Kelly Clarkson joins forces with Blas Cantó in her new single “I Dare you”
The first American Idol winner and international star, Kelly Clarkson has dropped her new single “I Dare you” conveying a powerful message to the whole globe released in 6 languages. Among them a Spanish version, in which the American superstar joins forces with the Spanish Eurovision 2020 representative and 2021 hopeful, Blas Cantó.
The singer just released a new song, “I Dare You”, which she says is all about “choosing to love instead of fear.” To spread her powerful message worldwide, the Voice coach and talk show host recorded alternate versions of the ballad in five different languages. Each rendition is a duet which features Kelly singing alongside a different international artist, including Faouzia (Arabic), Zaz (French), Israel 2019 national finalist Maya Buskila (Hebrew), Carolin Niemczyk member of Glasperlenspiel (German) and Blas Cantó (Spanish).
For the spanish version of her new song Kelly decided to collaborate with the internally selected Eurovision 2020 representative and confirmed Eurovision 2021 hopeful, Blas Cantó.
The song was written by Natalie Hemby (The Highwomen, Kacey Musgraves), Laura Veltz (Dan + Shay, Maren Morris) and Ben West (Pink, Lady Antebellum) with production by longtime collaborator Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Jennifer Lopez).
In a video introducing the mega-mix, Kelly explains, “This song is about love and all its forms, in the face of adversity. Choosing to love instead of fear.” In the caption, she shared that the making of the song proved to be an intense experience. “Recording my new single was an incredibly hard and humbling process” she said.
About Blas Cantó
The Spanish act was internally selected last October to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. Blas was set to perform his entry “Universo” on Rotterdam Ahoy’s stage but never made it to the stage as the contest was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, the Spanish broadcaster decided to invite back the act for the 2021 edition of the contest, where Blas must find a new song to compete.