Spain’s Blas Cantó is one of the very first artists to RSVP for Eurovision 2020. So early that he does not appear to have a song yet. Thankfully for all of us eager beavers, he has been giving hints about what he’ll sing in Rotterdam. He wants his song to be in Spanish, and he won’t go for a ballad or anything uptempo.

In an interview with news agency Europa Press, Blas explained his feelings towards the language he’ll be singing in: “It’s tempting to sing in English because Europe will be able to understand me, but it’s not necessary that people understand what I sing — music is universal.”

As for the song itself, Blas makes it pretty clear he’ll be doing a mid-tempo number: “I don’t want a ballad but I don’t want to throw a party either,” he said. That’s no surprise knowing his back catalogue.

He also says it’s unlikely he’ll perform alone, as he’d like to have someone with him on stage. However, it will all depend on the song he eventually chooses.

Good morning, you’re going to Eurovision!

This weekend Blas performed at a charity concert to raise funds for research for breast cancer. Speaking to the media on the red carpet, he explained how exactly how he found out he was chosen to represent Spain.

“I was asleep when they called me. I replied and they said: ‘hey, let’s do Eurovision this year’ and I was like ‘wait, this year?’, so I said ‘wait, I just woke up and I need a coffee first.'”

Bet you can’t find a better way of waking up than that!

Blas also had to face the million dollar question known to every Spanish Eurovision artist: “What if you finish last?” For him, Eurovision is more about having a good song, performing it well and keeping on going with your career afterwards. “It’s just another step in my career, and I wouldn’t mind finishing last,” he said.

It’s still way too early to predict, but do you think Blas should fear finishing last? Or do you think he’ll break Spain’s strike of bad luck? And what do you want his song to be like? Let us know in the comment section below”

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Mr X

“Cantó” means “he sang” in Spanish……

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I like this ” neither, nor.” There is other stuff besides ballads and uptempo. Go for it and make it good.

Mr X
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Mr X

Maybe something totally different or any surprise. Vamos a ver….

Peter
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Peter

Singing in Spanish – nationalist though it may be – does not bode well for a good final result. These days singing in your own language might possibly result in a good placing (Mahmood, Jamala) but they definitely are the exceptions to the rule. English can be understood by many more people and basically sounds more modern. Remember Occidentali’s Karma? Great song, but many people denounced it as too simplistic, whereas in fact it had deep lyrics. People simply did not understand it and so did not vote for it in numbers that could have been when sung in English.

bhchjwcqj
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bhchjwcqj

Do you know that Spanish have more than 500 millon speakers?

Mr X
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Mr X

Absolutamente – absolutely !!!!

Mr X
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Mr X

I love the spanish language and it´s one of most spoken ones in the wqrld. More and more people want to learn it or they have already any knowledges of speking. I´m a spanish teacher and I can confirm this. Where´s the problem ?????????????????

No, I´m not a nacionalist – even quite the contrary, but I´can´t stand the “Anglovision”. ESC did lost the soul.

MUCHA SUERTE ESPAÑA !!!!!!!!!!

Mr X
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Mr X

And what about Salvador and Mahmood ????? Ha, ha, ha……

Dawid
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Dawid

I’ll be happy with anything that’s not forced love ballad that will make me feel uncomfortable for 3 minutes. You know what I mean

NickC
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NickC

Funny you young folks thought Edurne, my first thought was Annabel Conde and Vuelve Conmigo, last Top 3 placement by Spain.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

anabel sweetie…

NickC
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NickC

Thanks honey, my bad

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

not what i meant henny

Sebastián
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Sebastián

Sadly Spain is so underrated by juries. If Spain gets a bad result next year, they just must take a step back for doesn’t come back and to have dignity at least once.

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

So true. 2015, 2016 and 2019 all deserved better and from what I recall the juries were just as bad/if not worse than the televote undeservedly

Isa
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Isa

“Amanecer” and “La venda” were so basic and bland!

Alex
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Alex

Hmmmm based on past winners you either have to go full slow 2017, full pop 2015,2018, full emotional 2019/2016 or full drama 2014. He seems to be inclined for none of that.

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

No winner from 2014-2019 was the same so if you’re implying that rules him out of winning because he isn’t inclined to the pattern then you’re not making any sense.

Trash KAN
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Trash KAN

Juries better not snub him. He has some potential based on his other songs.

Tom
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Tom

You mean jury = the ex eurovision artists who previously were at ESC

Fast Food Music Lover
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“It’s just another step in my career, and I wouldn’t mind finishing last,” he said.

Yep. Just the right mindset when competing in an international song competition. I wish him all the best.

Natalie
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Natalie

I was really hoping it would be like “in your bed” but less f**kboyish. The composition of the song is really good. It’s catchy and fun. I hope he made the right choice.

Tom
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Tom

Edurne 2.0 is coming 🙁

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

ahh he’s gonna bring the mediocre reggaeton music that we actually need at the eurovision

Spanish eurofan
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Spanish eurofan

Don’t think so. Blas is much more than this.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

nn he’s basic

sangfreudx
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sangfreudx

We’re so lucky that you know everything and can tell us what will happen. Thank you.

MyName
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MyName

Reggaeton would be cool. Something fresh and different

Saya
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Saya

Spanish is on top the list now. So they should use their language. But i feel like his songs sound similiar. Most of his songs are bit boring mid-tempo songs. So i’m afraid..

Gaga
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Gaga

Gosh I wish Spain pulls a top 5 this year finally.

Africavision
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Africavision

I agree… But after the past 5 years, even a top 20 or top 15 placement would count as a success, and be welcomed.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Take UK and Lucy for example. Super outstanding singer and staging but the song was average. I wish Spain can fix all three:)

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

The studio version of the song was average but the live performance elevated it greatly*

Veta
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Veta

Never Give Up On You average? You probably didn’t understood the lyrics. And the song itself was extremely goosebumps-causing.