The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 39 competing songs in Eurovision 2021. Next we turn to Spain, where Blas Cantó has “Voy a quedarme”. Did we feel his heartfelt message? Read on to find out!
Blas Cantó – “Voy a quedarme”
“Voy a quedarme” reviews
Antranig: “Voy a quedarme” gives me all the feels. The song complements Blas’ vocals perfectly, delivering a delightful ballad that oozes pure emotion. Spain have simplified things this year and it really works. I hope they keep things as simple as possible on stage because this song is a moment that doesn’t need all the bells and whistles. Those high notes Blas hits towards the end of the song are magical and you have to stop and appreciate the way he unleashes his soul through his voice.
Deban: At its core, “Voy a quedarme” is a boring ballad. However, Blas Canto makes it beautiful. The Spanish singer vocally navigates between octaves, whilst conveying deep emotions of love, sorrow and loss. Although he sings in his native tongue, he touches on themes that resonate beyond borders. On first listen, this is heartwarming. On repeat spins, the complexities unfurl —he sounds good, and looks good too. Vocally exposed in parts, but drowned in others, unfortunately, this doesn’t quite read as a finished product. But make no mistake, the skeleton here holds promise.
Jordi: This song is more than just a song. It’s emotion, intimacy and hope, all blended in a piece that flows slowly but powerfully. However, “Voy a Quedarme” simply do not have enough hook to fight for the trophy. In a sea of strong competition this year, Spain’s ballad formula does neither offer anything new. Nevertheless, Blas makes it more personal, with his added falsettos and heartwarming expressiveness. Succeeding in bringing a powerful performance, Blas’ rawness and deep emotional connection with the song can run beyond the screen and reach the hearts of more audiences. With Marvin Dietmann on his team, Blas is in good hands.
Julian: To be honest, I really don’t see anything special in “Voy a quedarme”. The lyrics are cute and Blas Canto is a very talented singer without any doubts! I do like the song until the chorus starts, then it just does not go anywhere and it’s losing my attention. But besides all that, Blas Canto does his best to bring his song to life and the live version during the national final fit the song.
Tom: Blas has an incredible voice. “Voy a querdarme” feels to me that the performance along with the staging on the night will make or break it. The song has bags of potential to create magic. A steady and precise build, then packing a huge punch at the climax, Blas has a decent shot for a left-hand-side finish. Depending on what he brings to the table on the night, “Voy a querdarme” will either get lost and forgotten or utterly shine.
Blas Cantó – “Voy a quedarme” rankings
In the Wiwi Jury we have 24 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:
We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 2 and a high of 7.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 5.34/10
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