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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: 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.

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Source: RTVE

Spain: Benidorm Fest’s voting system will benefit the jury’s opinion more!

Benidorm Fest will serve as the Spanish national selection process for Eurovision 2024 for the third consecutive year. The galas will take place next week from January 30 to February 3rd and RTVE has revealed the voting rules for the upcoming Benidorm Fest edition.

Benidorm Fest 2024 voting process

The winner of Benidorm Fest 2024 and therefore the Spanish representative in Eurovision 2024 will be decided as following:

  • on a 50% by a jury, which will consist of the following individuals, four domestic and four foreigners, all of them professionals:
    1. Beatriz Luengo (Actress, dancer, singer, composer, known for her roles in the iconic series “Un Paso Adelante” and her musical achievements, including two Latin Grammy Awards – Head of the Jury)
    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 UK delegation)
    6. Nicoline Refsing (Artistic Director of Eurovision 2014)
    7. David Tserunyan ( Head of the Armenian delegation)
    8. Marta Piekarska ( Head of the Polish delegation)
  • on a 25% by a demoscopic jury
  • on a 25% by the televoting, through phone calls and SMS

The advantages of the jury

The opinion of Benidorm Fest’ jury is definitely in pole position when it comes to decide on the outcome of the selection.

First, and according to the competition’s rules, after combining the jury and public votes, if there is a tie for first place, the entry that received the highest number of votes from the jury will be chosen. As a result, in the event of a tie, the verdict of the jury will be used as a tie-breaker instead of public voting.

Furthermore, the Benidorm Fest jury acquires a “hidden” advantage. The aforementioned advantage relates to the voting system itself.

In theory, jury voting accounts for 50% of the outcome, with the remaining 50% determined by public voting through the demoscopic panel and televoting. In fact, the sum of the points given by all jurors (54*8 = 432) and those given by the public -demoscopic panel and televoting- (216 +216 = 432) is the same.

However, the distribution of the points benefits the jury’s opinion more. Let’s compare the highest score an entry can get from each voting group:

  • If all eight jurors award an entry with their highest score, 12 points, the total score will be 96 points (12*8).
  • When it comes to public voting, the winner of each category receives 40 points, the second receives 35, and the last subsequently receives 16 points. If an entry wins both the televoting and the demoscopic voting, it will receive a total of 80 points (40+40).

Hence, the maximum score an entry can achieve is higher in the jury voting and that definitely benefits the jury’s favorites.

Benidorm Fest 2024

Sixteen artists will take part at Benidorm Fest 2024, the Spanish selection process for Eurovision 2024. The sixteen participants will compete in two semi-finals of eight, while eight participants in total will advance to the Final, vying for the ticket to Malmö.

These are the participants of the first semi-final (in the official running order):

  1. Lérica – “Astronauta”
  2. Noan – “Te echo de -“
  3. Sofía Coll – “HERE TO STAY”
  4. Mantra – “Me vas a ver”
  5. Miss Caffeina – “Bla, bla, bla”
  6. Quique Niza – “Prisionero”
  7. Angy Fernández – “Sé Quién Soy”
  8. Nebulossa – “ZORRA”

These are the participants of the second semi-final (in the official running order):

  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 first semi-final will take place on January 30, the second semi-final on February 1, while the Grand Final will take place on February 3.

Last year’s Benidorm Fest winner and hence the Spanish representative in Liverpool was Blanca Paloma, with her song “Eaea“, finishing in the 17th place of the scoreboard.

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Source: RTVE

Spain: More information about Benidorm Fest 2024 will be revealed on January 9th!

The Spanish National Broadcaster RTVE will reveal more information about the national selection process on January 9th.

It is known that for the third consecutive year, through the national format of Benidorm Fest, the country will choose the act who will win the ticket for Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö. Before that happens, on 9th of January, RTVE will hold a press confrence in Madrid to reveal more information about the Spanish National Final, as fas as the jury members and the interval acts.

Sixteen acts will participate at Benidorm Fest 2024, you can listen to them below by clicking on the title of each song:

Benidorm Fest 2024 will include two semifinals of eight acts on January 30 and February 1, 2024 as well as a Grand Final with eight competing acts on February 3.

