Spain: Blas Cantó releases his song for Eurovision 2020

The Spanish broadcaster RTVE has just released "Universo", the song Blas Cantó will perform at Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Listen to the song here and share your thoughts

Spain was the second country to pick their representative for Eurovision Song Contest 2020, and Blas Cantó was RTVE's choice to represent the country in Rotterdam.

Blas Cantó has just released his song Universo for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam:

Spain 2020: Blas Cantó - "Universo"

The song is composed by Dan Hammond, while the video is directed by Cristian Velasco and filmed on the Canary Islands.

In the making of the official video, Blas Cantó emphasizes the strong connection he feels with the universe, expressing his regrets for not shouting what he was feeling. He also says, one day he closed his eyes, and with all his strenghts, apologized to the universe.

In a Tweet, Blas explains how Universo was picked:

"Universo" emerged from nothing and from everything. We have written many songs, some were not my style, but we got carried away.
We wanted to make music.
Tell stories.
In a simple way.
And the song was born.Blas Cantó

Blas Cantó

Blas Cantó Moreno (27) is a well-known name in Spain. The singer has been in the spotlight since a young age and has even won the fifth season of Spain's huge talent show, "Tu Cara Me Suena" (Your Face Sounds Familiar) in 2016/2017.

In 2011 he attempted to represent Spain at Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, together with the boy band AURYN and the song "Volver", but it was Lucía Pérez who won the Spanish ticket to Eurovision 2011 with Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao.

He also tried to represent Spain 15 years ago. It was for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004, where he finished 4th in the national final.

AURYN have since 2016 disbanded but Blas continued his singing career. Just in 2017, the Pop singer released his first solo single ("In Your Bed") and last year his first solo album, "Complicado" that reached the top spot of the Spanish album charts.

Spain in Eurovision Song Contest

Spain 1973: Mocedades - "Eres Tú"

Spain has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 59 times since its debut in 1961. They have won twice, in 1968 (La, La, La...) and the folowing year, 1969 (Vivo Cantando).

Spain is a member of "Big-5", and therefore don't have to qualify for the Grand Final. Spain is also a member of the "club zero", because they have managed to get zero points (3 times!). They have ended last 5 times in Eurovision history, latest in 2017.

Spain 1973: Mocedades - "Eres Tú"

Best known song for Spain is probably the song "Eres Tú" from Eurovision 1973 (2nd place, only four points from victory).

About the author: João Barateiro (Portugal)

João has watched his first show in 2009, but he has become a fan recently. He has a very unpredictable taste and he is easily influenced by a way a song is performed live and by the way it is staged. Albania and Norway are his favourite ESC countries.

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