SPAIN – Chanel Terrero’s controversial victory at the Benidorm Fest continues to kick in on TVE.
This Sunday, the public channel has once again explained itself in the RTVE program response to the criticism raised by SloMo, the song with which this young artist will represent Spain in Eurovision 2022.
The spectator’s defender, María Escario, has asked Ignacio Elguero, a member of RTVE’s senior management, if the lyrics of SloMo “perpetuate gender stereotypes”, as many people suggest and have been denounced from the PSOE.
According to Elguero, the Equality Observatory has been analyzing the song’s message and changes are not ruled out:
“RTVE is enormously respectful of this issue and we will listen to suggestions.”
At the insistence of the spectator’s defender, Elguero, who is also director of Education, Cultural and International Diversity, has indicated that the letter will be corrected if necessary:
”If there were a suggestion from the Equality Observatory, there would be no problem”. “The Equality Observatory is above everything and has some rules.”
However, in his opinion, SloMo is a “playful-festive theme that plays with seduction between people”.
“It has no more pretence. Its strength is the staging and the compositional theme, but I don’t see elements that could generate more controversy than it has caused.”
In addition, Elguero has assured that the “participatory process” of the Benidorm Fest will be studied, also criticized for the excessive weight given to the professional jury.
“Will there be more weight of the popular vote?” Escario asked.
“I don’t want to risk saying ‘yes’ because it has to be a decision that comes out of that participatory forum, but possibly it is one of the things to study so that there is no failure in the balance (…) We have no problem in which that is solved. In fact, we will solve it”.
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