The raffle for the order of the candidates for Carnival Queen of Santa Cruz has gone from being a simple act announcing the start of the party to taking shape, over time, as a true inaugural Carnival Gala. This presence is what the Autonomous Organization for Festivals and Recreational Activities (Oafar) wants to give to the act that will take place on January 20 in the surroundings of the Santa Cruz Auditorium. A space in which the stairs of the building and the square to the Black Castle will be used to locate the stage and public, up to a thousand people, to welcome Welcome to the most anticipated Carnival. The New York skyline is one of the props that will be placed on the stage, while the stairs will provide the necessary game for the 41 participants who aspire to become Queen of the party to shine at their official presentation.
“On the 20th, at 8:00 p.m., we have an appointment with the 41 candidates, between the Black Castle and the Auditorium,” Cabello details. “We played with the stairs as a central stage, recalling an important series that was recorded in that area, Fundation, for Apple TV, a space that was used on several occasions during filming and that appears in different episodes of the series” , explains the mayor of Fiestas, who points out that, as far as scenery is concerned, “the black floor, in contrast to the white of the Auditorium, we believe that it can give a lot of play”.
Although the initial forecast is that more than 700 people can attend as a public, Cabello confirms that work is being done so that this capacity reaches 1,000 people, giving this inaugural act a grand gala category.
The forecasts that they handle from the Fiestas area is that this Carnival is going to be one of the most massive, so “we are working on a Carnival sized to that forecast that we are going to have many people interested in participating in all the acts that we organize ”, points out Cabello.
A forecast that is being endorsed by hotel reservations for the two weekends of street partying, which according to the sector has advanced, assures the also delegate councilor of the Development Society, can yield historical occupancy figures.
On January 20, Santa Cruz will welcome the Carnival with that inaugural Gala in which the candidates will be the real stars. In total, the group of designers has pre-registered a total of 41 candidates who aspire to become queens of the Santa Cruz Carnival in its different modalities.
The contests for queens of the Carnival dedicated to the city of New York will present 17 candidates for adult queen, 14 for child queen and 10 for senior queen at the respective galas that will be held at the Tenerife Fairgrounds.
The designers who have completed their pre-registration for the 2023 Carnival Queen candidates have been: Alfonso Baute, Daniel Pages, Carolina Hernández Padrón, Jonathan Suárez, Creaciones Santana, Alexis Santana, RP Diseños, José Dámaso Ramos Dávila, Juan Carlos Armas, Tin Quintero, Creations de la Rosa, Sedomir, and Francisco Alexis González Báez. For their part, Santi Castro and Jorge González have submitted two applications respectively.
For the Senior Queen modality, the following have pre-registered: Alfonso Baute, Dailos Rodríguez López, Antonio Santos, Carlos David Afonso Darias, Sedomir and Francisco Alexis González Baéz. The Cultural Association of the Realejos Carnival Nira and David Hernández have delivered two candidacies respectively.
The designers who have submitted their pre-registrations to Reina Infantil have been: Daniel Mena Beltrán, Daniel Pages, Ruymán Pérez Jorge, Jonathan Suárez, Santi Castro, Dailos Rodríguez López, Patricia Bencomo Garro, Alexis Santana, Noe González de la Rosa, Creaciones de la Rosa, Eduardo Martín Quintero and José Javier Santana; to which José Ángel Ramos González joins with the documentation of two applicants.
On Wednesday, February 15, Ruth González Martín, will hand over her baton to the next adult queen; A few days before, she will do the same, Vera García Lima during the celebration of the Children’s Gala scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, February 5; and María del Carmen Ramos Quintero to the new representative of the elderly that will be known on Wednesday, February 8.
The designers had until today, February 9, to ratify their participation by providing the name of their candidate and her sponsorship. Most of the designers have already confirmed this participation through their social networks, so, as of today, the prescription that closed on November 30 will be made official.