The final of Spain’s national selection Benidorm Fest has just taken place and we have a winner! Chanel will represent Spain in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest with their song “SloMo”.
A recap of Benidorm Fest
Benidorm Fest has been one of the most anticipated national selections of the 2022 season, with fourteen diverse artists competing. After two nights of semi-finals, we were left with eight finalists going into the final.
The eight artists competing in tonight’s final, and their respective final placements were:
|Order||Artist||Competing song||Jury |
|1||Rayden||“Calle de la llorería”||37||15||15||67||4th|
|5||Rigoberta Bandini||“Ay Mama”||46||20||25||91||2nd|
|7||Gonzalo Hermida||“Quién lo diría”||12||18||5||35||8th|
|8||Blanca Paloma||“Secreto de agua”||39||10||12||61||5th|
Listen to “SloMo” on streaming platforms
You can also listen to the other songs competing at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, by following our Spotify playlist.
Spain’s Eurovision Journey
Spain debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 with Conchita Bautista’s “Estando Contigo”. The country earned its first win in 1968 with Massiel’s “La La La”, and won again in 1969 with Salome’s “Vivo Cantando” in an infamous four-way tie. Although they have yet to win again, Spain earned several 2nd place finishes, most famously with Mocedades’ “Eres tu” in 1973 and Anabel Conde’s “Vuelve conmigo” in 1996.
Spain has been less successful in recent years. Although they achieved two 10th place finishes in 2012 and 2014, the country has not finished above 20th place since 2015, including one last-place in 2017. They finished 24th at the 2021 contest with 6 points from the jury and no televote points.
What do you make of the winner? Do you think Spain will get a good result at Eurovision 2022? Where did your favourite for Benidorm Fest finish? As always, let us know what you think getting involved in the comments below. Also, be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information about Spain’s Eurovision journey this year!
News Source: RTVE