Spain’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2023 is expected to cost public broadcaster RTVE more than 700,000 Euros. The country will be represented by Blanca Paloma with the song Eaea.
According to the Spanish newspaper Public, the budget is 732,940 Euros. This is the second highest budged in the last decade, just below the one that was spent in 2019 (782,044 Euros).
The incrise in expenses is partially related to the increase in the participation fee that RTVE has to pay (347,697 Euros, i.e., 45,000 Euros more than last year). The official music video of the song will be also financed by RTVE (last year it was the singer’s label to cover the costs).
Official numbers, however, will only be revealed by RTVE after the ESC, scheduled for May 9, 11 and 13 in Liverpool.