In a stunning display of talent and charisma, the duo Nebulossa, hailing from Alicante, clinched victory at Spain’s esteemed Benidorm Fest 2024. Their hit song “Zorra,” a masterpiece crafted by the duo itself—Maria Bas and Mark Dasousa—has officially become Spain’s banner for the upcoming Eurovision 2024 in Malmö. This selection marks a significant moment for the duo, propelling them onto the international stage with a song that embodies both the spirit of Eurovision and the innovative musical direction Spain continues to embrace.
Benidorm Fest: A Cultural Phenomenon
The city of Benidorm, transformed into a vibrant hub of Eurovision enthusiasm, played host to a week-long festival celebrating music, diversity, and artistic expression. The event, beyond its competitive edge, served as a platform for past Eurovision icons and emerging talents alike, with performances from Spain’s Blanca Paloma, San Marino’s Senhit, and Spain’s own Rosa, among others. The festival atmosphere was electric, with the city adorned in LED lights and billboards, echoing the excitement of the fans and participants alike.
The Journey to Malmö
The road to Nebulossa’s triumph was not just a testament to their musical prowess but also a reflection of the festival’s rigorous selection process. The final night at the Palau Municipal d’Esports l’Illa de Benidorm saw eight finalists vying for the prestigious opportunity to represent Spain at Eurovision. The unique voting system, balancing jury and public votes, underscored the democratic spirit of the festival. Nebulossa’s victory, underpinned by a strong jury endorsement and overwhelming public support, highlighted their widespread appeal and the innovative edge of their music.
A Duo Destined for the Stage
Nebulossa’s journey to Eurovision is a narrative of passion, creativity, and ambition. Founded in 2018, the duo quickly made a name for themselves in the electro-pop scene with their debut album “Poliédrica de Mí.” Mark Dasoura’s transition from indie rock band member to a renowned music producer and studio founder, combined with Maria Bas’s vocal talents, has created a powerhouse duo. Their commitment to their craft and dream of performing on the Eurovision stage is a story of artistic dedication and personal achievement.
Spain’s Eurovision Legacy
As Spain prepares to send Nebulossa to Malmö, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the country’s rich Eurovision history. From its debut in 1961 to memorable victories in 1968 and 1969, Spain has been a stalwart participant in the contest. Despite the highs and lows, including last-place finishes and the infamous “club zero,” Spain’s contributions, such as the iconic “Eres Tú,” have left an indelible mark on the Eurovision legacy. Nebulossa’s upcoming performance in Eurovision 2024 is not just a showcase of their talent but a continuation of Spain’s vibrant musical story on the international stage.
This year’s Benidorm Fest, culminating in Nebulossa’s electrifying victory, sets the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable Spanish entry at Eurovision 2024. As the duo prepares to share their music with the world, Spain and its fans look forward with anticipation to a performance that will undoubtedly capture the hearts of Eurovision audiences across the globe.