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Spain: RTVE jury results are out!

According to maldita.es the main favourites of the RTVE jury were Aritz Arén, Alice Wonder and José Otero. The proposals that obtained the lowest scores were those of Siderland and Karmento: ‘Que esclati tot’ and ‘Quiero y duelo’ could have been left out of the contest if RTVE had not modified the bases to expand from 16 to 18 participants.

The favourite of the bookies and eurofans, Fusa Nocta, with her song ‘Mi Familia’ was able to receive 79 points, which made it tie with Sofia Martin’s ‘TUKI’ placing 12/11 consecutively.

 

The latest version of this year’s rules indicates that the jury could select up to six substitutes. For the 2022 Benidorm Fest, the jury chose 14 participants and six substitutes. If this year the same system had been repeated, ‘Aire’ by Sharonne and ‘Quiero arder’ by Agoney could also have been left out, which were the fifteenth and sixteenth most valued proposals, respectively.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun regarding ESC 2023!

 

 

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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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

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Spanish participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

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: 876 songs submitted for Benidorm Fest 2023

RTVE has announced that 876 songs have been submitted for Benidorm Fest 2023, the Spanish national selection.  The impressive number is 10 songs short from the songs submitted for last year’s Benidorm Fest.

Moreover, the Spanish broadcaster mentioned that the quality of the wishful candidates has improved for the second edition of Benidorm Fest.  Record labels have been actively involved in the process.  Not only that, but we will see more professional candidates among the songs submitted including well-known artists.

The selection process will continue with 16 songs making the final cut for the national selection.  Benidorm Fest 2023 will take place from January 29 until February 04.  These are the dates of the main events of the Spanish national selection:

  • January 29, 2023  Opening Ceremony
  • January 31, 2023 First Semi-final
  • February 02, 2023  Second Semi-final
  •  February 04, 2023 Grand Final

The final result will be determined by the combination of a 50/50 televote and public vote.  The jury vote will include national and international professionals.  On the other hand, the public vote is split in two groups: 25% demoscopic and 25% televote similar to last year edition.

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!

Stay tuned to eurovisionfun for more news about Benidorm Fest 2023!

Source: RTVE

Spain: RTVE opens applications for Benidorm 2023 participants!

Right at the start of the new Eurovision 2023 season, this Thursday at September 1st, RTVE opens the applications for those interested in participating to Benidorm Fest 2023, the Spanish pre-selection for Eurovision. Participants will be able to apply at http://www.rtve.es/eurovisionfrom September 1st until October 10th 2022 11:59:59 p.m.

 

 

Like last year’s edition, the classic “artist + song” participations will be accepted, in addition to plain songs that do not have a performing artist yet. Parallel to this online casting, RTVE will also directly invite prestigious performers and songwriters from the current music scene to submit their proposals to the selection process.

As specified in the Benidorm Fest 2023 rules, once the deadline for submitting applications is over, RTVE will select a maximum of sixteen participants and six alternates.

Benidorm Fest 2023 will consist of two semi-finals and a Final:

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

The winner of the first Benidorm fest was Chanel Terrero with the song “SloMo” and finished at the third place, achieving the best result for Spain since 1995.

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

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Source: rtve.es

Spain: Benidorm Fest 2023 dates announced!

A while ago, the dates of Spain’s national final were announced.

Benidorm Fest returns for the second year in a row, as the procedure of selecting the Spanish representative for Eurovision 2023. The national final gave Spain the third place in the Grand Final of this year’s contest, which is their best result since 1995.

In detail, 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 voting system will remain the same as last year, which means that the final result will ne determined by:

  • 50% jury vote
  • 25% Televote
  • 25% Demoscopic Jury vote

In the end, the price of the tickets was announced which ranges from 20 to 60 euros.

The winner of last year’s Benidorm Fest was Chanel Terrero with the song “SloMo”.

https://youtu.be/4mYBiIO0pfY

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