Sofia Coll - Here To Stay
Sofia Coll – Here To Stay

Benidorm Fest 2024 kicks off on the sunny shores of Spain’s south east coast this Tuesday, with the first of two semi finals to take place. Sixteen acts will battle it out for the coveted Spanish ticket to Eurovision, with each artist’s song released to listen to last December.

Ahead of the competition kick-off, we asked y’all who you should win the Benidorm Fest crown and represent Spain at Eurovision this May. And after counting and verifying 5,945 votes, the results are in, and one act is here to stay. 

Sofia Coll the favourite to win Spain’s Benidorm Fest 2024

Running away with the victory and cementing her place right at the top of our poll is Sofia Coll with her track “Here to Stay”. The power-packed diva pop song ain’t going nowhere, picking up 23.38% of all votes cast — which was 1,390 votes.

Hailing from Barcelona, dancer and actor Sofia Coll is one of the newest names on this year’s Benidorm Fest list, and one of the few independent artists. A song in Spanish, Catalan and English, “Here To Stay” is all about empowerment and Sofia letting y’all know that she perseveres: “Nothing will stop me from trying a thousand more times, until the end…”

 
 
 
 
 
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A not too distant second in our poll is st. Pedro with “Dos extraños”. The super handsome superstar has our hearts in a tenderly stranglehold, with the melancholic song receiving 1,022 votes — or 17.19% of all votes cast.

Taking the bronze medal with our readers is Almácor with “Brillos Platino”, the modern sounding Spanish rap song. It received 14.06% of all votes cast — that’s 836 individual votes.

The super viral “Nebulossa” by Zorra reached fourth place in our poll with 11.14% of the poll, while Angy‘s rock song “Sé quién soy” was fifth, at 8.56% of the vote.

Poll results: Who should win Benidorm Fest 2024 and sing for Spain at Eurovision?

1. Sofia Coll – “Here To Stay“ – 23.38%, 1,390 votes

2. st. Pedro – “Dos extraños” – 17.19%, 1,022 votes

3. Almácor – “Brillos platino” – 14.06%, 836 votes

4. Nebulossa – “Zorra” – 11.14%, 662 votes

5. Angy – “Sé quién soy” – 8.56%, 509 votes

6. Jorge González – “Caliente” – 5.48%, 326 votes

7. María Peláe – “Remitente” – 4.26%, 253 votes

8. Marlena – “Amor de verano” – 4.1%, 244 votes

9. Yoly Saa – “No se me olvida” – 3.2%, 190 votes

10. Miss Caffeina – “Bla Bla Bla“ – 1.63%, 97 votes

11. Dellacruz – “Beso en la mañana” – 1.53%, 91 votes

12. Lérica – “Astronauta” – 1.31%, 78 votes

13. Noan – “Te echo de –” – 1.26%, 75 votes

14. Mantra – “Me vas a ver” – 1.16%, 69 votes

15.Roger Padrós – “El Temps” – 1.16%, 69 votes

16. Quique Niza – “Prisionero” – 0.57%, 34 votes

Total votes: 5,945 votes

You can watch Benidorm Fest online via RTVE Play. The first semi final kicks off on Tuesday 30 January.

Will Sofia Coll rise to the top in Benidorm Fest 2024? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
2 months ago

Sofia Coll’s song is typical fanw*nk stuff. I way prefer St Pedro, he really has something special to offer.

Lorena
Lorena
2 months ago

According to most of the journalists seeing the rehearsals, Angy’s is the best performance of the first semifinal.

Karl
Karl
2 months ago

I’m sorry but this song is so cringe

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Karl

It Truely Is , If Spain Picks This Pink Haired Socialist They Will Be In The Last Place

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago

Idc how he might do in Malmö, I want St Pedro to win this Saturday!

Jesse O'Rourke
Jesse O'Rourke
2 months ago

ST PEDRO

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 months ago

In a perfect world I would choose St Pedro’s Dos Extraños without hesitation but knowing the bad Euro Televoters taste regarding music, whoever goes IS ok with me.

Benji
Benji
2 months ago

The target public of “Dos extranos” would be more or less the same as that of “Amar pelos dois”. Sorry, but I’m not one of them.

Lorena
Lorena
2 months ago
Reply to  Benji

Then they are most of the voters in Eurovision.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
2 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

I doubt, we moved on. And St. Pedro is far from that level. And honestly, the number of comments and reactions to Benidorm this year shows how much people are interested into it – almost zero.

Lorena
Lorena
2 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

And here you are, commenting on it!

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
2 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Hmm I don’t know where you’ve been reading the comments: I see plenty of people who have St Pedro as their favourite.

