The Benidorm Fest is just around the corner. In just under two weeks the Spanish pre-selection for Eurovision 2022 will begin in Alicante city. The festival, which will have two semifinals and a grand final, will be held on January 26, 27 and 29 at the Palau Lilla in Benidorm. Would you like to attend as a public? We tell you how to do it.
Tickets to the public for free
As Eva Mora, head of the Spanish delegation, and María Eizaguirre, director of Communication and Participation of RTVE explained, the tickets destined for the public can be purchased for free through tickets.com. The rest of the tickets will be distributed between RTVE, Generalitat Valenciana and Benidorm City Council.
María Eizaguirre stressed at the press conference that they want and expect the greatest number of people to attend the Benidorm Fest. However, she recalled that due to the health situation caused by the coronavirus, the organization has to be in permanent contact with the health authorities to know the ideal capacity and the optimal health procedures for the proper development of the finery.
The #BenidormFest will start on Monday, January 24
Although the show will not start with the first semifinal until Wednesday 26 January, the Benidorm Fest will start on Monday 24 with a press conference at 11:30 in the morning in the city of Alicante. It will be the official welcome of the media to Benidorm. That same day, at 1:15 p.m., there will be a visit by the authorities and the graphic media to the Palau Lilla, the venue of the Benidorm Fest 2022.
On Tuesday 25, at 11:30 in the morning, the RTVE Great Consultation Bus will stop in the city of Alicante to do a live program. Many familiar faces will pass through the bus, participants of the Eurovision Song Contest, authorities and important figures of the Valencian Community. In the afternoon, at 3:30 p.m., the dress rehearsals for the first semifinal will begin on the Palau Lilla stage.
Wednesday 26 will be an important day. At 10:40 p.m., during prime time, the First Semifinal of the Benidorm Fest will be broadcast live from La 1 de TVE and RTVE Play. In this first gala, Luna Ki, Varry Brava, Azúcar Moreno, Blanca Paloma, Unique, Tanxugueiras and Chanel, will play the four places for the final on Saturday, January 29.
After the gala, there will be a press conference with accredited journalists in Benidorm where they will talk about the result and everything that happened.
On Thursday 27 we will have the second big date of the week. Again, at 10:40 p.m., the Second Semifinal of the BeFest will take place at the Palau Lilla. Xeinn, Marta Sango, Javiera Mena, Gonzalo Hermida, Rigoberta Bandini, Rayden and Sara Deop will fight for the last four places in the final. In the end, they again meet with the journalists accredited to the Benidorm Fest.
The first appointment on Friday 28 will be at 11:30 in the morning. The day will begin with a press conference with the eight finalists of the Benidorm Fest. In the afternoon, starting at 3:00 p.m., the dress rehearsal for the long-awaited final gala will take place.
The culmination will arrive on Saturday, January 29 with the Grand Final of the Benidorm Fest. The gala will be broadcast live from 10:05 p.m. from La 1 de Televisión Española and RTVE Play. The gala, presented by Alaska, Máximo Huerta and Inés Hernand, will be full of music, performances and a lot of emotion. After 90 minutes of the show, we will meet the Spanish representative at Eurovision 2022.
The festival will close on Sunday 30 with a big press conference with the winner of the Benidorm Fest.
An official album with all the songs
At the beginning of March, a compilation CD with the 14 songs of the Benidorm Fest will be released. It will be published after the festival, with the Warner record company, with the aim of supporting the BeFest proposal. The CD is also launched thinking of Eurofans who want to keep a very valuable memory of this first edition of the Alicante contest.
- Azúcar Moreno – “Postureo“
- Blanca Paloma – “Secreto del agua”
- Chanel – “SloMo“
- Gonzalo Hermida – “Quién lo diría“
- Javiera Mena – “Culpa”
- Luna Ki – “Voy a Morir“
- Marta Sango – “Sigues en mi mente“
- Rayden – “Calle de la llorería”
- Rigoberta Bandini – “Ay Mama“
- Sara Deop – “Make you say“
- Tanxugueiras – “Terra”
- Unique – “Mejores“
- Varry Brava – “Raffaella“
- Xeinn – “Eco“
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