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🇪🇸 Spain: Benidorm Fest results are in

The results of the 2nd Benidorm Fest semifinal are in. Four songs complete the eight finalists that will perform upcoming Saturday. These are the full results:   St. Pedro, “Dos extraños (cuarteto de cuerda)”, 164 pts. María Peláe, “Remitente”, 131 pts. Jorge González, “Caliente”, 122 pts. Almácor, “Brillos platino”, 115 pts. Roger Padrós, “El temps”, 103 pts. Marlena, “Amor de verano”, 96 pts. Yoly Saa, “No se me olvida”, 79 pts. Dellacruz, “Beso en la mañana”, 54 pts.

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🇪🇸 Spain: Benidorm Fest continues

Tonight, Benidorm Fest will have its second semifinal. It is the Spanish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Each of the two semifinals will contain eight songs. Four songs each will go to the final on Saturday, 3 February. Tonight’s show will start on 22.50 CET and you can watch it here. Below you’ll find the titles and contestants: María Peláe sings “Remitente” Dellacruz sings “Beso en la mañana” Marlena sings “Amor de verano” St. Pedro sings “Dos extraños (cuarteto de cuerda)” Jorge González sings “Caliente” Yoly Saa sings “No se me olvida” Roger Padrós sings “El temps” Almácor sings “Brillos platino”   Jorge González took part in the Spanish national selection in 2009 (3rd) and 2014 (3rd). 

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🇪🇸 Spain: Results are in at Benidorm Fest

The first semifinal of Benidorm Fest took place, and the results are in. Four songs will go through to the final. This is what the juries decided: Nebulossa sings “Zorra”, 149 pts Angy Fernández sings “Sé quién soy”, 137 pts Sofia Coll sings “Here to say”, 116 pts Miss Cafeina sings “Bla bla bla”, 105 pts Mantra sings “Me vas a ver”, 98 pts Noan sings “Te echo de”, 96 pts Lérica sings “Astronauta”, 82 pts Quique Niza sings “Prisionero”, 81 pts   We can say hi to Nebulossa, Angy Fernández, Sofia Coll and Miss Cafeina in the final, upcoming Saturday!

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🇪🇸 Spain: Benidorm Fest starts

Tonight, Benidorm Fest will start. It is the Spanish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Each of the two semifinals will contain eight songs. Four songs each will go to the final on Saturday, 3 February. Tonight’s show will start on 22.50 CET and you can watch it here. Below you’ll find the titles and contestants: Lérica sings “Astronauta” Noan sings “Te echo de” Sofia Coll sings “Here to say” Mantra sings “Me vas a ver” Miss Cafeina sings “Bla bla bla” Quique Niza sings “Prisionero” Angy Fernández sings “Sé quién soy” Nebulossa sings “Zorra”   None of the artists took part in Benidorm Fest before.  

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🇪🇸 Blast from the past: Spain 1991

We know a lot about Eurovision and we want to share this knowledge with you! Therefore we’d like to bring you a blast from the past. Today: Sergio Dalma, who represented Spain in 1991. Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest Spain has been a participant since its debut in 1961. The country has won the competition twice. The country’s first victory came in 1968 with the song “La, la, la” sung by Massiel. The second win was in 1969 with the song “Vivo cantando” performed by Salomé. Interestingly, 1969 was a unique year because four countries (Spain, the UK, the Netherlands, and France) tied for the first place, and there was no rule in place to break the tie, so all four were declared winners.Over the years, Spain’s results have been mixed. While the country has had some top 10 finishes since its last win, there have also been many years when Spain finished in the lower half of the leaderboard. One of the greatest successes has been “Eres tu”, a worldwide hit by the group Mocedades in 1973. Six years later Spain was close to a victory with Betty Missiego‘s “Su canción”. In recent years, Spain did very well in 2022, when Chanel‘s “SloMo” reached a 3rd place. National selection While currently the show Benidorm Fest is the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1991 Spanish television had an internal selection. TVE chose “Bailar pegados” out of a number of songs. However, almost every year they failed to keep all the titles secret. According to the blog Pasaporte A Eurovision, at least two more songs were in the race: Yossek submitted a song titled “Almas perdidas” and the 1992 participant Serafin Subiri submitted “Polvo de estrellas“. Sergio Dalma Josep Sergi Capdevila Querol, professionally known as Sergio Dalma, was born on 28 September 1964 and is a top-selling Spanish artist. With nine chart-topping albums in Spain, he dominated Spain’s official Productores de Música de España national album chart, especially from 2008 to 2013. Dalma’s journey began when he secured a contract after winning the TV program “Gent d’aqui.” In 1989, his debut album “Esa Chica es Mía” went Platinum, popularizing him in Ibero-America. In 1991, representing Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest with “Bailar pegados,” he achieved fourth place and considerable fame in the U.S. and Ibero-America. Throughout his career, Dalma produced numerous hit singles and albums, like “Adivina” and “Via Dalma.” By 2013, Dalma’s “Cadore 33” became his fifth consecutive top album in Spain. He celebrated his 25-year career with a 2014 concert in Madrid, later releasing a CD/DVD of the event. Dalma’s albums, such as “Dalma [es]” in 2015 and “Via Dalma III” in 2017, continued to chart high. By 2019, after parting with Warner Music Group, he joined Sony Music’s Spanish division. Dalma, primarily performing in Spanish, has also sung in Catalan, Italian, English, and French. Photo: Ruben Ortega Bailar Pegados “Bailar Pegados” is best known internationally as the song that represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991 held in Rome. Sergio Dalma performed the song and managed to achieve a commendable fourth place in the contest. The song was written by Julio Seijas and Luis Gómez Escolar. Seijas and Escolar are both well-known figures in the Spanish music industry, having written for several prominent artists.The lyrics of “Bailar Pegados” use the act of dancing closely (“pegados” means “close together” or “attached” in Spanish) as a metaphor for intimacy and the unique closeness between two people in love. The song speaks of the fear of dancing closely, akin to the vulnerabilities and fears in love, but also emphasizes the beauty and singularity of such a connection.

