The first semifinal of the Benidorm Fest held this January 31 on TVE’s La1 has caused a hurricane of sensations among all Eurofans. A clear winner, Agoney. The Canarian singer was supported by the vote of the jury, “demoscopic” (a group selected to represent all strata of Spanish society) and by televoting. Alice Wonder, Megara and Fusa Nocta will accompany you on the final this Saturdaywhere they will fight to represent us this year at Eurovision 2023.
Mónica Naranjo, presenter of the gala, wanted to emphasize the importance of not causing Eurodramas for the selection of our candidate: “I, from the bottom of my heart, want to ask you one thing. I know that music arouses many emotions and that it is something subjective. that’s why, because we are celebrating musical diversity, but also diversity of opinionI ask you for respect and affection. Here and online. Both for the artists and for those who are going to give their opinion. Remember: music was born free, let’s not dirty it“, claimed the singer.
Along the same lines, after his victory, Agoney spoke in Press conference after being asked if he was prepared to receive hate on social networks for being the favorite. The former contestant of ‘OT 2017’ was blunt with his response, since he had already been very silent since a few weeks ago the presenter of the Eurovisual podcast ‘La Red Room’, Malbert, Said her song was a scream.
Agony (@Agoney) pronounces on the hate in social networks.
“I don’t have to prepare for anything. The ones that have to be educated are them”#BenidormFest2023 #BenidormFest https://t.co/vMI3e4O2Fr pic.twitter.com/OkKq35O4y5
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“Regarding that, I haven’t prepared myself at all. In fact, The ones that need to be educated are them. In fact, here we have, basically, a specialist in hate. Malbert, are you around? Or I saw it around before. He is a specialist in hate. It is they who must be re-educated, who must be taught a lesson. It is they who must be taught a lesson and told that the people who go up there (on stage) must be respected. For my part, I am going to make one thing clear: I am not going to give these people a voice. That’s it,” said the winner of the gala, throwing a tremendous zasca at Malbert.
Through his social networks, the “hate specialist” (as Agoney has baptized him) has spoken, shielding his absence at the press conference with a classic: the “I was in the bathroom”. However, he has used written language to stand up to the singer, willing at the press conference to have a brave face to face with him.
“Today is your moment, enjoy your well-deserved victory. And as a good artist that you are, I hope you accept that not everyone can like you, and that’s not why it should be called hate“, he began by writing the new ‘Encarna Sánchez’ on the Eurovision waves.
However, the mocking tone characteristic of the podcaster It did not take long to arrive, although not in an “official” way due to his Twitter message, but as an addition to an Instagram story of those that are deleted in one day: “And don’t keep me in your head so much, it’s going to be that you lose concentration, love. I hope one day you will be able to say everything you say about me off camerato see who is the specialist in hate (hate)”, has continued to appeal to the courage that he did not have to assume the press conference and to write this message on a social network that is not ephemeral.
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