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馃嚜馃嚫 BREAKING NEWS : Blas Cant贸 will represent Spain in Rotterdam 2020 !

Spanish TV RTVE announced in a surprisingly early move the name of their representative for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest this afternoon.

RTVE had announce a few weeks ago that the Spanish representative wouldn’t be chosen through Operacin Triunfo, unlike in 2018 and 2019. The timing of the casting had already made it unlikely, with them beginning this month, thus not giving the show enough time to stage a Eurovision gala before the HoD meeting in March 2020. Instead, Blas Cant贸 representative was chosen internally.

Not a Eurovision newcomer

Blas Cant贸 isn’t a stranger to the Eurovision world. Indeed he already took part in at least two selections to represent his country. Many will remember him as a part of the Spanish boys band AURYN, taking part in Destino Eurovisi贸n, the Spanish selection for Dusseldorf 2011. Together, the five singers got to the three-candidate-strong super-final with their song “Volver” but lost against Luc铆a P茅rez and “Que me quiten lo bailao”.

Volver, 2011

But Blas also tried to represent Spain in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In 2004, he took part in Eurojunior, Spain’s national selection, and got to the final stages and show with the song “Sentir”. He came second, but the selection’s winnner, Mar铆a Isabel, went on to win JESC in Lillehammer, Norway, that year.

Solo career

AURYN released three albums before going on a hiatus, then officially breaking up, in 2016.

Blas then signed to Warner Music Spain, releasing several singles since 2016, in English and Spanish. His first solo album came out in 2018, Complicado. You can find on all legal streaming platforms.

What do you think of RTVE’s choice? Is it a good thing for Spain? Will Blas be able to put Spain back on the left-hand side of the scoreboard? What song do you expect from him? Tell us more in the comments below or on social media at @escxtra !

Vincent Mazoyer

I'm a French Eurovision fan, and an ESCXTRA Editor since August 2017. I love following national selections and live tweeting on Destination Eurovision / Eurovision CVQD for ESCXTRA. Outside of this nice Eurosphere, I'm a "fan" of the audio medium, from radio podcasts to commercialy-released audios, Modern Pentathlon, and more generally a business and law student.

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