¡Hola Benidorm! Spanish broadcaster has revealed the Benidorm Fest stage design, along with the show’s complex voting system. If you thought you knew what Eurodrama was, wait until you see the three rounds of voting of Benidorm Fest.
Yes, you read that right: three rounds of voting: jury (50% of the vote), demoscopic jury (25%) and televote (25%). They even made a diagram so you can understand it:
Así funcionará el voto en el #BenidormFest— Luis Fuster (@luisgfuster) January 18, 2022
– Por puntos
– Primero se anuncia el voto conjunto del jurado
– Luego el demoscópico
– Por último, el televoto
? El documento entero, aquí: https://t.co/I9Z9OTUFox pic.twitter.com/7w8jAbokfi
First up, each member of the jury will vote. The five professionals in the panel will award 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 points to each song in the semi-finals, and 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 to the eight songs competing in the final.
Then, the demoscopic jury will award 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 25 and 30 votes to each song, and finally, the televote will award those same votes. In the final, both will also award five points to their less favourite song.
Hexagonal fantasy: the stage of Benidorm Fest
The Benidorm Fest stage recreates the contest’s logo. It will have several hexagonal platforms and LED screens on the walls and the floor. 14 cameras will be used to shoot the show.
Así será el escenario del #BenidormFest:— Eurovisión RTVE (@eurovision_tve) January 18, 2022
?El escenario recrea el logo del festival
?Habrá varias plataformas hexagonales
?Pantallas LED verticales y en la superficie
?Realizado con 14 cámaras#ElFestivalQueQuiereshttps://t.co/mrwtaf2zY9
The Palau l’Illa arena will also feature a secondary stage, also made of hexagonal platforms, where the jury and contestants will sit.
The main stage measures 450m2, with spinning panels on three sides. There will be LED screens and light columns behind it.
The Green Room, the jury set and the space for the hosts will be on the opposite side of the hall. 300m2 all made of hexagons. Between both platforms will be the audience standing area, while the rest of the audience will be seated at the sides.
Do you like the Benidorm Fest stage? What do you think about the voting system? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!