Catalan radio station Els 40 revealed today that RTVE will present the 2020 Spanish Eurovision Song Contest entry, “Universo”, next Thursday, January 30th. As a result, Spain will become the second nation to reveal their Eurovision entry.
Live performance on February 2?
The claim by Els 40, a regional branch of the Los 40 radio network, has been confirmed by other sources to eurovision-spain.com. It is also reported that RTVE will give the song its live debut on Operación Triunfo within “days” of the reveal. Therefore, a performance on “Gala 3”, due to air on February 2nd, is not out of the question.
Official announcement expected tomorrow
The single artwork and release date for “Universo” is due to be officially unveiled tomorrow by RTVE. This follows the song title announcement yesterday which was accompanied by the following description of the song as told by Blas himself:
“Universo” has a new and risky style for me, but retaining my essence. I am very happy with the result,” Blas explains
Can Spain get back into the top 10?
“Universo” will be the successor to “La venda” which represented Spain in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Operación Triunfo season 10 contestant Miki. In Tel Aviv, Miki placed 22nd with 54 points, Spain’s best result since 2016.
In Spain’s past fifteen appearances at the Eurovision Song Contest, the nation has only achieved four top 20 finishes, two of which reached the top 10. RTVE and Spain will be hoping “Universo” will see the Iberian nation return to the top 10 once more!