After an intense week of disqualifications, quarantines and musings from extremely passionate Eurofans, we finally know our 8 Spanish finalists for Saturday night. And that means it’s time to ask a very important question: Who should win Benidorm Fest and represent Spain at Eurovision Song Contest 2022?
Benidorm Fest has been highly praised for bringing quality back to the Spanish national selection, offering a great variety of songs and artists, all hoping to end the country’s recent poor performance at Eurovision.
Before the live shows it seemed to be a two horse race – one of the favourites being the Galician ethno trio, Tanxugueiras. Their entry, “Terra” has racked up the most views on Youtube of any competing entry, although they only finished second in their respective semi-final. Instead, we saw dark horse Chanel steal first place with her explosive performance of the her latin bop “SloMo”.
Rigoberta Bandini was the other pre-contest favourite for gold with her ode to breasts, “Ay mamá“, becoming the most streamed competing song on Spotify. And on Thursday night she maintained this status, topping leader board in the second semi-final – although, as we know, anything could change in the Saturday night. Click the links below to see the performances of all 8 finalists:
- Vary Brava “Rafaella”
- Blanca Paloma “Secreto de agua”
- Tanxugueiras “Terra”
- Chanel “SloMo”
- Xeinn “Eco”
- Rigoberta Bandini “Ay mamá”
- Rayden “Calle de la llorería”
- Gonzalo Hermida “Quién lo diría”
Poll: Who should win Spain’s Benidorm Fest 2022?
The moment has come! It is time to watch all 8 competing songs in the the playlist embedded below and then vote for your favourites. Remember to choose wisely. You can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote ONE time. Voting will close just before the live shows take place.
Who do you think should win Benidorm Fest? Could any of the finalists bring Spain back to the top of the leaderboard? Let us know in the comments below!