Blas Cantó’s two songs for Destino Eurovision 2021 have been released. From a list of ten offerings, “Memoria” and “Voy a Quedarme” have made the cut. One of them will be Spain’s song for Eurovision 2021. Both songs are now available on the RTVE Eurovision website and all streaming platforms.

Listen to the songs now

“Memoria”

“Memoria” is an uptempo track all about making you sing and dance. Composed by Steve Daly, Oliver Som and Leroy Sánchez, the production includes plenty of percussion and a mix of voices that play off each other to deliver a powerful sound. Sánchez is well-known to Blas’s fans. He composed the singer’s beloved hit “El No Soy Yo”.

“Voy a quedarme”

“Voy a Quedarme” offers something totally different. This is a powerful ballad with a modern arrangement that showcases Blas’s vocal range. Once again, the team behind the song includes Leroy Sánchez. However, this time he is joined by Daniel Ortega (Dangelo) and Dan Hammond. Dangelo co-wrote the Blas hits “No Volveré” and “Complicado”. But he also did “Universo” — Spain’s ESC 2020 song — alongside Dan Hammond, who produced the song.

Start voting now!

These are songs without borders. This year everyone from everywhere can decide on Spain’s song. You can cast your vote through SMS and phone, or by voting online through RTVE’s Eurovision website or App (Android & IOS).

Details on using telephone and SMS can be found here.

In this first phase of the voting you can vote online one time per day until the Gala starts. Once Destino Eurovision 2021 begins, the voting will close and will re-open 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.

Spain’s long-awaited Gala still has no date yet.

Which song is your favourite and why? Have you voted already? Let us know in the comment section below!

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BeepBoop
BeepBoop
2 months ago

“Voy A Quedarme” is my winner 🙂

The lyrics are beautiful, and I am a sucker for songs with meaning, specially after everything Blas had to go through last year. I wish him the best of luck and I hope he delivers a great performance, I know he can!

Irishesc
Irishesc
2 months ago

Can he not send only universio again 🙁

Milan
Milan
2 months ago

The author of the article kindly informed me that “Memoria is an uptempo track all about making you sing and dance”, otherwise I’d never have noticed that. On the other hand “Voy a Quedarme” seems to deliver, at least.

Hans
Hans
2 months ago

“Voy a quedarme” reminds me of Switzerlands entry last year. It has a rather slow and calm progression until the final third of the song. But what’s odd is everyone loved Switzerlands song last year. But Blas’ song. Nah. Everyone is being salty af and y’all are going so hard at a song for absolutely no reason. Y’all can criticize it, but at this point the commentary around the song is getting to be incredibly and unnecessarily disrespectful. the song is more than listenable and to me quite enjoyable. Y’alls prejudice is showing and it isn’t cute. I am not… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Hans
Amadeus
Amadeus
2 months ago
Reply to  Hans

Imagine comparing this to Switzerland’s song last year. That’s like comparing Walmart vs Chanel.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
2 months ago
Reply to  Hans

There is literally nothing that Voy a Quedarme has in common with Répondez-moi, apart for being a ballad. Actually I have a pretty strong connection to Spain since I lived there and I know that Spain has great music to offer. I really want Spain to do well in Eurovision, but I just know that these are not the songs that will bring that.

cadas
cadas
2 months ago

At this point Spain, just buy a Boris Milanov song. At least Eurofans will want to put that on their playlist unlike these two….

Erin
Erin
2 months ago

I’m probably the only one who actually likes both of them, quite a lot actually. Honestly, if I hadn’t read all these negative comments I would’ve thought that Spain’s going to do ok this year. But lol no apparently!

Vytautas
Vytautas
2 months ago

Both songs are missing a wow effect. “Voy a quedarme” is a song you would typically expect Spain to send – sweet, easy to listen, nothing that would make it stand out. On the other hand, “Memoria” has some potential yet I don’t know… the staging could definitely lift up the song but it’s a 50/50 situation. Not the best choices we have.

esc_fl
esc_fl
2 months ago

Out of the two it’s Voy a quedarme for me, but honestly Universo last year was really memorable and amazing that I was really looking forward to see what Spain would offer this year! Alas I only see another 22nd place this year, but maybe if Memoria underwent a revamp to get rid of some of the cheesiness (the lyrics are actually pretty good) that number might be higher, ojala que si!

