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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.

“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.

What do you think? What do you expect from Blas? Let us know in the comments below.

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I got What about Mars reference in my head (from Norway)

Timi
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Timi

Smells like Arcade.

Gurl
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Gurl

Good luck to Blas! I like the cover. It’s not the most original art but it is obvious they have invested some coins in this project

Sabrina
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Sabrina

It’s refreshing to see an internal selection song being released early in the game for a change. Also, I’m glad to read that Blas had complete creative control, the total opposite of what it happened in the last 2 years, when artists were paired with songs without even knowing them. I hope it’s a good one, Spain needs a good result.

Jake
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Jake

My take in Spain and France this year is that they are going for Duncan-Holland vibes—good looking chap with modern radio-friendly emotional pop ballad that has universal appeal. I think they can do well but also cancel each other out. It rarely happens that similar acts win in following years but there’s always lots of countries that see that as a formula. Usually juries and viewers just end up comparing them (even if unfairly) as not as good as recent entries.

Jack Pricefield
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Jack Pricefield

I’m not holding much hope for “Universo” considering how awful and effortless Spain have been in the last 3 years, maybe Blas Cantó will surprise me and end up smashing it in Rotterdam giving Spain’s highest placing in over 17 years, finishing higher than 10th would be seen as a monumental victory for Spanish Eurofans.

Jonas
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Jonas

In 2014, when Denmark & Spain both got 74 points, how come Denmark is considered to have placed 9th, but Spain 10th? I know there’s some sort of algorithm for the leaderboard, but is it actually in the rules? I say Spain finished joint 9th.

Azaad
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Azaad

The tiebreaker rule is that the country that got points from more countries finished ahead.

Jonas
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Jonas

Oh, thanks. I thought the tie-break rule only came into effect when there’s a tie for 1st place. In 2015, how come Austria were ranked 26th and Germany 25th when they both received zero points?

Milo Epsilon
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Milo Epsilon

In the 2015 situation, the televoting results made the difference. After that it’s the jury voting (if both countries have reveived the spoinamount of points from televoting), and if there is still a tie, then it’s the running order that makes the difference with the advantage given to the song that was performed earlier.

Jonas
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Jonas

Thanks! I guess Ann Sophie holds the unique distinction of getting “nul points” but not coming last.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Those rules were implemented in 2016, in 2015 it was just about the running order. Germany actually “got” more televote points than Austria (5 to 0). And it’s the other way around – Germany finished last in 27th place and Austria was 26th.

Jonas
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Jonas

Oops, you’re right, of course – in which case, yay, at least the home country didn’t come last like 2018.

Robert
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Robert

Looks promising.. Hope for the best for Spain!! ??

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

I really hope Spain have a decent entry. 2019 was good and it was a shame Miki didn’t do better.

Jack Pricefield
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Jack Pricefield

Nah Miki had a beige clownery song ridiculously overhyped and I knew right from the get go he’d finish bottom 5, I even called the night before the final Spain would come last with juries(before Belarus jury points were corrected) and everyone else acted so shocked leaving me shrugging with awkwardness lol.

Joe
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Joe

It was the goddamn staging. They didn’t need to overcomplicate it so much! I knew getting the You Are the Only One guy was the wrong move. (Spain can get well-known stage directors, but they seem to forget what it is they’re good at. Yeah, get Hans Pannecouke, but don’t get him for Do It for Your Lover). My family still loves the song, we play it all the time. It totally had the appeal to make top ten, and the televote didn’t even put it rock bottom. It was the staging that tanked it.

Jonas
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Jonas

The staging wasn’t so bad, though – I know most people hated it, but it was fun and got the crowd going. Not to mention the acts backstage. The only thing I would get rid of is the robot or puppet or whatever it was. Miki performed it so well, with such charisma…I’m still puzzled as to why it did so badly. I still listen to it too.

Tibor
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Tibor

I assure you, that absolutely nobody is sitting in front of their TV and says: “What a great song! But this big puppet thing was weird, so I’m not gonna vote for it.” 😉

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Mikis song was great BEFORE the revamp and BEFORE the bad staging in Israel. After that Spain lost every chances.

Moongaze
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Moongaze

The song WAS awfull

Una
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Una

I had the feeling it was a football anthem kind of song. Youngsters running around and the puppet. Enough said.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

cool i feel the same.