Spain Benidorm Fest 2022: Semi-Final 2 Qualifiers

Spain 2022: Lineup for Benidorm Final completed

The four last finalists that will compete at the final of Benidorm Fest have been chosen thus closing the list of finalists for Spain's Eurovision 2022 national selection

That's a wrap!

The eight finalists that will compete for a chance of representing Spain at Eurovision 2022, in Turin, have been selected by the joint forces of the Spanish public and a jury panel.

Tonight's four finalists will step once again on the Benidorm Fest stage next Saturday (29 January) for the final round of Spain's national selection.

The show was broadcasted live from Palacio de Deportes L'Illa, in the city of Benidorm, and hosted by Alaska, Inés Hernand and Máxim Huerta. Ruth Lorenzo (Spain 2014) served as one of the interval acts.

Gonzalo Hermida, who was supposed to open the show with his song "Quién Lo Diría", was not part of the lineup as he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. Instead, the music video of his song was aired.

Benidorm Fest 2022 – Semi-final 2

The result was decided by three parts: 50% jury, 25% demoscopic jury and 25% televoting.

The jury panel was composed by:

  • Natália Calderon (vocal coach)
  • Estefanía García Nieto (inspector-coordinator of RTVE's choir)
  • Miryam Benedited (choreographer)
  • Felix Bergsson (Iceland's Head of Delegation)
  • Marvin Dietmann (artistic director)

The lineup for the Final of Benidorm Fest 2022 is now complete, with eight acts competing to represent Spain at Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

Benidorm Fest 2022

Spain's national selection for Eurovision 2022, the Benidorm Fest, features three live shows: two Semi-finals and a Final.

  • 26 January 2022: Semi-final 1
  • 27 January 2022: Semi-final 2
  • 29 January 2022: Final

The three shows take place in the Palacio de Deportes L'Illa, in the city of Benidorm, and have three hosts: Alaska, Inés Hernand and Máxim Huerta.

Spain in Eurovision Song Contest

Spain has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 60 times since its debut in 1961. They have won twice, in 1968 (La, La, La...) and the folowing year, 1969 (Vivo Cantando).

Spain 1968: Massiel - "La, La, La..."

Spain is a member of "Big-5", and therefore don't have to qualify for the Grand Final. Spain is also a member of the "club zero", because they have managed to get zero points 3 times. They have ended last 5 times in Eurovision history, latest in 2017.

Spain 1968: Massiel - "La, La, La..."

Best known song for Spain is probably the song "Eres Tú" from Eurovision 1973 (2nd place, only four points 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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