Spain – RTVE, the Spanish broadcaster, hosted Destino Eurovisión to decide which song Blas Cantó, will sing for them in Rotterdam: it’s “Voy a quedarme”!
Spain chose to keep their 2020 singer, as more than 20 other countries did. However, many broadcasters did not know what do with their chosen artists: another national final seemed risky, with possibly dividing the audience who wouldn’t want to back a song they didn’t like even if it won a national final. Moreover, if the artist is already selected, why not pick internally all the way? Ukraine went that path, and talks in the street say it’ll be the same for Slovenia and Serbia now.
In the Spanish case, two options were on offer, so that the choice is more about the genre and not just the song itself. Ten songs provided by composers who usually work with Cantó were shortlisted and then two were selected for the national final. The songs are:
- “Memora” (written by Steve Daly, Oliver Som & Leroy Sanchez)
- “Voy a quedarme” (written by Leroy Sanchez, Daniel Ortega “Dangelo” & Dan Hammond)
You can click on the pictures below to listen to them again:
The televised final took place tonight, as the voting went on for 10 days (mostly online voting but some televote tonight as well). The winner was “Voy a quedarme” (written by Leroy Sanchez, Daniel Ortega “Dangelo” & Dan Hammond)! Of course, as usual in Spain, we heard some boos but the results are pretty clear with 58% votes for the ballad!
What do you think of this entry? What are its chances in Rotterdam?