Blas Canto Spain Eurovision 2021

Voy a quedarme” sees Spain’s Blas Cantó sing to his loved one, promising to stay forever no matter if the sun wanes or the sky falls down. “I know there are many like me with so much to offer, but I swear this love won’t be defeated” croons Blas in this slow-building ballad.

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Spain in Eurovision 2021: Blas Cantó “Voy a quedarme”

As with many 2021 artists, Blas Cantó was originally due to sing at Eurovision 2020. He was revealed as Spain’s act in autumn 2019, while his song “Universo” was released the following January. Blas was re-confirmed as the country’s 2021 act almost as soon as the cancellation of the 2020 contest was announced.

However, things were done differently this year. Rather than going with an internally selected number, Blas and RTVE are letting the people decide. During a two-hour special on Saturday 20 February, the Spanish public had the opportunity to choose between “Voy a quedarme” and “Memoria”. There was no jury vote. Blas said he couldn’t make the decision himself as both tracks contain a “piece of his soul”. “Voy a quedarme” won out.

What do the “Voy a quedarme” lyrics mean?

“Voy a quedarme” sees Blas singing to his loved one, and promising to stay forever no matter what the conditions are. “May the Sun wane, may the sky fall” he promises to stay “centimetres away” from that person.

In an interview with Blas, RTVE notes that “Voy a quedarme” is the song which undoubtedly strikes a chord with the singer. The “Universo” hitmaker explains why: “It’s a super special song. They both are. But I wrote this one at the most difficult moment of my life. I wrote it at the time my father was passing away. Then I recorded it when my grandmother was dying from COVID and it was a very hard moment. In fact, the emotion is noticeable in the voice, I think. It is a song that gives off sensitivity and a lot of strength at the end. What happens is that you always put the beginning, which is how slower and so on, but then it grows in a brutal way”.

In the same discussion, Cantó reveals that he would love to perform it a cappella: “I think it would be more sincere than starting it with the piano. In the immensity of a stage like Eurovision, with that trembling and fragile voice at the beginning, I think it is very sincere and that the song asks for it. It is an idea that we have had for a long time and that we are investigating, really”. He wants it so that even the slightest breath can be heard.

“Voy a quedarme” lyrics — Blas Cantó (Spain ESC 2021)

Written and composed by: Blas Cantó, Leroy Sanchez, Daniel Ortega “Dangelo”, Dan Hammond

Spanish text

Quédate esta noche para ver amanecer
para sentir tu voz
acariciándome

quédate un segundo más,
no hay nada que perder
mientras dibujo un mar
de memorias en tu piel

he bajado el cielo para descubrir
que se esconde en tu mirada
sólo a unos centímetros de mi

voy a quedarme y prometo
quererte más que ayer
voy a besarte muy lento
como la primera vez

y dejar atrás el miedo
con tu alma entre mis dedos
quédate
porque yo voy a quedarme

se que hay muchos como yo
con tanto que ofrecer
pero juro que este amor
nadie lo podrá vencer

y aunque nuestro baile diera
un paso marcha atrás
no te preocupes yo
contigo siempre bailaré

qué más da si el mundo se derrumba hoy
o que pasará mañana
que yo de tu lado no me voy

voy a quedarme y prometo
quererte más que ayer
voy a besarte muy lento
como la primera vez

y dejar atrás el miedo
con tu alma entre mis dedos
quédate
porque yo voy a quedarme

a tu lado aunque nos tiemble el suelo
se apague el sol
se caiga el cielo
a tan solo unos centímetros los dos

y dejar atrás el miedo
con tu alma entre mis dedos
quédate
porque yo voy a quedarme

English translation

Stay tonight until the break of day
so that I feel your voice
caressing me

stay just for one more second,
there’s nothing to lose
while I draw a sea
of memories in your skin

I made the sky come down to discover
what’s hidden in your gaze
just centimeters away from me

I’m going to stay and I promise
to love you more than yesterday
I’m going to kiss you very slowly
like the first time

and I’ll leave fears behind
with your soul between my fingers
stay
because I’m going to stay

I know there are many like me
with so much to offer
but I swear this love
won’t be defeated

And even though we made
a step back in our dance
don’t worry
I’ll always dance with you

It doesn’t matter if the world falls down today
or whatever happens tomorrow
I’ll stay by your side

I’m going to stay and I promise
to love you more than yesterday
I’m going to kiss you very slowly
like the first time

and I’ll leave fears behind
with your soul between my fingers
stay
because I’m going to stay

Let the floor quake by your side
may the Sun wane
may the sky fall
just centimeters away both of us

and I’ll leave fears behind
with your soul between my fingers
stay
because I’m going to stay

Is “Voy a quedarme” your favourite entry? Should Blas sing it at Eurovision? Tell us in the comment section below!

Read more Eurovision 2021 lyrics here.

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Carlos
Carlos
2 months ago

They should have given him one of the Melodifestivalen reject songs lol and that would have done better. Im sorry but spain just gets worst and worst over the years

GrantK
GrantK
2 months ago

Must have Been about boredom then!

Mr X
Mr X
2 months ago

In know spanish language and I like the lyrics

Fans eurovision
2 months ago

I don’t see any power in the song, it’s pretty flat and basic.

Juke
Juke
2 months ago

I don’t agree. I think you must be made of stone if you don’t connect with that loss about Covid. Omg, so much strength Blas

Alonso
Alonso
2 months ago

I prefer Voy a quedarme. With true and deep emotions, Spain may get a good grade this year.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 months ago

I vastly prefer Memoria, which is actually memorable. The only part in this song I can remember is that one metallic sounding percussion, which reminded me a lot of SOPHIe’s music. But that’s it.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago

Sadly, I cannot hear this emotion in the composition at all. It’s extremely flat.

James
James
2 months ago

Works well as a live performance.

Amadeus
Amadeus
2 months ago

Both songs are so bad. But then again, I’m not surprised. Spain doesn’t really care about sending good songs. That’s to be expected.

Kay
Kay
2 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

Voy A Quedarme isn’t bad, its quite nice actually.
However, Memoria………

Ben
Ben
2 months ago
Reply to  Kay

Omg, you are so freak!!! Lol! Both are awesome!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

Spain won’t end up in the top 15 this year or something, but I think you are underestimating them this year. The songs are good enough to not come in the bottom 5.

Amadeus
Amadeus
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

lol you all say the exact same thing every year

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

Unlike others, I don’t overrate Spain’s songs. Voy a quedarme actually has potential.

Last edited 2 months ago by GojoSatoru