Chanel will represent Spain in the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. your theme, ‘SloMo’, was the most voted in the grand final of the
Benidorm festival. The Spanish-Cuban singer started as one of the top favorites for victory after being the best rated in the first semifinal. His great threat Rigoberta Bandini, ended up occupying the second place while the Tanxugueiras they had to settle for third position.
On the stage of the Sports Palace of L’Illa de Benidorm, only seven of the eight finalists who opted for the award passed, since Gonzalo Hermida could not defend his song ‘Who’d say’. The Cadiz singer, who also missed the second semifinal, was confined to his hotel after having tested positive for Covid
The person in charge of opening the ceremony was Pastor Soler with a spectacular interpretation of ‘Stay with me’, the song with which he achieved a tenth place in Eurovision 2012. The first of the contestants who took the stage was the rapper Rayden with the energetic ‘Street of the would cry. Next came the turn of Tanxugueiras with ‘Terra’, one of the favorite songs of the ‘eurofans’. The Galician group introduced novelties in its staging with the aim of improving the results of the first semifinal since they could only be fifth in the jury’s votes.
After ‘Raffaella’, the casual tribute of Varry Brava to the famous Italian diva, the time has come to Chanel with ‘SloMo’. The Spanish-Cuban singer was the best rated in the first semifinal thanks to her command of the stage and her spectacular choreography. The next artist to defend her proposal was Rigoberta Bandini, who once again swept away with ‘Ay mama’, a feminist anthem that honors mothers and vindicates the female body. Completing the final were Xeinn with the synthetic pop of ‘Eco’ Y White Dove with the ballad ‘Secret of the water’.
The voting began with good news for Chanel, who became the jury’s favorite followed by Rigoberta Bandini, Blanca Paloma and Rayden. The demoscopic vote (a survey of 350 people) gave Tanxugueiras first place, while the televote also fell on the side of the Galician women. Finally, Chanel took the final victory with 96 points while Bandini (91) and Tanxugueiras (90) completed the podium.
Chanel Terrero, born in Havana and raised in Spain, is an actress, singer, and dancer. He made his television debut appearing on ‘Red Eagle’ and has a long career in musical theater in titles such as ‘The Lion King’, ‘The bodyguard’ Y ‘Flashdance’. His theme ‘SloMo’ has been composed by five authors: leroy sanchez, Keith Harris, Iberian Forts, Maggie Szabos Y Everyday Thonen.
With the creation of the Benidorm Fest, promoted by TVE with the slogan “the festival you want”, the public entity has once again given Eurovision a relevance that it had lost. Only time will tell if this new selection process will contribute to improving the poor results achieved by our delegation in the last editions of the contest. The 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in the Italian city of Turin, will be held next May.