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Liverpool live: rehearsals on coronation day

Today, king Charles III will be crowned. You can follow the coronation live on YouTube. However, because you visit our site we think you will be more interested in the Eurovision Song Contest. In that case, you are in the right place! Today is the day of the last few rehearsals. We saw the Big 5 and Ukraine today. Also, the decision will be made today which country performs where in the final. photo credits: EBU/Corinne Cumming/Sarah Louise Bennett/Chloe Hashemi Germany As we only get to see some pictures, it is hard to say whether there is any change or improvement. On the current pictures, the triangle structure behind the band is more visible and notable. Furthermore, it gives the same impression. Germany is currently 15th at the bookmakers. Not a top position, but at least much higher than the last few years. France Also for France there are no differences. La Zarra is still standing on a high structure with the long black rug on it. France is currently strongly on the 3rd place in the betting odds. There are even people who talk about the French song as the potential winner. So who knows…. Italy Marco Mengoni has returned to perform on stage and has changed his outfit. He is no longer wearing the silver vest he wore on Thursday. Instead, he is now wearing a longer silver vest that gradually fades from silver to black, giving it an ombre effect. To create a cohesive look, sparkles have been added to one side of his leather trousers. Italy is currently number 8 at the bookmakers. Ukraine According to eurovision.tv, the graphics are working well in the act. Note that this is their opinion, we have to judge for ourselves. Also, they mention something about the timing that goes perfect. Again, let’s wait and see. Not that we don’t trust TVORCHI in this, but we haven’t seen it ourselves. The bookmakers say the Ukrainian entry would end up in 4th place, which would be a great score for the country. Spain No changes whatsoever in the Spanish act. Still she is wearing the white platforms and the stage is almost red during the whole performance. It is said that she vocally does well. All we heard so far is that this is true. Spain has a 5th place at the bookmakers, which would be a wonderful score for Spain for the second year in a row! United Kingdom Also no changes in the act like it was at the first rehearsal is noticed. Still the graphics with the split head. What the people of eurovision.tv noticed, again for what it is worth, is that she had more energy in this performance. The United Kingdom is 10th at the bookmakers. That would be top-10 twice in a row for the UK, and it is quite a high score for a host country.  In collaboration with Eurovision Artists

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Liverpool Live: rehearsal schedule

On this day of celebration in the United Kingdom, the last 6 countries will have their individual rehearsals. And after that, we have the turquoise carpet on Sunday. This is today’s schedule: 11.00 – 11.15 Germany11.25 – 11.40 France11.50 – 12.05 Italy12.15 – 12.30 Ukraine12.40 – 12.55 Spain13.05 – 13.20 United Kingdom

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Liverpool live: Fireworks, LED-screens and a moon

This is the day when we first see the Big 5 and Ukraine to rehearse. Of course Ukraine is added, not as the organizer but as last year’s winner. photo credits: EBU/Corinne Cumming/Sarah Louise Bennett Germany Lord of the Lost is wearing red costumes, like in the national final. Singer Chris ‘Lord’ Harms wears a collar of flames. The band is elevated on a triangular metal structure, adorned with red and black LEDs, and an unrelenting flashing light display that persists throughout the entire three-minute performance. And of course we spot a lot of fireworks in the performance. France La Zarra is standing on a tall, moving column covered in sparkly black fabric that goes all the way to the ground. The column has a mirror-tiled top, and La Zarra is wearing a fitted gown made entirely of black and red sequins. She is singing her heart out on top of the column, and there’s a French flag displayed on the LED wall behind her at the end of her performance. Italy Marco Mengoni sings his ballad while standing alone on stage. Marco is wearing leather trousers and a silver sparkly vest, while a backdrop of swirling clouds on an LED wall. An oversized moon provide a dramatic visual setting. Ukraine TVORCHI-member Jeffrey wears a black suit covered with gold images. Andrii wears black clothes with a silver jacket over it. During their performance, TVORCHI effectively utilize lighting and an LED wall, with four boxes on stage providing a backdrop for their two dancers dressed in black. Their are big flames during the performance. Spain The staging for Blanca Paloma’s performance resembles the setup seen during Benidorm Fest in January. It features two fringed red semi-circular structures at the center of the stage, forming a circle where Blanca and her five dancers perform. The background is set aglow with black, red, and white lighting. There has been some low smoke during the performance. United Kingdom Mae Muller wears a corset jacket and black trousers, and commences her performance on a raised plinth before the LED wall. The wall features pop art-style graphics. At the beginning, there’s a section where Mae’s face splits horizontally, giving the impression that she’s inside her own head, which enhances the pop video quality of the performance.  four dancers dressed in black and red accompany Mae, particularly during the second half of the performance, when they join Mae at the front of the stage for a synchronized dance routine.   in collaboration with Eurovision Artists

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Liverpool live: rehearsal schedule

We already head to day 5: some rehearsals of the 2nd semifinal, and….. the big 5. 11.30 – 11.50 Denmark11.55 – 12.15 Armenia12.20 – 12.40 Romania12.45 – 13.05 Estonia13.10 – 13.30 Belgium 14.40 – 15.10 Germany15.20 – 15.50 France16.00 – 16.30 Italy16.40 – 17.10 Ukraine17.20 – 17.50 Spain18.00 – 18.30 United Kingdom 

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