The Spanish Head of Delegation is aiming for the nations entry for Eurovision 2020 to have been selected by early January.
RTVE is currently working with a number of different composers and songwriters, on a variety of songs to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Ana Maria Bordas revealed in an interview with Formula TV, that she is aiming to have selected the Spanish entry for Rotterdam by early January.
The broadcaster has not set a specific style of song that they wish to see Blas perform on stage in the Netherlands. With Ms Bordas adding that it is important that Blas “identifies with his song for Eurovision”.
Who is Blas Cantó?
Blas is a 27 year old singer and was previously a member of boy band Auryn, who last performed together in 2016 and who also took part in the Spanish national selection in 2011. Blas has to date released two studio albums with his latest “Complicados” having been released last month.
In 2004, Blas participated in EuroJunior, the contest to select Spain’s entry for that years Junior Eurovision Song Contest. He finished fourth. The winner of the show went on to win Junior Eurovision: Maria Isabel with Antes Muerta Que Sencilla. Representing Spain in Eurovision is therefore a dream Blas has had since he was a child, as RTVE reports.
Source: Formula TV
Spain debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has competed annually since. Spain has won the contest on two occasions the first being in 1968 and the second time in 1969. 1969 is the only year where more than one song has won the contest. The 1969 contest saw a four-way tie between Spain, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Since 2000 Spain has only managed to finish in the top 10 on five occasions, the last time being in 2014 with Ruth Lorenzo. However, the country has finished 20th or below on ten occasions, the worst placement being 26th in 2017.