Tonight was the big night: Blas Cantó performed his Eurovision entry live for the first time. He took to the stage of the talent show Operación Triunfo and proved what a voice he’s got.
While Operación Triunfo wasn’t used as the Spanish Eurovision selection this year, there was still room for the internally selected act for Rotterdam.
For Blas’ first live performance of “Universo”, he began singing over a starry background. Dressed in a black suit with a sequinned snake on his shoulder, Blas kept total control of his voice and unleashed his power during the high note.
The first performance of “Universo” was simple and sober. It resembled the music video, especially with the backing dancers, who appeared dressed exactly the same in white coats and face masks. The background LEDs show scenes of a sky, both a starry night and a cloudy day. Blas oozed confidence, and he proved how strong his stage presence is.
Singing live for the first time wasn’t the only remarkable moment for Blas this week. His song also entered the Los 40 Music chart at number 31. The list is Spain’s most popular, and it regularly features songs which have already had some airplay.
— Del 40 al 1 (@Del40al1_es) February 8, 2020
Miki Nuñez shares Eurovision advice with Blas Cantó
Blas wasn’t the only Eurovision star who performed in the night: Miki was also there to sing his single “Celébrate”. Before the gala, Miki did a short interview with Blas, who confessed he’s “shit-scared” for Eurovision, but at the same time, happy that things are going the way he planned.
He also promised “everything” will improve for Eurovision, and hinted that he wants his backing singers with him on stage. However, Miki asked him about details of his staging, and Blas jokingly replied, “I don’t even know yet!”.
Tonight at Operación Triunfo, Blas gave the first performance of the many he’ll be doing until Rotterdam. So far, Blas has only confirmed two dates for his European tour. He’ll be performing in Amsterdam’s Eurovision in Concert, as well as Madrid’s ES PreParty.
What do you think of Blas’ performance? How would you change the performance for Eurovision? What does “Universo” need to stand out in Rotterdam? Tell us in the comment section below!
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