Over the last week, we have had a lot of exciting updates about Benidorm Fest 2023. RTVE has revealed that the 16 participants for next year’s competition will be revealed by the end of the month.
Benidorm Fest 2023
In the last week, we have learned that RTVE has received 876 submissions for Benidorm Fest 2023. Music professionals will now listen to all the entries and select the best 16 for the national final. The Director of Communication and Participation of RTVE, María Eizaguirre revealed that the artists for Benidorm Fest 2023 will be revealed: “throughout this month”. Tickets to see the competing artists for Benidorm Fest 2023 will go on sale on November 1st.
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. This poor running streak was broken, however in 2022, when Chanel finished in 3rd place with 459 points from the jury and televoters with her song “SloMo”.
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News Source: eurovision-spain
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