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Spain: With Blas Canto at Eurovision 2021

Announcement continuation for Eurovision 2021 Delegations!

“The changing conditions occurring both in the Netherlands and in the other 41 participating countries have made it impossible to ensure the protection of all persons involved in this celebration.

RTVE thanks our representative, Blas Cantó, for his commitment and for the work done to represent Spain at Eurovision 2020 and invites him to become a Spanish candidate in 2021.

RTVE will, as always, return to the competition, the largest music television show that annually attracts 200 million viewers from around the world when the situation is resolved”.

Blas,however, responded to RTVE’s proposal, saying that he would gladly continue the cooperation by taking part in 2021.

“I’m so sorry for that. A great job behind an incredible team for many months of work, not only in my candidacy, but globally, but I think it’s right … There are countries that are now starting the epidemic and it is not known when it will be able to stop.

There is a commitment on my part to continue working for our candidacy in 2021 and I am very pleased to have the opportunity to do so next year. There are things we need to do. We are going to get Eurovision in style, it will be my flag and we have time to do it so that we have a good performance in 2021.

All I want is for people to be together and stay home so that the pandemic can stop as soon as possible. Health comes first. We need to give priority to us. Because without us there is no festival. Doing it without the public was not crazy, because Eurovision is the world. Without them there is nothing. It was important to do it right because Eurovision is worth giving it its importance.

EBU: The Catalan broadcaster application to enter EBU was rejected

TV3’s request to become a member of EBU was rejected. The local broadcaster had applied for membership in order to be able to participate in the European Song Contest as an independent broadcaster.

In a letter from the CCMA (Catalonian Corporation of Visual Media) to EBU Vice President Núria Llorach i Boladeras, was declared:

“As you know, the Board of Directors of May 2018 (as decided by the EBU General Assembly in June 2018) concluded that the CCMA does not meet the requirements to become a member of the EBU, since it is not neither a member of the International Telecommunication Union nor a member of the Council of Europe as defined in Article 3.3 of the EBU. The CCMA is a local Spanish broadcaster, failing to comply with Article 3.4, in relation to the “national character and importance” of the EBU Statute “

In its request, the Catalan broadcaster cites several reasons to be taken into account, including references to other broadcasters, such as RTBF (the Belgian-speaking broadcaster) and S4C (the UK-based broadcaster), in which the EBU replied:

“When a country has two or more linguistic areas, the EBU Regulation on detailed eligibility criteria refers to each region separately. The ARD in Germany, the SRG SSR in Switzerland, the VRT and RTBF in Belgium and the S4C in Wales support the territorial characteristics of their respective countries and all comply with the principles stated by the EBU “

EBU also added a number of arguments for each of the members mentioned and provided additional information on the political structure of Spain. In essence, Spain’s administrative division, which is not structured as federations / confederations, blocks the entry of the CCMA into the EBU.

 

Junior Eurovision 2019: What are the favorites to win?

Only some hours  left for the Junior Eurovision 2019 final. Tomorrow, November 24 in Glivice, Poland, 19 songs will compete for the victory. After defining the order of appearance of the songs, it’s time to take a look at the big favorites.

The final result of Junior Eurovision will also be determined this year by a 50% vote of the jury and 50% of the public vote. The public can continuing voting online till tomorrow at 15:59 CET time. Of the 19 songs the following 4 seem to have stood out:

  • Poland

Last year’s winner and host of this year’s Junior Eurovision has already garnered many views. The official video has 3.8 million views, and the first rehearsal video is already close to 200,000. The singer’s official channel reaches 1.3 million and TVP’s channel reaches 1.4 million! It is expected that there will be great interest in Poland for the contest, but it is a strong song anyway. If that is supported by the jury, it is possible to see a second victory in a row for Poland. In audience voting, it will probably be in the top three if not first.

 

  • France

The country that returned dynamically last year after winning the runner-up looks determined to continue the good run. The video on the singer’s official channel reached 1.3 million views, while JESC’s official channel is approaching 1 million. The first rehearsal also became quite popular with 120,000 views. France has not won the competition so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWT_U6mEadQ

  • Spain

Spain have been abstaining from the competition for many years, but it seems that it wants to return dynamically this year. The video on the singer’s channel has 700,000 views, while the official JESC channel also reaches close to 700,000. The first rehearsal seems to stand out with nearly 120,000 views already. After Spain’s 2004 win, could we see its second win this year?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRj0dVWvHBg

  • Armenia

With an uptempo song, Armenia reached 900,000 views on the official JESC channel, while its first rehearsal also went well with 80,000 views. After winning 2010, the country has been close to winning several times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfUKHyFIX0s

Who will the winner be?