Brit-bit
Brit-bit
2 months ago

For me the 2nd song it’s kind better, but ‘meeh’ something memorable is missing. Come on Spain give this gorg men a great song por favore!

Polliu
Polliu
2 months ago

Ummmm…I think both the songs will place worse than 20th in the grand final. If I really have to choose, the ballad is better to create some moments and maybe it will not place so bad in the final.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
2 months ago

Neither song is bad, but very cliché Spanish pop offering no surprises at all. I’d say Voy a Quedarme has a slight edge over Memoria since it has at least something of a hook.

xohxoh
xohxoh
2 months ago

Both songs worse than Universo, and that song was a bottom 5 contender. Yikes. This is a background music i’m afraid. Filler that you hear on the radio and forget as soon as it ends.

Last edited 2 months ago by xohxoh
mark dowd
mark dowd
2 months ago

son dos canciones aburridas lastimosamente.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
2 months ago

I like the 2 songs,I ‘ve voted for “Voy a quedarme”. but for me no winning songs. I think Spain would have a better chance if they send the beautiful duet that Blas Cantó released a view weeks ago together with Nia, the last winner from Operacion Triunfo. in Spain. I think their song Curamé is very beautiful and much better than the 2 potential songs for Eurovision.

Mircs
Mircs
2 months ago

I do not get the negativity in this comment section. Neither they are winning songs, nor they are spectacular itself but both of them are listenable and not bad at all. Thinking of Spains last entry “Universo” I do had some problems to connect with the song because it lacked authenticy and was partly overproduced. At times I really get annoyed by Blas’ voice. That said these songs now showcase the strenght and beauty of Blas’ voice while they are both authentic. “Memoria” is for sure a song that could get more attention by the televote because it is more… Read more »

Rafs
Rafs
2 months ago

Well, well, well… I knew this time would come. I never understood why Spain gave a second chance to this guy after the weak song he presented . But here we are again. It seems like with the ballad Blas still tries to copy Duncan. But on the other hand he keeps adding his personal stamp; that rancid touch in the production that he must think is modern and fresh but actually it is old-fashioned and tacky. The insistence on incorporating those falsettos into their songs. The audacity of trying to sell us these two songs as genuine when they… Read more »

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
2 months ago

I’m nowhere near being Spanish, but these two songs are Spain’s best effort since Queen Ruth Lorenzo 2014 and Blas has the attitude to deliver 😀

mandarinaitsme
mandarinaitsme
2 months ago

Voy a quedarme por favor!!!
this song was written during the very sad period for Blas. I feel his soul in this song.
Memoria is just ok for me

Elif
Elif
2 months ago

I don’t think any of the songs can rescue Spain from bottom.

taco
taco
2 months ago

the ballad is so much better it could do well like the italian male ballads eg 2013
the ‘upbeat’ one isnt even fun

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 months ago

I don’t think these songs are worse than Universo, …but they’re not better either. Universo is probably more televote friendly than these two but personally on first listen I think these two are better mostly because I think he’s putting more of his heart into it. Blas is probably going to need to rely a lot on the audience getting some sort of feeling out of his performance if he wants to place decently. Voy a quedarme was pleasant as I was listening, but by the time the song finished I already sort of immediately forgot how the melody went.… Read more »

Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
2 months ago

That’s a very sincere and honest description. And you are just right.

Michael
Michael
2 months ago

Neither song is a good as last year. I’m afraid Spain is destined to come last in 2021 with Nul points. So sad, such a talented singer without a good song to sing.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

Just pretend I wrote something complimentary here.
Okay, fine, I’ll try…

Blas has a great voice range that the ballad shows off quite well. Sadly, I do not feel a connection to either song, which must be very worrying for Spain. The plus side is that Blas will wow the crowd if he is able to perform live, because of both his voice and his cuteness.

ERUS
ERUS
2 months ago

He had a year… a whole year. I’m so disappointed.

Caos
Caos
2 months ago

Both are bland and filler songs. Sorry but it’s bottom to me.

