We started the week with thirteen acts. And now, after two spectacular semi-finals, we’re down to just eight performers for the grand final of Spain’s Benidorm Fest 2022. The newly revived festival has completely eclipsed the country’s most recent national selection efforts. By the end of what’s sure to be a magnificent night of both music and drama, we’ll have one more track to add to our Eurovision 2022 playlists.

Here’s when and how you can watch the grand final of Benidorm Fest 2022.

Benidorm Fest 2022 Grand Final | Livestream

Grand Final — 29 January 2022

Time: 22:15 CET to 23:45 CET

The programme will be streamed live on RTVE Play. It will be available to watch worldwide. 

Click to Watch Benidorm Fest 2022 Grand Final livestream

There are eight acts performing in the final. The running order is:

  1. Rayden “Calle de la llorería” TBD
  2. Tanxugueiras “Terra”
  3. Varry Brava “Raffaella”
  4. Chanel “SloMo”
  5. Rigoberta Bandini “Ay mamá”
  6. Xeinn “Eco”
  7. Gonzalo Hermida “Quién lo diría”
  8. Blanca Paloma “Secreto de agua”

As in the semi-finals, the result will be determined by an expert jury, a demoscopic panel and public televoting. The experts will have 50% of the vote, while the other two voting blocs will have 25% each. Guest acts on the night will include Pastora Soler (Eurovision 2012), Mocedades (Eurovision 1973), Blas Cantó (Eurovision 2020 and 2021) and Nia y Nyno Vargas.

Are you excited for Spain’s grand final? Who do you want to see in Turin? Let us know below.

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Donkey
Donkey
3 months ago

Is it just me or is it not working for anyone else????

Andi
Andi
3 months ago
Reply to  Donkey

It’s just you

Donkey
Donkey
3 months ago
Reply to  Andi

k

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

Ay Mama just climbed into #3 on Spotify.
It made 460k streams yersterday. Massive.
Already a win even tho it’s not winning tonight. People here loves the song beyond any contest. That’s the most important thing

Last edited 3 months ago by Alex
Michel
Michel
3 months ago

I’m so addicted to ‘Ay Mama’!

Lex
Lex
3 months ago

Predicting the winner is almost impossible. Tanxugueiras will win the televote and it feels like Chanel and Gonzalo are in a better position in the demoscopic, and this leaves Rigoberta in a really bad situation. Looks like we’re going to have a new The Mamas/Dotter moment.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Lex

Yes. It will be this close.
Chanel, Tanxugueiras and Rigoberta all have chances. Any tiny voting detail will decide it tonight

Fabio
Fabio
3 months ago
Reply to  Lex

What are you saying? Rigoberta won the jury and the televote and was 2nd in the demoscopic jury during the 2nd semi. So, I wouldn’t say Tanxugueiras will win the televote…

Last edited 3 months ago by Fabio
Ricky
Ricky
3 months ago

The last time Spain had a European fan favorite (Mirela) and chose the wrong song (Do it for your lover), Spain ended up being dead last in the final…. So if y’all want the same thing to happen in 2022 with Ay Mama go ahead, but Chanel is literally standing right there waiting to be TOP 10!

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
3 months ago
Reply to  Ricky

We didn’t choose it, a buyed jury chose it

Fabio
Fabio
3 months ago
Reply to  Ricky

You can’t compare it, it’s a totally different situation. You can bet “European fan favourite”, Mirela, was going to do poorly in Eurovision, because her song was really bad. A guaranteed 20th place (or even worse).

Last edited 3 months ago by Fabio
Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago

National jurors ranked Terra at last place. Honestly, I think they are just corrupted and that RTVE paid them to vote against Tanxu because RTVE is not fan of regional languages and they just want their songs to be in Spanish. Even their staging did not look as it should have. Shame for them if it is true, then there is no any justification for bad result in Turin. Their staging was not the best, but to be given the least number of points it has to do with something outside professional ranking while international jurors (including artistic director) gave… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Eurovision fan
Lorena
Lorena
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Nobody knows this, you are talking based on an Internet fake. My guess (although it’s only a personal guess because, as I said, there is no public information about it) is that the expert on voice (a Spanish member of the jury) was the one giving only 7 points to Chanel, for obvious reasons. Therefore, all this theory about foreigners giving 10 and 12 to Tanxus and Spanish juries only 5 would make no sense. It’s the logical reasoning, but it’s easier to believe in Internet fakes and conspirational theories. Having said that, I think that jury voting to Tanxugueiras… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Lorena
Rob
Rob
3 months ago

Amazing final! Well done Spain!!!

