¡Aquí está! After months of teasing, rumours and speculation, Spain’s Blas Cantó has released his Eurovision 2020 entry “Universo”  for the whole universe to hear!

Broadcaster RTVE revealed the entry on Thursday at 10.00 CET on their Eurovision website, along with the music video. You can listen to it here:

Blas Cantó – “Universo” (Official music video)

“Universo” has been described as a “mid-tempo entry with an epic ending”. Indeed, Blas himself commented the song is totally different from his back catalogue.

Spain’s Eurovision entry will be released on streaming platforms later this evening (Friday 31st) at midnight CET. It’s only the second Eurovision 2020 entry we have got so far — and the first in its final version for Rotterdam. Rejoice, you can finally update your Eurovision Top 1 video!

The story behind “Universo”

Prior to its release, Blas left a constellation of teases about “Universo”. From the very first moment he was announced as Spain’s singer, we knew Blas was going to sing in Spanish. Back then, he said that the title contained only one word. After that, he revealed that there was a “universal meaning” to the title and that it could be understood in many languages.

We also knew that the track was chosen from a long list of 50 candidate songs. “Universo” was written during a songwriting trip to Scotland. While visiting Edinburgh, Blas Cantó worked with producer Dan Hammond and other composers who had prior experience with Eurovision.

TVE Entertainment Director Toñi Prieto also dished further details on “Universo” saying:

[It] is a mid-tempo song, with an epic ending, and although is it is a new record for Blas, keeps his essence. It will enable him to demonstrate his full potential.”

The eventual song selection was influenced by Blas’ desire to have a song that translated across languages. He’s also described it as a theme that has always been very present in his life.

What do you think about Spain’s entry? Did you expect more? Or has “Universo” exceeded your expectations? Sound off in the comment section below!

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Sognomio

I have heard some songs from sweden..Norway..Slovenia preselections and most of them are really much worse and fake than spanish entry…but nobody dare saying…what an horrible songs..All coming from spain is 0 points..Do you think all the rest of the countries will present super world hit? Of course not…only 5 0 6 songs will be great and the rest typical not memorable songs..Blas come on ..i like your song and every time i listen song i.like more

Dennie
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Dennie

No really, what an annoying song, but what really is the worst of all….. who da f*ck is his stylist? Did they bring in someone from Serbia that went into stasis in 2007 and just woke up?

Rafael
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Rafael

Bad song with a correct production and video. Sung by a man who pretends to be struggling while looking at the camera as if he were in a photo shoot.
Fake, pretentious and artificial .Blas and his team try to sell us crap with a tie to see if we like it better, but we don’t.

Audrey Chienne
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Audrey Chienne

I like the first 2 seconds

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Forgive me, universe…
The video is good, and the singer is very attractive. Those are my positives.
The song I am really struggling with, for all of the reasons that everyone else has already mentioned.
I could go into musical detail, but I don’t want to risk another issue like before. That is why I write: “Enjoy Eurovision, and best of luck in the contest.” 🙂

James
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James

Having heard some of his songs in the past, this is very consistent with his signature sound. Not really revolutionary but is indulging for fans of this particular subgenre of Latin pop.

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

I like it.

Bella
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Bella

I don’t get the negative reactions. It doesn’t scream winner but it’s definitely a more than decent entry.

Marie
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Marie

I am no music expert and, I am not going to act like I am one. I like the song. I know Blas wanted to represent Spain in Eurovision ever since he was a kid and… he even tried for Junior Eurovision years ago so, I am not going to be petty and trash his hard work because the song is not “memorable enough”. We are talking about Spain here. Even if they sent the best song in the world, they would not end up in a good place. This is a very decent entry and he is a great… Read more »

Jo.
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Jo.

meh is the word

Philip
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Philip

if Spain was in the semis this wouldn’t have passed to the final..

sognomio
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sognomio

Of course spain would pass.As it is spain everythig is bad and horrible.If this song is sent by Armenia..Azebayan or sweden.etc.Oh…great..the best song in the world.Enough is enough.For sure there will be much worse songs this year.Hypocresy that i hate

Fabio
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Fabio

This song would be equally mediocre even if it was sent by Armenia, Azerbaijan or Sweden.

Henry Dupont
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Henry Dupont

You can’t believe the words you’re saying.
If it were sang by Mars Wimmerlow you’d be melting and screaming “winner alert”
Like the whole drama with “Statements”

Leo M
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Leo M

It started off promising but lost me at the chorus and got quite bored of it then. I was waiting for the “epic ending” but it never came. I had high hopes for Spain but I find this bland and generic.

