Spain: Blas Cantó drops the English version of “Voy a quedarme”
The Spanish Eurovision 2021 hopeful, Blas Cantó, has dropped the English version of his entry ‘Voy a quedarme’ titled “I’ll Stay”.
The Spanish representative, having during his career a wide experience of songs in English, as member of the boyband Auryn and it was more than expected to see his Eurovision entry ‘Voy a quedarme’ taking the same path.
The song composed by Blas Cantó along with Leroy Sánchez, Daniel Ortega ‘Dangelo’ and Dan Hammond has met its English version aiming to allow fans worldwide to understand the story, the meaning and the feelings conveyed by ‘Voy a quedarme‘.
“We are going to take the song to where it was born. It is a little longer. There are moments that we eliminate and that now we rescue for this version. I think it is a good moment to remember how it all started.”
And explains the objective of the English version:
“Like last year, I wanted to make the English version of the song. I really like this language, it has a different sound and, above all, I would like people to understand the lyrics in as many places as possible,”
In 2020 Blas was internally selected to represent Spain at Eurovision 2020 with his song “Universo”. Unfortunately the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic and the Spanish act never had the chance to perform his enty in Rotterdam Ahoy.
After inviting back Blas Canto for this year’s contest, RTVE decided this year to hold the national selection, the Eurovision gala Destino Eurovisión, in which the audience had to choose between two songs, o“Memoria”and “Voy a quedarme”. Eventually the public opted for the ballad song “Voy a quedarme”
Blas Canto is set to perform directly in the Grand Final on May 22, in Rotterdam as he is representing one of the Big 5 countries.
News Source: RTVE