Spain: Benidorm Fest 2024 contestants unveiled
The Spanish broadcaster, RTVE, has unveiled the participants of Benidorm Fest 2024, the show that will be determining the nation's Eurovision 2024 hopeful.
At the Teatro Alameda in Seville, RTVE, revealed this evening the artists that will be competing in Benidorm Fest 2024 giving their battle to represent Spain at the forthcoming Eurovosion Song Contest 2024 in Malmo, Sweden.'
The 16 artists were selected out of 825 submissions by the musical consultants of Benidorm Fest 2024; Pablo Cebrián, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson and Rayden.
Namely the 16 competing acts of the Spanish national selection for Eurovision 2024 are:
- Angy Fernández
- Jorge González
- María Peláe
- Miss Caffeina
- Quique Niza
- Roger Padrós
- Sofia Coll
- St. Pedro
- Yoly Saa
The 16 acts will compete in two semi-finals that are set for January 3o and February 1 while the Grand final will take place on February 3, 2024. The songs that the 14 contestants will be delivering on stage will be released on Decembeer 14, 2023.
Spain in Eurovision
Spain participated for the first time in 1961 with Conchita Bautista and has achieved twice to win, in 1968 (Massiel) and in 1969 (Salome). Madrid hosted the contest in 1969 where there was a four country tie in the first place on the final scoreboard.
Despite not having missed a single contest since 1961 , Spain doesn’t have remarkable results to show the latest years. Exception was Anabel Conde’s 2nd place in Eurovision 1995 held in Dublin. Spain has came in history 2nd four times ( 1971, 1973, 1979, 1995) while it has finished last 5 times (1962, 1965, 1983, 1999, 2017) from which the first three receiving null points.
In 2021 Blas Cantó was invited back by RTVE for Eurovision after previous year's cancellation, where he performed his entry "Voy e Quedarme" at Rotterdam Ahoy in the Grand final, finishing 24th with 6 points. In 2022 Chanel slayed on the Eurovision stage in Turin after winning with 'SloMo' the national selecrion of Benidorm Fest. Chanel achieved to bring Spain back in the game offering a remarkable 3rd placing in the Grand final after 27 years since the nation saw a top 5 placing.
This year Blanca Paloma won Benidorm Fest with her flamenco vibe song 'Eaea' finishing in 17th place in the Grand final.
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