Spain: RTVE unveils the Benidorm Fest 2023 jury

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RTVE,  the Spanish national broadcaster, has revealed the Benidorm Fest 2023 jury.

As the clock is ticking and Benidorm Fest 2023 is just round the corner, the Spanish national broadcaster has unveiled the jury for the competition.

The Benidorm Fest 2023 jury will consist of 8 members ( 5 international and 3 national):

  • Christer Bjorkman (Sweden 1992, Show Producer Eurovision  2013, 2016, 2017, Producer at Eurovision 2019, Melodifestivalen Producer )
  • Katrina Leskanich ( UK 1997- Eurovision winner)
  • Tali Eshkoli ( Head  of Event at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019/member of the Israeli Delegation at Eurovision)
  • William Lee Adams ( Wiwibloggs founder and manager)
  • Nicola Cagliore ( Former Head of Italian Delegation/ former Reference Group Member at ESC  and former EBU TV Committee member)
  • Jose Juan Santana ( OGAE Spain President and composer of Montenegro 2009 and San Marino 2012)
  • Nina (Spain 1988)
  • Irene Valiente ( Radio 3)

The jury will be 50% responsible to deliberate the 2023 Spanish Eurovision entry and act whilst the the Spanish audience will be responsible of the other 50 % ( 25% televoting and 25% demoscopic audience vote).

Benidorm Fest 2023

The 2023 Benidorm Fest will consist of three live televised shows (two semi-finals and a Grand Final). A total of 18 acts will compete in the 2023 Spanish national selection, 9 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 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.

Semifinal #1

  • AgoneyQuiero Arder
  • Alice WonderYo Quisiera
  • Aritz Aren – Flamenco
  • Fusa NoctaMi Familia
  • Megara – Arcadia
  • Meler No Nos Moverán
  • Sharonne – Aire
  • Sofía Martín – Tuki
  • Twin Melody – Sayonara

Semifinal #2

  • Alfred GarcíaDesde Que Tú Estás
  • Blanca Paloma – Eaea
  • E’FEMME – Uff!
  • Famous – La Lola
  • José OteroInvierno En Marte
  • KarmentoQuiero Y Duelo
  • Rakky Ripper – Tracción
  • SiderlandQue Esclati Tot
  • Vicco – Nochentera

Source: RTVE

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