Spain: Blas Cantó to represent Spain at Eurovision 2020

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TVE, the Spanish national broadcaster, has announced that Blas Cantó will have the grand honour of representing Spain at the forthcoming  2020 Eurovision Song Contest in  Rotterdam. Thus following Belgium, Spain becomes the second country to unveil its Eurovision 2020 act.

Lluis Guilera and Ana Blanco announce Blas Canto as the 2020 Spanish Eurovision hopeful on Telediario 1 (Photo Credit: Lluis Guilera/TVE)

The Spanish national broadcaster has decided to select its Eurovision 2020 hopeful via an internal selection after using Operacion Triunfo as the mechanism to determine the Spanish Eurovision act for two consecutive years.

TVE revealed the name of the 2020 Spanish hopeful on Saturday 5 October during the afternoon news bulletin Telediario 1 on TVE 1. Lluis Guilera and Ana Blanco announced that Blas Cantó will fly the Spanish flag at the upcoming Eurovision edition in The Netherlands.

About Blas Cantó

Blas Canto (Photo Credit: RTVE)

Blas Cantó is no new face in the Eurovision world as he has tried to represent Spain both at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 and at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 as part of the boyband Auryn.

It has been a long lasting dream for Blas to defend the Spanish colours at the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2011 hea nearly accomplished his dream when Auryn came 2nd at the Spanish national final.

The 27 year artist is amongst the most sought after singers in Spain today having gained much name, fame and recognition amongst the younger audience. He has released 5 albums so far ( 4 with Auryn and 1 solo). He released his debut album Complicado last year, with one of its songs  ‘El No Soy Yo’ becoming a massive hit in Spain.

Spain in Eurovision

Spain debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has won the competition twice, with Massiel (1968) and Salome (1969).

The Iberian nation has partaken 59 times in our beloved competition and has been religiously competing in the contest every year since its debut.

In 2019 Spain selected its Eurovision act via Operacion Triunfo for the second consecutive year, Miki was crowned the winner of the Spanish national final and flew to Tel Aviv with his party song ‘La venda‘, achieving a 22nd place in the Grand Final.