Spain Benidorm Fest 2023: Contestants

Spain: Here are the 18 contestants for Benidorm Fest 2023

The 18 talents hoping to get the opportunity to represent Spain at Eurovision 2023 have been announced. Their songs will be released at a later date

Let's go!

Spain is officially ready for Eurovision 2023, and joined by 18 artists (up from 16 initially), all hoping to get that plane ticket to Liverpool.

The stakes are higher than ever for Spain after Chanel (Spain 2022) managed to deliver the country its best score since 1995 when Anabel Conde came in second. Further evidence of this is the amount of entries received: 876 songs. Out of those, 394 were sent in by record labels, which represents a huge increase from last year.

The announcement of the competing artists was supposed to happen in two days time, but RTVE decided to move it forward and spoil the fans with the major news:

Some of the 18 participants in Benidorm Fest 2023 have competed in the past:

Operación Triunfo (2018): Magia (with Miriam)
Alfred García
Eurovision 2018: Tu canción (with Amaia)
Blanca Paloma
Benidorm Fest 2022: Secreto de agua
Operación Triunfo (2019): No puedo más

Benidorm Fest 2023

Benidorm Fest 2023 will be Spain's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, which will be held in Liverpool in May. The event will be divided into three live shows:

  • Semi-Final 1: 31 January 2023
  • Semi-Final 2: 2 February 2023
  • Final: 4 February 2023

Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest

Spain 2022: Chanel - "SloMo"

Spain has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 61 times since their debut in 1961. They have won twice: in 1968 (La, La, La...) and the folowing year, 1969 (Vivo Cantando).

Spain is a member of the "Big-5," which means they don't have to go through the Semi-final round and are automatically qualified for the Grand Final. Spain is also a member of "club zero" because they have managed to get zero points 3 times. They have finished in last place 5 times in Eurovision history, the latest coming in 2017.

Spain 2022: Chanel - "SloMo"

Spain's best-known song is probably "Eres Tú" from Eurovision 1973 (2nd place, only four points away from victory).

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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