Spanish singer Blas Cantó will sing “Universo” at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
This afternoon Blas Cantó announced via Eurovision TVE’s official TikTok account that the title of his competing song is “Universo”. The song was internally selected by the broadcaster, and has been composed by Blas himself. The cover art for the single, as well as the release date, is set to be revealed this Thursday.
Watch the official statement here.
The singer previously described the song saying:
It is not a ballad or up-tempo, it is a very interesting mix, a new record.
It does not sound like any of my songs, it is something new for me … it is a very exciting song, very intimate in the stanzas but the choruses are epic. We are working on a type of song like that, and whatever it is, I want it to be this way
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.
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.