They may have sung “SloMo” at Eurovision 2022, but Spain is moving in fast-forward with details about Benidorm Fest 2023. On Thursday the 27th, RTVE will reveal the full list of participants for their national selection.
RTVE will air a special programme with Benidorm Fest host Inés Hernand and TV host Rodrigo Vázquez, at 22.00 CET. All 16 contestants and some from last year will be there.
Furthermore, on Friday the 28th there will be a press conference with all of the acts.
A total of 16 acts will take part in Spain’s national selection in 2023, and RTVE is announcing the names very early. However, the songs are not expected to be released.
In fact, artists will be able to add the finishing touches to their songs during November, as some of the selected entries so far may be demos.
Last year, the songs were revealed right after Junior Eurovision, and it won’t be surprising if it happens that way again this year.
But we’ll have the names and titles, presumably, so there will be plenty of room for all sorts of fan dramas.
Benidorm Fest 2023 will take place on January 31, February 2 and February 4. This include two semi-finals with eight acts each, and a final with eight competing artists. Only one of them will snatch the Bronze Microphone and fly the Spanish flag in Liverpool.
RTVE: Benidorm Fest 2023 decision on Monday
The 16 acts entering Benidorm Fest 2023 have not yet been decided, at least officially. RTVE’s steering committee have been listening to all the 876 entries and on Monday the final decision will be made.
Narrowing down such a huge number of options is not an easy task. The committee will choose its participants, but also a series of back-ups in case something goes wrong. On Monday, all will be decided, and on Thursday, the contestants will be presented.
Un equipo transversal de profesionales de @RTVE está inmerso en la escucha y análisis de los 876 temas recibidos. Este lunes, 24 de octubre, elegirá las 16 canciones que participarán en el Benidorm Fest 2023 #BenidormFest #ElFestivalQueQuieres— Eurovisión RTVE (@eurovision_tve) October 19, 2022
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