The end of the national final season is approaching for 2023. With the pre-party circuit set to begin in just a few weeks, it has been confirmed that Sharonne and Giuseppe di Bella will reprise their roles as hosts of the Barcelona Eurovision Party, alongside new addition Alex Marteen.
Who are Sharonne, Giuseppe di Bella and Alex Marteen?
Sharonne is the drag queen persona of Cristóbal Garrido, a 46-year-old performer, originally from Sabadell in Catalonia. Sharonne first came to international prominence after winning the second season of Drag Race España. Since then, Sharonne has hosted the Barcelona Eurovision Party in 2022. She also took part in Benidorm Fest 2023 – the national selection for Eurovision this year.
Giuseppe di Bella is a 36-year-old dancer. Born in Sicily, Giuseppe moved to Spain in 2007 as part of an Erasmus exchange for his law degree. However, following this, he dedicated himself fully to his other passion – dancing. In Spain, he is best known for performing in musical theatre pieces, including “El disco del año 2009” and “Amar en tiempos revueltos”. As well as this, he is best known to Eurovision fans as Edurne’s dancer for her Eurovision performance in 2015.
Alongside Sharonne and Giuseppe, they will joined by Alex Marteen. Alex is an up-and-coming drag queen personality. Alex has made a name for himself in the Eurovision scene performing at parties in Turin, Benidorm and Vienna. As well as this, Alex is local to Barcelona and therefore, represents the location in the hosting trio.
Information about the Barcelona Eurovision Party
About the PreParty: After its successful debut in 2022, Barcelona Eurovision Party will once again return in 2023, and has expanded to three nights, which will take place between the 23rd and 25th of March.
The three nights and the acts confirmed for this year’s event are as follows:
March 23 – EUROfansCLUB will be the first night of the Pre-Party and will be the welcome party, featuring OGAE DJ’s.
March 24 – EURO QUEENS NIGHT will be the second night of the Pre-Party, which will be held in Sala Apolo (the venue for last year’s Pre-Party). At the time of writing; Efendi (Azerbaijan 2020,2021), Ronela Hajati (Albania 2022), Barei (Spain 2016), José Otero (Benidorm Fest 2023), E’FEMME (Benidorm Fest 2023) Megara ( Benidorm Fest 2023), and Siderland (Benidorm Fest 2023) have been confirmed to perform, with WRS (Romania, 2022) confirmed as the host.
March 25 – Barcelona Eurovision Party will be the final night. This time, the pre-party will take place at Sant Jordi Club, which can hold up to 3,000 spectators. At the time of writing Dami Im (Australia 2016), Suzy (Portugal 2014), Poli Genova (Bulgaria 2016), Eva Santamaria (Spain 1993), Destiny (Malta 2020,2021), Beth (Spain, 2003), Rosa Lopez (Spain 2002), Susanne Georgi (Andorra 2009), Gustaph (Belgium 2023), and Joker Out (Slovenia 2023),Wild Youth (Ireland 2023), Teya and Salena (Austria 2023), Iru Khechanovi (Georgia 2023), Monika Linkyte (Lithuania 2023), and Sudden Lights (Latvia 2023) have been confirmed to perform have been confirmed to perform.
Tickets now available for purchase
The tickets that are available to purchase are as follows:
Ticket prices for Barcelona Eurovision Party (March 25)
- EuroFan Ticket (Early Entry + Collectors Lanyard) – €55.00
- General Ticket – €46.00
- Side Row Seat – €35.00 – SOLD OUT
Tickets for EURO QUEENS NIGHT (March 24)
- General Ticket – €20.00
Tickets for EUROfansCLUB (March 23)
- General Ticket – €12.00
- EUROfansCLUB + EUROQUEENS NIGHT + Barcelona Eurovision Party (General) – €65.00
- Special Pack (General Entry, Tote Bag, Metal Mug, Collectors Lanyard, Glitter) – (€65)
If you are interested in obtaining tickets, you can do so by heading right 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”.
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