Spain: Blas Cantó to fly the flag in Rotterdam next May
The Spanish national braodcaster, RTVE, just a couple of weeks after revealing that the next Eurovision representative will be selected internally, announced that Blas Cantó will represent Spain in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
It’s true we have our second Eurovision 2020 representative and it’s only October. Surpisingly for the time, Spain has revealed that the act that will defend the Spanish colors in Rotterdam next May will be Blas Cantó
A few words about Blas Cantó
Blas Cantó is a Spanish singer born on October 26, 1991. He came to fame as member of the Spanish group Auryn, but since 2017 has followed a solo career. In 2000, at the age of 8, he had participated in the children’s talent show Veo Veo . Back in 2004 he competed in the Spanish national final , Eurojunior, for the Junior Eurovision with the song “Sentir“, but came second behind María Isabel, who eventually won that year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
In 2009, ο Cantó he founded the boyband Auryn alongside with Álvaro Gango, Carlos Marco, David Lafuente and Dani Fernández. In 2011,the band competed in the country’s national final Destino Eurovisión and reached the top 3 placings but Lucía Pérez was the one to win the golden ticket to Dusseldorf.
After Auryn’s participation in Destino Eurovisión came their first single “Breathe in the Light” in 2011,followed by their debut album Endless Road, 7058 in 2012. Both reached top 10 positions on the Spanish charts. Next album in 2013 was entitled Anti-Heroes which topped the spanish charts and went platinum. The boyband’s thrid album Circus Avenue also topped the charts remaining in the first place for five consecutive weeks. Just even months before the group break up they released their fourth album Ghost Town in December 2015.
In July Canto participated in the 5th edition of Tu Cara Me Suena ( Your Face Sounds Familiar ) which he won with 55%. Just some days after Auryn announced that they are breaking up as its members had opted for solo career. Cantó released his debut single “In Your Bed” on March 3 the same day the Tu Cara Me Suena final took place.
On March 9, 2018, released his spanish single “Él no soy yo” while on 14 Speptember 2018 he released his first solo album entitled Complicado, topping the Spanish Album Charts.
The Eurovision Story so far
Spain participated for the first time in 1961 with Conchita Bautista and has achieved twice to win , in 1968 (Massiel) and in 1969 (Salome). Madrid hosted the contest in 1969 where there was a four country tie in the first place on the final scoreboard.
Despite not having missed a single contest since 1961 , Spain doesn’t have remarkable results to show the latest years. Exception was Anabel Conde’s 2nd place in Eurovision 1995 held in Dublin. Spain has came in history 2nd four times ( 1971, 1973, 1979, 1995) while it has finished last 5 times (1962, 1965, 1983, 1999, 2017) from which the first three receiving null points.
Miki represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “La venda”. The singer in 22nd place with a total of 54 points.