Spanish broadcaster RTVE has announced their selection plans for Eurovision 2022, with a public selection back on the cards.
At a press conference attended by Benidorm’s mayor, Toni Pérez, Generalitat’s president, Ximo Puig and RTVE president José Manuel Pérez Tornero, it was announced that a new national final format will be used to select the next Spanish representative. The selection, which is yet to be named, will feature three shows. There will be two semi-finals and a Grand Final, with the entries to be revealed in November 2021. The actual shows are likely to take place early 2022. The new Spanish selection will take place in Benidorm, a popular coastal city in the nation.
There will be an open call for artists to take part in the contest, with the successful artists to compete in the live shows. The winner of the selection will be decided with a 50/50 vote between jury and televote.
In addition to these changes, a new Spanish Head of Delegation will be chosen for the next Eurovision Song Contest.
Blas Cantó represented Spain in 2021 with the song ‘Voy a Quedarme’ which finished in 24th place. Watch the performance below: