from a professional jury, 25% from a public vote & 25% from a poll committee.

The vibrant festival will take place at the Palacio de Deportes L’Illa in Alicante, with the experienced duo of Ruth Lorenzo, Spain’s Eurovision 2014 representative, and Marc Calderó serving as hosts. Ana Prada will take charge in the Green Room.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for the latest updates on Spain’s journey to Eurovision 2024! 

Source: RTVE

Spain: The results of Benidorm Fest 2024 Second Semifinal!

Tonight the second semifinal of the 2024 Benidorm Fest took place.  For a third year, the festival serves as Spain’s national final for Eurovision. The second semi-final was broadcast live on RTVE.

A total of eight candidates performed in the first second-final, competing for the last four spots for Saturday’s Grand Final.

The show was hosted by  Ruth Lorenzo (Spain 2014), Marc Calderó and Rodrigo Vázquez.

The candidates

  1. María Peláe“Remitente”
  2. Dellacruz“Beso en la mañana”
  3. Marlena“Amor de verano”
  4. St. Pedro“Dos Extraños (Cuarteto de Cuerda)”
  5. Jorge González“Caliente”
  6. Yoly Saa“No se me olvida”
  7. Roger Padrós“El temps”
  8. Almácor“Brillos platino”

The voting

50% of the result in all three shows (two semifinals 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 based on 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:

  • Beatriz Luengo (Spanish musician, composer, actress, dancer)
  • Ángela Carrasco (Dominican singer)
  • Carlos Baute (Venezuelan singer-songwriter and television host)
  • Guille Milkyway (Spanish singer, composer, DJ and producer)
  • Lee Smithurst (Executive Producer, BBC Head of Show for Eurovision 2023)
  • David Tserunyan (Armenian Head of Delegation for the Eurovision Song Contest )
  • Nicoline Refsing (Artistic Director at Eurovision 2014)
  • Marta Piekarska. (Poland Head of Delegation for the Eurovision Song Contest)

The results

The split results of the first semifinal of Benidorm 2024 were as follows:

Juries (50%)

  1. St. Pedro 94 points
  2. María Peláe 71 points
  3. Almácor 65 points
  4. Roger Padrós 55 points
  5. Marlena 48 points
  6. Jorge González 42 points
  7. Yoly Saa 35 points
  8. Dellacruz 22 points

Demographic jury (25%)

  1. Jorge González 40 points
  2. St. Pedro 35 points
  3. María Peláe 30 points
  4. Marlena 28 points
  5. Almácor 25 points
  6. Yoly Saa 22 points
  7. Roger Padrós 20 points
  8. Dellacruz 16 points

Televoting (25%)

  1. St. Pedro 35 points
  2. María Peláe 30 points
  3. Roger Padrós 28 points
  4. Almácor 25 point
  5. Yoly Saa 22 points
  6. Marlena 20 points
  7. Dellacruz 16 points
  8. Jorge González 40 points

Overall ranking

  1. St. Pedro 164 points
  2. María Peláe 131 points
  3. Jorge González 122 points
  4. Almácor 115 points
  5. Roger Padrós 103 points
  6. Marlena 96 points
  7. Yoly Saa 79 points
  8. Dellacruz 54 points

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

  1. St. Pedro – “Dos Extraños (Cuarteto de Cuerda)”
  2. María Peláe – “Remitente”
  3. Jorge González – “Caliente”
  4. Almácor – “Brillos platino”

You can watch the performance of the winner of the second semifinal, St. Pedro, below:

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