It’s a date! Spain’s long-awaited secret is now out. Spain’s broadcaster RTVE has finally revealed the date of its national selection, Destino Eurovisión. Everyone keen to see both Blas Cantó‘s performances should mark February 20th in their calendars. And yes, Spain is all set to join this season’s busiest Saturday night.
Spain’s Destino Eurovisión 2021 will take place the same night as semi-finals from Estonia’s Eesti Laul, Portugal’s Festival da Canção, Sweden’s Melodifestivalen and grand finals of Finland’s UMK and Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix.
However, Spain’s late-night traditions remain. Destino Eurovision 2021 is set to start at 22:00 CET – allowing no conflict with Estonia and Sweden.
?El 20 de febrero se decide la canción de Blas Cantó para Eurovisión
?#DestinoEurovisión será una gala dedicada al cantante, a la música y a Eurovisión
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Destino Eurovisión 2021
Spain’s national selection will air on RTVE’s main channel from 22:00 CET and it’s going to be all about Blas Cantó, Eurovision and music. Up to seven famous faces will appear and interact on the show, including Spanish Eurovision starssuch as Pastora Soler (ESC 2012) and Edurne (ESC 2015).
As Blas Cantó tells RTVE: “the excitement will fill the atmosphere. Throughout the gala you will get to know me more. They promised me there will be a lot of surprises, even to me. We will live moments related to Eurovision and to my past.”
? Voting is open around the world. Full details and links are in our article below.
? “Memoria” or “Voy a Quedarme”? Shout it out!
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The show will be hosted by Tony Aguilar and Julia Varela, also known as Spain’s Eurovision commentators. The popular TV and radio hosts will join forces to present Spain’s national final gala. Both hosts were enthusiastic about Destino Eurovisión using televote alone to decide Blas’ song for Eurovision.
As Julia tells RTVE, “It will be a big fiesta where Blas will feel the support of all fans and friends. The audience will connect, more than ever, with our representative since they will be the sole voters of this selection.”
Tony added: “The best that could have happen, that the audience only will decide.”
As well, Blas has already listened to some of his Eurovision competitors — and he has some favourites. As Blas tells RTVE, Lithuania’s The Roop and France’s Barbara Pravi are the entries he liked the most. But if he has to choose, he has no doubt. “I am in love with Barbara’s sensitivity. I am craving to sing in French. A collaboration with her would be amazing.”
Poll: Which song should win Destino Eurovisión 2021?
Blas Cantó’s offerings for this year’s Eurovision are the uptempo track “Memoria”, and the ballad “Voy a Quedarme”. But only one of them will be Spain’s song for Eurovision 2021. And we want to know which is your favourite to win!
Listen to the two competing entries below and don’t forget to vote next.
Which song is your favourite in Destino Eurovisión 2021? Are you ready for next February 20th? Let us know in the comments below!