Philip
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Philip

i like la venda way more

Philip
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Philip

average, not a winner for sure..

La la love but in the uk
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La la love but in the uk

I prefer the beginning of the song than the first chorus but then the “epic ending” is what totally hooks me
Still prefer Albania’s entry tho

bryan
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bryan

La chanson trop répétitive , la fin pas épique et trop de perdonna. Je suis déçu, pourtant la chanson était prometteuse…

Moongaze
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Moongaze

Nice, and much better than the last two entries. Nothing that Ricky Martin or the Iglesias guy wouldn’t have in their albums but… I missed the “epic ending” though…

Ioa Ioa
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Ioa Ioa

Oh, Spain, you never fail to dissappoint me.

Jessica Gonzalez
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Jessica Gonzalez

You’re ridiculous

AndersP
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AndersP

I don’t think it matches up to the hype, but certainly don’t think it deserves a lot of the criticism here. It’s a good pop song, not the winner, but not bad.

Jessey
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Jessey

Spain didn’t disappoint its a good pop tune

Otto
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Otto

Perdonna…mwehhh
Nope, sorry

DMG
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DMG

Well I don’t care what other people think. I like this song. Good Luck Spain..

Edouard
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Edouard

Rather unexpected outcome here for Spain. It’s very contemporary and has excellent production value – feels a lot less amateurish/low-end than their previous entries. However, I am still left wanting more: the verses are predictable and basic, and the chorus lacks a memorable hook. The song’s real strengths lie in the on-point instrumentation, brilliantly executed choral elements (although I worry these may suffer live) and Blas’ strong vocals. Basically they’ve polished a decent but rather middling song to the best it could be. Will it be enough to do well? I don’t know, but at least they should be able… Read more »

noone
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noone

Everything is going so well and then at 2:31 – no, no, no please NO! That screaming is just terrible. It’s a nice contemporary song, didn’t expect this from Spain. This would get an insane amount of jury points if it were Sweden or Austria, but it’s Spain, so expect this to be somewehere in the bottom 5 as always.

Kirby
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Kirby

Did you mean “Australia”?

Sebastian
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Sebastian

When I listened the first 2 seconds reminded me to Brian Eno, so I thought: that promise! However, the song is so generic and sadly it doesn’t impact so much. So sorry Spain, I have a special connection with you guys (maybe because I’m latin american), but it’s the typical song which anybody doesn’t love or hate; but there’re gonna be the typical cynical fans saying: “oh, fantastic Spain you’re gonna win” and spaniards are gonna stay so self-confident of theirselves and at the end they are gonna finish on the bottom. My advice for you guys: the song is… Read more »

Megxit over
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Megxit over

boring and devoid of any catchiness

Hunny
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Hunny

I had high expectations about the Spanish entry, but I am not impressed by the song. Not memorable!

Talentina Monetta
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Talentina Monetta

Disappointed. This sounds like the type of song nobody hates but that nobody cares enough to vote for it.

Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

LYRICS in English. As you will see, it is about regreting not speaking out some times, because of fear, or just being too polite, avoiding problems, till it reach a point where you no longer act as you really are. It is about accepting yourself and whatever you are or like, and open up about it without fears, or you’ll regret it later, asking for forgiveness to “the universe” “UNIVERSE” Forgive me, forgive me Uni/Universe Forgive me, forgive me Everything I hide when i am scared Becomes real inside this silence Uhh uhh uhh I can be like the wind… Read more »

Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

to tell the truth, because it actually has too little lyrics (most of the time he just says “forgive me universe” XD), the message is a bit cryptic even in spanish. But is you pay attention to the little extra he says, and someone explain it for clarification, the message became clearer XD.

I actually didn’t like it on first listen, but it is definetly a grower on me, with the listenings i like it more and more. Not the best “virtue” in an eurovision song , but well XD

Richard Hochuli
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Richard Hochuli

Don’t Believe the Hype

DALTH
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DALTH

I like this only problem is it really needs to soar in the chorus but didnt quite get there but decent entry.

Oy oy
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Oy oy

I actually think this is quite good and can see it do VERY well in May! It depends on if there are similar songs amongst tthe other contestants. Well done, Spain!

JUAN ITO
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JUAN ITO

I will not go in if the song is better or worse. I’m just going to say that although Spain has a very good song, everyone will say it’s bad. That is something we cannot avoid. When Pastora Soler sang, STAY WITH ME, I should have won the festival by far, it was the best song and performance, but it stayed in tenth place, that says it all.

Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

nobody likes me , mimimimi , waa waaa.
Grow up, please. And understand that people is entitled to dislike stuff you like and viceversa.

Ixuxu
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Ixuxu

I smell Sacha Jean-Baptiste in the air.

Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

he actually expressed his desire to work with her in this. Time will tell.

Nilton
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Nilton

Not memorable

Denis
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Denis

It’s good, solid but very standard. I forgot it after one listening. Nothing stands out. Right now it can end up top 10 but also end up 22th

Dzordz
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Dzordz

Can someone please inform Spain that just because they are automatically in the Final doesn’t mean they are automatically going to win. Thanks.
The only thing here that’s good are the dancers.

Jessica Gonzalez
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Jessica Gonzalez

Tranquilo imbécil, que lo tenemos claro, no vayas de listo

sognomio
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sognomio

Porque insultas s gente.Yo no estoy tampoco de acuerdo pero pierdes razon insultando

Dennie
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Dennie

This would have so much more effect if you were able to do it in English.

xohxoh
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xohxoh

I- Universe, sweetie, i’m so sorry…

Mattieu
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Mattieu

Already forgot it while listening

Sognomio
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Sognomio

I cannot forget the song.i.love it

Zoey
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Zoey

My cat jumped in the air at that last note.

Jonas
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Jonas

I’ve listened to it once, and I like it a lot. Right now, I can see it doing well, or I can see it ending up 20th. I have no doubt that the more I listen to it, the more I will love it – but I often think that first reactions are the most important, as they give the best indication of what the general audience will think. Either way, I wish Spain the best!

James
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James

“I’m sorry, universe..”

What did Blas do to the universe for him to ask forgiveness? What culpable thing has he done?

VictorHelenius
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VictorHelenius

It starts off promising – but for me it kinda goes nowhere and becomes abit predictiable.

Katariina
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Katariina

Spain just doesn’t understand Eurovision. This is like Edurne Pt. 2.

James
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James

As always, you are so cynical.
If this song were from Azerbaijan or another country everyone would be praising it and saying top10. Stop please.
I like it, it could be better, but it is well produced and catchy.

Marios
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Marios

oh that’s why Azerbaijan didn’t qualify in 2018

Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

grow up. if someone doesnt like a song doesnt mean they don’t like its country. You could be a bit less defensive and a bit more objective. It will make you good.

James
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James

Hahahaahahahaha let me laugh … I guarantee that if this song were in the Melodifestivalen, for example, many of the people who are criticizing it here would change their words a lot.
I’ve already grown up, maybe you should be realistic.

Thorbeta
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Thorbeta

Nice, simple, radio-friendly, with a decent hook. Not a winner of course but it can do decently, provided that Spain doesn’t mess with the staging again.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Based on the little I know about his music, this is pretty much what Blas does, right? Nice, radiofriendly, well produced, but I’m afraid not showy enough for a contest. Though they really go for a catchy chorus, it ends up being more repetitive than engaging. The falsetto big note it’s there clearly aiming at the juries, which is something I’m not much into. But if he nails it and the staging is good, maybe Spain can finally avoid the bottom 6. It may be the 1st step toward better days for the country in Eurovision, A timid one though.

Gloria
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Gloria

Totally agree! Apparently is not a very showy song, not bad but gets boring; but if Blas nails it (I have big trust in him because he is very talented) and the staging is good (Spains big deal) it will be able to have a decent position. I think it will get more points from the jury than from the audience too. Vocally is a very atractive song, the big deal will be to be able to make it catchy for the eye too.

bryan
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bryan

Tout le battage médiatique pour une chanson pop standard, il ce fiche de nous ou pas ? Je l’ai écouté une fois et je m’en souviens plus aie aie aie

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Based on the little I know about his music, this is pretty much what Blas does, right? Nice, radiofriendly, well produced, but I’m afraid not showy enough for a contest. Though they really go for a catchy chorus, it ends up being more repetitive than engaging. The falsetto big note it’s there clearly aiming at the juries, which is something I’m not much into. But if he nails it and the staging is good, maybe Spain can finally avoid the bottom 6. It may be the 1st step toward better days for the country in Eurovision, A timid one though.

Sam
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Sam

It’s okay but big 5 countries need to be more than just okay to break into the top 10. For this reason I predict bottom 10, maybe bottom 5 for this song.

srulik
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srulik

This song is so forgettable and it is amazing i forgot it a minute after hearing it. I doubt it can reach a high score but we have to wait for the staging.