Raphael
Raphael
2 months ago

Out of the poll results, I’d be happy with any of the top4! (I also really like 6 & 8)

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
2 months ago

If Sofia is chosen, they may, I repeat MAY get a sizable televote response, but I do agree with some of the comments made, Benidorm Fest has been very weak this year, we have not had a stellar edition of the show since 2022, with the likes of Tanxugueiras, Rigoberta and others.

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

No One Is Going To Wote For This Flamingo

Jake
Jake
2 months ago

I think like the last 2 years–the most arresting staging/visual will win. Neither Chanel nor Blanca had much of a chance until they hit the stage. I think the songs feel more mid than the last 2 years so therefore, the staging will elevate some songs immensely.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
2 months ago

I don’t think it matters, when they didn’t send Megara last year which would do so much better than Blanca, this year competition is even weaker. I don’t think they will be able to break top 15 whatever they send.

Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago

So the most stereotypical Eurovision entry wins the fan poll… choosing Sofia would be 100 steps backwards again for Spain… Spain should choose a contemporary song that can work also outside of Eurovision. Choosing “Here to Stay” would be like choosing “La Noche Es Para Mi” or “I Love You Mi Vida” all over again…thats how dated Sofias song is! But fans are blinded by stereotypical europop…

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

As if Eurovision followers were not quite stereorypical themselves… You just have to read comments, reviews and such: absolutely everyone reviews songs by relating them to other Eurovision songs: Dos Extraños is Amar Pelos dois, Here to Stay is Unicorn, Caliente is SloMo… Even the Irish girl people say IS like Telemoveis…

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
2 months ago

Nebulossa all the way

Pepe-LICIUS!
Pepe-LICIUS!
2 months ago

St. Pedro is going to be another Blanca Paloma.. I prefer to dance with Sofia at least!
After Eurovision 2023 is very clear that people wants to dance and a good time.. Blanka over Blanca in the televote was pretty much that when we ALL KNOW, that Blanca was way better as a musician and artist

Lorena
Lorena
2 months ago
Reply to  Pepe-LICIUS!

I am so proud of Blanca Paloma’s performance! To be “another Blanca Paloma” is in fact something good for me.
I much rather like to finish 17th with a good performance than 7th (to put a number) with a medium one.

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

Just some more additional info: Semi final 1 starts tomorrow (Tuesday) at 22.50 CET and this is the running order :

1 Lérica ”Astronauta “
2 Noan “Te echo de”
3 Sofia Coll “Here to Stay”
4 Mantra “Me vas a ver “
5 Miss Caffeina “Bla Bla Bla”
6 Quique Niza “Prisionero”
7 Angy Fernández “Sé quién soy “
8 Nebulossa “Zorra “

Vivian
Vivian
2 months ago

For me it’s Sé Quién Soy, Dos Extranos or Remitente, nothing else. Most of this selection is so barren of creativity, it’s shocking that Spain expects to leave the bottom 5 with so many options so unbelievably empty and meaningless

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 months ago
Reply to  Vivian

As if in Eurovision “creativity” was rewarded or even acknowledged.

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

To me is Remitente, Dos Extraños or Prisionero.
Looking forward to watch Benidorm fest this week!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

I feel like She’ll wow us live but at the same time something will be missing and the Spanish people will go for St Pedro. However, i’m not a fan of either.

Lorena
Lorena
2 months ago

What is missing here is the song, but if she is extraordinary, the song may not matter any longer. It happened with an average song called SloMo.

Ria NL
Ria NL
2 months ago

I hope for St. Pedro. His song is very beautiful

LawnaDellPlay
LawnaDellPlay
2 months ago

Nothing can beat nochentera

Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago
Reply to  LawnaDellPlay

Eh…except for Blanca Paloma and Agoney you mean. LOL!!!

Bálint
Bálint
2 months ago

While I like Here To Stay as well, I think that Dos extraños is a masterpiece and I would love to see st. Pedro representing Spain with it. Please, make it happen!

Shush
Shush
2 months ago

Praying for St. Pedro to win

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

Remitente.

Matt
Matt
2 months ago

Personally, Sofia and Alamacor’s songs are both Eurovision bait songs as they both follow a slightly cliche formula. The Spanish singing then random english part feels so weird and Alamacor’s song feels quite basic but also I can see them both being quite successful with the public. Hopefully the staging changes my mind

Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago
Reply to  Matt

Yes they are and those type of songs have never worked well for Spain in Eurovision. They dont feel authentic at all…

Lorena
Lorena
2 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

It could be. But I can tell you that there is nothing more authentic to the Spanish 2024 music scene than Brillos Platino.

Sav001
Sav001
2 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

SloMo literally disproves that