Spain: Blas Canto’s ESC 2021 entry to be determined through a song selection show
The Spanish boradcaster, TVE, has confirmed that they will be holding a special Gala through which Blas Canto’s ESC 2021 entry will be determined.
Confirming ongoing media reports, TVE decided to pass the song selection to the public opinion, as it will be airing a special show during which two songs will compete and the outcome will be determined exclusively by the audience. The audience will be able to cast their vote choosing one of the two songs through RTVE’s official website, RTVE’s official App, telephone voting and SMS voting.
Blas Canto in collaboration with TVE’s Eurovision team and Warner Music Spain has conclude in two songs as potential Eurovision 2021 entries. While the songs are different from each other the Spanish hopeful is behind along othes the composition of both candidate songs.
The special Eurovision gala will take place in Madrid and is expected to hit our screens in February and will be aired live on TVE 1.
Blas Canto said on the upcoming song selection:
“I would like the Eurovision fans to play a key role in selecting my Eurovision entry. They will have to select between different sides of Blas Canto ( 2 different songs).”
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” which never reached the ESC stage as the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic.
News source: RTV / Image: metro.co.uk