SPAIN – The Spanish broadcaster RTVE revealed, this afternoon, the extension of the deadline for entries for Benidorm Fest, Spain’s national final for the Eurovision 2022 Festival.
Submissions will close on Friday, October 29, and will be extended until November 10th.
“We are receiving many proposals from established artists and we feel the need to extend this period so that they have more space to send proposals with the highest quality possible. At the same time, so that there are equal conditions, we have also extended the date of proposals for applications through the internet” stressed Eva Mora when announcing the extension of registrations.
The first phase will consist of the registration process and RTVE’s direct invitations to the event, and all participants must have Spanish nationality and/or residency in the country, and, in the case of groups, at least half of the elements must comply with this condition. Singers will only be able to submit one song, while composers will be able to submit one theme as main authors and two additional ones as co-authors. The songs submitted must comply with the EBU/UER rules and must be interpreted in Spanish and/or co-official languages of the country, with excerpts in other languages being allowed up to a maximum of 35% of the total lyrics of the song.
📢RTVE extiende el plazo de presentación de canciones para Eurovisión 2022 hasta el 10 de noviembre.
— Eurovisión RTVE (@eurovision_tve) October 27, 2021
In the second phase of the process, which will start on November 10, an RTVE jury, composed of professionals from the broadcaster and the music industry, will evaluate all the proposals and select the 12 contestants, as well as 6 alternate songs. At least two songs will be chosen from the public submission process, with those chosen to be released during the months of November or December.
The third and fourth phases of the competition correspond to the Benidorm Fest, which will be held at the end of January 2022 and will feature two semi-finals and a Grand Final.
The semi-finals will feature six participants, with voting by the public (50%) and the jury (50%): the public will vote through televoting (50%) and a demoscopic panel (50%), while the Jury voting will be ensured by a national panel (60%) and an international panel (40%).
The three most voted at each gala will qualify for the Grand Final, where the representatives of Spain in Italy will be chosen.
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