SPAIN – Blas Cantó, Spain’s representative in Eurovision 2021, gave an acoustic concert at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid.
The acoustic show, hosted by Tony Aguilar and Julia Varela, served as a “farewell party” for the Spanish delegation, with the participation of Azucar Moreno, representatives of Spain in 1990.
In addition, singer Blas Cantó received video messages from several participants in Eurovision 2021, including The Black Mamba, representatives of Portugal in Rotterdam, Jendrik from Germany and others…
Not only was he due to represent his country with the song Universo at the cancelled 2020 competition, but he also competed at Destino Eurovisión as part of the boyband Auryn in 2011 – missing out to winner Lucía Pérez.
His history with Eurovision stretches back even further, having competed in EuroJunior, the Spanish selection show for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2004. With so many near misses, the vocalist from Murcia will be relieved that his time to shine on the biggest stage of all, inches ever closer.
“It’s a longtime dream of mine,” Blas confessed during a short interview following the announcement of his participation: “I dreamt of singing in the Eurovision Song Contest since I was a child.”
To date, Blas has released five albums. His first four albums were released with the boyband Auryn, who won the Best Spanish Act award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2013. His first solo album Complicado, which featured his biggest hit Él No Soy Yo, was released in 2018.