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:
- Famous – “La Lola”
- José Otero – “Inviernos en Marte”
- Karmento – “Quiero y duelo”
- Rakky Ripper – “Tracción”
- Blanca Paloma – “EaEa”
- E’FEMME – “UFF!”
- Siderland – “Que esclati tot”
- Alfred – “Desde que tú estás”
- 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”
What’s this obsession with Vicco? They should’ve put it at #2 and close the show with Megara.
I guess it’s not a draw…
It is. The old man with the hat did the draw.
The old man with the hat AND the coat 😜🤣
He represents the Dark Forces everywhere.
I don’t know about eveeywhere but the old man from Ert must have been Nikos Mastorakis 😜
What do your sources say? 🤣🤣🤣
He should have said grumpy old queen with the hat then. If it was Mastorakis, wasn’t he recognised?
I don’t think it will actually play any role. Vicco closed the 2nd semi and only finished 4th in televoting.The 2 favorites go back to back which is a bit strange since producers usually try to place them apart.
Easier to compare!
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“
Justice for the brides!
So Reily was not kicked out? Good draw for Soren
Woaah! Spanish Hype in full attack mode, fully recovered from Tuesday. Must have been hell of a show last night!
Just genuinely better
🇫🇮 Very special version of Cha Cha Cha 🇫🇮
Is it the same song?
If he dresses like that in February what will he be wearing in May?🤔
I hope he will pack only trousers!
Or he can leave the trousers back in Helsinki too?
Why not and do full Chanel. Chaps, perhaps!
I’d support that
So would I. Maybe I should contact him.
Both Wiwi and ET wants Blanca Paloma!
Who should win Benidorm Fest 2023?
BLANCA PALOMA – “EAEA”
44.82% (1,098 VOTES)
AGONEY – “QUIERO ARDER”
24.37% (597 VOTES)
MEGARA – “ARCADIA”
10.61% (260 VOTES)
World is coming to an end!
There’s still hope we will last until May!
They do want Alessandra in MGP. That’s so Wiwi. Also it’s pretty tight with Ulrikke.
Alessandra — “Queen of Kings” — 28.42%, 1,145 votes
Ulrikke — “Honestly” — 25.09%, 1,011 votes
JONE — “Ekko Inni Meg” — 15.19%, 612
They would be crazy not to send her. This can win the whole of Eurovision.
They would be very crazy, indeed. She gave fantastic performance. I’m not biggest fan of the song, but I was mesmerised by her anyway.
It’s all green for her in odds now, approaching all red Agony.
Agony for Agoney might be next Wiwi title?
Erika Wikman making entrance on our biggest music awards gala.
I posted this for you and Donnie.
I appreciate it <3
I love pop girly updates
Oh la la 🤩🤩🤩
Will Portugal manage to find a worthy successor to her?
Nope, but I do love You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown.
I Love Mimicat
P.S. – She is leading the polls made here and all the yt related numbers: views, likes and comments. I do not know if she realizes what is waiting for her in the first semi, if she nails it live.
I have listened to the songs and have my preferences but I won’t jump on any bandwagon yet. I hope I’ll get excited with someone at some point.
I gave 10/10 to 11 entries in FdC 2023 based on studio versions, Mimicat not among them.. :( but I do like it… Still hope for somebody else..
Edmundo Inácio is also doing well. Atm, they seem to be the 2 huge favourites.
My second favourite is Happy Mess, probably not big favourite here or there. LOL
I lile Happy Mess as well.
He was my favorite when I listened to the songs.
Glad to hear!
Also Ivandro, INÊS APENAS and Lara Li. FdC is my biggest NF playlist at the moment.
These 2 are my no1 and 3…AMAZING!
Ivandro will most probably be very good live and he has a top notch ballad very African and Portuguese at the same time. He may be a dark horse that no onw saw coming.
🙏🙏🙏 He reminds me of Capa Verde… Love that song..
Otero and Vicco were quite disppointing live. :(
So,the Irish final is just hours away…
Whaaaat? Have to get ready!
Ahahahaha hahahaha!! 🤣🤣🤣
Gooooo “Hawaii”!! 🤩💥💪
Now that my dad is back home, I plan to watch that show. 🙂
I wonder if they’ll have Linda Martin at the studio jury panel that will only comment on the performances but not vote. There will be both a national and an international jury accounting for 50% of the vote.
Thanks for the update. I wouldn’t mind Ms Martin, because she creates chaos everytime she is on TV …
Ahahaha :D you need some chaos? :P
Of course I like chaos, mostly because I enjoy tidying up. 🤪🤓
Haven’t heard the songs (only “Hawaii” because of the talk around here – not excited about it) so I am excited to see what’s on offer !
Slovenian song will be released tomorrow!
Of course at 20:00, and it will be live show on Telly…
Dinner beckons. I will try to be here for Eurosong.
What does Funâmbula mean?
When I translate lyrics of it, all lyrics translate, but that one.. 🤔
“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…
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.