The Generalitat Valenciana is set to allocate almost €1 Million towards the hosting of Benidorm Fest.
968,000 Euro is set to be allocated by the regional government of Valencia towards the hosting of the inaugural edition of Benidorm Fest. The funding is part of a wider push by the regional government to bring tourists back to the region through a series of cultural events.
The submissions window for Benidorm Fest is currently open. Interested singers and songwriters have until November 10 to submit their entries to RTVE. Benidorm Fest is set to be held in January and will determine the Spanish entry for Eurovision 2022.
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Spain debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has competed annually since. Spain has won the contest on two occasions the first being in 1968 and the second time in 1969. 1969 is the only year where more than one song has won the contest. The 1969 contest saw a four-way tie between Spain, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Since 2000 Spain has only managed to finish in the top 10 on five occasions, the last time being in 2014 with Ruth Lorenzo. However, the country has finished 20th or below on ten occasions, the worst placement being 26th in 2017.