Eurovision 2021: First rehearsal for Blas Cantó from Spain

Eurovision 2021: First rehearsal for Blas Cantó from Spain
Thursday, 13 May 2021

  • The 6th day of rehearsals closed with one of the Big-5 countries, as Blas Cantό, took the stage to make the first rehearsal of 'Voy A Quedarme'. 

    Blas was Spain last year's hopeful who also saw his Eurovision journey interrupted after the cancellation of the competition. However TVE invited the talanted act back to complete his journey to Rotterdam. 

    Blas Canto's dream to attend an Eurovision event is not new. He came to fame as member of the Spanish group Auryn, but since 2017 has followed a solo career. In 2000, at the age of 8, he had participated in the children’s  talent show Veo Veo . Back in 2004 he competed in the Spanish national final , Eurojunior, for the Junior Eurovision with the song “Sentir“, but came second behind María Isabel, who eventually won that year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In 2011,the band competed in the country’s national final  Destino Eurovisión  and reached the top 3 placings but Lucía Pérez was the one to win the golden ticket to Dusseldorf.

    After inviting back Blas Canto for this year's contest, RTVE decided this year to hold the national selection, the Eurovision gala Destino Eurovisión,  in which the audience had to choose between two songs, o"Memoria" and "Voy a quedarme"Eventually the public opted for the ballad song "Voy a quedarme"


    The Staging

    Blas Cantó, Spain, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021


    Blas Canto apprear on stage dressed in black and begins his performance singing the first lyrics of his song a capella. The the song goes on unwinding with a different orchestration from the studio version we are familiar to. Intense blue color features the scene while on the LED screen appears a  moon in an esclipse.

    After a while the moon is replaced by a huge oversized prop picturing a full moon while behind it , space is displayed on the background.The Spanish acts delivers the song beautifully with vocals that reflect and convey the atmospherical nature of the song. 


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