Benidorm Fest

Benidorm Fest returns in 2023 as Spain’s national selection for Eurovision. This time it’s even bigger, with 18 acts competing for the chance to represent their country in Liverpool this May.

Now that you’ve had a few weeks to listen to all the entries, we want to know who your favourites are.

Who should take home the Benidorm Fest 2023 trophy? Which act has the best chance of taking Spain back to the top of the Eurovision scoreboard?

Scroll down to vote in our poll

Benidorm Fest 2023: Competing songs

If you need a refresher, then take a listen to all the competing entries below. Click on the song titles to listen to each entry, or whizz through them all in our Spotify playlist.

Poll: Who should win Spain’s Benidorm Fest 2023?

In this poll, you can vote for as many acts as you would like. But you can only vote once — so choose wisely!

Show details

Benidorm Fest 2023 takes place between 31 January and 4 February. The 18 acts will be split between two semi-finals, with four songs from each semi-final progressing to the grand final.

The voting in each show is comprised of 50% jury, 25% demoscopic jury, 25% televoting.

The hosts of the three broadcasts will be Inés Hernand, Mónica Naranjo and Rodrigo Vázquez.

Who did you vote for in the poll? Which acts are you rooting for at Benidorm Fest 2023? Let us know in the comments below.

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Javi
Javi
9 days ago

To be honest, Fusa, Blanca, Aritz, Vicco and Jose have the better chances to get a.good.position in the final.I think Spain will finish top 12-15 this year.
Agoney had to give a masterpiece perormance to win.

Jeremi
Jeremi
9 days ago

Quiero Arder & Flamenco are my favourites this year. They are my top on Deezer ! Love them both.

Lorena
Lorena
19 days ago

I just came to say I saw a live performance by Alice Wonder yesterday… and it blew up my mind. She could be a great contender.

Vigo
Vigo
23 days ago

Agoney is the one for me, that type of music is just literally everything I look for in a song but I can genuinely see Megara winning, obviously none of our opinions matter until we see the stage performance and live vocals I think Chanel proved that last year.

Saya
Saya
23 days ago

I wonder if any of em will pull Chanel. Like no one hype her before, until we heard her live .

Javi
Javi
23 days ago
Reply to  Saya

thats not true. Chanel was 5th in the polls before the live shows

Javi
Javi
24 days ago

Megara is top 5 material for Eurovision. Its catchy, powerful, has a different sound and a unique look. If Spain it´s smart, which I doubt, Megara is going to win Benidorm Fest

Fabien
Fabien
24 days ago

Megara is top 5 material for Eurovision. Its catchy, powerful, has a different sound and a unique look. If Spain it´s smart, which I doubt, Megara is going to win Benidorm Fest

Javi
Javi
24 days ago

Megara or Fusa Nocta. Both are different, catchy and unique!

Ajay
Ajay
24 days ago

I can see Sharonne pull a Kate Miller Heidke and give us a great vocal/novelty performance! its way too soon to call it but my potentials are Sharonne, Vicco & Siderland

Miguel
Miguel
25 days ago

Most of the songs are really really good! Spain got inspired from last year result.
And also a lot of diversity. It will be a show to watch.
The songs i like the most are:

Agoney – quiero arder
Alfred – desde que tu estas
Aritz – flamenco
E’femme – uff!
Megara – arcadia
José – inviernos en marte
Vicco – nochentera

vetrina
vetrina
27 days ago

?ehhhh! Not impressed by any song! After Chanel they all look disappointing! Spain is definitely not coming to win this year!

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
28 days ago

I LOVE Blanca’ s EaEa. I am not sure if It would end Up high on the scoreboard but i think It is time for us to send to Esc something risky.

Devito
26 days ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Rarely ever songs with repetitive chorus get high score, just saying.

Ya ea ea ya ea ea
Ya ea ea ya ea ea
Ya ea ea ya ea ea
Lagrimitas del Nilo
Noches en vela

Charlie06
Charlie06
28 days ago

I love Agoney, but I don’t like ‘Quiero arder’.
My favourites so far: Fusa Nocta, Alice Wonder, Blanca Paloma and Rakky Ripper.

Sabrina
Sabrina
28 days ago

Last year before it started i didn’t get the fuss for tanxugeiras or roberta this year i don’t get the fuss for agoney they say it’s siren song + i m their baby like siren song was so much better anyway
Last year my favorite was chanel don’t know about this year guess i’ll have to wait for the staging and live vocals because i like uff but i am not sure this will translate well live

Aaa
Aaa
29 days ago

I think only agoney and alice wonder might have this wow factor that eurovision winner needs.
Thus, I think they are the best options.

