Blas Canto Destino Eurovision 2021 songs

This just in from Spain: The titles of Blas Cantó‘s potential Eurovision 2021 songs are “Memoria” (Memory) and “Voy a Quedarme” (I’m going to stay).

Both songs and online voting will open on February 10 at 18h CET. That is this Wednesday. ¿Preparados?

The confirmation of the titles fills in another missing piece about RTVE’s Eurovision 2021 gala, Destino Eurovisión 2021, which will determine Blas’s song through a 100% public vote. The broadcaster has already confirmed that international audiences can vote, as they want this to reflect the Eurofandom’s taste. The date of the show is not yet set.

Blas Cantó’s Eurovision 2021 songs are “Memoria” and “Voy a Quedarme”

Spain says both songs are ready for their release. After extended hype, RTVE has confirmed the rumours that the two songs are completely distinct from one another.

“Memoria” is an uptempo track that seeks to make you sing and dance. Composed by Steve Daly, Oliver Som and Leroy Sánchez, the production includes lots of percussion and voices that play off each other in a powerful way. Leroy is well-known to Blas fans: He composed the singer’s beloved hit “Él No Soy Yo”.

Speaking to RTVE, Blas said: “The lyrics speak of what you would love to get out of your head, but you know that you will never be able to. Because it makes you remember that you are the version of you today, and it is a way of managing emotions.”

“Voy a Quedarme” offers something totally different. Once again, Leroy is the composer, but he is joined by Daniel Ortega (Dangelo) and Dan Hammond. Dangelo co-wrote the Blas hits “No Volveré” and “Complicado”. He also did “Universo”, which was produced by the very same Dan Hammond.

Blas told RTVE: “I don’t know how to define it. It’s an incredible song, full of emotion.”

Boasting modern arrangement yet keeping with the greatness of classic ballads, it’s meant to showcase Blas’s vocal range.

He adds: “I would like to start a capella, so that even the ‘slightest breath’ is heard.”

The voting

All the rumours have again been confirmed. Everyone, and from every continent, can vote in Spain’s selection. And no juries will contribute to the decision between “Memoria” or “Voy a Quedarme”.

From this Wednesday at 18h CET, audiences will be able to vote for their favourite song through SMS, phone and online through the RTVE Eurovision website and App (IOS and Android). In this first phase of the voting, fans can vote one time per day online and from everywhere in the world.

Once the Gala Destino Eurovision 2021 is about to start, the voting will close. The lines will reopen again after Blas has performed both songs. This second voting phase will only last a few minutes, but there won’t be any stop to the online voting.

For all fans wondering, the date of Spain’s Destino Eurovision 2021 is yet to be confirmed. But RTVE has already teased that it’s coming soon. In either case, Blas Cantó’s Gala will be a space for dynamism, excitement and fun. The Gala will offer several performances, duets and surprises from other artists, friends of Blas and some familiar Eurovision faces. Stay tuned!

What do you think about these potential offerings? Do you already have a preference? And what’s the best date for Destino Eurovision 2021? Let us know in the comment section below! Gracias!

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Michael
Michael
9 months ago

Universo had drama and a memorable melody. Such a great singer. Blas, you’ve done the impossible; I’m missing 2020 already.

Chessguy99
9 months ago

While I would probably like something upbeat, I’m intrigued by a song that was written to spotlight his incredible vocals, something I thought there wasn’t enough of in last year’s entry.

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
9 months ago

Looking forward to hear that!

Kirby
Kirby
9 months ago

Spain…
2020 – Fabricated
2019 – Cheerful, with potential use in Argentine stadiums
2018 – Forced Disney
2017 – The Year of the Californian Rooster
2016 – Rhinestone in a box of gems
2015 – Dramatic but underrated
2014 – Anthemic, powerful
2013 – La Oreja de Van Gogh kicksides
2012 – Unforgettable, really emotional

Last edited 9 months ago by Kirby
Kirby
Kirby
9 months ago
Reply to  Kirby

2013 – * I meant “sidekicks” 😉

Mr X
Mr X
9 months ago

Voz a cruyar mis dedos por Espana !

I will cross mz fingers for Spain

Mandarinaitsme
Mandarinaitsme
9 months ago

I can’t wait for Spanish songs! My favourite country in eurovision, I really think Blas can deliver great!

Lenny
Lenny
9 months ago

I can already tell it’s going to be boring, just like most of spains entries

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
9 months ago

May the best song win !!

Nata
Nata
9 months ago

Off topic: The International Skating Union (ISU) has announced that Måns Zelmerlöw and Polina Gagarina will perform the official song for the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships, scheduled to be held in Stockholm from March 22-28.

Kirby
Kirby
9 months ago
Reply to  Nata

Good for them!!!

Albert
Albert
9 months ago

If the songs are good as the covers art, I will love it, Hoping the best for Spain this year, no more bottom for they please

Vytautas
Vytautas
9 months ago

I love the Spanish language, that’s a plus. As for the songs, I really hope it’s going to be something amazing as Spain with weak entries will always end up at the bottom – Spaniards are not the ones who would climb with bad songs. Unlike, for instance, Balkans, which tend to go high because of neighbor-vision. Anyways, good luck to Spain from Lithuania, we adore your language and… climate too! 😀

Last edited 9 months ago by Vytautas
GrantK
GrantK
9 months ago
Reply to  Vytautas

Neighbour vision! Hahaha brilliant

Brin
Brin
9 months ago
Reply to  Vytautas

Maybe the Balkan songs are just better???

