Benidorm Fest 2024
On the night of January 30, the Benidorm Fest 2024 officially begins. The musical contest also functions as the Spanish pre-selection phase of the Eurovision Song Contest. The candidate from among the 16 finalists selected by RTVE who wins in the Alicante city will travel to Malmö (Sweden) in May. From this competition will come the successor proposal to SloMo by Chanel and Eaea by Blanca Paloma.
The three galas will be presented by Ruth Lorenzo, Marc Calderó and Ana Prada. The first semifinal will be broadcast on La 1 on TVE and on RTVE Play this Tuesday, January 30 at 10:50 p.m. (one hour less in the Canary Islands). The eight artists qualified for this evening will perform in this order and only four of them will advance to the final.
The final on Saturday, February 3 with the eight finalists will be broadcast on La 1 starting at 10:00 p.m. After each of the three galas, the first TVE network will expand its coverage with The Night of Benidorm Fest. This monographic program returns with the same presenter as last year, Aitor Albizua (Figures and Letters), who is joined by Inés Hernand. This live program will analyze what happened in each of the qualifying rounds, from various points, set, backstage and dressing rooms, and will capture the first sensations of the artists after their classification. Also, interviews will be offered with the presenters, jury members and guest artists at each gala. They will be the ones who will conduct the first interview with the representative of Spain in Eurovision 2024 on Saturday morning.
We already know the first classified of Benidorm Fest 2024! Nebulossa, Angy Fernández, Sofía Coll and Miss Caffeina are the artists with the most votes in the first semi-final and thus get the pass to the grand final this Saturday, February 3, where we will once again hear «ZORRA», «I know who I am», « HERE TO STAY" and «Bla, blah, blah», the songs with which they have conquered the audience and jury tonight.
We were also able to enjoy the proposals of Noan, Lérica, Mantra and Quique Niza, who say goodbye to Benidorm Fest 2023. «Astronauta», «Te echo de -», «Me vas a ver» and «Prisionero» have not managed to qualify, but their performances have been incredible and are already part of the festival's history.
Nebulossa, Angy Fernández, Sofía Coll and Miss Caffeina have won with 149, 137, 116 and 105 points, respectively. Nebulossa has been the favorite of the professional jury, with Beatriz Luengo as spokesperson. She has won by a distance of 10 points compared to Miss Caffeina, the second most voted proposal. The demographic sample, on the other hand, has opted for Angy Fernández. Without a doubt, a night of emotions in which, accompanied by the presenters, our masters of ceremonies, we have also been able to enjoy the voices of Vicco, Abraham Mateo, Beret and Mr Rain, who have attended as guests of this first semi-final.
Who will complete the list of finalists? We will find out this Thursday in the second semi-final, in which the rest of the participants will perform. The four most voted will join the last gala of the week, in which we will find out who will represent Spain in Eurovision this year.
Nebulossa, Angy, Sofía Coll and Miss Caffeina at the final of the Benidorm Fest!
The Palau d'Esports l'Illa in Benidorm has dressed up to host another edition of the Benidorm Fest, which already knows its first four finalists. Nebulossa has been the great winner of the night with a very risky performance and song, Zorra, which has caused a great sensation among the public. The group took 149 points.
Angy Fernández, former Physics or Chemistry actress, has also sealed her ticket for Saturday's grand final. The artist has delighted the audience with her I Know Who I Am, which has earned 137 points, and has asked her parents not to leave a salary in the televoting. Sofía Coll, a big favorite in the pools, has had a great time in Benidorm, as she assured herself, after being the third finalist in the first semi-final. Here to stay has added 116 points. Only seven points have separated Miss Caffeina (105), who will be in the final, from Mantra (98), who has been left with honey on her lips.
Lérica has not met the expectations set in the run-up to the semi-final. The duo formed by Tony Mateo, Abraham's brother, Juan Carlos Arauzo, finished in penultimate place with 82 points. Noan (96) and Quique Niza (81) will not be in the grand final either, which will look for four new candidates next Thursday.
Tonight the first semi-final of the Benidorm Fest 2024 takes place where the 16 contestants will compete to represent Spain in Eurovision. In each of the two semifinals, the one being held tonight and next Thursday, February 1, eight artists will participate. Angy Fernández, Lérica, Mantra, Miss Caffeina, Nebulossa, Noan, Quique Niza and Sofía Coll will do it in the first, while Almácor, Dellacruz, Jorge González, María Peláe, Marlena, Roger Padrós and Yoly Saa will do it in the second. Of the eight candidates in each of the semifinals, only four will advance to the grand final on Saturday, February 3. The four artists from each semifinal who obtain the lowest score will be eliminated from the selection process.
How does the Benidorm Festival work?
Once the eight participants in each semi-final have performed, Ruth Lorenzo, Marc Calderó and Ana Prada will announce the opening of the lines so that Benidorm Fest 2024 viewers can vote using the televoting system (calls and/or SMS) for each one. of the candidatures, which will have a previously assigned number. We remember that the jury vote counts for 50%, the demographic sample counts for 25% and the public result counts for 25%.
Where to see Benidorm Fest 2024?
The Palau d'Esports L'Illa de Benidorm, in Alicante, will host this event that starts tonight with the celebration of the first semi-final, and the second on Thursday, February 1, following the format of the European festival. The broadcasts will begin at 10:50 p.m. on La 1 de Televisión Española, as well as on RTVE Play and the rest of the formats where the public channel offers its programs.
The L'Illa Sports Palace in Benidorm hosts the first semi-final of the Benidorm Fest presented by Ruth Lorenzo, Marc Calderó and Ana Prada.
Lérica, Noan, Sofia Coll, Mantra, Miss Caffeina, Quique Niza, Angy Fernández and Nebulossa perform.
From this semi-final, four artists are classified who will compete in the grand final on February 3 to become the third winner of the Benidorm Fest and representative of Spain in Malmö, at Eurovision 2024.