She staged Spain’s top three performance at Junior Eurovision 2019.
And fresh from that triumph, RTVE has signed Nicoline Refsing to direct Blas Cantó’s performance at Eurovision proper.
Eurofans will be familiar with Refsing from her work as creative director and content produdcer for Eurovision 2014 in Copenhagen.
Refsing teases a “spectacular” show for Spain:
“I love Blas and ‘Universo”, and I’m excited to create a spectacular staging for the May show.”
Refsing also disclosed that Blas will be joined on stage by five backing singers.
Her vision for the staging has been defined by three adjectives, “exciting, ambitious, explosive,” all of which aim to enhance the live vocal.
Nicoline Refsing to direct Spain’s performance at Eurovision 2020
Refsing won plaudits for her staging of Spain’s entry at Junior Eurovision 2019.
But she also has a decorated career in the UK, with credits that include the BRIT Awards, X-Factor and National Television Awards.
Refsing is also full of praise for the Spanish delegation:
“”I am excited to be part of the Spanish delegation again, it is one of the best teams I have worked with.
“Ana María Borda (Head of Delegation) is a great leader and knows how to surround herself with the best professionals for her team: focused and passionate about the work they perform, creative, fun and affectionate.”
Refsing has past staging credits that include Dami Im’s “Sound of Silence” and Francesca Michielin’s “No Degree Of Separation”.
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Blas Cantó has 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. #esc2020 @blascanto_es #blascanto
Spain’s road to Eurovision
Spain’s entry “Universo” was announced in January and Blas has already confirmed several stops on the pre-party circuit.
As well as appearing in Madrid, Blas has also confirmed appearances at Amsterdam’s Eurovision in Concert and the London Eurovision Party.
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