benidorm fest

Apréndete bien este número: RTVE has received 886 songs for Benidorm Fest 2022. Of these, 692 came via the web submission process, while 194 came from artists invited by the Spanish broadcaster.

Head of Delegation Eva Mora shared the news in a press conference on Monday, where she explained that the songs range from ballads to flamenco and from metal to trap.

Now RTVE will narrow down the entries to just 12 that will compete in the first Benidorm Fest. It’s expected that we will know the participants before Christmas.

The Head of Delegation also mentioned that they’re considering having more entries at Benidorm Fest 2023, given the interest in this year’s show.

Eva added that the response was more positive than they expected, and that the selection process will be extremely competitive given the number and quality of entries. 

Benidorm Fest: Almost 900 songs

RTVE is now reviewing the entries, and the list with the 12 selected contestants is expected before Christmas. Benidorm Fest will take place in the last week of January, although no dates have been announced. 

What can we expect? According to Eva, there are songs in every genre: ballads, flamenco, rock, metal, folk, trap and rap. 

J Cruz and Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, two of the members of RTVE’s expert panel, were at the press conference. Sánchez-Ohlsson, who co-wrote “Quédate conmigo” and “Amanecer”, explained that they have also been in touch with foreign composers. Meanwhile, J Cruz stated that the 800 songs were “the best playlist one could ask for”. 

Another press conference is expected soon, as RTVE will reveal the hosts of Benidorm Fest shortly. 

Are you excited for Benidorm Fest? Are you living the hype of Spain’s new national selection? Let us know in the comment section below!

 

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Moonstar
Moonstar
1 year ago

“Quédate conmigo” and “Amanecer” are two mediocre songs, so, unfortunately, I’m not holding my breath for Spain ‘s final 12 next year…

Last edited 1 year ago by Moonstar
Esc addict
Esc addict
1 year ago

Spain doing their homeworks seriously and with transparency but will they get a good grade, I really hope for them. The spanish eurofans are among the most passionated and the most active in Europe, they deserve to enjoy a little bit of success, not only in the jesc.

Last edited 1 year ago by Esc addict
JohnP
JohnP
1 year ago

Many songs doesn’t mean the quality has improved, but it sounds promising. Spain has so much to offer in the world of latino-pop, but unforunately they usually pick unknown artists with mediocre songs. I hope for a real banger, and my dream would be to see Álvaro Soler representing Spain. Too bad it’s never going to happen.

Luc
Luc
11 months ago
Reply to  JohnP

I feel you bro, my dream is to see Belinda representing Spain but I really doubt she’ll apply

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago

Wow, that’s a lot of song submissions. They’ve got their work cut out for that they choose just 12. Hopefully, this can improve Spain’s Eurovision fortunes.

Maxim
Maxim
1 year ago

I have a good feeling about this!

Apollo
Apollo
1 year ago

Hoping for some urban-flamenco and Andalucian inspired bops from Spain. Very very excited to see what they bring!

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
1 year ago

As long as it is not someone from Operación Triunfo, we can be fine.

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago

CEguRO?

Apollo
Apollo
1 year ago

*cough* lola indigo *cough*

Luri
Luri
1 year ago
Reply to  Apollo

Can’t sing.

James
James
1 year ago

David Bisbal

Sebastian
Sebastian
1 year ago

I only expect about Spain drama, but production staging, a lot of fights and a very poor result in Eurovision

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Sebastian

You have zero hope then?

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
1 year ago
Reply to  Sebastian

This year is not going to happen

Alo
Alo
1 year ago

This number is very promising! That means they for sure have some good songs around there.
I will pay attention closely to Spain this year I guess

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 year ago
Reply to  Alo

I hope Bendorm Fest has some good songs, but nothing is for sure tbh.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

That’s quite a good number! Listen, it may seem small for a country like Spain, but if we’re looking at it through the lens of a country with a particularly bumpy recent history, that’s pretty darn good and gives you more than enough to work with to narrow down 12 particularly great songs. Very rarely do even the most successful Eurovision countries get over 1,000 entries to choose from, so brushing up to that number is nothing to sneeze at.

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago

There’s also cero as in nil points! Cero!

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

What is your problem with Spain?

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

I have no problems with Spain. I find them funny, Funny is laughs, laughs are good. I have zero problems with them, really.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

I don’t get why they’re funny exactly. Feels like you’re making fun of them actually giving a crap about Eurovision.

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

If they actually give a crap, I will give them some toilet paper.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

Make no mistake, there´s a huge interest in Spain for Eurovision, it´s probably one of the most Eurovision friendly countries in terms of overall impact and audiences. TVE just can´t do anything right, they are very outdated in the delegation and they dont know how to engage big names into it (they don´t know much about music nor current styles either).