More than 3,000 people will participate in the Santa Cruz Carnival Queen Election Gala which will take place tomorrow, starting at 9:30 p.m., at the Tenerife Fairgrounds. The show, directed by Enrique Camacho, will last just over two and a half hours, and will include an overture in which 1,500 people will participate. These are some of the few data that have emerged from the Gala that was presented today by the mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez, together with the artists who will perform tomorrow and who will cover, together with the Carnival groups, the 15 candidates who aspire to seize the carnival scepter.
As Bermúdez recalled, “so far some 70,000 people have passed through the Fairgrounds during the galas and contests, and tomorrow, there will be 3,000 people who will be behind the scenes, and 4,500 more who will attend as audience”. The mayor wanted to highlight the “energy” that comes from a show like tomorrow’s. “All those who have passed through that stage, that night, have been able to feel that special energy,” said the municipal councilor, who revealed that the last one to feel that energy was Chanel. “When she finished her performance and left the stage, she burst into tears because of the beauty of the moment.”
Together with the mayor, the Councilor for Fiestas, Alfonso Cabello, and the artists who are going to participate in the Gala: Carlos Rivera, Nia and the K-Narias.
The mayor of Fiestas recalled the first visit of the Mexican singer to the Chicharrero Carnival during the virtual celebration. “It was the Carnival of the PCR, in a Gala in which silence reigned, since there was no public.” “Now -he continued- the moment is different, it is that of social rapprochement, that of a normal Carnival, in which we face the challenge of those 3,000 people on the carnival scene, 95% of whom are not professionals, with all the merit that that supposes ”.
The director of the Gala, Enrique Camacho, wanted to value the role of these Carnival groups, asking that the criticism, if any, fall on him or on the organization but not on the groups. “They are the ones who make the Carnival,” he said with a headdress in his hand as a tribute. “These people do it with their hearts, they rehearse all week after work and I’m sure they will surprise us all with their performance, to which they put care, love and a lot of dedication.”
Carlos Rivera admitted that returning to the Santa Cruz Carnival “is taking away a little thorn” since with his first participation, in 2020, he could not enjoy the heat of the public at the Gala. “It was something atypical but also exciting,” acknowledged the singer. “I am happy for this return, with the first invitation I was able to return to Spain after a long time, and now I will return in July with my new tour.” He advanced that My madness the song that he adapted for his intervention in 2020, will be played again tomorrow at the Gala, among other songs.
For her part, the Canarian singer Nia, appreciated the opportunity to participate in the Gala, where, she confessed, “I’ve been wanting to perform for a long time.” “This is not one more performance for me, it is the most important because it is at home.”
Gara, half of K-Narias, pointed out that “it is a pleasure to be in our land” and advanced that the Dont get dressed, you are not going, will be one of the songs that will sound at the express request of Enrique Camacho, who revealed that he was his councilor on the first tour they did in the Canary Islands. Loira highlighted the desire to act, but above all because, “after the Gala comes Carnival in the street, which is what we like the most.”