Jake
Jake
2 months ago

Im not too familiar of Blas’ ability to sing live–can he pull off all those falsetto notes in Memoria? it seems like it can go shreaky very quickly live–although maybe he gets saved if they layer in backing vocals

I think both songs are passable, but nowhere near winner vibes and slightly less intriguing than his entry from last year

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

There are parts of Memoria that I really like. The more I listen to it, the more I think I’ll like it. Voy A Quedarme is solid but I don’t think it stands a chance of getting out of the bottom three though.

Popeye Spinach
Popeye Spinach
2 months ago

Next please!

Moonstar
Moonstar
2 months ago

Oh dear… Blas and his team must live in a parallel world where these songs are actually masterpieces! I’m sorry but they sound like bottom 3 material to me.

Amadeus
Amadeus
2 months ago
Reply to  Moonstar

> in a parallel world

in a parallel uni universo, actually

Last edited 2 months ago by Amadeus
Moonstar
Moonstar
2 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

🙂

Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
2 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

Whouhahahaha…. Touché.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
2 months ago

Memoria – simply because its upbeat, modern and the song title itself is understandable so it sells. It just need a good staging probably on the level of Germany’s in 2018 which had simple choreo but effective backdrop. Voy a quedarme sounds authentic but could easily be forgotten in the grand-finals.

Amadeus
Amadeus
2 months ago

imagine thinking Memoria is upbeat

GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
2 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

Indeed, Memoria is mid tempo. Charli Cheer Up is an example of why I don’t take most Eurofans seriously.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
2 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

Upbeat isn’t a good word to use no? Fine, “uptempo” ballad.

Lena
Lena
2 months ago

memoria

BringBackMirela
BringBackMirela
2 months ago

One year, ONE, to create something better than Universo (a mediocre song already) and all we have is…this? #choices

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
2 months ago

Yeah…now you really should ask the universe for forgiveness, Blas!

(Jk Kimora)

Last edited 2 months ago by Jimmy Smit
Loin dici
2 months ago

I’d pick Voy a Quedarme, considering:
1. This is very, very jury friendly
2. It fits what Blas’ sound is like
3. Marvin Dietmann is a master at staging ballads
4. This has a big potential to flourish beautifully at the stage.

Ricky Gervais
2 months ago

‘Memoria’ builds up and then… plop… falls flat. And whoever considers this uptempo, needs to check themselves. It’s pure pop. I’m just guessing around 95 beats per minute. Well produced, well executed, must admit though. But seems slower than Margaret’s ‘Tempo’ , and I wouldn’t even consider that uptempo. So in my opinion didn’t live to the hype. I wasn’t expecting a club track but maybe something along the lines of Spice Girls’ ‘Stop’ or Jordin Sparks’s ‘One Step At A Time’, cheerful pop that we need during this uncertain time. And I think it would suit him. ‘Voy A… Read more »

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 months ago

Disappointing to see this hate in the comments. With the right staging, Memoria could be top 15. Maybe also Voy A Quedarme. Neither of these are bottom 5.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

People disliking these two songs, and people being disappointed because they expected better, doesn’t equate to hate.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Ok???? Not my point. There are lots of people legitimately hating. I’m just so over this community being so toxic to artists, like do y’all know how much effort goes into this? It aggravates me so much.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I totally understand where you’re coming from—to create artistic/intellectual content and share it with others to then receive harsh criticism can feel demoralising and aggravating (for creators and their fans!). It is part of the nature of these things—not everything we do in life will always get rapturous universal celebration, that’s to be expected—and sometimes it’s better not to read the reviews. I’m not sure what you mean by saying they are “legitimately hating”—if it’s legitimate, then surely you would see there’s a logic to it (not that hate is particularly logical anyway, but that’s definitely beside the point!). Either… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Jimmy Smit
GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
2 months ago

Eurofans usually overrates Spain, but when Spain actually has a song which could potentially do well with good staging and a good performance, the same people underrate their song.

acp
acp
2 months ago

I’m Spanish and my worst fear has come true, none of the songs are going to get a good result, “Voy a quedarme” may sneak into the top 20 which would be an accomplishment already. I just can’t understand how Blas and his team are not realizing that these type of bland songs do not stand out in ESC. He had 10 months to come up with something better. It is specially frustrating because Blas has really nice songs that could do well in ESC. Now I really don’t care if we end up last, because we really deserve it.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
2 months ago
Reply to  acp

