The Spanish representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Blas Cantó, has filmed the music video of the English version of “Voy a Quedarme”.
The new version, under the title “I’ll stay”, was created to spread the message of the song, full of love and emotion. When asked about the characteristics of this new version, Blas explained:
“The English version keeps the original meaning of the song, and takes it to “another universe”. It has not been difficult to translate and adapt the lyrics. All the verses perfectly converge together.”
Blas has confirmed that he will still sing the Spanish version of his song, during the Grand Final on May 22, as Spain is a member of the Big Five.
Blas Cantó dedicates “Voy a Quedarme” to his grandmother, who died as a result of Covid-19 several months ago. The song is meant to approach to those people that have suffered the same pain during the pandemic.
Image Credit: Eurovision.tv (Steve Bernhard) | Source: rtve.es
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.