Benidorm Fest 2023

Ho, ho, ho! All 18 songs from Spain’s Benidorm Fest 2023 will drop on December 19. That’s what you call a Feliz Navidad.

RTVE broke the news on Thursday, and as usual, Twitter exploded. That was not a joke about Elon Musk. Fans are calling the date a smart move.

Many fans noticed the songs will drop the day after the World Cup finale. RTVE is broadcasting it, and yesterday played Spain’s Junior Eurovision song Señorita during the interval. Almost 5 million people saw it and it was just the first match. Here’s what Director of Programming José Pablo López said:

It wouldn’t be a surprise if RTVE used one of the most watched events of the year to promote the Benidorm Fest entries.

Benidorm Fest 2023: Song titles

  •  Agoney – “Quiero arder” (I want to burn)
  • Alfred – “Desde que tú estás” (Since you’re here)
  • Alice Wonder – “Yo quisiera” (I would like to)
  • Aritz Arén – “Flamenco”
  • Blanca Paloma – “EaEa”
  • E’FEMME – “Uff!”
  • Famous – “La Lola”
  • Fusa Nocta – “Mi Familia” (My family)
  • José Otero – “Inviernos en Marte” (Winters in Mars)
  • Karmento – “Quiero y duelo” (I want and I hurt)
  • Megara – “Arcadia”
  • Meler – “No nos moverán” (They won’t move us)
  • Rakky Ripper – “Tracción” (Traction)
  • Sharonne – “Aire” (Air)
  • Siderland – “Que esclati tot” (Let it all explode)
  • Sofía Martín – “Tuki”
  • Twin Melody – “Sayonara”
  • Vicco – “Nochentera” (The whole night/Eightees night. It’s a play on words)

Also, if you didn’t get a ticket for Benidorm Fest, stay tuned. RTVE will be giving away some in Christmas.

Which Benidorm Fest entry are you most excited for? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Lorena
Lorena
1 day ago

By the way, new song released today, done together by Alfred (2018) and Miki (2019). Worth to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d1WGLRjhCM

Whisker
Whisker
1 day ago
Reply to  Lorena

This song is as boring as the first half of England-USA. Neither have got any kind of energy or excitement. But it’s nice of you to share.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 day ago
Reply to  Lorena

The song is a song we agree on that point but well you know… It is kinda Boring and pfff. And unfortunately i understand the lyrics and It is just a bunch of words put together to sound nice. I dont have high expectations for Alfred.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 day ago

I Will try to be unbiased even though my favourite last year was Blanca Paloma and her performance at the candidates presentation was the best by far… I know It is all about the song, It is all about the song, It is all about the song.

Colin
Colin
1 day ago

OT, but the submissions for Dora 2023 have been record-breaking, with almost 200 songs submitted. Many famous people have publically said that they have submitted a song. Three former representatives will try again: Damir Kedžo (Divlji vjetre – Croatia 2020), Igor Cukrov (Lijepa Tena – Croatia 2009) and Daniel Popovic (Džuli – Yugoslavia 1983). Aside them, the aspiring partcipants include famous songwriter and performer Ibrica Jusic, established singer Siniša Vuco (with a song co-authored by the late great Arsen Dedic), host and celebrity Vlatka Pokos, and also Eni Jurisic, Meri Andrakovic, Lea Deklava, among others. That doesn’t mean that all… Read more »

Una
Una
1 day ago
Reply to  Colin

That’s great news!! The number of songs, the known people in Croatia, the broadcaster hyping the show!!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 day ago
Reply to  Colin

Damir definitely deserves a second chance Since his eurovision opportunity was cut short Due to Covid. Let’s hope he gets picked for Dora 2023.

apollinischesprinzip
apollinischesprinzip
1 day ago

blanca, alice wonder or alfred for the win!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 day ago

Wait for the song releases, then you can make that judgment

Una
Una
1 day ago

Another broadcaster that went from dust to top. Great job, Spain!! I can’t wait to hear the songs!

Polegend Godnova
1 day ago

i love it when all songs are dropped on the same day, it’s always an experience to listen to a national selection’s options all together and do the first ranking!

Devito
1 day ago

Do not forget, Spaniards, be open to explore new music. I told you Chanel will prove it’s good to take the risk. Now, don’t sleep on your luck with another 50 years of melancholic ballads and the Bottom-5 positions as an outcome!

Una
Una
1 day ago
Reply to  Devito

They won’t – I actually think there are in it for the win!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 day ago
Reply to  Una

It will be 54 years in Spain last won and they are long overdue for it.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 day ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Should be since Spain last won, But unfortunately there is no edit button to fix it.

Devito
1 day ago
Reply to  Una

I really hope so! I love when countries take a risk to send something what may seem uncomfortable at first, but is actually a complete bop. My dream is to see at least one Eurovision edition where Swedish radio-friendly-plastic is non-existent. 2020 and 2022 were so close, brilliant!

Una
Una
1 day ago
Reply to  Devito

Not 2023 🙁 I’ve read elseqhere that “Cyprus” has a Swedish song. Someone please call ‘recycling solutionsss and services’!!!

KIKI
KIKI
1 day ago

Blanca Paloma will slay it!!

Devito
1 day ago
Reply to  KIKI

She will be happy to qualify to the Final and reach her 2022 position. I still find it unbelievable “Secreto de agua” came 5th surpassing “Quién lo diría”, “Eco” and “Raffaella”.

Kiki
Kiki
1 day ago
Reply to  Devito

Come on… Those 3 songs were crap..

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 day ago

Let’s hope for some good stuff.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
1 day ago

Their marketing is on point! I’m marking my calendar for the premiere of the songs, for sure.

motopapi
motopapi
2 days ago

a oc

Zheng
Zheng
2 days ago

Eaeaeaea!! I can’t wait for another masterpiece by Blanca Paloma

KIKI
KIKI
1 day ago
Reply to  Zheng

Her time has come!!

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
2 days ago

Hopefully they’ll pick a decent song instead of a glorified dance routine this time…

Baby
Baby
1 day ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Slomo was one of the best songs last year, youre just bitter it did better than the slower “meaningful” songs