It sucks to feel that way as a fan and as someone wanting your country/representative to do well for a change 🙁 You’re totally right though, some of his other songs are much better than these two, so it must be even more disappointing for Spanish fans who will have expected so much from the 10 month head start given to Blas Canto’s team since 2020 was cancelled.

acp
acp
2 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Yes it is, now I hope that maybe the staging can lift up the song a few places but it is still dissapointing 🙁

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
2 months ago
Reply to  acp

We can always hope 🙂

Sjodni
Sjodni
2 months ago

Both of these are wonderful, and complement his voice quite well, but Voy a Quedarme is just, when he sings it, its just beautiful and I think with the right staging, could land him in the top fifteen for sure. Staging will be key, but if Spain can pull something off dramatic in the style of Ruth Lorenzo, Pastora Soler, or a more engaging Tu Cancion, this will be incredible! I would advise stay away from bright LED imagery and pictures, keep this simple and tell a story, use bright but strong colors simply, and highlight his emotion in the… Read more »

Me!
Me!
2 months ago

I had high hopes for these songs and I’m not disappointed at all, both sound really great and I’d be happy with either one winning!

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
2 months ago

Strange to think that The Roop produced Discoteque in the same amount of time it took Blas Canto’s team to produce these two songs. Gives me the same vibes as watching Utica turn a sleeping bag into a high fasion gown in the same amount of time it took LaLa Ri to glue 15 paper bags to a corset.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

The Utica and LaLaRi comparison is so accurate I-

Musimak
Musimak
2 months ago

Definitely Memoria. Not revolutionary but there ´s a nice build up to the music.

MollieLouise
MollieLouise
2 months ago

Good for Blas for choosing songs that show how talented he is as a singing rather than just conforming to the usual Spanish stereotype. He won’t win, but I would be proud if I were Spanish as these are respectable pieces 🙂

Last edited 2 months ago by MollieLouise
GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
2 months ago

Voy a Quedarme would be the best choice. None of these two will win, but Voy a Quedarme has the potential to be 11th for example. With good staging and a good performance, juries will definitely like it. Songwise, Voy a Quedarme gives me Light & Shadows by O’G3NE (Netherlands 2017) vibes, but Blas sings solo and sings in Spanish.

Last edited 2 months ago by GiornoGiovanna
Grft
Grft
2 months ago
Reply to  GiornoGiovanna

11th??? That’s delusion right there I fear

GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

11th would be the max. Not higher, definitely not higher. You are the delusional one, because you apparently don’t know what juries like. As I already said, song vibe wise, Voy a Quedarme is basically Lights & Shadows: Spain would get an estimated 90 < x > 150 jury points and something as 40 or lower with the televote points.

Last edited 2 months ago by GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
2 months ago
Reply to  GiornoGiovanna

.

Last edited 2 months ago by GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

And apparently, based of your reply, you don’t the definition of potential.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago
Reply to  GiornoGiovanna

I do think it would tank, even among the juries. It feels too generic/uninspired/not modern. But who knows? If it gets selected, we will see in May who was right 🙂

John
John
2 months ago

I’m sorry Spain, you’ve received ….

Chromium
Chromium
2 months ago

Voy a quedarme is the slightly more tolerable of the two. At least both are better than Universo? ????

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

My expectations have been completely burst. Both songs have a 20+ place vibe.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

I think « voy a quedarme » would be a contender to end up #26 🙁 « memoria » could maybe make it to #22-#24… I’m sad for Blas

ABC
ABC
2 months ago

A bit of positivity much needed! I actually like Voy a Quedarme – I’ll place it as a solid number 2 after France!

Musimak
Musimak
2 months ago
Reply to  ABC

Why so many ballads ? Is 2021 the right year to send a ballad ? Maybe to stand out, i don’t have the answer, we ll see..

Ricky Gervais
2 months ago
Reply to  Musimak

I partially agree here. But there’s a ballad and there’s a ballad. If it’s ‘Jar of Hearts’, no thank you. I’m depressed enough as it is, but if it’s uplifting ‘One Moment In Time’, the it’s very welcome. 🙂

Benji
Benji
2 months ago

These two songs are not equally good. “Voy a quedarme” is better.

Adrian
Adrian
2 months ago

I really like Voy a quedarme. Memoria seemd to repetitive to me. Voy a quedarme is much better in my opinion. Love the instruments and it does not sound like it’s continually repeating itself.