RTVE have revealed further details about next week’s upcoming Benidorm Fest, where Spain’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin will be decided. RTVE have revealed the contest stage and also policies in the case of a performer testing positive for COVID-19.
Benidorm Stage revealed
The Benidorm stage will be 450 square metres in size. It consists of a hexagon, with a diameter of 14.22 metres, and rotating panels on 3 sides behind the stage. These rotating panels will have LED screens and light columns.
A Green Room, slightly smaller at 300 square metres will house the performers following the live show. The audience will be between these two platforms or in the bleachers at the sides. The number of people able to attend the live show will depend on pandemic restrictions and has not been decided yet.
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As a precaution, if a competing artist tests positive for COVID-19 in the run-up to Benidorm Fest, they will not perform live. In this case, different scenarios will come into play depending on what performances are available.
If the performer in question has completed their first rehearsal, then that will be used as the competing clip in the competition proper. If the performer tests positive before their first rehearsal, then the official music video for the entry will be played instead. Some entries do not have official music videos and in this final case, the song will be played along with a photo montage of the artist.
The Spanish delegation leader, Eva Mora, commented that recording reserve performances for these scenarios was impossible due to a lack of time.
Benidorm Fest 2021
To remind readers, last week, RTVE revealead the semi-final lineup for Benidorm fest . 7 acts will take part in each semi-final, on January 26th and 27th. From those seven, four will qualify to the final to make a final lineup of eight songs. This will happen on Saturday January 29th. In all shows, the results will be determined by an expert jury (50%), a demoscopic poll (25%) and televoting (25%).
The winner of Benidorm Fest will follow Blás Canto in representing Spain at Eurovision.
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