Spain Benidorm Fest 2024: Lineup
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Spain: Lineup for Benidorm Fest 2024 announced

The 16 artists competing at next year's Benidorm Fest have just been announced. The winner will represent Spain at Eurovision 2024

Spain's national selection for Eurovision 2024 – Benidorm Fest – is officially on its way with the presentation of its lineup.

The Spanish broadcaster (RTVE) called a press conference in the city of Seville, the host city of this year's Latin Grammys, to unveil the competing acts as well as the festival's new logo. Multiple contestants from last year's edition such as Vicco, Agoney, Megara, and even Blanca Paloma took part in the presentation.

Out of 825 submissions received, only 16 made the cut and will be competing for the honor of representing Spain at Eurovision 2024 in Malmö.

Last year, the city of Benidorm welcomed journalists from all over the world to cover the second edition of the festival. The city dressed up for the occasion and could've been compared to Eurovision on a smaller scale. When all was said and done, the Spanish jury and public decided that Blanca Paloma's "Eaea" should be the country's representative in Liverpool.

The Benidorm Fest 2024 will have three live shows: two semi-finals and a final. The events will take place on 30 January, 1 February, and 3 February 2024.

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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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