Following the cancellation of Eurovision last year, the majority of the class of 2020 received the comeback ticket to sing again at Eurovision 2021. A massive 26 artists will return to represent their countries at Eurovision 2021. But as per the standard Eurovision rules, they’ve all got new songs.
Thus, comparisons to their previous entries are inevitable. So, we want to hear from our readers. We’re running a series of polls to ask — do you prefer the returning artists’ 2020 or 2021 songs?
Today, we’re saying hola and taking a look at Spain. In 2020, Blas Cantó was set to take “Universo” to Rotterdam. This year, he’ll be singing “Voy a Quedarme” at Eurovision 2021. But which song is your favourite? Vote in our poll now!
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“Universo” (Spain 2020)
Blas Cantó was internally selected to represent Spain at Eurovision 2020 with the song “Universo”. A mid-tempo ballad, the Spanish star sang about his inner battles to lead an authentic life and not hide part of himself away.
The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — awarded “Universo” an average score of 6.25/10. Wiwiblogger Pablo had this to say in his review of the song:
“This is… interesting, meaning that there is a lot to unpack and digest here. “Universo” has a lot of unusual elements and hooks all across its three minutes, but nothing is outright bad or even objectable. Once you get over said elements, you get to really see a polished, well-sung and engaging song. The fact that it took repeat listens to enjoy this could have been a crux for the song.”
“Voy a Quedarme” (Spain 2021)
Blas was re-selected by Spanish broadcaster RTVE for Eurovision 2021. However, this time the public got a say in which song he would perform at the contest. Blas sang two songs at Destino Eurovisión and it was “Voy a Quedarme” that emerged victorious.
A ballad that builds throughout its three minutes, this song sees Blas singing to his loved one and promising to stay forever no matter what the conditions are.
Poll battle — Spain: Which Blas Cantó entry do you prefer?
In this poll, you can only vote for one song — so choose wisely. And as always, you can only vote once. Let the battle commence!
Which Blas Cantó Eurovision song did you vote for? Are you team “Universo” or team “Voy a Quedarme”? Sound off in the comments below!