Spain is continuing their preparations for the Benidorm Fest 2023 final. As artists prep for national final to conclude on Saturday 4th February, Rory speaks to Fusa Nocta, who is vying to represent Spain in Liverpool with their song “Mi Familia”.
Check out our interview with Fusa Nocta here!
Together, Fusa Nocta and Rory talk about the meaning behind their song “Mi Familia”, its creative process, as well as talking about their Eurovision memories from Spain, and the emotions leading up to their participation in the Spanish selection.
About Fusa Nocta
Fusa Nocta is a 28 year old Spanish singer, from Gandia in Valencia. Prior to Benidrm Fest she took part in The X Factor Spain back in 2018. Fusa Nocta is an independent artist, who’s biggest hit to date is her song “No Gyals” which was released back in 2018. The song “Mi Familia” was written by Carlos Padilla Linares, Ignacio Moreno González as well as input from Fusa Nocta herself. The song finished 3rd in the first semi-final of Benidorm Fest 2023, scoring 118 points.
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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