Spain: Blas Canto and James Newman release ‘I’ll Stay’

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The 2021 Spanish Eurovision representative, Blas Canto, has released the English version of his Eurovision entry ‘Voy A Quedarme’ featuring James Newman.

Two of this year’s Eurovision representatives, Blas Canto (Spain) and James Newman (United Kingdom) have joined forces and released the English version of the 2021 Spanish Eurovision entry ‘Voy A Quedarme‘ aka ‘I’ll Stay’.

‘I’ll Stay‘ was released on 18 May during the Eurovision week. Blas is very pleased and honoured to have collaborated with James Newman.

Blas Canto says:

James and I followed each other on social media, we were talking, we messaged each other and things happened naturally. It really touched me as he told me very nice things about my song. I am really shy, I played ‘Embers’ at home and danced to it, like many of the other competing entries at this year’s ESC entries.

About Blas Canto

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.

Blas was set to represent Spain at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry ‘Universo‘ but the event was cancelled due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Spain in Eurovision

Spain debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has won the event twice, namely in 1968 with Massiel and in 1969 on home soil with Salome. The country has competed in the event religiously every year since its debut in the contest and has participated in the competition 59 times. 2021 will see Iberian nation’s 60th Eurovision participation.

2021 saw Blas Canto represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with his entry ‘Voy A Quedarme’.

Source: RTVE/ESCToday
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