This Tuesday, January 31, TVE’s La1 carried out the first semifinal of the Benidorm Fest. Nine artists competed to win a place in the grand finale this Saturday where it will be decided who will take over from Chanel to represent us in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Agoney, Alice Wonder, Fusa Nocta and Megara they got their direct ticket to the weekend while Twin Melody, Sharonne, Aritz Aren, Meler and Sofía Martín were on the brink of continuing their dream.
Is first gala of the Benidorm Fest Hosted by Mónica Naranjo (with a touch of lemon due to her new hair color), Rodrigo Vázquez and Inés Hernand was not exempt from controversy. The Eurodrama not only came with the votessince the so-called “demoscopic vote” (that of a group of people selected to represent all strata of society) rewarded Meler, the least favorites, and punished some of the most valued by the jury such as Alice Wonder.
But also the previous one had its “moves”. One of the Chanel dancers, Josh Huerta, has assured that one of the selected ones, Fusa Nocta, did not pay her dancers: “It has come to me that artists who intend to go to Eurovision this year are looking for free dancers. It doesn’t make me angry, but it saddens me that in such a hard and unstable profession “, expressed the team of the Benidorm Fest 2022 candidate who gave us a third place in Eurovision with her ‘SloMo’.
A complaint to which Rosalía’s dancer, Sam Vázquez, has joined: “Hey, before you start, do you know if she pays her dancers at the end? Because otherwise I’m capable of even changing so I don’t see her”commented the also cousin of the triumphant Raoul Vázquez on the controversy of the payment of the dancers.
Fusa Nocta responds
The singer of ‘My family’ reacted to the controversy on Malbert’s podcast ‘La Red Room’. There, while she sings for her own, she also wanted to stand up for her dancers: “What happened is that I don’t have money. It’s totally true. It’s not an excuse, you know? (…) Okay, so what do I do now? Because I want to give everything,” he began by recounting Fusa Nocta.
“I am not forcing them to be with meI’m giving the opportunity,” continued the singer who, a few weeks later, told the ‘Socialité’ program that, despite not receiving financial compensation (for now), she did his dancers were “covered” (we understand that insured).
Once Fusa Nocta stepped forward, the Chanel dancer wanted to emphasize his intention to make this situation public: “At the time I did not give names because I have never sought to promote the hatenor harm anyone. Now it is known and, even so, I do not wish evil on anyone, only I seek to defend one of the sectors that has given me so much. I’m sorry if you didn’t understand, “he qualified in his social media profile.
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