RTVE has announced Marvin Dietmann will oversee the staging of Blas Cantó at Eurovision 2021.
Marvin Dietmann will work with Blas Cantó to create the staging for his upcoming Eurovision 2021 entry which is due to be selected in February. Not only will he create the staging for Blas’s Eurovision performance in May but Marvin will also oversee the staging for Blas’s backup tape recording that would be used if Blas is unable to travel to Rotterdam. Marvin Dietmann is also due to work on the staging for Blas Cantó’s two-song nation final later this February.
“For me it is a privilege to be able to bring their emotional journey to the stage.” – Marvin Dietmann
Marvin Dietmann previously worked on the staging for Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst in 2014 and was also behind the staging for his native Austria’s 2018 and 2016 Eurovision acts. Marvin Dietmann is also due to work on staging for this years acts from Cyprus and Austria.
“Blas has a strong presence on stage and an incredible voice, which are the two most important qualities for an artist.” – Marvin Dietmann
Blas Cantó was previously internally selected to represent Spain at the contest in 2020 with “Universo” however the contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly after the cancellation of the contest, Spanish broadcasters honoured their commitment to Blas by allowing him to return for the 2021 contest with a new entry.
Spain will be performing in the Grand Final of the contest automatically as they are a member of the Big 5. This will take place on Saturday the 22nd of May 2021. So far Blas is the only confirmed returning artist from last year’s Big 5, with Italy, France and Germany all selecting new artists in the coming weeks and the United Kingdom yet to announce a decision.
Image Source: Sergio Ramirez Delgado | Source: RTVE
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.