Ana María Bordás is returning as Spain's Head of Delegation for Eurovision.
The Spanish broadcaster has decided to make a rather surprising decision to dismiss Eva Mora as Spain’s Head of Delegation, and bring back Ana María Bordás, who was fulfilled this role between 2017 and 2021. She was co-head of Delegation for Spain in Liverpool.
José Pablo López is the man behind this change, as, according to infobae, he was the one who personally dismissed Eva Mora and reinstated Ana María Bordás.
Alongside this change in delegation heads, José has also announced that he will chair the committee which will select the artists for the 2024 edition of Benidorm Fest, and announced a shake-up to the team behind the contest.
Benidorm Fest 2024: changes incoming
Unlike in 2022 and 2023, in which RTVE were in charge of Benidorm Fest, next year will see Ana María Bordas and César Vallejo co-directing the contest. Also joining the Benidorm Fest 2024 team is Rayden, who many fans will remember for finishing in fourth place last year with “Calle de la Llorería”.
Rayden will be part of the expert committee in charge of the song selection for Benidorm Fest 2024 alongside two other musical assistants – Tony Sánchez Ohlsson and Pablo Cebrián.
Eurovision commentator Tony Aguilar, Virginia Díaz, Myriam Benedited and María Eizaguirre will also be joining the Benidorm Fest 2024 team, with the latter once again taking charge of the contest’s commucations and events.
In the two years that Eva Mora was Head of Delegation, she went on to oversee one of Spain’s best Eurovision result, when Chanel and “SloMo” got Spain back in the top 3 for the first time since 1995. In 2023, Blanca Paloma wasn’t quite able to replicate that success, and finished in 17th place.
What are your thoughts on the decision to bring back Spain’s former Head of Delegation? What are your thoughts on the changes to the Beniform Fest team? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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Good 2 years. Hoping for the best, still