Spanish public broadcaster RTVE released their entry for Eurovision 2020, 'Universo'. The electropop song was composed by Blas, alongside Dan Hammond, Dangelo Ortega, Maciej Mikolaj Trybulec and Ash Hicklin, and was produced by Dan Hammond and Maciej Mikolaj. 'Universo' was chosen for Rotterdam from 50 songs.
Universo is a somewhat new sound for Blas Cantó, but the song stays true to the pop essence for which he is known in Spain.
Filmed between Lanzarote and Tenerife and directed by Cristian Velasco, the video for Universo was developed with a Canarian team of about 70 people and was styled by Ana Locking.
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Posted 23 January 2020 at 14:53 CET
Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has unveiled that 'Universo' (Universe) is the title of the song that Blas Cantó will sing in Rotterdam in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Grand Final on 16 May as well as when we can expect its release!
Since RTVE's announcement of Blas Cantó, the team has been working with producers and songwriters to find the song that will complete the Spanish entry. Blas has now confirmed that Universo (Universe) is the song with which he will represent Spain in 2020.
Universo will be Spain's 60th entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, as the country has never been absent from the competition since its first participation back in 1961. You'll have to wait a little longer to hear Universo for the first time; a video-clip of the Spanish entry will be published in the Spanish broadcaster's website on Thursday 30 January at 10:00 CET.
"Universo reflects a world similar to mine and, by listening to it, the audience can discover my evolution. I think it is a roller coaster of emotions," said the Spanish candidate about his proposal. "The song has a new and somewhat risky style for me, but retaining my essence at the same time," Blas added, confirming that he has had carte blanche to work on his proposal.
The image that illustrates the cover art of the Spanish entry shows the artist alone amongst a dark sky illuminated by a multitude of stars. Faced with the immensity of his own Universe, Blas mindfully observes his steps, which walk along a rocky moon-like surface, towards what seems an uncertain territory. To be able to continue on the new path he has taken, he needs to free himself from his past conflicts. It is a decisive journey that will mark a new stage in his life.
Last October, RTVE internally appointed Blas Cantó as the Spanish representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. A seasoned performer with extensive experience in both television and live stages, the artist from Murcia is one of the most interesting musical happenings in Spain in recent years, first with his band Auryn and now as a successful solo artist.