Spain launches Eurovision Song Contest entry process by finding Benidorm Fest 2023 lineup

THE selection process for Spain’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 has begun with broadcaster RTVE looking for entries to take part in next year’s Benidorm Fest.

The station hosted the first new look selection process this year that finally banished years of lackluster songs and performances.

Benidorm winner Chanel finished third with her song ‘Slo Mo’ at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin last May, marking Spain’s best finish since 1995.

RTVE says submissions can be made via their official Eurovision website, with the deadline being October 12.

Solo artists must be Spanish citizens or permanent residents and in the case of groups, at least half of the group must be based in Spain.

At least one songwriter must be based in Spain and the songs must be in at least one of Spain’s co-official languages ​​(Spanish or regional languages), but up to 40% of the lyrics can be in another language .

Songs can be submitted without the composer needing to specify an artist or band as the performer.

Like last year, RTVE will also invite established singers and songwriters to submit entries for the competition.

The Benidorm Fest will consist of two semi-finals and a final on February 4 with 16 participants selected for the semi-finals.

All shows will be presented by Monica Naranjo and will take place at the Palau Municipal d’Esports l’Illa in Benidorm.


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