Another day, another act has been revealed for this year’s Pre-Party ES. This time, Eurovision-Spain has announced that Benidorm Fest 2023 participant Rakky Ripper who participated at this year’s selection with “Tracción” has been announced as one of the performers at the Welcome Pre-Party on April 7.
Pre-Party ES 2023
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 will invite all of the participating countries and will welcome all the interested participants with open arms to perform for the Spanish public.
Acts: For the Friday night, Megara (Benidorm Fest 2023) and Rakky Ripper (Benidorm Fest 2023) are the only acts confirmed so far.
Tickets: Tickets for the event are now available to purchase. The prices for individual tickets and packs that are remaining are as follows:
- General Pack – €80 (tickets to General area for Friday and Saturday and for the After Parties)
- Family Pack – €65
- Unfortunately the Fan Zone packs have sold out
Tickets for PrePartyES 2023 can be purchased here.
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”.
Will you be attending Pre-Party ES in Madrid? If you are, are you excited to see Rakky Ripper perform? Where does the song fall in your rankings? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we gear up for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: Eurovision-Spain
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