Spain Benidorm Fest 2024: Semi-Final 1
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Spain: Four acts qualify for Benidorm Fest 2024 Final

Four artists are through to the Benidorm Fest 2024 Final which will be held next Saturday. On Thursday, the second and last Semi-final will take place and determine the final qualifiers

We're live from Benidorm to closely follow Spain's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

While the entire city is already dressed up for the event with LED screens promoting the show, billboards, and several events, tonight was finally time to pack the Palau Municipal d'Esports l'Illa de Benidorm with fans from all over the world who wanted to experience it live.

Eight acts competed for only four spots in next Saturday's Final, and once all the votes were in Nebulossa, Sofia Coll, Miss Caffeina, and Angy Fernández were announced as the night's qualifiers.

Former Eurovision star Ruth Lorenzo (Spain 2014) hosted the night along with TV host Marc Calderó. Singer Ana Prada conducted the green room coverage.

Benidorm Fest 2024 – Semi-final 1

Vicco (Benidorm Fest 2023), Abraham Mateo, and Beret and Mr. Rain served as interval acts.

Benidorm Fest 2024

For a third year in a row, Spain will be using the Benidorm Fest to select their Eurovision entry. The show will take place during a full week in the city of Benidorm, and will be divided into three shows: two semi-finals and a final.

The shows will all be hosted by Ruth Lorenzo (Spain 2014), Marc Calderó, and Ana Prada, and will be held in Benidorm's Palau Municipal d'Esports l'Illa de Benidorm. The voting method will follow last year's pattern with the jury vote worth 50%, the demoscopic jury (25%), and the televote (25%).

The jury consists of eight members: four Spanish judges plus four international juries: Carlos Baute, Ángela Carrasco, Guille Milkyway, Beatriz Luengo plus Lee Smithurst, David Tserunyan, Marta Piekarska, and Nicole Refsing.

  • 30 January 2024: Semi-Final 1
  • 1 February 2024: Semi-Final 2
  • 3 February 2024: Final

Spain in Eurovision

Spain has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 62 times since their 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 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 1968: Massiel - "La, La, La..."

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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