Benidorm Fest 2023 reaches its epic conclusion tonight. Live from the Valencian coast, tonight’s grand final sees eight artists battle it out for the coveted Spanish ticket to Eurovision.
Ahead of the grand final, we asked y’all who you should win the Benidorm Fest crown. And after counting and verifying 4,677 votes, the results are in.
Blanca Paloma a favourite to win Spain’s Benidorm Fest 2023
Running away with the victory in our poll is Benidorm Fest veteran Blanca Paloma with her track “Eaea”. Blanca’s bewitching lullaby won the second semi-final on Thursday night, gaining major traction as a fan favourite. In our poll, Blanca picked up a staggering 42.95% of all votes cast — that’s 2,009 votes in total.
“Eaea” is a flamenco-inspired lullaby, with lyrics deeply entrenched in Spanish history, culture and literature. Blanca’s lyrics are inspired by Federico García Lorca, one of Spain’s best known authors. The moon as a shrine, the night as the unknown, the child as the innocence and ingenuity, death as a reference to the after life, are concepts pulled from García Lorca’s anthologies.
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A distant second in our poll is Agoney with “Quiero arder”. The devilishly-handsome superstar won Tuesday night’s first semi-final, marking him as a big favourite to do well in Saturday’s final. in our poll, Agoney received 1,110 votes — that’s 23.73% of all votes cast.
Taking the bronze medal with our readers is Megara with “Arcadia”. The hyperpop songstress received 11.42% of all votes cast — that’s 534 individual votes.
Former fan favourites Vicco, Fusa Nocta and Karmento slip down the rankings, placing fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Alice Wonder places seventh with our readers, while José Otero finishes in last place.
Poll results: Who should win Benidorm Fest 2023 and sing for Spain at Eurovision?
- Blanca Paloma — “Eaea” — 42.95%, 2,009 votes
- Agoney — “Quiero arder” — 23.73%, 1,110 votes
- Megara — “Arcadia” — 11.42%, 534 votes
- Vicco — “Nochentera” — 8.27%, 387 votes
- Fusa Nocta — “Mi familia” — 4.83%, 226 votes
- Karmento — “Quiero y duelo” — 3.55%, 166 votes
- Alice Wonder — “Yo quisiera” — 3.36%, 157 votes
- José Otero — “Inviernos en Marte” — 1.88%, 88 votes
Total votes: 4,677
You can watch the Benidorm Fest final online via RTVE Play. The final kicks off on Saturday 4 February at 22:00 CET (GMT + 1).
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