benidorm fest

RTVE has extended the application deadline for Benidom Fest until November 10. That’s almost two weeks after the previous date (October 29).

In a press release, the Spanish broadcaster explains that this decision comes from their Eurovision work group. Head of Delegation Eva Mora said: “We want to extend the deadline so that artists and composers can send the best possible entries.”

Uh, oh. Does this mean the ones received so far aren’t quite doing it for RTVE? According to Eva Mora, that’s not exactly the case. In fact, judging from the statement, it appears that the decision was taken after the broadcaster felt like the invited artist needed more time, and thus, they also extended the submission window so that the process was fair.

In the official statement, the Head of Delegation says she’s excited about the entries already submitted and those of the invited artists.

“We are receiving lots of proposals from relevant artists, thus we feel the need to extend the deadline so that they can send entries with the best possible quality,” she explains.

The goal is to receive the “highest number of proposals for Benidorm Fest so that we can get a great result in Turin.”

Benidorm Fest 2022

Benidorm Fest will consist of four different phases. During the first phase, submissions are open until November 10. Artists will either submit their songs or be invited to participate. RTVE will also be able to match an invited singer with a submitted song.

Phase 2 is the song selection. During the autumn, a jury made of music professionals and RTVE staff will pick up to 12 participants and six back-up acts. A minimum of two entries will be chosen from among those submitted via the web process.

RTVE will observe gender equality, and will try to combine big names with “little discoveries”, as well as a variety of musical genres. Phases three and four will be the semi-finals and final of Benidorm Fest.

Do you think this is a good sign? Who do you think has entered Benidorm Fest? Let us know in the comment section below!

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BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

I don’t know whether extending the deadline will be helpful or detrimental to Spain, but let’s not panic yet. Wait until the songs are released so we can judge if they are all great or bad. I’m not gonna worry until they are released.

Luc
Luc
27 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

to what I understood, I think it means that this extension is likely focused on the invited artists’ entries

Nils
Nils
1 month ago

On a side note: the subline of this article’s teaser reads ‘Beni-more’. That’s a wasted opportunity. Wiwibloggs could have gone for ‘Beni-dormez-vous?’ instead.

*Flies away*

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

Something doesn’t sound derecho here. The proposals are not good enough so basta.

Noel
Noel
1 month ago

I really hope that Spain will win the eurovision song contest again soon as they should have won it in 2002 2003 2005 2009 2010 2012 2014

Thomanski
Thomanski
1 month ago
Reply to  Noel

so true spain should won 2005

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Noel

They should’ve won in 2005 and 2009? Are you SURE about that?

Colin
Colin
28 days ago
Reply to  Noel

I agree about 2010 (my personal winner) and 2012 (as good as Euphoria IMHO, both in my top 5). I hope for a great Spanish result too, if the song is great.

Last edited 28 days ago by Colin