Spain Benidorm Fest 2023: Semi-Final 2 qualifiers
Photo: RTVE

Spain: Lineup for Benidorm Fest 2023 Final complete

The last four qualifiers in Benidorm Fest 2023 are now known. The final lineup is complete, and they'll all perform one last time next Saturday, 4 February for a chance to represent Spain at Eurovision 2023

Another late night for Eurovision fans as Spain continued the search for their next Eurovision star through Benidorm Fest 2023. This edition follows the massive success of Chanel's "SloMo" at Eurovision 2022, which culminated in Spain picking up their first top 3 finish in many, many years…1995 to be precise.

The Palau Municipal d'Esports l'Illa de Benidorm saw the nine remaining acts give it their all in order to secure one of the first four spots on the points board. No expense was spared on production, which like the first semi-final was worthy of an actual Eurovision show.

Regardless, only four made the cut once all the points were counted. The decision consisted of results from the professional jury (50%), the demoscopic jury (25%), and the televote (25%).

In this second semi-final, no Eurovision stars performed. Instead, Mexican star Gloria Trevi, Spain's very own Miguel Poveda, and Álvaro Soler were in charge of entertaining the audience as the interval acts.

Benidorm Fest 2023 – Semi-final 2

Benidorm Fest 2023 – Final

Benidorm Fest 2023

Benidorm Fest returns for a second year in a row as Spain’s national selection for Eurovision after Chanel’s (Spain 2022) massive success. The city of Benidorm dressed up for the occasion and turned their national selection into a Eurovision event on a smaller scale as fans and media from all over the world flew into the city to watch the live show and celebrate the world's biggest musical event.

There will be three shows, all in order to pick the best candidate for Liverpool. Inés Hernand, Mónica Naranjo and Rodrigo Vázquez will be in charge of guiding each night's broadcasts as the show's hosts.

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

Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest

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 2022: Chanel - "SloMo"

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.

Eurovision News