Spain: Blas Cantó will sing "Voy a quedarme" at Eurovision 2021

"Voy a quedarme"​ is the winning song of "Destino Eurovisión 2021", Spain's song selection show for Eurovision 2021

Spain went back to an internal process in terms of choosing an artist, by reselecting Blas Cantó however the song was chosen via a song selection show. Now we have the official Spanish song for Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Blas Cantó will sing Voy a quedarme at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on behalf of the Spanish nation after winning the final online voting in Destino Eurovisión 2021. Since Spain forms part of the Big-5 group, they are given a direct pass to the Grand Final.

Spain 2021: Blas Cantó - "Voy a quedarme"

Destino Eurovisión 2021 – Result

"Voy a quedarme"

Voy a quedarme is a power ballad which he masters very well and allows him to show off his vocal ability on stage. Blas confesses that Voy a quedarme is an incredible song, full of emotion. He continues to say that this is a modern composition, which preserves influences from great classical ballads.

The song Voy a quedarme is composed by Blas Cantó, Leroy Sánchez, Daniel "Dangelo" Ortega and Dan Hammond.

Destino Eurovisión 2021

The public, including international viewers, were able to vote via phone, SMS, an online platform and via the "Eurovision TVE" app. During this voting phase, one vote was eligible on a daily basis.

Voting closed just before the start of Destino Eurovisión, in which Blas Cantó performed his two songs live. After the two performances, the voting re-opened for a few minutes. At the end of the selection show, we discovered what is the song with which Blas Cantó will represent Spain in Rotterdam.

Blas Cantó was entrusted once again to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 after the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. It was later announced that a song selection final will determine the song to be represented.

Blas Cantó

Blas Cantó Moreno, born 26 October 1991, is one of the most influential musicians in the Hispanic pop music scene. He is a versatile artist, a perfectionist and a performer who thrives in front of a live audience. Blas’ hit solo album, Complicado, released in 2018, is described as an intimate album that shows the personality of the young artist, mixing different genres of music to bring his signature sound to life.

Blas was part of one of the most influential pop boy-bands in Spanish history, Auryn, with whom he released four albums and sold more than 14,000 copies. Blas won an award for best Spanish Artist at the MTV European Music Awards and has toured internationally.

At only 4 years old, Blas started going to music school where he learned to play the piano and the trumpet, although his favourite instrument was always his voice. Since he was a teenager, he dreamed of participating in the Eurovision Song Contest.

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: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.

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