Spain’s Eurovision 2021 participant has revealed further details of his staging plans for “Voy a quedarme” in Rotterdam.
Speaking to TVE’s Telediario, Blas Cantó announced “surprises” for his live performance of the song. Blas is spending as much time as possible on his staging plans ahead of travelling to Rotterdam for rehearsals at the Ahoy arena.
I know everything that is going to happen to be calm on stage and dedicate myself to what I have to do: sing. Some elements appear that are surprises.
Blas has already revealed his plans for a backing choir to appear on stage with him. He has now teased a few more details of what viewers can expect in Rotterdam:
It is a very careful staging. Everything minimalist as can be with this type of song, it goes in crescendo: it starts from nothing and ends with everything and then becomes small again.
Vienna based artistic director Marvin Dietmann is working with the Spanish delegation on Blas’s performance (as well as staging several other entries in the contest). Marvin is working closely with Blas to bring the story of the song to the stage:
We are going to see a magical moment, the story of Blas will come to life on stage and we will find every magical aspect of the song.
As previously revealed, a new version of “Voy a quedarme” will be performed at the Eurovision with changes made in the second verse and an a cappella beginning. Spain will be performing in the Grand Final of the contest automatically as they are a member of the Big 5.
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Who is Blas Cantó?
Blas Cantó was born on October 26 1991 in Ricote in Murcia in southeastern Spain. He made his first television appearance in 2000 in the children’s talent show Veo Veo. In 2004 he competed in the Spanish Junior Eurovision selection and in In 2009, he founded the group AURYN. The group gained fame after taking part in Destino Eurovisión, the Spanish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
Blas was internally selected to represent Spain in Rotterdam, becoming the first internally selected Spanish Eurovision entrant since 2015. He was due to sing “Universo” (Universe) at the 2020 contest before its cancellation.
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.