Escfan
29 days ago

The songs I voted for are:
Famous: La Lola
Sofia Martín: Tuki
José Otero: Inviernos de Matte
Fusa Nocta: Mi Familia
Agoney: Quiero Ardener

I think my favourite out of these is José’s song, it has an epic quality to it and I’m partial to a ballad. Can’t wait to see this staging in particular.

From the snippets last year, I actually liked Chanel’s song and thought, this needs choreography and to my delight the choreography was better than I could’ve imagined.

duxx
duxx
29 days ago

Quite hard to tell right now. We need hear how these songs live.
We’ve seen last year that live performances matter a lot.
There is lot of great songs this year in benidorom fest, im sure spaniards will pick up the best one.

Mbappe
Mbappe
29 days ago

It sounds so familiar because it was heavily inspired by Cabello’s Havana…

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
29 days ago

Fusa Nocta and Alice Wonder are my favourites. That being said, I’m very careful with saying who is my favourite seeing what happened last year with Chanel, whom I had overlooked completely until the first semi.

Overall, it’s a field with a lot of diversity and even though I don’t like all songs or think that they’re all very strong, it promises to be a very entertaining show with plenty of songs that are way more original and inspired than what we’re used to from Spain in the pre-BenidormFest years. So I’m really excited about TVE’s approach.

Mbappe
Mbappe
29 days ago

Blanca Paloma is just in a different league compared to the rest of the selection, Eaea would be by far the best Spanish entry post-2000.

Mbappe
Mbappe
29 days ago
Reply to  Mbappe

Also, Agoney would be really lame, annoying, a massive mistake and just another inevitable flop, please don’t even think about it.

Efraim
Efraim
29 days ago

I’m staying out of this one until I have seen everyone on stage in Benidorm. We clearly saw just how much of a difference presentation can make last year.

Ritoli
Ritoli
29 days ago

If they want a top 10 they send “Flamenco” with a shirtless singer and 4 more muscular male dancers with a sexy dance and that’s it.

no.
no.
25 days ago
Reply to  Ritoli

cope. jealous.

Yankee
Yankee
29 days ago

I prefer Mi Familia. I do not want Israel 2022 2.0

Eurotoxic
Eurotoxic
29 days ago

1. Mi familia – FUSA NOCTSA
2. Yo quisiera – ALICE WONDER
3. Flamenco – ARITZ

potaxio
potaxio
29 days ago

My favorite songs are those of Fusa Nocta and Agoney, but I wouldn’t rule out almost anyone else as winners as Chanel showed us last year that there can always be someone who breaks into contention and even wins it all

Filler
Filler
29 days ago

It’s interesting that Vicco is way ahead from all of them in Spotify but not so much popular here. I personally not sure why people like that much

Lorena
Lorena
29 days ago
Reply to  Filler

It’s the perfect Spanish radioformula song. Very fun and danceable. Even though it is first in Spotify, I do not think many people is thinking about sending it to ESC.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
27 days ago
Reply to  Lorena

Exactly, it is the typical current Spanish pop sound a.k.a. Aitana. It may surprise.

Lorena
Lorena
24 days ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

Apparently Vicco is very good live. Let’s see.

Yannis
Yannis
29 days ago

With the right staging Yo quinsera would be outstanding

Héctor
Héctor
29 days ago

Tbh, I was a bit disappointed at first listen, I was expecting more this year. Now that I have had time to listen to them more I think the level is pretty similar to what we saw last year, though, obviously, we are yet to see the live performance as it was then when Chanel surprise the whole audience. I’d say the quality was more leveled up last year, so this time we see a bigger gap between the best and the worst songs. There are also like 6 songs that I think have potential on the Eurovision stage if… Read more »

Zanoni
Zanoni
29 days ago

Yo Quisiera has really snuck up on me and is my favorite now.

Sebas
Sebas
29 days ago

My top has shuffled a little bit I’d say, but largely remained the same but a surprise for me def was Mi Familia. That song shot up in my top really quickly!

  1. Agoney – Quiero Arder
  2. Fusa Nocta – Mi Familia
  3. E’femme – Uff
  4. Megara – Arcadia
  5. Vicco – Nochentera

Honourable mention is Jose Oteró, I think his song is great but I’m not sure they should send a Duncan Laurence type of ballad.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
29 days ago

If they are all good live, then this is hopefully going to come down to what the Spanish want to send. I hope, I hope, I hope…

Thallo
Thallo
29 days ago

Fusa Nocta’s Mi Familia is a possible Eurovision winner, but only if she nails the visuals and staging. I hope she goes down the route of staging similar to Rosalia’s Motomami tour, but more Spanish.

