At long last, the Eurovision 2020 season is heating up! We’ve known the identities of several acts for weeks now, but actual songs have been very slow to materialise. However, that’s all changed as we now know two of the entries which will be performed in Rotterdam next May.
They are Albania’s Arilena Ara with “Shaj” and Spain’s Blas Cantó with “Universo”. This means that we can start choosing favourites. Which act do you like best?
You can listen to both tracks below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting is open until Sunday 2 February — the eve of the Czech Republic’s Eurovision Song CZ 2020 results announcement.
We will then relaunch the poll to include Lake Malawai’s successor and any other songs which might drop between now and then.
Eurovision 2020 entries as of 30 January
Arilena Ara “Shaj”
Arilena’s “Shaj” saw off competition from 19 other songs to emerge victorious at Festivali i Këngës 58. Although her win was not without controversy. She came in ahead of the overwhelming favourite — “Me tana” from Elvana Gjata, one of Albania’s biggest names.
Nonetheless, the fuss has since subsided and Ara is currently working on revamping the number. Social media updates suggest she’s doing so in Los Angeles.
Will “Shaj” take Albania to the grand final for a third consecutive year?
Blas Cantó “Universo”
Spain was the second act to reveal its performer for Eurovision 2020, after Belgium’s Hooverphonic. And it’s keeping the trend going by also being the second nation to reveal its song.
“Universo” dropped to much hype, after almost a week of teasing. But does it live up to expectations?
Spain hasn’t come close to the top ten since Ruth Lorenzo in 2014. Could Blas be the man to take them back?
Who is your favourite Eurovision 2020 act so far?
Which of the pair is your favourite? Could either win the contest in May? Let us know in the comments.