Don’t say sayonara, say hello to the stars of Benidorm Fest 2023! Tonight in Madrid the PrePartyES kicks off with its Welcome Party, which features 19 acts. You’ll remember most of them — including Benidorm Fest winner Blanca Paloma — from the most recent edition of the contest. Eurovision 2009 act Soraya Arnelas will serve as master of ceremonies.
Madrid PrePartyES 2023: Welcome Party Livestream
Benidorm Fest acts
Blanca Paloma (Eurovision 2023 partipant)
They’ll be joined by some true Eurovision legends…
Diodato (Italy 2020)
Ivi Adamou (Cyprus 2012)
Kaliopi (Macedonia 1996, 2012 and 2016)
Cláudia Pascoal (Portugal 2018)
Fashionably late, Loreen is here to join us in Madrid! #ESC2023 #Eurovision #PrePartyES pic.twitter.com/YjtRZ7imvL— wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) April 7, 2023
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On top of tonight’s artists, a total of 28 acts from Eurovision 2023 have landed in the city for tomorrow’s concert.
Our bloggers Bernardo, Katie and Luis have been on-the-ground all day. They’ve attended sound checks and watched acts from Moldova’s Pasha Parfeny to Georgia’s Iru arrive at the La Riviera welcome event.
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Austria slayed! Go girls!
All i have to say about yesterday’s party IS that i had the most amazing gay toilet sex in ages… And yes, there was someone singing whatever outside..
It seems that at least 5 people were not as Lucky as me.
Armenia,France and Austria was amazing <3
Austria SLAYED. Congrats Teya & Salena!! Top5 secured
Austria Will flop. Wait for the Liverpool staging and then cry
Werent you having some toilet s*x all night long? Worry about that
First of all, amazing show! I think this was the best pre-party ever! I watched the whole stream and thanks to Eurovision-Spain, for uploading every act, and of course Wiwi which uploaded many of them as well! Having Ruslana, Konstrakta, Kaliopi and many others was amazing as well, and I have to mention Kaliopi, absolutely the best performance of the night with Crno i Belo, that woman is almost 60 and sings with such magnitude, level, everything, for 40 years, it a privilege to listen! Out of people which we didn’t hear live so far, Netherlands were absolutely the worst,… Read more »
Slovenia also delivered as usual.
True, but that’s nothing new 🙂 Didn’t mention Moldova as well, they had technical issues, but were fine as well. Serbia was also fine.
I agree with basically everything until you get to the last paragraph, as three of the songs you feel nothing for I adore. Different strokes, I suppose. Netherlands is that song that I feel nothing for, and I’d be fine with a substandard performance clearing the way for the reliably Mimicat or Sudden Lights to qualify.
Sure, we are all different 🙂 I just feel those types of songs need something upbeat and amazing interpretation, like Alika. The song itself is meh, but she is one the best ES vocals in the last 10 years. If I am in a bar, drinking beer with my friends and see Mimicat performing, I would probably enjoy. But that’s all, it is at least for me, mid, nothing spectacular, I will forget it in an hour. Nothing against any of the artists, I respect their talent and effort.
Well said and I agree that this was by far the best pre-party so far. Austria and Armenia were the best for me, among the songs performed live for the first time. Australia and France were also good and Netherlands was the only huge disappointment. The lack of chemistry and charisma means that there’s no much left to enjoy from the song unfortunately. Among the favourites, I can’t say I particularly enjoyed any of them – Loreen, Alessandra, and Käärijä all seemed to be there just to enjoy the party. I feel that UK is heading to a car crash… Read more »
Austria will win Semifinal 2.
They should and tbh I can’t see much competition so far.
Honestly, I love their song, but they did not sound good live.
Seems Agoney must have said no, then. A shame. I’m not sure his Eurovision experience this time round was a positive one, with some of the flak his entry got.
I think he’s a particularly gifted singer, so I hope he changes his mind that he does not intend to retry for Eurovision.
Agoney has an ego like ur House an part of the neighbour’s… He didnt win the Benidorm Fest, he hates Eurovision right now. If he is not as successful as he thinks he deserves to b, he Will be on Benidorm Fest again.
If this means he has another run at it then I’m happy. He has a voice that could haunt a house.
Blanca Paloma seems very genuine and happy to perform, where as Noa Kirel doesn’t care about performing for fans at all. I guess she is the type of artist who we’ll never see performing ever at Eurovision related events, maybe that 900k budget wasn’t enough to buy that attitude away.
Just left the party. What a party. Spanish people really know how to party. Thanks guys for this mini ESC. First time in Madrid and the athmosphere was 10/10.
Love Blanca Paloma, is a potencial winner this year , absolutely,
Has her song been remixed? The Israel performance seem to have added more bass.
You can watch her performance in RTVE.es
She is not sorry