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Nebulossa wins 'Benidorm Fest' in Spain

04 February 2024 at 00:06 CET
Spain has decided on its entry to the 68th Eurovision Song Contest: Nebulossa will head to Malmö with 'ZORRA'.

Our journey to the Costa Blanca is complete! The third edition of Benidorm Fest has found its winner to follow in the footsteps of Chanel and Blanca Paloma.

Nebulossa will be representing Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest in May, with the song ZORRA.

Nebulossa – ZORRA

Nebulossa is a synthpop duo formed by María Bas (vocals and production) and Mark Dasousa (synthesizers, production). The duo's music always contains two important factors: a lot of pop music and a lot of synth. And they make music based on the sounds and melodies of the '80s. Poliédrica de mí is the title of the debut album that the duo released in 2021, after previewing songs such as Glam, chosen as Best Song of 2021 by the Indie Cool jury. The band is currently on tour, passing through venues and festivals in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Malaga and Zaragoza. They have won the Studio mans contest and have also been nominated for the Pop eye awards as Best New Group.

Benidorm Fest

After two nights of semi-finals in the weeks preceeding it, Saturday night's Benidorm Fest final had 8 entries competing for the honour of representing Spain in Malmö. 

Scores for the winner came via three sources: an expert jury, a demoscopic jury and a public vote. The expert jury was made up of 8 members (4 Spanish and 4 international), and contributed 50% of the points. The demoscopic jury was comprised of a cross-section of the Spanish population and accounted for 25% of the vote. The remaining 25% of the scores were down to the Spanish public viewing at home. 

Our hosts for the night were Ana Prada, Marc Calderó and one face that will have been very familiar to Eurovision fans, Ruth Lorenzo. 10 years ago at Copenhagen 2014, Ruth gave Spain a Top 10 placing at the Contest with her rousing rendition of Dancing In The Rain.

Benidorm Fest 2024's winner will no doubt be hoping they can fly at least as high as Ruth did, when they touch down in Malmö.

Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest

Spain first appeared in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 in Cannes, and has come back to every Contest since; becoming the country to participate the most number of times in a row since their debut, without skipping an edition.

Spain won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1968 with the song La, La, La and Massiel. The rising star Massiel competed at the Royal Albert Hall where she pipped the United Kingdom's home entry at the post, Cliff Richard’s Congratulations, by only one point.

Spain became the first country to win the Eurovision Song Contest twice in succession, in both 1968 and 1969. Spain hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in the country's capital, Madrid, in 1969.