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 you would like to qualify from semi-final 1.
Semi-final 1 of Benidorm Fest will take place on 31 January and nine acts will be competing. Only four of them will qualify to the final on 4 February.
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Benidorm Fest 2023: Semi-final 1 competing songs
In case you need to refresh your memory, take a listen to all the entries in our Spotify playlist below.
- Agoney – “Quiero Arder”
- Alice Wonder – “Yo quisiera”
- Aritz – “Flamenco”
- Fusa Nocta – “Mi Familia”
- Megara – “Arcadia”
- Meler – “No Nos Moverán”
- Sharonne – “Aire”
- Sofía Martín – “Tuki”
- Twin Melody – “Sayonara”
Poll: Who should qualify from semi-final 1 of Benidorm Fest 2023?
In this poll you can vote for a maximum of four songs, since that’s how many will make it through to the grand final. And you can only vote once — so choose wisely!
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? Is the winner of Benidorm Fest in semi-final 1? Let us know in the comments below.
I think we all agree Fusa, Agoney, Alice and Megara should qualify.However, we never get what we want, so I think there must be a surprise and one of them might flop.
If any of these do not qualify, Sharonne should go through.
Fusa Nocta and Alice Wonder should definitely qualify, and I’m guessing Agoney and Megara will take the other two spots. I quite like “Tuki”, but I think it’s unlikely that Sofía will make it.
Pulling for Megara and hoping Alice Wonder crushes it.
its interesting that 3 of the top 4 vote getters on this wiwibloggs pool were in the bottom half of scores of the spanish pre-selection committee….it’ll be interesting to see how the international jury selects and definitely the home viewer–it’ll probably shift things once you see the live performances
I won’t lie, this is a very tough semi, theres more than four favourites in this semi and also if you were to take the odds into it, Aritz’s song which I would’ve considered to be like but not necessarily a favourite is pretty high so we could have some upsets here.
In relation to qualifiers, it is difficult, here are my personal qualifiers that Id like through (fully aware staging may change my mind)
My personal qualifiers:
Nevertheless I’m ready for Agoney to take one of my beloved spots (don’t hate the song but not entirely in love with it either)
This should be so very interesting!
see Williams part of the international jury.
Mi familia mi familia mi familia
Now that William is part of the jury,, I’m really worried for his safety if last year’s Spaniard reaction is any indication. Some fans will undoubtedly be butt hurt again. At least there’s more juri members so the influence is more widespread and involves from multiple countries and experiences vs last year having 5 people holding so much power.
How are the qualifiers revealed? Will we know who placed where with the exact points or will they just announce the 4 qualifiers?
they are going to reveal everything. Same as last year.
I’m probably the only one, but I’d take Aritz over Agoney. Don’t get the allure of Quiero Arder at all, but to each their own.
I want :
. Alice Wonder
. Fusa Nocta
But I think Fusa Nocta is a flop unfortunately in live… So, its Aritz i think in the top 4
Aritz will likely be a flop live too. He can’t really sing.
My personal favourites going into this semi are:
Agoney, Aritz, Fusa Nocta and Megara
Alice Wonder for sure
It’s fascinating to read all of the “fan chat” about Benidorm Fest this year. This seems to me to be even more hyped than last year’s event was. Also, look how close this poll is. I’m very excited for this event.
Agreed. These are my top 4 too.
Very tough semi. It would be better if they were 5 finalists, since it is sure that one good song will stay out. My prediction is Fusa Nocta, Agoney, Aritz and Alice (in random order).
At this point, it won’t suprise me if Agoney qualifies thanks to televoting and Aritz thanks to the juries, instead of Megara. But, we haven’t seen the performances yet, so let’s wait.
Good luck to everybody!
Buscamos la salida
Lluvia de dagas
Arde la llama
Y si me miras se me acaba el tiempo
Soy aleman y me encanta esta letra….
Unas semanas atras fue la leccion diaria en español para mi.
I’m literally singing along to it when I listen to it and I don’t understand a lick of Spanish lol.
Music is a language and I speak it fluently!
Well, remember Belgium… We should wait
But for now:
1. Fusa Nocta 100%
2. Alice 100%
4. Megara or Agoney
Sorry but no chance for Meler, Sharone or the twins
Yes it seems that Fussa Nostra and Alice Wonder are the two deserve songs to represent Spain
Please add Megara and José Otero to this list…..
Is this a random order or a top 4?
Spaniards love Agoney. So the chance of him wiping the floor with everyone is very likely.
Not surprised Spaniards love that trash
Random. It depends a lot about their stage, vocals etc.
I think Agoney will make it, specially by the public vote, but maybe juries have another options…
Wouldn’t be shocked if he is 5th – and Megara and Aritz both qualifies.
Agoney, Fusa Nocta, Alice Wonder and Megara should qualify easily but I wouldn’t mind seeing some quality eurodrama next Tuesday
So you are lucky, it will
Aritz are gonna qualify and eurofans hate him
Ridiculously strong semi final if the top four songs likely to get through (Alice Wonder, Agoney, Fusa Nocta and Megara) doesn’t include Sofía Martín.
Spain bringing it.
I was just thinking the same thing. Maybe they could have done something better with the allocation in each semi final.
Agoney, Fusa, Alice and Megara. Actually I can see Sofía sneaking in the final, she’s very charismatic.
The Benidorm fest songs this year are pretty bad. Last year was so good. What happened?
The only ones I like are La Lola and Eaea. Nochentera and Quiero arder are a bit of a guilty pleasure though.
Please not Aritz
Megara or Alice Wonder are only choices
I hope for one of the girls to win, I do not really like Agoney’s song.
Even though I don’t really understand the hype around Agoney’s song, it’s basically Spanish version of Israel 2022, myb the performer is just more charismatic and that’s it. There are much better songs.
I don’t like it too but I understand why Eurofans like it. I think it is pretty clear Alice Wonder, Fusa Nostra and Agoney will be definitely the top 3 and likely in that order. Maybe Megara fourth
I want Megara to be in TOP 3
Me too !
I don’t get it too. That song is a mess! I would vote Tuki instead
I absolutely agree with you
This is such a tough semi! The winner of this semi will probably represent Spain at ESC as I don’t see big contenders in semi 2. The TOP 4 should obviously be Fusa, Agoney, Megara and Alice Wonder, but I’m afraid someone might be out.
José Otero from Semi2 will win and anyone is seeing him come
Im spanish and i think from semi1 4 qualifiers will be:
-Agoney(His song meh i dont like it, but i like his voice, just amazing)
-Probably…Aritz, theres something strange in our NF, as if he is the favourite for Rtve, i wish im wrong
im rooting for Megara but ey Europe expect TwinMelody or Sofía for pass final, they are viral here hahaha
José is my third favourite after Fusa Nocta and Megara
Followed by Blanca Paloma and Alice Wonder
“Mi Famila” for the win!