As the submission period for Benidorm Fest 2024 still ongoing, we have recieved further details about next year’s competition, which is set to conclude on February 3.
More information about Benidorm Fest 2024
During a press conference in Benidorm in July 26, the Spanish broadcaster has revealed further information about the competition.
One of the things revealed are the dates for next year’s competition, which is as follows:
- Semi-Final 1 – January 30
- Semi-Final 2 – February 1
- Grand Final – Februay 3
The participants for next year’s competition will then be revealed in November 11 in Seville during the Latin Grammy Awards, which will be co-produced by RTVE, alongside TelevisaUnivision.
Finally, the broadcaster is also introducing a new initiative, which will be implemented in the third edition of the competition, which is a songwriting camp, where international composers will be invited, and will take place in September.
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.
In 2023, Spain selected Blanca Paloma to carry on the success of Chanel in 2022. As part of the Big 5, Blanca Paloma did not need to qualify to the Grand Final from the semi-finals. At the close of voting, her song “EAEA” finished 17th, with a total of 100 points. Of these, 95 points came from the jury, whilst 5 came from the televote.
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News Source: RTVE
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