Destino Eurovisión was the least watched Spanish national selection since 2009 with less than 1 million viewers watching the competition.
An average of 969,000 viewers watched the Spanish selection for Eurovision 2021, with an audience share of 6.1%. The figures are the lowest since the 2009 selection when just 799,000 viewers watched the nations selection for Moscow. Over the course of the two hour show a total of 5,028,000 viewers watched at least one minute of the broadcast.
During the show, Blas performed two potential Eurovision songs and the public voted on which song should represent Spain in Rotterdam. The result of the vote was as follows:
- Memoria – 42% 2nd
- Voy a quedarme – 58% – 1st
Blas also performed with several guests during the show. These guests were Pastora Soler, Vanesa Martín, Edurne, Nia, Andrés Suárez, Cepeda and Roi. Pastora Soler represented Spain in 2012 and Edurne represnted Spain 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.
Image Source: TVE / Raul Tejedor | Source: ESC Plus
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.