Last Saturday the Grand Final of the ‘Benidorm Fest 2023’ was held in which Blanca Paloma was victorious and won the ticket to Liverpool for the next edition of Eurovision. the gala too managed to be audience leader but with a loss of more than one million viewers compared to last year.
Heading to Eurovision
The second time’s a charm: the Grand Final of the ‘Benidorm Fest’ crowned White Dove as the next representative of Spain in Eurovision 2023. The singer performed the song ‘Eaea’ and managed to prevail over the songs of agoney and viccowho came in second and third place, respectively.
This time it was an almost unanimous decision, since had the maximum votes of the jury and the televoting (although in the demoscopic vote he was below Vicco). For her part, the singer has expressed her enthusiasm for the victory in networks and she is happy and grateful that she is for the support received.
🕊🕊🕊🤍 THANK YOU 🤍🕊🕊🕊 pic.twitter.com/YGAk0MCL8A
— Blanca Paloma (@BlancaPaloma_rb) February 5, 2023
In networks it was also possible to see the support for the candidate by Eurofans:
Look, tell me what you want, but the cathetism that oozes many comments that break from Eaea is unbearable.
Always cut by the pattern of “the little flamenco is shit” and “don’t you see that they are going to give us zero points?”. What self-hatred, paternalism and arrogance #BenidormFest pic.twitter.com/o4Hjwaq7Zj
— Luis Fuster (@luisgfuster) February 5, 2023
What changes life in a year, right? 😍 #BenidormFest #BenidormFest2023 pic.twitter.com/FgwicnWwSF
— Luis Mesa ۞ (@luismesacabello) February 5, 2023
Blanca Paloma’s performance was uploaded this morning to the official Eurovision channel and already has more than 300,000 views, in addition to the million and a half that it accumulates on RTVE 👀 pic.twitter.com/g15GL7tGIi
— Miguel Álvarez (@MiguelxAlvarez) February 5, 2023
“Outside of Spain they will not understand the song by Blanca Paloma bla bla bla”.
One of the most famous YouTubers who comments #Eurovision: https://t.co/THjJtuIyLT pic.twitter.com/oA333jmuyw
— Lazarus 🕊️ (@Eurolazaro) February 5, 2023
Spain right now: pic.twitter.com/gE1FY6MLRA
— Javi Hernandez (@JaviHernanndez) February 3, 2023
Regarding audiences, the Grand Final of the ‘Benidorm Fest’ was the most watched on Saturday night, with a 14.7% share and 1,887,000 viewers on La 1. However, like the two semifinals, the loss of viewers for last year’s festival was considerable. The final had 6.3 share points and 1,079,000 viewers less than last year.
Although, as usual, there is a division of opinion regarding the choice of Blanca Paloma, there is also a lot of expectation. The video clip of ‘Eaea’ was uploaded just a day ago to the YouTube channel of the contest and it already has more than 440,000 reproductions.