The Spanish representative for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, Blas Cantó, will give a farewell concert this evening.
It has been announced by RTVE social media accounts that Blas will perform four songs in a special farewell concert this evening. He will, after this special show, travel to Rotterdam for the preparations of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest.
Among these four songs, Blas will sing his entry for this year’s edition, “Voy a Quedarme”. Spanish commentators Tony Aguilar and Julia Varela will host the show from the Teatro Monumental in Madrid. You can watch the show from 19:00 CEST here.
Blas’ rehearsals will be on May 13th and May 15th. He will later perform “Voy a Quedarme” directly in the Grand Final, on May 22nd.
Image Credit: TVE- Raúl Tejedor | Source: RTVE
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.