Benidorm becomes the Spanish focus of Eurovision 2022 celebrating Benidorm Fest!

The year, 2022, begins in style in the town of Benidorm thanks to music. Since the popular Benidorm International Song Festival discovered some of the best Spanish singers of all time, such as Julio Iglesias and Raphael, there have been many artists who have chosen the stages of this great town to take the first steps in their musical careers. And so, it will happen again this year!

Radio Televisión Española has once again chosen Benidorm to organize the most special of the editions of its festival with the excuse of finding the singer (or singers) who will represent Spain in the next Eurovision Song Contest 2022 to be held next May in Turin after the victory of the Italian group Maneskin last year: the Benidorm Fest.

Benidorm Fest Presentation

When and where will the Benidorm Fest take place?

The sports centre Palacio de los Deportes L’illa in Benidorm has been the setting chosen by the production team of the Spanish Eurovision delegation for this great musical event. The venue, inaugurated in 2005, has a capacity of up to 4,000 people and presents enormous versatility to achieve the most spectacular scenery offerings.

The party atmosphere has already started to be noticed in every corner, what will be the chosen song? We will have to wait until the end of the month, specifically on January 26th, 27th and 29th, when two semi-finals and a great final gala will be held in which the great news will be announced. The galas will be presented by the singer Alaska, the writer and presenter Màxim Huerta and the influencer Inés Hernand. It promises to be very exciting!

Eurovision Poster

How will the best song be chosen?

After sorting through a total of 886 applications, the Spanish Radio Television casting team has selected a total of 14 artists who will compete to win the great privilege of representing Spain in Eurovision, the most important music event in the world, in addition to a great accolade for their artistic career.

The artists will display their talent in two semi-finals that will be judged by a professional jury (60% national experts and 40% international) and by the public (50% telephone votes and 50% demographic opinions). The four artists who receive the most votes in each of the two days will qualify for the grand final. And only one will remain!

Singer rehearsing

Who are the candidates that will perform at the Benidorm Fest?

Sources from the organization assure that the list of artists that will compete for a position in the prestigious Eurovision Song Contest is highly varied and that it combines experience with youth and a multitude of different styles so that it is as representative as possible of the current musical scene in Spain. Let's get to know them!

The duo Azúcar Moreno, made up of the sisters Encarna and Toñi Salazar, heads the bill with the song Postureo and the desire to repeat their triumph from 32 years ago, when they rose to 5th place in Zagreb thanks to the song Bandido. They are followed by Blanca Paloma, who is on the opposite side of the balance of experience, since her song Secreto del agua, soundtrack of the series Lucía en la Telaraña, is the first song that the new artist has published in a recording studio.

Poster with Benidorm in the background

Chanel came from Cuba to Spain when she was only 4 years old and since then she has not stopped training with ballet, classical, jazz, rhythmic gymnastics, singing and acting classes. An incredible curriculum and a song, Slo Mo, composed by authors who have worked with Madonna, Black eyed pies, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey or Nicki Minaj are the main assets of her to be the winner of the Benidorm Fest. Gonzalo Hermida (Quién lo diría), Marta Sango (Sigues en mi mente) and Unique (Mejores) bet on more commercial-style pop songs that promise to make us all want to dance, turning the event into a real party.

Some of the singers who will be bringing a very new sounds to the festival will be Javiera Mena with his song Culpa, Rigoberta Brandini with Ay mama, Rayden with his Calle de la llorería and Varry Brava from Alicante, who play at home with their song Raffaella, a tribute to the Italian Carrá a few months after his death? Long live Eurovision!

Another of the most special groups that will perform at the festival are Tanxugueiras, who with their theme Terra will be the first representatives in the history of Eurovision to sing in the dialect Galician. Finally, Xeinn with Eco, Luna Ki with Quiero morir and Sara Deop with Make you say, close the shortlist of artists with themes of an international vocation that are already arousing the interest of many fans of the festival.

Benidorm fest festival singers

The Benidorm International Song Festival: a historic event

The popular musical contest renamed this year as Benidorm Fest, was born in 1959 inspired by the San Remo Song Festival and with the purpose of promoting tourism in Benidorm and Spanish music throughout Europe.

Since then and until 2006, it has been held every summer, although it missed its appointment for several years for various reasons, and has been the catapult to stardom of artists of international stature such as Julio Iglesias, Raphael or Dyango. Will we be before the next Eurovision winner?

Concert in Benidorm

Are you going to miss it? If you do not want to settle for following this event on television, which will be one of the events of the year in terms of music, do not hesitate to travel to Benidorm and feel the warmth of the artists of the moment on your skin. We make it very easy for you! At Servigroup Hotels you can find the best accommodation in the town, a heated pool, delicious cuisine and much more. We are waiting for you Euro fans!

Most popular entry

Articles published in 2022
Articles published in 2017
Articles published in 2016
Articles published in 2015