TVE has confirmed that Blas Cantó’s backup performance for Eurovision 2021 has already been filmed this week.
The Spanish backup performance for Eurovision 2021 has been filmed already. Eurovision Spain reports that on Monday the backup performance of “Voy a quedarme” by Blas Cantó was filmed in Madrid using the same stage as the Spanish selection on Saturday evening.
Filming took place under the director of Marvin Dietmann who staged Blas’ performances in the national final. According to the report the staging was very similar to how Blas performed during the final of Destino Eurovisión.
Spain is the second country confirmed as filming their performance, following Norway who also recorded their performance on Monday. A number of countries will be traveling to Vilnius, Lithuania to film their performance on a stage created by Creative Industries an Ice Hockey venue. Germany is the only country so far confirmed as travelling to Lithuania.
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: Eurovision Spain
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.