Spain: The dates of Benidorm Fest 2024 – Artists to be announced on 11 November!

We may be less than ten months away from the next Eurovision Song Contest, but preparations are already underway for Spain. This afternoon, the press conference for Benidorm Fest 2024, Spain‘s national selection for Eurovision, took place.

Dates of the festival

During the press conference the dates of Benidorm Fest 2024 were also revealed. As in the previous two years, it will include two semi-finals on the following dates:

  • First Semi-Final: 30 January 2024
  • Second Semi-Final: 1 February 2024

The participants who qualify from the two semi-finals will compete in the Grand Final on 3 February to represent Spain in Malmö.

Participants’ announcement and changes

The announcement of the 16 Benidorm Fest participants will be made on 11 November as part of the Latin Grammy Awards, which this year will be hosted in Seville under the auspices of RTVE and TelevisaUnivision.

Benidorm Fest is evolving and growing year after year. The number of entries submitted to date has far exceeded the number of entries of the previous two years.

The evolution of Benidorm Fest is also reflected in the recruitment of a music camp in September. This will give artists the opportunity to meet and compose songs which may or may not end up competing at Benidorm Fest.

Spanish interest in Eurovision is growing, and it seems that they now want to win more than ever before.


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Spain: Ruth Lorenzo expresses her frustration on a participation on Benidorm Fest 2024!

Despite her strong interest, Ruth Lorenzo has decided not to take part in Benidorm Fest 2024. The singer who represented Spain at Eurovision 2014 has revealed that she was considering taking part in the next RTVE national final, but this year’s rules will prevent her from doing so.

Through her social media accounts, the singer explained that she wanted to participate with her song “Woman”, one of the tracks of her latest EP. In order to be able to compete, she decided to remove it from her album, before its release on April 14.

However there was a change in plans. Ruth Lorenzo said:

“I was informed, unofficially, that this year at Benidorm Fest they were going to accept 100% songs in English.

Being the most important song of this EP, with the most important message and with a sound that marks a before and after in my career, I wanted to give you the gift of presenting it at Benidorm Fest trying to return to Eurovision after ten years. Unfortunately, “Woman” was not chosen to compete at the Festival.”

The track is set to be released on September 1st, and she considers it very important to her now that she is in a new phase of her life where she is 100% free after overcoming her problems with her previous record company.

“I am now establishing myself, as an independent label for future work”

Benidorm Fest rules allow song lyrics to be mainly in Spanish and/or another official language, however, lyrics in other languages are acceptable as long as they do not exceed 40% of the total lyrics.

The previous winner of Benidorm Fest and Spain’s representative at Eurovision 2023, was Blanca Paloma with the song “EaEa” and placed 17th in the Grand Final:


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Spain: Applications for Benidorm Fest 2024 are now open!

RTVE has today, 16 May, opened the entry submission platform for those interested in competing in Benidorm Fest 2024, the Spanish National Final for Eurovision 2024. The deadline for submitting entries started this morning and closes on 10 October 2023 at 23:59.

The form, which candidates are invited to fill in, is available on RTVE‘s official Eurovision page and can be accessed by clicking here!

As the Spanish broadcaster states in its announcement:

“The application form opens early this year, just after the end of Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool. This gives more time to submit entries for Benidorm Fest, which in just two years has become so successful”

As for the rules, as in the two previous years, not only applications that include the singer and the song will be accepted, but also songs for which artists have not yet been assigned to perform them

Along with the applications, RTVE will directly invite performers and creators of prestigious status in the current music scene to submit their entries to the selection process!

After the submission deadline, RTVE will select a total of 16 participants and 6 replacements.

Winner of last year’s Benidorm Fest and this year’s representative of Spain in Liverpool was Blanca Paloma with her song “EaEa”, placing 17th with 100 points.

Source: RTVE

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Spain: Eurovision 2024 participation confirmed| Benidorm Fest 2024 rules published!

RTVE confirmed Spain’s participation in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest, revealing the rules of Benidorm Fest 2024.

What if the 2023 edition of Eurovision Song Contest is still under away, the Spanish national broadcaster is already looking at the 2024 edition, as the rules of Benidorm Fest 2024, the contest through which the Kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula chooses their representative, were released.

The submission process commences on 16th of May and is going to last until 10th of October. The reason behind the early beginning of the preparation is because RTVE wants they candidates to have plenty of time to prepare properly their entries. 16 artists are going to take part in the 2024 Benidorm Fest, while 6 will be under back-up status in case of circumstances changes.

This year Spain is being represented by Blanca Paloma and the song “Eaea” and they compete directly in the Grand Final of Saturday 13th of May, as the country is a Big 5 member.

In the following video you can also watch the reaction of the Eurovision Fun team to the Spanish entry.

Source: Eurovoix

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