Benidorm will dedicate a roundabout to Raphael for the 50 year anniversary of his victory at the Song Festival
The city of Benidorm will dedicate a roundabout to singer Raphael to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of his victory at the cityâ€™s Song Festival, as reported by the mayor, AgustĂn Navarro, after receiving the artist at the City Hall one day before he performs again in front of Benidormâ€™s people again.
The cityâ€™s councilor has announced that the city wants to pay tribute to the artist by dedicating him the Avenida de Europaâ€™s roundabout that will be named the Bienvenida Fountain. â€śNext year, it will be the 50 year anniversary of Raphaelâ€™s victory on his first stage at Benidorm Song Festival, so we want to do something special because Raphael is part of the Spanish music and Benidorm historyâ€ť, said Navarro.
Raphael was thrilled by the news since Benidorm was â€śthe first of his performances that made an impact, the first rung of a very long career that turned out to be a very robust and sturdy stepâ€ť.
Regarding next Saturdayâ€™s concert, the artist has described it as â€śvintageâ€ť and has revealed he will perform a lot of the â€śJoyas de la Coronaâ€ť for his repertory and also tangos, boleros and rancheras. Besides, he has indicated that this is his most â€śvisual and attractiveâ€ť performance, according to his own words.
The Benidorm concert is included within the tour the singer started in Madrid on 30th November last year and will end also in the capitalâ€™s Gran Via on 18th December.