RTVE reveals Covid Protocol for BenidormFest 2022

Yesterday, RTVE revealed the Covid Protocol they will be following for Benidorm Fest, which will take place next week. The broadcaster and the company that will produce the show, Boomerang TV,  have set three different scenarios in case of positive of any of the competing artists.

  1. If one of the participants tested positive for Covid-19 after the first rehearsal, this one would be recorded and broadcast at the show instead of the live performance.
  2. If one of the participants tested positive for Covid-19 before the first rehearsal, the official music video will be broadcast at the show instead of the live performance.
  3. If the participant(s) don’t have an official music video, a slideshow of pictures of the artist with the competing song as background music will be broadcast at the time of their performance.

The Spanish Head of Delegation Eva Mora stated that it was impossible to record backup performances for each artist due to the lack of time.


Benidorm Fest 2022 will be made up of three shows, two semi-finals and the Grand Final on January 29. Each semi-final will see seven candidates compete for one of the eight spots available at the final. The results will be decided by a combination of votes from two panels of experts, national (60%) and international (40%), and the public, televote (50%) and demoscopic jury made up of 350 members (50%).

The shows will take place at Palau Municipal d’Esports in Benidorm and will be hosted by singer Alaska, host and former minister of culture Máximo Huerta and host Inés Hernand from RTVE’s streaming platform Play.


From all the submissions received, an expert committee selected the following entries for Benidorm Fest:

  • Azúcar Moreno – Postureo
  • Blanca Paloma – Secreto de agua
  • Chanel – Slo mo
  • Gonzalo Hermida – Quién lo diría
  • Javiera Mena – Culpa
  • Luna Ki – Voy a morir
  • Marta Sango – Sigues en mi mente
  • Rayden – Calle de la llorería
  • Rigoberta Bandini – Ay mamá
  • Sara Deop – Make You Say
  • Tanxugueiras – Terra
  • Unique – Mejores
  • Varry Brava – Raffaella
  • Xeinn – Eco

You can check the split of the semi-finals and the running order below:



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