Spanish broadcasters have revealed the stage design for this weekend’s Destino Eurovisión where Blas Cantó will perform his two options as the Spanish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
The selection show will take place at Estudio 5 of Prado del Rey. The stage has an area of 200 square metres and will feature 3 six metre high LED screens. The structure also involves 11 varying cameras including cablecam and steadycam.
Since January a team of 70 within the broadcaster have been working on the organisation of the show. The director of the show will be Juan Luis Iborra, as well as lighting director Juan Carlos García and also Gustavo Jiménez in production.
On the upcoming show, Blas said:
“During the gala we are going to discover more about me, because although many already know me there is always something further behind. They have promised me that there will be many surprises, even for me. We will live moments related to Eurovision and my past,”
Destino Eurovisión will start at 22:00 CET on Saturday and will be broadcast on La 1. “Memoria” (Memory) and “Voy a quedarme” (I’m going to stay) are the two songs competing to represent Spain this May. Voting is currently underway on the RTVE website and via SMS and telephone in Spain.
Joining Blas Cantó for the selection are; Pastora Soler, Vanesa Martín, Edurne, Nia, Andrés Suárez, Cepeda and Roi. Eurovision fans will remember Pastora for representing Spain in 2012 and Edurne for competing at the contest in 2015.
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 and the United Kingdom yet to announce a decision.
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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.