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
Are you excited for Benidorm Fest 2023? Who will succeed Chanel? Who do you think will make the cut? Let us know in the comment section below!
Update – The announcement has been postponed to Saturday.
Another update— The artists will actually be revealed tonight
I have read there is a group Girl’s Gang Who submitted a song. I did not know them but after listening to their covers I think they could be a really good option. They sing beautifully, a mixture of a capella and choir Style with lots of harmonies with their voices.
PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES REVEAL IN 29 MINUTES!!!
Yeah we got the 37 we thought we would. I’m good with that.
No comebacks, unfortunately; except for Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia, it’s everyone else who was in Turin and that’s it. We’ve got 37 countries this year.
and Kazakhstan ? 🙁
And that’s wonderful.
Rosalía or Alvaro Soler please.
Manel Navaro, Rigoberta or Zzoilo
Why dislikes lol 😀
Because Manel Navarro?? Really??
BREAKING NEWS :
Off-topic, but an awkward incident happened in the Miss Grand International pageant this year. Miss Ukraine was caught on camera smiling awkwardly towards the direction of Miss Russia when she was about to pick her food during a buffet dinner in Bali, Indonesia. Miss Ukraine then walks always to the opposite direction to avoid immediate contact with Miss Russia.
Here’s the video of the incident : https://m.facebook.com/groups/416209850376028/permalink/497722515558094/
But you’ll have to join the group in order to view the video, because it is set to “private”.
What’s the breaking news here and what does it even have to do with Eurovision?
And we’re suppose to care because?!
Will we also get the songs Thursday?
The article says probably not.
I hope 2 things for spain and benidorm fest less drama and hate for whoever wins
And that chanel will return in a few years
Drama and hate are something that will never be missed when TVE and Eurovision get together, sorry. :d and the bigger the interest that bigger the drama.
Contestants I would like to see(and think has some chance to be there):
Maria jose llergo
La casa Azul
Alfred just canceled most of his tour and is set to take part in the upcoming season of Tu Cara Me Suena. I highly doubt he’ll have time for BeFest.
Lola Indigo tried in 2018 so idk but since she worked with Elettra and Eletra tried in 2020 for Italy – there is always chance
Technically she didn’t. By the time TVE decided that the Eurovision 2018 selection would be held through OT 2017 she was already gone from the show, and only the five finalists of the competition (plus sixth-placer Agoney to round the duets) were featured in the NF.
Anabel Conde, come back. Vuelve conmigo.
Omg no, we are trying to do something new, not something from the era when everyone in Spain believed Eurovision didn’t exist anymore. :d
Spain is trying to move forward with Eurovision not backwards, Unlike certain countries *cough*Ireland*cough*.
That’s Rich is not like The Voice. Ireland needs help, yeah, but moving backwards would actually be better than where they are now.
I’m sorry, but yes. We had Bandido last year, not 16 Chanels. There’s room for everyone. Ven, ven, vuelve conmigo, Anabel…
Considering the massive impact Benidormfest had in Spanish mainstream, Azúcar Moreno earned very little from their participation cause I guess people was looking for something new and fresh. And they are pretty much stablished artists. Anabel Conde is and has always been totally unknown, only the very few boomer Eurovision fans that existed back then know her. Maybe she submitted something but considering her circumstances she’s got zero chances.
I’m sorry talent counts for nothing. Spotify streams is all that matters, and youth.
Anabel is nothing but a beggar, knocking at the window for food. Quick, pull down the blind.
Downvoters, you didn’t think I actually meant this?
Apparently Aitana, Amaia, Manel Navarro, and Miki.
So exciting. Benidorm was strongest national final last year.
Rayden was my personal favorite.