As well as Eurovision 2022 acts, a wave of Benidorm Fest 2022 acts have also been invited to perform at Madrid’s Pre-Party ES. The latest name to be added to the list is Luna Ki. Luna Ki was supposed to participate in 2022’s Benidorm Fest, however, withdrew when it was announced their song “Voy a morir” did not fall within the EBU’s rules for song selection. This was due to the amount of autotune on the track.
¡@lunaki actuará en la Welcome #PrePartyES22!— Eurovision-Spain.com | PrePartyES (@eurospaincom) March 26, 2022
No pudo ser en Benidorm, pero será en Madrid donde x fin fliparemos en directo con Voy a morir y más temazos
2 conciertos y 2 fiestas en 1 fin de semana (santa) único e irrepetible
About the Pre-Party: The Spanish Pre-Party in the capital of Spain will once again host the pre-party. The organizers of the event have invited all of the participating countries and will welcome all the interested participants with open arms to perform for the Spanish public. At the time of writing Krista Siegfrids (Finland 2013), has been confirmed as the host of the Welcome Pre-Party on the Friday evening.
Acts: At the time of writing, the acts confirmed for the Welcome Pre-Party ES on the Friday night are Melani Garcia (Spain 2019, Junior Eurovision), Blanca Paloma (Benidorm Fest 2022), Sara Deop (Benidorm Fest 2022), XEINN (Benidorm Fest 2022), Marta Sango (Benidorm Fest 2022), VICTORIA (Bulgaria, 2020 & 2021) Aidan (MESC 2022), The Roop (Lithuania 2020 & 2021), Luna Ki (Benidorm Fest 2022).
For the Pre-Party on Saturday night the confirmed acts are Ronela Hajati (Albania, 2022), Brooke (Ireland, 2022), Tanxugueiras (Benidorm Fest 2022), Rayden (Benidorm Fest 2022), Jérémie Makiese (Belgium 2022), Krystian Ochman (Poland 2022), We Are Domi (Czech Republic 2022), Vladana Vučinić (Montenegro 2022). Mia Dimšić (Croatia 2022), Citi Zēni (Latvia 2022), Konstrakta (Serbia 2022), Monika Liu (Lithuania 2022), WRS (Romania 2022), The Rasmus (Finland 2022), Emma Muscat (Malta 2022), Stefan (Estonia 2022), Malik Harris (Germany 2022), Andrea (North Macedonia 2022), Jamala (Ukraine 2016) Nadir Rustamli (Azerbaijan 2022), Subwoolfer (Norway 2022), Alvan & Ahez (France 2022).
Venue: The Pre-Party will take place in Sala Riviera in Madrid.
Tickets: There are numerous tickets packages still available and they are as follows:
- PrePartyES Packs (Friday + Saturday) – General Pack – Tickets for both evenings in the General Zone and their subsequent parties – €60 + Fees
- General Ticket (Saturday Evening) – Concert Ticket in the General Zone and the After-Party – €40 + Fees
- General Ticket (Friday Evening) – Concert Ticket in the General Zone and the After-Party – €30 + Fees
- Fan Ticket (Friday Evening) – Concert Ticket in the Fan Zone, the After-Party – €40 + Fees
- FamilyZone (Friday Evening) – €25 + Fees
- FamilyZone (Saturday Evening) – €30 + Fees
- FamilyZone (Friday + Saturday Evening) – €50 + Fees
Spain’s Eurovision Journey
Spain debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 with Conchita Bautista’s “Estando Contigo” and the country earned its first win in 1968 with Massiel’s “La La La”. They then earned their second consecutive win 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, including Mocedades’ “Eres tu” in 1973 and Anabel Conde’s “Vuelve conmigo” in 1996.
However, 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. This includes one last-place finish in 2017. Unfortunately, this trend continued in 2021, with Blas Canto finishing in 24th place at the 2021 contest with 6 points.
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News Source: EurovisionSpain
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