The first official Eurovision 2020 song is here (yes, we know Albania has had a national final and selected Arilena Ara with “Shaj” but it’s likely that the track will undergo some changes if the last several years are anything to go by) and it’s Spain’s Blas Cantó’s track, which is titled “Universo”. Since he is representing Spain, who is part of the Big Five, Blas Cantó will go straight through to the Grand Final of Eurovision and will perform alongside 26 other acts on 16 May 2020 at the Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The track itself has been written by Blas Cantó, Dan Hammond, Ashley Hicklin, Dangelo Ortega, and Mikolaj Trybulec, whilst it has been produced by Dan Hammond and Mikolaj Trybulec. A music video for the song has also been dropped which has been directed by Cristian Velasco whilst Juanmi Márquez acted as director of photography. The track is in line with Blas Cantó’s previous releases and it’ll be interesting to see if he can curb Spain’s not-so-good results this year, but it all depends on what the other 40 songs are like – being the first track released may help as it gives us extra time to listen to “Universo” more.
Watch The Music Video To Blas Cantó’s “Universo” Here:
The track isn’t what we would call a winner’s song, although we could be completely wrong and it could become a fan-fave and top the leaderboard – the staging and the performance of the track may well help it to get there too. What we will say about the track is that it’s definitely a grower but also addicting, which could make it a dark horse in the competition, depending on the other songs. The music video plays with the theme of the galaxy and the universe, keeping it dark with star-like visuals and glittered effects; whilst Blas Cantó brings an engaging performance, ready to show us a story – we hope he does the same on the night. There are also dancers within the music video so we expect to see some choreography on the stage.
The song was officially released yesterday and is available to download and stream right now via Warner Music Spain.
So far, this is the only official Eurovision 2020 song to be released, however before the New Year, Albania chose their act and song in their national final, which Arilena Ara won with “Shaj”, but it is likely the song will be refreshed in time for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The Eurovision 2020 acts that have been announced so far are Blas Cantó for Spain, Hooverphonic for Belgium, VICTORIA for Bulgaria, Sandro for Cyprus, Vincent Bueno for Austria, Arilena Ara for Albania, Tornike Kipiani for Georgia, Jeangu Macrooy for the Netherlands, Tom Leeb for France, and Vasil for North Macedonia. The remaining countries are expected to reveal their acts in the coming months.
The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted at the Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands after Duncan Laurence won the 2019 contest with the song “Arcade”. The two Semi-Finals will take place on 12 May 2020 and 14 May 2020, with the Grand Final taking place on 16 May 2020. A total of 41 countries will compete in the contest.