I thought Vicco’s Nochentera was unbelievably basic when I first listened, but now it’s on my playlist and stuck in my head! It’s SO catchy, but I’m not sure if it’s right for ESC.

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

I wonder if children are allowed on recorded backing vocals.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Sort of. Dare I bring up UK 2006?
Discuss. 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

They weren’t actually children, though…? They were actually the best thing about that song.

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Oh, yeah. I forgot about that one. Ah, these “Covid” temporary rules allow a lot.

Colin
Colin
29 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Ha ha ha Guilty pleasure of mine, actually. 😉

As for Jonas’ question: I’m not sure, but I don’t see why not. The reason why children aren’t allowed on ESC is because of the level of maturity and potential exposure on stage (as I said, even 16-year-olds being allowed to perform songs about adult themes in questionable at best). Pre-recorded vocals are by no means actually exposed on ESC stage and remain anonymous and unseen. But, of course, I have no idea what’s the official position on that by the EBU.

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I suppose you are right. If they bring back live backing vocals, we could stop wondering.

Colin
Colin
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

We’ll see. I’d like that soon TBH, but I’d still leave a loophole for hard to pull situations like Norway 2017.

WALLY
WALLY
29 days ago

¡¡Karmento!! The best lyrics, and music with quality and very traditional spanish roots.

Amar pelos dois
Amar pelos dois
29 days ago

Mucha suerte a todos los participantes

West
West
29 days ago

I voted for Meler, José and Alfred, but Vicco and Megara are also in my top 5. But of course after hearing the live performance I can change my mind completely.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
29 days ago

1 Karmento
2 Vicco
3 Fusa nocta

Amesc
Amesc
29 days ago

Mi familla is the strongest song (in my opinion always) and if it has a good staging, it will have the package to gain a great place in Liverpool. It has a spanish taste, it is original, it is dynamic and people wont compare her with Chanel. In any case, good luck to all the contestants!!!

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
29 days ago

Megara

Jamie
Jamie
29 days ago

Mi Familia or Agoney, I’m happy with either.

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
29 days ago

For me personally it’s Megara hands down but last year I thought I knew who I wanted to win and after seeing everyone live it changed to Chanel. So who knows.
But studio cut wise, it’s Arcadia for me 1000%.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
29 days ago

Vicco or Megara. Vicco’s song is still kind of underrated but is climbing the ranks, as her video has a lot more views now and the song is VERY catchy after the first listen and the key change suprises a lot of people. On the stage, this could have a very dance like performance getting people moving IF done correctly and could be the new Chanel. Megara on the other hand would bring something we’ve never seen before to Eurovision: Spanish Rock. This COULD end up in the top 5 with the right revamp towards the end to make the… Read more »

Sam
Sam
29 days ago

Karmento can make a strong difference and bring to the spotlight one of the most forgotten traditional styles from Spain (of course this time from a modern perspective): that of rural Castille, which is now almost unknown to young people (not to mention internationally) after being overshadowed for decades by others such as flamenco, Galician celtic (such as last year’s Terra), and other genres. It brings memories of the traditional songs full of wisdom sung by elderly people and playing with language (double meanings, metaphors, images, etc.). Those small villages are being abandoned, and a victory of this song at… Read more »

Colin
Colin
29 days ago

I’m surprised myself about my Benidorm Fest 2023 ranking. Mi familia isn’t of the genre I usually go for, yet it’s so mesmerizing and unique. I feel like this is the song to pick if they want another outstanding song which doesn’t look like it’s following the footsteps of any of the songs they’ve sent so far or any of the very successful entries of the past 5 years. I just hope that Fusa Nocta can deliver the magic on stage, because as we’ve seen, staging and vocals are the key when it comes to the juries, and this is… Read more »

Colin
Colin
29 days ago
Reply to  Colin

PS. And Alice Wonder. It’s subtle, and feels like a FdC song. I like the atmosphere quite a lot.

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
29 days ago
Reply to  Colin

Thought on Arcadia?

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
29 days ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

Thoughts*

Colin
Colin
29 days ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

Pretty cool song. My current 4th. I can see it charming the audiences because it’s an unexpected choice from Spain.

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I like Arcadia very much, but I do wish the chorus was a bit stronger.

