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Road to Liverpool: Spain

We can not wait for the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. Therefore, we have a closer look at one of the contestants every day. Today: Spain.

Blanca Paloma

The winner of the Spanish national final, Benidorm Fest, is Blanca Paloma. She will sing the song “Eaea”, written and composed by Blanca herself with José Pablo Polo and Alvaro Tato. 

Blanca was born in 1989 in Elche, near Valencia. She sang in several bands, among others Alfakay. Blanca also sang the title song for the television series “Lucía en la teleraña“. She participated in Benidorm Fest 2022, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Secreto de agua“. After that, she released a new single called “Niña de fuego“.

Benidorm Fest

Spain has had numerous ways to select their entry. There have been huge national finals. On a lot of occasions however, Spain selected internally. One of the rejected songs from the 1986 internal selection became a worldwide hit: “Hijo de la luna” by Mecano.

Last year, Benidorm Fest was the national selection for the first time. It might be the succes of winner Chanel and her song “Solo”. Chanel reached a 3rd place in the Eurovision Song Contest. A new era was there for the Spaniards! Reason enough to have another Benidorm Fest in 2023. And a big party it is! When you are in Benidorm around that time, you know it’s party time.

Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest

Spain participates in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1961. The country won twice: in 1968 with Massiel‘s “La, la, la”, while a year later Salomé got the trophy for her “Vivo cantando”. But let’s not forget Mocedades. They took part in 1973, didn’t win, but their “Eres tu” is now a Eurovision classic. The last few years, Spain ended up at the bottom of the list again and again. As stated before, Chanel broke that tradition last year. It resulted in a welcome in Spain, as if she had won the contest.

The bookmakers

The bookmakers currently predict a 6th place for Spain. That would be wonderful for the country. After many years of bad scores, Spain is back at the top! It would be a confirmation that Spanish broadcaster TVE is on the right track with Benidorm Fest.

The song

And last, but certainly not least: here is the song we are talking about:

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