1) Terra
2) Calle de la llorería
3) Slo mo
4) Ay mama
5) Eco

I will be happy with any of this song to be selected

Maybe Terra could also win the contest with a strong staging

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

Spain has such strong final. wow! well done RTVE, next year it will be even bigger because of the festival’s impact to all the artists (big exposure, charting high on Spotify and Apple Music platforms, increase in followers).

xelx
xelx
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Yes, and Rigoberta and Tanxugueiras top trending on Youtube with 1.6M views, and Chanel, who was previously an unknown for the big public, with over 900k views. Famous actors, journalists, politicians and influencers sharing their favourites. I guess we finally have a NF that is an event by itself.

Kelimir
Kelimir
3 months ago
  1. Rayden – Boring and uninteresting
  2. Tanxugueiras – Go_A on a budget, no thanks!
  3. Varry Brava – Simple and boring.
  4. Chanel – Efendi copycat
  5. Rigoberta Bandini – Awful, and the tit on stage? Embarrassing.
  6. Xeinn – Doesn’t perform well
  7. Gonzalo Hermida – It’s just a music video
  8. Blanca Paloma – BORING
Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

Spain and Finland will break my heart this year. I will be happy for the winners, but then there are so many songs and acts that deserve to be on the ESC stage.

Kelimir
Kelimir
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Both really bad! Finland won’t qualify and Spain is last in the final, trash trash trash! I bet country like Russia or Azerbaijan will bring the winning act this year!

Una
Una
3 months ago

Blanca Paloma, Tomás Virgós, Pablo Serrano, Antón Serrats, Pablo Polo. <3

I cannot wait for the final!!!

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
3 months ago

I am sure SloMo wont be the chosen song but it will become a worlwide success… Mark my words

Jack
Jack
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Exactly like lo malo, Spanish eurofans are the main reason Spain can’t do well in Eurovision, in May they will have a breakdown again that rigoberta came 25th

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Lo Malo/Tu Cancion was the biggest WTF moment. Spain voted based on a love story and not the song itself. I guess the problem was to mix Eurovision with Operacion Trienfo.

xelx
xelx
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I mean, Aitana and Ana Guerra were saying they did not like Lo Malo. That got in the way too.

Jack
Jack
3 months ago
Reply to  xelx

They got 97 million views though. I guess they like that…

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
3 months ago

Spain as regards Eurovision is 5 years behind Europe. Whatever we send it wont be something unoriginal and already seen. After many years of sending happy/catchy songs or meh ballads now they have already moved to songs with message or traditional songs (something never seen at Esc…).
The best choice would be Blanca Paloma by far because it is original and Spain is not ready to have its own voice in Eurovision.

Antonia
Antonia
3 months ago

As a non-spanish, i have to admit Spanish is a guity-pleasure-language. BUT that alone doesn’t say much to the european public, as we have already seen. With that being said, i really hope that y’all send what you think will mostly stand out, not in the sector of just a perfomance, but as a unique beat and melody. Take good advantage of the fact that you are gonna send something in yout mother language and upgade that to fit your expectations for Eurovision.

Ffs
Ffs
3 months ago

Awful songs…every single one of them

Marc
Marc
3 months ago

I’ll vote tonight for the song I genuinely love and that’s Ay Mama.
I can’t overthink it.
I would be happy as well if Terra or Secreto de Agua win.
Chanel is an amazing performer so I’d be glad as well.
I’m just going with the song and the moment

Allaine
Allaine
3 months ago
Reply to  Marc

Ok, but enjoy your bottom and don’t blame Europe for that

Lorena
Lorena
3 months ago
Reply to  Allaine

I think in general in Spain we know Chanel is the safer choice… but it doesn’t get to our hearts and souls as Rigoberta and Tanxus do. If Chanel wins, we will be supporting her like crazy, but it will be horrible if she does not get a good position. If Rigo/Tanxus go to Esc and they do not get a good position, we will still be proud of then, their messages and what they mean to us

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

Indeed. That’ the point.
If we send Chanel and Spain doesn’t get a good result. It would feel like a miss opportunity once again.
With Tanxus or Rigoberta is another story.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Marc

You should vote for whatever song you enjoy the most, that’s the point of having a national final. Good luck.

Karl
Karl
3 months ago

Pick literally anything other than Ay Mama… unless you want to stay in the bottom 5 again.

Sending Secreto en el agua would be amazing. However, realistically, Spain would get a better result at Eurovision with SloMo.

For your own sake, Spain, do not throw your chance down the toilet. Do not send such a lackluster song like Ay Mama.

Do it for your lover.

