Alice Wonder

Yo Quisiera” is Alice Wonder’s entry for Benidorm Fest 2023.  The song is a retrospective on her way in life and how she faces adversities. 

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Benidorm Fest 2023: Alice Wonder “Yo Quisiera”

Alice Wonder — born Alicia Climent — is a 24-year-old singer songwriter from Madrid. She burst into the limelight after performing a moving cover of “Lucha de Gigantes” during a tribute in Madrid to the people who died from Covid-19. It even made Queen Letizia emotional. 

Alice has two albums under her belt and has taken part in several festivals across the country. A self-considered “weird voice” within her generation, Wonder has performed songs with artists such as Rayden, who was also at Benidorm Fest 2022. 

What do the “Yo Quisiera” lyrics mean?

“Yo Quisiera” is a retrospective on her life and the way Alice has come through, defeating adversities and self-restraints. “What does it matter what they say if they know nothing about what I have inside of me?”. “Nobody would have said I’d be here, but this far I’ve come”.

She also speaks to her partner and promises to go ahead with her. “Tell me I have not failed you”, she says. “You and I we’ll get through here, held by the hand”. “And if you prefer to fly, we’ll fly so high”.

“Yo Quisiera” lyrics – Alice Wonder (Benidorm Fest 2023)

Written and composed by: Alicia Climent

Spanish text

¿Que más da
Lo que digan?
Si no saben nada
De lo que llevo dentro

¿Qué más da
Lo que piensen
Si ya nada
Parece tan real?

Yo quisiera parar el tiempo
Mirarme a los ojos
Y no sentir miedo
Yo quisiera
Volver
Pero no puedo

Si no es hoy
Dime para cuándo?
Ando pidiéndole a Dios toa’ la tregua que no me he dado
Al menos me he perdonado
Cómo pasan los años
Nadie diría que estaría aquí
Pero hasta aquí he llegado
Camino de suelo dorado
Dime que no te he fallado
Confías en mí
Y en qué tú y yo
Saldremos de aquí
Cogidos de la mano
Y si prefieres volar
Volaremos bien alto

Yo quisiera parar el tiempo
Pero no puedo
Yo quisiera
Volver
Pero no puedo

Si no es hoy dime para cuando
Camino de suelo dorado
Si no es hoy dime para cuando
Camino de suelo dorado

English translation

What does it matter
what they say
If they know nothing
About what I have inside of me

What does it matter
what they think about it
If nothing
feels so real anymore

I would like to stop the time
Look at myself into the eyes
And feel no more fear
I would like to
Come back
But I can’t

If it’s not today
Tell me when?
I’ve been asking God for all the truce I’ve never given myself
At least I have forgiven myself
How do years go by
Nobody would have said I’d be here
But this far I’ve come
Path of golden floors
Tell me I’ve not failed you
You trust in me
And you and I
We’ll get out of here
Held by the hand
And if you prefer to fly
We’ll fly so high

I would like to stop the time
But I can’t
I would like to
Come back
But I can’t

If it’s not today, tell me when
Path of golden ground
If it’s not today, tell me when
Path of golden ground

Is “Yo Quisiera” your favourite Benidorm Fest entry? Should Alice Wonder sing at Eurovision 2023? Tell us in the comment section below!

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Yannis
Yannis
3 days ago

her song is so beautiful! I hope she wins

Jack Needham
Jack Needham
4 days ago

She will do great live, I just know it.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
4 days ago

I absolutely love this song and it’s one of my standouts in BenidormFest. I so hope she can make this magical on stage and fullfill its potential.

Eurotoxic
Eurotoxic
4 days ago

She could have a great result like Barbara Pravi did or being bottom… I think there is not middle point with this song

Tibor
Tibor
5 days ago

This is my favourite in Benidorm and still one of my favourites in this year’s Eurovision national selection swing. It’s the kind of entry you have to hear live, before you can truly assess what it could achieve – it could be an Anouk or Sobral moment, but it could also become a little forgettable, if not delivered with the appropriate fervor. Be that as it may, I listen to this all the time and can’t wait to see her on stage.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
4 days ago
Reply to  Tibor

Couldn’t agree with you more

Zanoni
Zanoni
5 days ago

I thought this was my Benidorm #1,but taking my NF playlist on a road trip this weekend, it just couldn’t hold up to everything else and was the song I was most inclined to skip. Just a little too low-key I guess.

Zanoni
Zanoni
5 days ago
Reply to  Zanoni

The lyrics are lovely though

Jake
Jake
5 days ago

Stands out as unique in a benidorm fest that seems oversaturated with reggeaton-flavored entries this year. Probably the one I’m most interested in seeing live and with staging. Think it could have a good chance if all the other songs cancel each other out and the televoters are enchanted by her voice and song.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
5 days ago

I like this song very much