The Spanish contestant at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, Blas Cantó, has replied to some of the unfortunate messages during its preview show.
During Adresse Rotterdam, a special show reviewing all of the songs in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, some of the guests made disrespectful comments concerning the meaning behind his song, “Voy a Quedarme”.
“He lost his grandmother because of Covid-19, and maybe she is coming to Rotterdam for a surprise appearance. Furthermore, his father died while he was writing the song. It stirs me, but it does not reach me”.
Blas consequently replied to their commentaries, this time in a subtle and polite way.
“I can’t rebuild my soul if I see comments like these ones. Nobody knows to which extent I am suffering and how much I am fighting to keep continue alive”.
No puedo reconstruir mi alma viendo cosas como esta. Nadie sabe por lo que estoy pasando ni el esfuerzo que hago incluso para seguir vivo.
No les culpo, seguro que ellos están perfectamente. ✨
Todo mi amor siempre. ❤️ https://t.co/ozw2yEiceo
— Blas Cantó (@BlasCanto) May 18, 2021
Other personalities, such as Spanish representative in 2014, Ruth Lorenzo, have shared their support with Blas.
Update: The twitter account of Melodi Grand Prix has released the following statement regarding yesterday’s behaviour towards Blas:
Blas Cantó will sing “Voy a Quedarme” in the first half of the Grand Final this Saturday. In 2020, before the cancellation of the contest, he was set to represent Spain with “Universo”
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.