Programming, schedules, participants and where to see the festival on TV
RTVE He has everything ready for the week of Benidorm Festival 2023. After becoming a mass phenomenon last year, the Eurovision festival faces its second edition with the challenge of meeting expectations, which were very high in 2022 with the disputed victory of Chanel and its excellent result in eurovision.
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the 1 will issue three galas: two semifinals and the final. In them the 18 candidates selected by the chain will perform and the representative of Spain in Eurovision 2023 will be chosen.
The galas will be presented by Monica Naranjo, Ines Hernand Y Rodrigo Vazquezwhile the professional jury will be integrated this time Christer Bjorkman, tali eshkoli, Nicola Caligore, Katrina Leskanich, William Lee Adams, Girl, Irene Brave Y Juan Jose Santana. The voting system is maintained: 50% for the jury vote and 50% for the public vote.
Dates of the semifinals and the final of the Benidorm Fest 2023
Tuesday, January 31 at 10:50 p.m.
Performances: Agoney, Alice Wonder, Aritz Aren, Fusa Nocta, Megara, Meler, Sharonne, Sofía Martín and Twin Melody.
Thursday, February 2 at 10:50 p.m.
Performances: Alfred García, Blanca Paloma, E’ffemme, Famous, José Otero, Karmento, Rakky Ripper, Siderland and Vicco.
Saturday, February 4 at 10:05 p.m.
The 8 finalists chosen in the semifinals (4 in each gala) will perform in it.
The 18 participants and their songs
- Agony: I want to burn
- Alice Wonder: I would
- Aritz Aren: Flemish
- Fusa Nocta: My family
- Megara: Arcadia
- meler: They will not move us
- Sharonne: Air
- Sofia Martin: tuki
- Twin Melody: sayonara
- Alfred Garcia: since you are
- White Dove: EaEa
- E’ffemme: Ugh!
- Famous: la lola
- Jose Otero: winters on mars
- Karmento: I want and mourn
- Rakki Ripper: Traction
- Sideland: what a slave tot
- Victor: nocturna
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How to watch on TV, with special TVE programming
The three main galas of Benidorm Fest 2023 can be seen live on La 1. The first semifinal will be broadcast on Tuesday, January 31 (10:50 p.m.), the second will take place on Thursday, February 2 (10:50 p.m.) and The final gala of the contest is scheduled for the night of Saturday, February 4 (10:05 p.m.).
Therefore, the main TVE channel has been left with the three most outstanding broadcasts of the festival, but the RTVE Play platform will warm up the spirits with special programming.
- ‘The Night of the Benidorm Fest’
This program will echo everything related to the Benidorm Fest 2023 by Miki Núñez and Aitor Albizua. It will be broadcast on La 1 and RTVE Play before and after each semifinal with the impressions of the qualifiers. This program will be the first to interview the winner of the second edition of the Benidorm Fest.
RTVE Play produces Benidorm Calling (from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.), a daily magazine that will analyze the news of the contest by Inés Hernand, Xuso Jones and Jordi Cruz and that can be followed on RTVE Play, YouTube and Twitch.
For his part, Gene Playz On Friday, February 3, a special will be held from the Plaza Triangular in Benidorm, from 7:00 p.m. The debate for young people presented by Inés Hernand and Dario Emehache will present two phenomena directly related to the Benidorm Fest: the Spain brand and the fan phenomenon.