Blanca Paloma wins Benidorm Fest 2023

Blanca Paloma has just won Benidorm Fest and will represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest. She will perform the song ‘Eaea’ on the big stage in Liverpool next May. The winner was decided after a combination of votes from a professional expert panel, the demoscopic jury and the public.

Today the eight acts qualified from the semifinals competed in the show performing original songs of a variety of genres, from folk to rock:

  1. Karmento – “Quiero Y Duelo” (Karmento)
  2. Megara – “Arcadia” (Sara Jiménez Moral, Roberto La Lueta Ruíz, Israel Dante Ramos)
  3. Alice Wonder – “Yo Quisiera” (Alice Wonder)
  4. Fusa Nocta “Mi Familia” (Ignacio Moreno González, Carlos Padilla Linares, Miriam Nares Signes – Fusa Nocta)
  5. Agoney – “Quiero Arder” (Agoney, Black Panda)
  6. Blanca Paloma – “Eaea” (Blanca Paloma, José Pablo Polo)
  7. José Otero – “Inviernos En Marte” (Manu Chalud, Gabi Ore, Kenia Saiz, Karen Méndez, José Otero)
  8. Vicco – “Nochentera” (Victoria Riba (Vicco), Rubén Pérez Pérez y Joan Valls Paniza.)

Just like in the semifinals, the final of Benidorm Fest 2023 was hosted by singer Mónica Naranjo, host Rodrigo Vázquez and Inés Hernand, who already co-hosted the last year’s edition. Ana Mena, who competed at the last year’s edition of Sanremo, and singer Manuel Carrasco were the guest artists of the night.

The results were decided after a combination of votes from two panels of experts, national and international (50%), a dermoscopic jury of 350 members (25%) and the public via televoting and SMS (25%). The jury members were: singer Nina, who represented Spain at Eurovision 1989, host of music programmes Irene Valiente and President of OGAE Spain José Juan Santana making the national panel, and some well-known Eurovision journalists, Heads of Delegations and singers as the international judges, Katrina Leskanich from Katrina & The Waves (Eurovision 1997) among them.

You can check the scoreboard below:


Will the winner of Benidorm Fest 2023 follow the successful path of Chanel? What do you think about the Spanish entry for Liverpool?

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