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  • Writer's pictureDale Roberts

Spain: Benidorm Fest artists announced including Drag Race Espana winner

Sharonne and Alfred Garcia

This morning, the 18 competing artists in Spain's Benidorm Fest were announced and included a Drag Race winner and a former Eurovision artist.

Benidorm Fest is the national final of Spain and will choose who represents the nation at Eurovision 2023.

Many well known artists were announced but two that will catch the attention of many fans were Sharonne and Alfred García.

Sharonne won season 2 of Drag Race Espana, the Spanish edition of RuPaul's Drag Race.

This won't be the first time Drag Race alumni will compete for a place at Eurovision.

In 2019 Courtney Act, who competed on RuPaul's Drag Race season six finished in 4th place at 'Eurovision - Australia Decides'.

Also in the line-up is Eurovision 2018 artist Alfred García. Alfred competed alongside Amaia with 'Tu canción' finishing in 23rd place.

Alfred and Amaia were a couple who met on the show Operación Triunfo (which was the vehicle for choosing the Spanish entry) but have since parted ways since the Contest.

Some other recognisable names to Eurofans will be Blanco Paloma who finished in 5th place in the 2022 edition of Benidorm Fest with 'Secreto de agua'.

In addition, Famous (winner of Operación Triunfo 2018) and Agoney (Operación Triunfo 2017) will also compete.

The full line-up of artists are:

  • Agoney

  • Alfred Garcia

  • Alice Wonder

  • Aritz Arén

  • Blanca Paloma

  • E’Femme

  • Famous

  • Fusa Nocta

  • José Otero

  • Karmento

  • Megara

  • Meler

  • Rakky Ripper

  • Sharonne

  • Siderland

  • Sofía Martín

  • Twin Melody

  • Viccó

Benidorm Fest will begin on 31 January and conclude with a final on 4 February 2023.

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