Benidorm (Alicante).- Blanca Paloma has risen this Saturday with a theme of flamenco roots with the victory of the second edition of Benidorm Fest and, therefore, will be the one representing Spain in the grand final of Eurovision 2023 that will take place in May in Liverpool (United Kingdom).
The artist from Elche and her song “EaEa” have won the victory with a total of 169 points, in a final in which she has endorsed the best votes from the professional jury and the televote, ahead of Agoney, with 145 points.
The rest of the applicants have been classified in the following order: 3) Vicco, with 129 points; 4) Megara, 106; 5) Alice Wonder, 89; 6) Karmento, 80; 7) José Otero, 75, and 8) Fusa Nocta, 71.
After two previous semifinals attended by a total of 18 participants, the Palau d’Esports l’Illa de Benidorm (Alicante) has hosted this final that has featured guest performances by Mónica Naranjo, Manuel Carrasco and Ana Mena.
Difference of votes between the jury and the public
In the last section of the gala, the votes have been revealed, starting with those of the professional jury, on which 50% of the weight of the evaluations depends and which has distributed its points in this way: Blanca Paloma (94), Agoney (80) , Vicco (59), Alice Wonder (53), Megara (50), José Otero (37), Karmento (35) and Fusa Nocta (24).
The demoscopic jury, made up of 350 people chosen for reasons of age, gender and territory, has voted as follows: Vicco (40), Blanca Paloma (35), Agoney (30), Megara (28), Fusa Nocta (25 ), José Otero (22), Karmento (20) and Alice Wonder (16).
Finally, the viewers’ televote has awarded their points as follows: Blanca Paloma (40), Agoney (35), Vicco (30), Megara (28), Karmento (25), Fusa Nocta (22) Alice Wonder (20) and Jose Otero (16).