Spain’s national broadcaster RTVE announced that the competing entries in Benidorm Fest 2023 will be publicly revealed on December 19th.
Press conference prepared for Benidorm Fest 2023 artists
RTVE said December 19th, 2022 will be the date the competing songs for the national final will be released. Each of the competing artists at Benidorm Fest 2023 will be gathered at RTVE Studios for the reveal of the entries. A press conference will be held as soon as all the songs are revealed.
In addition to this, RTVE is offering the chance to score some well-sought after tickets for the shows. Tickets to attend Benidorm Fest sold out immediately after going on sale in early November. However, RTVE is giving viewers the chance to win tickets to both the semi-finals and final of the competition. Anyone who is interested must watch the live broadcast of the Christmas Lottery on December 22nd to have a chance. There will also be opportunities to win tickets on December 31st and January 5th.
In total, 18 artists will compete to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Two semi-finals will be held on January 31st and February 2nd, with the final taking place on February 4th, 2023. As well as this, the national final will be hosted by Mónica Naranjo, Inés Hernand and Rodrigo Vázquez.
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: RTVE
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