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I wish the final chorus was stronger than the previous two. It’s a critique I have with many songs. You want that bigger boom at the end.

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
29 days ago
Reply to  Colin

When I heard Spain has a rock tune in their selection I was pretty surprised and excited!

Mikey Mata
Mikey Mata
29 days ago

Agoney is so overrated… He is so talanted I’ve seen him live but the song wont do well just like Israel 2022. Fusa nocta winner??

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
29 days ago

Agoney reminds me too much of Michael Ben David from Israel last year, who was a massive flop. Megara reminds me of Hatari and it could be a success at Eurovision if it has massive staging to go along with it. Based on the general Eurovision fan reaction, it seems Blanca Paloma, Fusa Nocta, and Alice Wonder are the three acts that are the most popular. I agree with many who say that this year’s Benidorm Fest is not as strong as last year’s lineup and there doesn’t seem to be a clear frontrunner. Also, I personally don’t think any… Read more »

Devito
29 days ago

My hope is that Spain will not fall into the traps that Cyprus has fallen into since 2018. You cannot expect to recreate success by doing the same thing over and over again. I wish Spaniards would be brave and creative again. Being unique is what gets audiences hooked. Chanel was so successful because she was a breath of fresh air, a Latino bop we don’t hear or see as often on the Eurovision stage. If you’re about to go down the same road, you need to have a really strong and likeable song plus amazing staging to get a… Read more »

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
29 days ago

My personal favourites are Arcadia, Nochentera and Yo Quisiera, but there are a lot of songs with potential in this list

Amar pelos dois
Amar pelos dois
29 days ago
Reply to  CatcoolH

I like Nochentera too…..

BimBamBoum
BimBamBoum
29 days ago

I would go with “Quiero y duelo” by Karmento. Simple melody that manages to grab me into hard to describe feelings. I read somewhere this was kind of an ode to ancient Castillan sounds and I appreciate lyrics a lot too. For all those reasons, I hope we’ll see her at least in the Saturday Final, I think this is one of those songs which can take another level performed live. Hoppefully the magic will happen.

Baby
Baby
29 days ago

I think the best studio cut is without a doubt Mi familia, i see it even winning eurovision just based on the song itself. But im a little unsure of Fusa and her vocal abillities, i do however know Agoney is an extremely strong vocalist and dancer and i do see him doing a great performance. I think Fusa should represent Spain, but only if her vocals are up to par

Baby
Baby
29 days ago
Reply to  Baby

Last year Spain did the whole cheesy thing with the matadors and spanish trumpets and a fan, but this year they should really do the ethnic Spanish vibe without the stereotype. And im saying this as someone who loooooveeedd Chanel and her performance

Ellie
Ellie
29 days ago
Reply to  Baby

I’ve seen a few clips of Fusa Nocta singing live over the years and she has the breath control of Pia Maria. I’m not hopeful.

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago

I think Sharonne will win. Like last year, the song itself won’t matter, only the performace. She’s the one with the obsessive fans to make it happen.

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Hopefully the juries will sink it. Long live juries!

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

No comment.

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

The demiscopic jury put Tanxugeiras first. The “expert” jury just happened to have Chanel’s choreographer on it, but there’s no point in going over that again…

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Not the choreographer for SloMo, to be fair, but somebody else she works with. Having a choreographer on the jury is wrong anyway, it’s not a dance contest.

Javi
Javi
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

that´s a lie. Myriam, the jury that u are talking about. She is a very famous choreographer in Spain, and she has worked for everyone.. She also work in the past for Azucar Moreno, Rayden, the choreographer of Sara Deop. So no, Chanel worked 1 day for her in a tv program 5 years ago. The choreographer of Sarah and Rayder works for her during the time for benidorm fest. Did anyone say something about that? NO. Because they didn´t win like Chanel did. Chanel won the jurys because she was the best by miles

Javi
Javi
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

LIER! Kyle wasn´t a jury! OMG!

Javi
Javi
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

NO. It was the result of the combined votes of the jury, the demoscopic jury and the televote. Chanel would never have won if she had not come second in the demoscopic jury and third in the televote.

Baby
Baby
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

The song did matter last year. Slomo was one of the best songs last year, what u talking bout lol

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Televote is only a quarter of points, so the article says.

Eurotoxic
Eurotoxic
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Keep the faith

Fabien
Fabien
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

The one who has the biggest fanbase is Agoney. And he is going to win the televote

Javi
Javi
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

The one who has the biggest fanbase is Agoney. And he is going to win the televote