The Generalitat Valenciana will invest almost one million euros in the 'Benidorm Fest'

The celebration of 'Benidorm Fest' will have significant support from the Valencian generalitat. The executive chaired by Ximo Puig will approve the agreement with RTVE in which undertake to invest an amount close to one million euros in the format with which the next representative of Spain will be elected in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

To be more exact, the item is endowed with a total amount of 968,000 euros that will be dedicated mainly to the technical and visual part of the preselection, although they will also serve to pay for other production needs of the event. This amount is in addition to the 3.2 million euros that the corporation has budgeted for this first edition of 'Benidorm Fest'.

This agreement, which will be signed by Francesc Colomer, regional secretary for Tourism of the Valencian Community, and José Luis Pérez Tornero, president of RTVE, It will be valid for one year and will expire on December 31, 2022, as reported by Europa Press. Although it will have to be renewed annually, both parties have expressed their desire to be able to extend the agreement and that the pre-selection for Eurovision continues to be held in the city of Alicante for the next four years, seeking a legal framework so that this will is reflected in a document.

The first edition of the 'Benidorm Fest' will take place on January 26, 27 and 29 at the Palau d'Esports l'Illa de Benidorm (Alicante). Alaska, Máximo Huerta and Inés Hernand They will be in charge of conducting the two semifinals and the final of the contest, from which the representative of Spain will come out at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, which will be held in Turin (Italy) after Måneskin's victory in its 65th edition.

The 14 selected artists will participate in groups of seven in the two semi-finals of the musical contest. The four most voted in each gala by the professional jury (60% national experts and 40% international) and the public (50% televoting and 50% demoscopic jury) will go to the grand final, with a total of eight performances.


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