Esc fan
Esc fan
9 months ago

I can already see from this comment section that for Spain, the attitude either seems to be that they will win eurovision or come bottom 5 (this is the attitude for Spain in particular, every year) . I really hope that both songs are good and that Spain can get a great result. Please don’t be so harsh on the spainish song every year :(. Best of luck Spain.

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
9 months ago

Thank you very much, NEXT

Héctor
Héctor
9 months ago
Reply to  Pastora Soler

What’s worse is that you are Spanish. We don’t need fans like you, I’m tired of people like you: toxic and immature. Next, pls.

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
9 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Who are you to tell me where can I go or not???

Franco is dead darling

If you don’t like my 0 hopes in this man, close your eyes. And nextttt.

Last edited 9 months ago by Pastora Soler
yom
yom
9 months ago
Reply to  Pastora Soler

q cringe eres la vrd

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 months ago

Ready for the comeback of the spanish eurofans saying everywhere Spain winner, Espana the best, and denigrate the others,(some of them have already begun the work) let’s go the esc spanish season begins, be prepared……

Vytautas
Vytautas
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

So… Albania 2.0?

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

A generalization is not the best option. Some spanish eurofans (and not eurofans) are too radical and stupid, but it doesn’t mean we all are like that. I have no problem in saying that:

Spain 2020: Bad
Spain 2019: Meh
Spain 2018: Bad
Spain 2017: HORRIBLE
Spain 2016: Meh
Spain 2015: Ok
Spain 2014: Great
Spain 2013: Bad
Spain 2012: Extremely Great

Do you think that we all are like robots prepared to say ESPAÑA THE BEST, ESPAÑA LA MEJOR, VAMOS A GANAR??? YOU ARE WRONG.

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
9 months ago
Reply to  Hellooooo

Your last great achievement was insult the whole country of Poland.

Keep making friends.

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 months ago
Reply to  Pastora Soler

Not only Poland unfortunately, after accusing publicly France of cheating, not only by the spanish eurofans but by the spanish delegation itself.

Lenny
Lenny
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

honestly that was so low. i just ignore them at this point.

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 months ago
Reply to  Hellooooo

Maybe I generalize because of their omnipresence but you know exactly what I mean and as a spanish yourself you should go against this kind of people, cause they literally bully the other contestants on social medias and don’t give a good picture and a good reputation for Spain, and it can really damaged your results.

Last edited 9 months ago by Esc addict
Lenny
Lenny
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

It’s honestly so toxic and disrespectful, plus the way they think ballads are bad and that eurovision is just about poppy bops with divas dancing. They are already hating on barbara. The best thing about esc is musical diversity. Don’t call yourself an eurofan if you just want eurovision to be a bubblegum pop show and cant respect different genres.

Last edited 9 months ago by Lenny
BeepBoop
BeepBoop
9 months ago

I am so excited! I hope people do not mistake uptempo for “dance” to be disappointed later and hate on the songs because… Blas does not release that type of music. If “Memoria” is similar to “Él No Soy Yo”, I will be super happy — that is my favourite song from Blas!

I hope the entire “national/international” voting does not ruin the experience though … that is what scares me the most, to be honest ><‘

Myles
Myles
9 months ago

Aitana: Vas a Quedarte.
Blas: Vale, Voy a Quedarme.

Mr X
Mr X
9 months ago
Reply to  Myles

Con mucho gusto….

yom
yom
9 months ago
Reply to  Myles

Pastora Soler: Quedate Conmigo
Blas: Claro hija

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
9 months ago

I think that we can call it a general rule that eurofans will never ever ever ever vote in favor for a slow song than an uptempo one xD

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago

We’ll find out if he will stay in people’s Eurovision memory, LOL

Denis
Denis
9 months ago

Its never a good idea to involve eurofans in anything, that is what the OGAE is for. We all know that eurofans only want a certain type of songs…
The voting should have been left to the spaniards alone.

GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
9 months ago

Solely based of the song titles, I can already tell that Memoria will win.

Last edited 9 months ago by GiornoGiovanna
Bear
Bear
9 months ago

Wait is that thé Leroy Sanchez from Youtube? Ever since I stumbled upon his YT-channel where he mostly sings covers, I often go back because of his voice. I don’t know any of his own songs thought. But if he’s one of the composers/writers of El no soy yo, I’m extra curious for Memoria. He’s young and actually in the middle of what is trendy popular music, so hopefully Blas’ song will be such, and connect with many people.

Last edited 9 months ago by Bear
Héctor
Héctor
9 months ago
Reply to  Bear

Yes, it’s him. I’ve always thought Leroy would be a good contestant for Spain. He was closer to the USA when he moved there from Spain but now he is participating more here in Spain. He also composed Famous’ “No puedo más” back in 2018 but Miki’s “La venda” ended up winning.

I’m hyped. I have the feeling both are going to be better than Universo. He seems to be conscious now of what could work in Eurovision (song, staging, etc)

Erasmus
Erasmus
9 months ago

I’m so hyped.. love the covers art so color me excited.

Oscar
Oscar
9 months ago

The broadcaster has already confirmed that international audiences can vote” Well hopefully people don’t try to sabotage Spain and vote for the worst song so it gives their country more chance of doing well in the contest.

euroboy
euroboy
9 months ago
Reply to  Oscar

I think they are confident that both songs are good for eurovision and if the public picked worse song that wouldn’t make a big difference

Lenny
Lenny
9 months ago
Reply to  Oscar

Lol spain is not that relevant, trust me. Non-spanish eurofans have never done that, but maybe your warning should go towards others…remember what happened in eurovision junior this year?

Last edited 9 months ago by Lenny
Nate
Nate
9 months ago

Memoria it is then. If I have to choose between a song similar to Él no soy yo and a ballad, I prefer the first one. Still I can’t wait to hear both of them