Mr.Abbott
Mr.Abbott
3 months ago

If Spain wants to show Europe a song genuinely Spanish it should be Blanca Paloma’s song. She shows perfectly the beauty of Spanish language and it sounds very traditional, from the heart of Spain. It’s no hard for me to see a top 5 position at the ESC.
However, Chanel is my favorite, is the only song that makes me move and probably this years BOP.

Pablo Nava
Editor
3 months ago

Contigo, Lo Malo, Nadie Se Salva. We had plenty of strong latino (or litetino) bops with hit potential lose in a podium in the NF and see the elected one peter out and struggle, as said bop becomes viral.

Take it Slo Mo, Spain. Don’t commit the same mistake (or hope others don’t commit them for you)

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Pablo Nava

But Contigo WON the national final and it was the corrupted jury that voted for Do it for your love and ranked lower Contigo on purpose. It was an obvious rigged voting, when there is a tie, it’s the public’s favourite that wins, not the jury’s favourite.

Bart
Bart
3 months ago

Blanca Paloma “Secreto de agua’’ for the win pls! Like an angel standing in the water. Blanco paloma means white pigeon and I think she dilivers vocal and graphic it is stunning!!

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Bart

White DOVE, not white pigeon.

Bart
Bart
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Hahaha oeps Yes dove

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Bart

yes it’s beautiful!

Gino
Gino
3 months ago

Either Chanel or Tanxugueiras need to win. Chanel is a safe guaranteed top 15. Tanxugueiras are bit riskier but they could be top 5. Rigoberta will flop and come bottom 3 again. I like the song and love the message but this song only has the the chorus that non spanish people vibe with and it isnt enough.

Ivar
Ivar
3 months ago

Tanxugueiras have the best and most interesting song by far, and the only one which will save Spain from another flop at Eurovision. But the “professional” Spanish jury members seem set on killing their chances.

Lorena
Lorena
3 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

Spanish and foreign juries, don’t forget.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

Spanish jurors placed Terra dead last, while international jurors ranked Terra in TOP 2.

Lorena
Lorena
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

There is no way to know that. Do not listen to Twitter trolls and fakes.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

that’s a lie. the international jurors did not like Terra.

Efraim
Efraim
3 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

Their staging needs some serious work, though.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

Terra is interesting but very repetitive and could pull a Poland 2019 and do bad. The staging in Benidorm was awful and messy. I hope they fix it tonight but those dancers are cringy af!

Dhebhdfjddbv
Dhebhdfjddbv
3 months ago

Idk whether to watch this mgp or PiN
Actually I haven’t heard the songs for this week’s mgp yet so I might skip it for once but still idk what to choose.
Any advice?

Roodi
Roodi
3 months ago
Reply to  Dhebhdfjddbv

most Eurofans will watch Benidorm also in Benidorm are the most fan favorites and they are selecting the entry tonight

AndersP
AndersP
3 months ago
Reply to  Dhebhdfjddbv

Spain’s doesn’t begin until 2215 CET so it doesn’t clash with MGP at least (not sure about PiN)

Tummy
Tummy
3 months ago

Tanxugueiras , they are the best thing i’ve heard from Spain

Gurl
Gurl
3 months ago

It’s Rigoberta for me. Thanks

Dhebhdfjddbv
Dhebhdfjddbv
3 months ago
Reply to  Gurl

Agreed

Allaine
Allaine
3 months ago

Please Spain, send Chanel 😉

Alonso
Alonso
3 months ago

TANXUGUEIRAS!!!

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Romania Eurovision 2021
3 months ago

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Roodi
Roodi
3 months ago

you mean 1 place hater

Stian F
Stian F
3 months ago

There is no way that a perfect performance like Chanel would end up in last place! Never has that ever happened in Eurovision.

ete sech
ete sech
3 months ago

As far as I can see, the winner will be either Chanel or Rigo, with Tanxu winning the televote. Let’s see if that (or something else) ends up happening

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago

Tanxugueiras please

Esc addict
Esc addict
3 months ago

Gonzalo will go in Turin, like that no wars between the fans. Tanxu stans, Chanel stans and Rigo stans are unbearable with each other, and it’s already ruining the party, so tomorrow whatever happens, it will be terrible after the show I fear…..so guys calm down it’s only music after all.

Esc addict
Esc addict
3 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Have you seen the comments on twitter, instagram and youtube ? Alarmist no, rather realistic sorry…whatever will happen tonight there will be el eurodrama que quieres, que tu quieres. It’s the price to pay when you have a quality selection with several potential winners.

Last edited 3 months ago by Esc addict
cake
cake
3 months ago

booty hypnoticcccc <3

Roodi
Roodi
3 months ago

can not wait to see queen chanel win