Sorpresa! Blas Cantó will represent Spain at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. RTVE has made a surprise announcement this Saturday after teasing us all on Twitter.
Half-past two, a Saturday in October… what could possibly be happening in Spain? A Eurovision announcement seems like the least likely option, but there it was. RTVE started teasing their artist announcement on Twitter with this cheeky post:
A ver, os voy contar lo que VA A PASAR HOY. Abro hilo. #MisterioEurovision
— eurovision_rtve (@eurovision_tve) October 5, 2019
And then, nothing happened. Apparently. The Twitter account redirected to television, where Corazón played a piece asking people on Instagram who they wanted to take part at Eurovision.
But just five minutes later, the news broadcast began, and then came the bomb: Spain was about to know who would be going to Rotterdam!
Months of speculation ended all of a sudden. Rosalía, Ruth Lorenzo, Lola Índigo, Aitana… but in the end it was him. Blas Cantó will be the third solo male singer to represent Spain in the last four years, after Manel Navarro and Miki.
Previous single: Blas Cantó – “Él no soy yo”
Who is Blas Cantó?
Born on 26 October 1991, the soon-to-be 28-year-old is no stranger to the world of Eurovision. In 2004, he attempted to represent Spain at Junior Eurovision with “Cantaré”. The selection was won by María Isabel who went on to win the overall contest with the iconic “Antes muerta que sencilla”. “Contigo” hitmaker Mirela also took part in the 2004 national final.
From 2009 to 2016, Blas was a member of the boyband Auryn. The chart-topping outfit took part in Spain’s 2011 national selection. They reached the superfinal with the track “Volver”, losing out to Lucia Perez.
After the group’s split, Blas signed to Warner Music Spain and in 2017 released his debut solo single “In Your Bed”. His biggest hit, “Él no soy yo” went platinum.
With his dashing good looks, it should come as little surprise that Blas is also a regular on TV. He won the fifth season of Tu cara me suena (Your Face Sounds Familiar). Eurovision 2002’s Rosa López came second.
Blas’ song for Rotterdam has not been selected yet. The singer is currently working with broadcaster RTVE to find the right number for Rotterdam. And he’s taking things seriously. In a statement, Blas said “It is a very important decision, we want the perfect song for Eurovision.”
RTVE has not confirmed when Blas’ song will be released, but it is expected to be revealed sometime in 2020.
What do you think? Are you excited that Blas Cantó will represent Spain in Rotterdam? What sort of song should he take to Rotterdam? Tell us your thoughts below!