Paseo de Tamarindos exhibits since yesterday two monoliths with a Little Mermaid and a Microphone with the winners of both contests
Benidorm opens the Mirador de la Música as a tribute to its Song Festival and Benidorm Fest
Benidorm paid tribute yesterday afternoon to its two great musical events, the historic Song Festival and Benidorm Fest, which with just one edition has become an international benchmark after the success of the selected artists, and that of Chanel with its third place in Eurovision.
The Paseo de Tamarindos in Benidorm was the setting for this tribute with the premiere of what will now be the Mirador de la Música, where two monoliths were discovered yesterday that will forever remember the two events. One of them is a Little Mermaid, allusive to the Song Festival, with the name of all the winners from its first edition to the last. Next to it, the other monolith represents a Crystal Microphone, a symbol of the Benidorm Fest. Chanel's name already appears in it, as the first winner, and that of her song 'SloMo' that represented Spain in Eurovision.
Next to the two monoliths, a totem has been installed where, through a QR Code and a Navilens, all the information on the two events can be accessed. Information is found in Spanish, Valencian and English. You can also access audio guides for people with visual disabilities so that they can listen to the information contained while enjoying the views and the new location.
Numerous guests attended yesterday's appointment, including the mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, members of the corporation, provincial, national and regional deputies, as well as the queens and ladies of the Festes Majors Patronals, representatives of civil society of the city and numerous media outlets in Madrid specializing in music and television.
For yesterday's act, broadcast live through RTVE Play, several of the artists participating in the past Benidorm Fest were present and the performance of some of them such as Varry Brava and Blanca Paloma. The former performed the song 'Hortera' and closed with the well-known 'Raffaella', while the latter delighted those present with her song 'Plumas de nácar'.
The gala was directed by María Eizaguirre, Director of Communication and Participation of RTVE, and then the participants talked; Blanca Paloma, Xeinn, Marta Sango, Sara Deop and Unique, and later Chanel and her team of dancers.
Later, Mayor Toni Pérez unveiled both monoliths, the host of the act and the artist Chanel accompanied by her team. Pérez, who highlighted the "alliance" that emerged between the City Council, the Generalitat and RTVE, recalled that "Benidorm had an outstanding debt with music" and alluded to the Song Festival "which had a wonderful journey and positioned us in the world". For this reason, he pointed out that “with our effort, we give visibility to music, which is culture and talent”.
The mayor revealed the name that this enclave: Mirador de la Música. Once both figures were unveiled, the first star of Paseo was also uncovered, with the name of Chanel Terreros and the song 'SloMo', as the first winner of Benidorm Fest.