The above countries are almost certain to be in the top ten (possibly in the top five) of the public vote. The unexpected factor is the vote of the jury. Bearing in mind the results of the last two years that the system has been the same this year, it seems that the committees pay great attention to the vocal abilities of the singers as well as to the final visual spectacle.

You can enjoy the Junior Eurovision 2019 contest through the official channel on Sunday, November 24 at 16:00CET time.

Spain: Blas Cantó to sing in Spanish at Eurovision 2020?

Blas Cantó is one of the first singers to be announced for the Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. RTVE, Spain’s public broadcaster, for the first time after 2015 selects its representative with direct assignment.

In an interview on the Europa Press website, the 28-year-old artist revealed some early information about the song he is about to perform in the Ahoy arena. Specifically, he stated:

“An attempt is made to interpret the song in English, as this will enable Europe to understand me. However, it is not necessary for people to understand what I am singing. The music is universal”

Still,he continues:

“I don’t want to sing a ballad but not to have a party on stage. On stage, I probably won’t be alone, but I’ll have someone with me. It all depends on the song we will choose”

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.

Source: Europa Press

 

Spain: EsPreParty Madrid is coming for the fourth year

According to the “Eurovision Spain” website, EsPreParty Madrid, one of the Eurovision’s biggest Pre-Party, will take place in La Riviera, Madrid on April 10 and 11, 2020.

https://twitter.com/eurospaincom/status/1186240078764527617

Over 20 contestants will travel to Spain to celebrate Eurovision 2020 shortly before rehearsals. Of course, many old Eurostars will not be missing from the party.

Ticket information will be provided in the coming days. The two nights will be followed by two more parties with 2000 people.

In the 4 years of EsPreParty Madrid more than 100 artists have been in Madrid to celebrate the arrival of Eurovision and many more are expected this year.

Spain: Blas Cantó will represent the country at Eurovision 2020

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:

Junior Eurovision 2019: Listen to Melani García’s “Marte” for Spain

Recently, Spanish television, RTVE, released the song that will represent the country at the upcoming Junior Eurovision event in the city of Glivice, Poland, this November.

The song is called Morte, which in English is the planet Mars, and refers to climate change and global warming, a key issue for the entire humanity.

You can listen to the song by clicking here.

Melani herself and Pablo Mora also contributed to the song, while Manu Chalud took over the production.

Morte Mars
Ahora

que-es cuando estamos a solas

soy aquello que llamasteis el mar

en el fondo del baúl

 

Perdona

tengo plástico en las olas

y secretos que no puedo contar

ya no tengo el agua azul

Si no quieres ver

que el mundo acabe así

debes defender la vida que hay en mí

 

Tu voz hoy puede volar

Llegar hasta marte

Llevarme al camino de la luz

Lo puedes cambiar

Llegar hasta marte

Llevarme a la luz

Todo puede ser

Como quieras tú

 

Ahora

Cada resto que abandonas

Es un arma que bien puede quitar

Una vida a cara o cruz

 

Funciona

con las mentes que razonan

con la gente que algo quiere cambiar

con la gente como tú

que no quieres ver

que el mundo acabe así

y vas a defender

la vida que hay en mí

 

Tu voz hoy puede volar

Llegar hasta marte

Llevarme a la luz

Lo puedes cambiar

Llegar hasta marte

Llevarme a la luz

 

 

Tu voz hoy puede volar

Llegar hasta marte

Llevarme al camino de la luz

Todo puede ser

Como quieras tú

Now

what-is when we are alone

I am what you called the sea

at the bottom of the trunk

 

Forgives

I have plastic in the waves

and secrets that I can’t tell

I don’t have blue water anymore

If you don’t want to see

the world ends like this

you must defend the life in me

 

Your voice today can fly

Get to mars

Take me to the path of light

You can change it

Get to mars

Take me to the light

All can be

As you want

 

Now

Every rest you leave

It is a weapon that you can well remove

A life to face or cross

 

Works

with the minds that reason

with people that something wants to change

with people like you

you don’t want to see

the world ends like this

and you will defend

the life in me

 

Your voice today can fly

Get to mars

Take me to the light

You can change it

Get to mars

Take me to the light

 

 

Your voice today can fly

Get to mars

Take me to the path of light

All can be

As you want

Spain in Junior Eurovision

Spain was one of the 16 countries participating in the first Junior Eurovision competition in 2003.

In her short stint in the contest, it won one first, two second and a fourth place. 2006 was her last participation. Nevertheless, the interest of the people in the competition was high despite the absence of the country. In 2019, after 13 whole years, Spanish public television decided to return to the competition.

Antes muerta que sencilla, the song that Maria Isabel won for Spain in 2004, is still considered the most commercial winning song in the history of children’s Eurovision.

https://youtu.be/rY5B5BX5A1g