Spain: Blas Cantó to present four songs for Eurovision 2021 ESC
Blas Cantó, Spain’s Eurovision 2021 hopeful, will present four songs to TVE and its record company, Warner Music, one of which will be chosen as the ESC 2021 entry.
A total of four proposals will be submitted by the Spanish act to the national broadcaster and his record company regarding his Eurovision 2021 entry, in order to assess which one should travel to Rotterdam next May.
The four selected present a certain variety within the singer’s usual brand. According to Eurovision-Spain, among them would not be any of the songs signed together with Duncan Laurence, winner of the contest in 2019 who brought the fifth Eurovision trophy to The Netherlands.
With the final format of song selection not decided , it is not clear if the SPpanish broadcaster will repeat an internal election as for the cancelled Eurovision 2020 or if there will be a public preselection, as happened with Pastora Soler, an artist close to the current representative. At this moment the songs are being finished producing, for a detailed evaluation by the public channel.
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.
Blas Cantó was chosen internally to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, with the song “Universo”: