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 (@BlasCanto) estrena "Memoria" y "Voy a quedarme", sus canciones para Eurovisión 2021
?El 10 de febrero podrás escuchar los temas y votar por tu favorito para representar a España en el festival #BlasCanciones
— eurovision_rtve (@eurovision_tve) February 8, 2021
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” y “Memoria” son las dos canciones que escribí, en las que me dejé el alma, y que competirán para Rotterdam 2021.
Ya puedes pre-guardarlas aquí: https://t.co/C0NhUaKqg7
Este miércoles, en todas las plataformas digitales. pic.twitter.com/aQHVLyFhLO
— Blas Cantó ? (@BlasCanto) February 8, 2021
“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.”
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!