Spain: RTVE opens submissions for Benidorm Fest 2023
Officially, the new Eurovision season has just started today but the preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 are already in full swing. Finland and Serbia have already opened submissions for their Eurovision national finals today, and Spain is now the third country to do so, as their national broadcaster RTVE has announced that musicians can apply to Benidorm Fest 2023 from today on!
Like last year, Benidorm Fest will select the Spanish Eurovision entry. The two semi-finals will take place on January 31st and February 2nd, and the next Spanish winner will be crowned in the Grand Final on February 4th. If you are a musician, singer, producer or songwriter hoping to become the next Spanish Eurovision contestant, you can apply to the 2023 Benidorm Fest through this link! Submissions will close on October 10th at 23:59 Central European Time. A maximum of 16 acts will be chosen as the lineup for the semi-final.
The president of RTVE José Manuel Pérez Tornero has expressed his excitement about the return of the Festival, calling it a huge success:
We have attracted international attention with a format that combines values and creativity and promotes solidarity among artists; they have followed it from the oldest to the youngest, we have summoned them outside the social networks in a moment of shared illusion
This year’s Benidorm Fest was won by Chanel with “SloMo”, who got the biggest support from the Spanish juries and therefore won the national final, despite receiving less than 4% in the televoting. However, Chanel did a great job representing her country in Turin, finishing in 3rd place overall and getting Spain their best result since 1995.
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