Next up: 2021 – Spain

Blas Cantó will be back for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. Spain decided to select him internally once again for the contest in Rotterdam, after the cancellation of the 2020 edition.

In today’s episode we look at Spain in 2021. For a full review of their potential entry for 2020, check out this article on our partner website Eurovision Union. Check out our thoughts for next year below.

Key takeaways: A voice capable of delivering a difficult song

Blas is a good singer, which especially showed off in his live televised performance of ‘Universo’. Blas gave a really convincing and confident performance. Lifting up a weak song to something Eurovision-worthy. Makes me wonder, how would he do if he actually had an interesting and surprising composition to show off his skills even more.

It was a shame he has co-written such an underwhelming song. Despite a strong voice, the production of the song is flat and lacks power. The lack of energy in the song makes it very forgettable. But he has potential, and it could be used in 2021!

How should Spain proceed with Blas Cantó in Eurovision 2021?

As stated above: Spain has chosen to bring Blas back for 2021, and rightfully so. There is big potential with him, especially with that voice. The Spanish team now has a long period of time to really work hard on their song.

Listening to his other music, mid-tempo pop seems to be his comfortable range, similar to Universo, but he could sway towards something more upbeat, or perhaps a full blown ballad and have it still suit his voice. The 2020-song all felt a bit uninspired and repetitive. Surely Spain has composers that can do better than this, as they have proven in the past. And a lot of time to make that new composition match with a stunning act that creates the perfect total package.

This was supposed to be Spain’ Eurovision 2020 entry

About “Next Up: Eurovision 2021”

In our series Next Up: 2021, we look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, all participating countries now face the choice: Stick with their Eurovision singer, or come up with a new preselection or internal selection.

We make an analysis based on what we know so far. What will this country do, or most likely do? And is that the wise choice, looking at the fact that the Eurovision Song Contest remains a music competition?