It’s been an unusually barren start to the new year when it comes to new Eurovision entries — Albania’s “Shaj” dropped over one month ago! But Spain’s Blas Cantó is coming to the rescue.
Following the confirmation that Blas’ song contest track will be called “Universo”, broadcaster RTVE has released more details, namely the reveal date and time — Thursday 30 January at 10:00 CET.
Blas Cantó to release “Universo” on 30 January
The “Universo” music video will debut on the Spanish TV network’s website RTVE.es on Thursday. The song will subsequently become available on Cantó’s YouTube channel and all major streaming platforms at the stroke of midnight on 31 January.
— eurovision_rtve (@eurovision_tve) January 23, 2020
“Universo” is composed by Dan Hammond and Blas himself. It’s described by the Spanish singer as “a rollercoaster of emotions” that “has a new, risky style that still keeps the essence of who I am as an artist”. Blas also notes that he had complete creative control on the making of the song, and that “it reflects a world that is similar to mine”
Interestingly enough, RTVE.es says that “Blas Cantó will enter in a trip across outer space that will take us from Mars to the Universe”. This, of course, is a reference to “Marte”, Spain’s Junior Eurovision 2019 entry. Sung by Melani García, it came third in Poland.
Will both space-themed, emotional songs be interconnected somehow?
Spain reveals Eurovision 2020 entry “Universo”
During an interview, Blas announced his plan to reveal the song title by holding a game on social media for people to guess what it is. The title was then revealed on RTVE’s Eurovision TikTok account.
Later on, all of a sudden, he erased all his photos on Instagram and put a black background on all his social media accounts.
By the following morning, he uploaded a new image, with the hashtag “#Euroestreno” (Euro-premiere). This led some fans to think that the song was coming sometime on Tuesday. Nevertheless, we’re going to have to wait for some days for the big reveal to close January.
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