Spain: Second Semi-Final Tonight

Spain – The national broadcaster TVE, will host the second semi-final of Benidorm Fest 2023 tonight! Nine songs competed for four places in the final!

With last year’s success – three songs challenged for the victory, one won televote, one was #1 in charts and the second one in the Eurovision podium! – it was never in doubt that the new national final Benidorm Fest would be given a second shot. Moreover, the usual controversies around the Spanish NF results (where juries tend to overthrow televote winners) were met with a reshuffle in the voting process (an international jury will be introduced in the final for instance).

The show will be held in Benidorm and will be hosted by Monica Naranjo, Ines Hernand and Rodrigo Vazquez. This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Famous “La Lola”
  2. José Otero “Inviernos en Marte” 
  3. Karmento – “Quiero y duelo” 
  4. Rakky Ripper “Tracción” 
  5. Blanca Paloma “EaEa”
  6. E’FEMME – “UFF!”
  7. Siderland – “Que esclati tot” 
  8. Alfred – “Desde que tú estás” 
  9. Vicco – “Nochentera” 

For tonight’s show, Mexican singer Gloria Trevi will perform the interval act.

Tonight, the four acts with the highest results will qualify to the Grand Final after a mixed jury (50%), televoting (25%), demoscopic audience voting (25%) deliberation. Here are the juries:

  • Christer Bjorkman (Sweden 1992, Show Producer Eurovision  2013, 2016-2017, 2019, MF Producer 2002-2021)
  • Katrina Leskanich (Eurovision 1997 winner)
  • Tali Eshkoli (Head  of Event at the Eurovision 2019 and member of the Israeli delegation)
  • William Lee Adams (Eurovision fan)
  • Nicola Cagliore (Former Head of the Italian delegation and  former Reference Group Member at ESC  andat the EBU TV Committee)
  • Jose Juan Santana (OGAE Spain President and composer of Montenegro 2009 and San Marino 2012)
  • Nina (Spain 1988)
  • Irene Valiente (Radio 3)

The show starts at 22:50 CET and can be watched here.

381 thoughts on “Spain: Second Semi-Final Tonight

  1. DMGP Running Order:
    Frederik Leopold – “Stuck on You“
    Eyjaa – “l was gonna marry him“
    Micky Skeel – “Glansbillede“
    Maia Maia – “Beautiful Bullshit“
    Nicklas Sonne – “Freedom“
    Mariyah Leberg – “Human“
    Søren Lund – “Lige her“
    Reiley – “Breaking My Heart“

  2. Both Wiwi and ET wants Blanca Paloma!

    Who should win Benidorm Fest 2023?
    44.82% (1,098 VOTES)

    24.37% (597 VOTES)

    10.61% (260 VOTES)

  3. “Descalcei sapatos de cimento
    Agora eu corro e voo
    ‘Que eu não devo nada a ninguém
    Nada eu não devo nada a ninguém”

    ADORE these lyrics! 😍🥰🤩
    I want “Sapatos de cimento” in Liverpool…

  4. 9.4% of share (a million and twenty thousands of people). RTVE says it is what they were expecting but they can’t measure the success of BF just with that metric. 11224 of votes, more than semifinal 1.

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