Without waiting, Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE announced its representative for Eurovision 2020. This is Blas Cantó, who was selected by direct assignment to compete in May in Rotterdam.
RTVE, after two years in which the Spanish representative emerged through the talent show “Operacion Triunfo”, decided to revise its strategy, hoping to break away from the last rankings.
Thus, for the first time after 2015, Spain chooses its representative in the contest by direct assignment. The announcement of Spanish public television really came out of nowhere, as no one expected it to happen so soon. The song with which it will participate will be announced at a later date.
Blas Cantó is 28 years old and has become known in Spain as a member of boyband Auryn. He is considered one of the most popular artists of his generation and his selection is certainly a pleasant surprise, as Spain has not accustomed us to select artists. It is not the first time it has been associated with the contest, having participated in the Spanish national final for Junior Eurovision in 2004, and in 2011 tried his luck at the national final for regular Eurovision with Auryn. A few days ago he released his new song which you can listen to below: