Spain: Chanel wins Benidorm Fest – To Eurovision 2022 with "SloMo"

Chanel will represent Spain at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song "SloMo" after winning the country's national selection, Benidorm Fest

After two Semi-finals and a Final of the very first edition of Benidorm Fest, the jury panel together with the public vote have made their choice and selected Chanel for Eurovision 2022 with the song "SloMo".

As opening the Benidorm Fest Final, Eurovision 2012 representative Pastora Soler took to the stage and gave a rendition of "Quédate Conmigo".

Spain 2022: Chanel – "SloMo"

SloMo is written by Arjen Thonen, Ibere Fortes, Keith Harris, Leroy Sánchez and Maggie Szabo.

Benidorm Fest 2022 – Final

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


Chanel Terrero was born in Havana but later emigrated to Spain as her mother decided to leave the Cuba life and live in Barcelona.

Chanel began her studies in dance, rhythmic gymnastics, singing, acting, tap dancing. She also comes from the world of musical theater, were Chanel has worked on productions such as Mamma Mia!, The Lion King and The Bodyguard, among others. She also features in several Spanish Prime Time shows such as Gym Tony, B&B, El secreto de Puente Viejo, Centro Médico, El Continental and Perdóname Señor whilst also being part the feature film El rey de La Habana.

Benidorm Fest 2022

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

The three shows were held in the Palacio de Deportes L'Illa, in the city of Benidorm, and had three hosts Alaska, Inés Hernand and Máxim Huerta.

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)

Spain in Eurovision Song Contest

Spain 1969: Salomé - "Vivo Cantando"

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 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 1969: Salomé - "Vivo Cantando"

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

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.

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