Spain: More Details on Benidorm Fest Announced

Spanish broadcaster RTVE has opened the submission period for Benidorm Fest, the new selection format for Spain.

The submission period will close on October 29th, with a total of 12 artists to be selected from the submissions pool. Those wishing to apply must be at least 16 years old as of May 1st 2022, and have Spanish nationality or permanent residence in Spain. Those competing in groups must have at least 50% Spanish nationality within the group.

Composers can only submit one song if they are the main author, but can submit an additional two entries if they are co-authors on a song. Performers can only submit one song for consideration, however can be credited as composers on other entries as per the rules above.

The semi-finals will feature six artists each, with three qualifying from each of the two semi-finals to the Grand Final. The overall winner will be chosen through a 50/50 split of jury voting and televoting. The jury will consist of a national jury worth 60% and an international jury worth 40%.