The winner of Benidorm Fest 2023 and later the country’s representative at Eurovision 2023 was Blanca Paloma with her song “Eaea” finishing in 17th place.

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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.

Statistics

  • 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.

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Source: RTVE

Eurovision 2023: Spain’s second rehearsal!

It’s now time for Spain to take the stage in Liverpool. This year the country is represented by Blanka Paloma and the song “EaEa“.

Who is Blanka Paloma?

Blanca Paloma Ramos Baeza, born and raised in Elche, Spain, is a Spanish singer, costume designer and set designer. She tried to represent Spain for the first time last year, taking part in Benidorm Fest 2022 with the song “Secreto de agua”, finishing fifth overall. She returned to this year’s edition of the festival, competing with the song “EaEa” winning both the jury and public vote and therefore, getting the right to represent Spain in Eurovision 2023.

The rehearsal

Unfortunately this year, accredited journalists don’t get the chance to watch the first and second rehearsals, so we only get the information and content that the organizers officially release to the public through eurovision.tv and the official social media accounts of the contest.

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

The performance is similar to the one in Benidorm Fest 2023. On stage we see two semi-circular structures in red, with Blanka being accompanied by 5 five dancers. There is a lot of drama in this performance, with the led walls being in black, red and white. No major changes are made in the second rehearsal. Blanka’s vocals are once again flawless. This entry is different from the one Spain sent last year, having a distinct Spanish identity. We only have to wait and see the final placing of the song next Saturday.

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Tonight, after the completion of all the second rehearsals of the Big 6, a recap video will be released with 30-second snippets of the performances, giving us a glimpse of how the acts will look on stage.

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Spain: Blanca Paloma and “EaEa” to represent the country in Eurovision 2023!

The grand final of Benidorm Fest, the national final of Spain, has just been completed, with the country choosing Blanca Paloma as the festival’s winner and therefore their representative on Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.

A total of eight finalists, who qualified from two semifinals, competed in the grand final, claiming the ticket to Turin.

The eight candidates of the night were:

  1. Karmento – “Quiero y duelo”
  2. Megara – “Arcadia”
  3. Alice Wonder – “Yo quisiera”
  4. Fusa Nocta – “Mi familia”
  5. Agoney – “Quiero arder”
  6. Blanca Paloma – “Eaea”
  7. José Otero – “Inviernos en Marte”
  8. Vicco – “Nochentera”

The voting

50% of the result in all three shows (two semi-finals 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 on the basis of 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:

  • Nina (Spanish singer, representative of Spain in 1989)
  • Christer Bjorkman (Swedish singer and producer, former manager of Melodifestivalen)
  • Tali Eshkoli (Israeli television producer and Israel’s Head od Delegation)
  • Nicola Caligiore (Italian, former Italy’s Head od Delegation)
  • Katrina Leskanich (American singer, representative of the United Kingdom in 1997)
  • William Lee Adams (Founder of the wiwibloggs website)
  • Irene Valiente (Spanish presenter and producer)
  • Juan Jose Santana (Spanish, president of OGAE Spain and composer of previous Spanish entries)

The results

Juries (50%)

  1. Blanca Paloma (94 votes)
  2. Agoney (80 votes)
  3. Vicco (59 votes)
  4. Alice Wonder (53 votes)
  5. Megara (50 votes)
  6. José Otero (37 votes)
  7. Karmento (35 votes)
  8. Fusa Nocta (24 votes)

Demographic jury (25%)

  1. Vicco (40 votes)
  2. Blanca (35 votes)
  3. Agoney (30 votes)
  4. Megara (28 votes)
  5. Fusa Nocta (25 votes)
  6. José Otero (22 votes)
  7. Karmento (20 votes)
  8. Alice Wonder (16 votes)

Televoting (25%)

  1. Blanca Paloma (40 votes)
  2. Agoney (35 votes)
  3. Vicco (30 votes)
  4. Megara (28 votes)
  5. Karmento (25 votes)
  6. Fusa Nocta (22 votes)
  7. Alice Wonder (20 votes)
  8. José Otero (16 votes)

Overall ranking

  1. Blanca Paloma (169 votes)
  2. Agoney (145 votes)
  3. Vicco (129 votes)
  4. Megara (106 votes)
  5. Alice Wonder (89 votes)
  6. Karmento (80 votes)
  7. José Otero (75 votes)
  8. Fusa Nocta (71 votes)

You can watch Blanca Paloma’s performance below:

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Spain: The running order of the Benidorm Fest 2023 Final!

A few minutes ago the Spanish Public Broadcaster RTVE revealed the running order of the artists and their songs who are going to take part in the Grand Final of the Benidorm Fest 2023, tomorrow, Saturday 4th of February.

The running order of the 8 Finalists is as follows:

  1. Karmento – Quiero y duelo
  2. Megara – Arcadia
  3. Alice Wonder – Yo quisiera
  4. Fusa Nocta – Mi familia
  5. Agoney – Quiero arder
  6. Blanca Paloma – Eaea
  7. José Otero – Inviernos en Marte
  8. Vicco – Nochentera

In the Grand Final, as in the two semi-finals, the result will be decided 50% by a jury, 25% by a demoscopic jury and 25% by public vote.

Who do you think will be the winner of the Benidorm Fest 2023 and eventually will represent the Iberian kingdom in the upcoming 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, in May? Let us know your though in the comments below!

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Spain: the results of Benidorm Fest 2023 second semi-final!

The Benidorm Fest‘s second semi-final has just come to end.

A total of nine candidates competed in this semi-final, trying to get one of the four tickets for the Saturday’s Grand Final.

The show was hosted by Inés Hernández, Mónica Naranjo and Rodrigo Vázquez.

The candidates

Tonight’s nine candidates performed as following:

  1. Famous – “La Lola”
  2. José Otero – “Inviernos en Marte”
  3. Karmento – “Quiero y duelo”
  4. Rakky Ripper – “Tracción”
  5. Blanca Paloma – “EaEa”
  6. E’femme – “Uff!”
  7. Siderland – “Que esclati tot”
  8. Alfred García – “Desde que tú estás”
  9. Vicco – “Nochentera”

The voting

50% of the result in all three shows (two semi-finals 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 on the basis of 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:

  • Nina (Spanish singer, representative of Spain in 1989)
  • Christer Bjorkman (Swedish singer and producer, former manager of Melodifestivalen)
  • Tali Eshkoli (Israeli television producer and Israel’s Head od Delegation)
  • Nicola Caligiore (Italian, former Italy’s Head od Delegation)
  • Katrina Leskanich (American singer, representative of the United Kingdom in 1997)
  • William Lee Adams (Founder of the wiwibloggs website)
  • Irene Valiente (Spanish presenter and producer)
  • Juan Jose Santana (Spanish, president of OGAE Spain and composer of previous Spanish entries)

The results

Thus, the results of the first semi-final of Benidorm 2022 were as follows:

Juries (50%)

  1. Blanca Paloma (92 votes)
  2. Vicco (67 votes)
  3. José Otero (63 votes)
  4. Alfred García (52 votes)
  5. Siderland (48 votes)
  6. Karmento (47 votes)
  7. Famous (46 votes)
  8. Rakky Ripper (24 votes)
  9. E’femme (17 votes)

Demographic jury (25%)

  1. Vicco (40 votes)
  2. Blanca Paloma (35 votes)
  3. Karmento (30 votes)
  4. Famous (28 votes)
  5. E’femme (25 votes)
  6. José Otero (22 votes)
  7. Alfred García (20 votes)
  8. Siderland (15 votes)
  9. Rakky Ripper (13 votes)

Televoting (25%)

  1. Blanca Paloma (40 votes)
  2. Karmento (35 votes)
  3. Alfred García (30 votes)
  4. Vicco (28 votes)
  5. Siderland (25 votes)
  6. E’femme (22 votes)
  7. José Otero (20 votes)
  8. Rakky Ripper (15 votes)
  9. Famous (13 votes)

Overall ranking

  1. Blanca Paloma (167 votes)
  2. Vicco (135 votes)
  3. Karmento (112 votes)
  4. José Otero (105 votes)
  5. Alfred García (102 votes)
  6. Siderland (88 votes)
  7. Famous (87 votes)
  8. E’femme (64 votes)
  9. Rakky Ripper (52 votes)

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

  1. Blanca Paloma 
  2. Vicco
  3. Karmento 
  4. José Otero 

You can watch the performance of the winner of the second semi-final, Blanca Paloma, below:

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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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