Spain: RTVE to unveil the Benidorm Fest 2023 acts on 27 October

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RTVE, the Spanish national broadcaster, has announced that it will be unveiling the names of the sixteen lucky Benidorm Fest 2023 candidates next week.

Save the date: 27 October 2022! The Spanish national broadcaster is all set to unveil the 16 competing acts at the forthcoming 2023 Spanish national selection- Benidorm Fest via a special televised show hosted by Ines Hernand and Rodrigo Vázquez.  This special show will be broadcast after the evening news on TVE 1 and RTVE Play.

The competing acts will be officially presented to the Spanish audience during the show. A number of Benidorm Fest 2022 acts will also grace the event.

The following day RTVE has invited the Spanish press to attend a special press conference on Friday 28 October at 10:00 CET at the RTVE Headquarters where it will be officially presenting the Benidorm Fest 2023 competing acts to the assembled media.

RTVE received a total of 876 entries for Benidorm Fest 2023.

Benidorm Fest 2023

The 2023 Benidorm Fest will consist of three live televised shows (two semi-finals and a Grand Final). A total of 16 acts will compete in the 2023 Spanish national selection, 8 acts will battle in each of the two semi-finals, the top four acts from each semi-final will proceed to the Grand Final. Hence a total of 8 acts will battle for the golden to Eurovision 2023 in the Grand Final. Benidorm Fest 2023 will run from 29 January-4 February.

Spain will determine its 2023 entry and act on Saturday 4 February 2023.

  • 29/01/ 2023- Benidorm Fest 2023 Opening Ceremony
  • 31/01/2023- Benidorm Fest 2023 Semi-final #1
  • 02/02/2023- Benidorm Fest 2023 Semi-final #2
  • 04/02/2023- Benidorm Fest 2023 Grand Final

The internationally acclaimed Spanish superstar Monica Naranjo will host the competition next year. Mr. Eurovision aka Christer Bjorkman will play a key role at the 2023 edition as he will be part of the international jury. Nacho Cano (Mecano) who is one of Spain’s most sought after musicians, composers and producers will be the president of the jury.

The 2023 Spanish Eurovision entry will be determined via 50/50 jury public deliberation. The jury will consist of an international and national professionals whilst the public voting will consist of 25% demoscopic voting and 25% of televoting.

RTVE  published the rules and regulations for Benidorm 2023. The song submission window consisted of two different mechanisms:

  • Online public submission via RTVE’s official website
  • Direct invitation to composers/artists by RTVE

Tickets for Benidorm Fest 2023 are expected to go on sale in Novemmber as the capacity of the venue will be larger than this year’s edition. The 2023 Benidorm tickets will range from 20-30 euros. RTVE promises to have a spectacular stage.

Chanel from Benidorm Fest to Eurovision

Chanel won the first edition of  Benidorm Fest and was awarded the golden ticket to Eurovision 2022. She represented Spain in Turin with her mega hit ‘Slo Mo‘, achieving an honourable 3rd place in the Grand Final.

Source: RTVE/ESCToday
Photo credit: RTVE


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