Spain: Blas Cantó – Voy a quedarme
Felix: I always struggle to write something about a song that has absolutely no potential to be remembered, in any way. What I remember is Blas’ dramatic facial expressions and poses in the music video, what I remember is a “national final” with two songs.
What I don’t remember: The song.
I made a resolution: To listen to all songs at least twice before writing my comments here, the last listen being only two days ago. If a song fails to settle in my brain, I won’t listen to it just for the sake of making me remember it to write these comments. It had its chance. It didn’t succeed.
“Voy a quedarme” is one of the weakest and most forgettable things that Spain has sent this millennium. There is one little gleam of hope for Blas: The running order. The producers will have a hard time separating songs from each other that sound alike, because 75% of the line-up sounds exactly the same. So some of these uptempo songs will definitely stick together in the draw, and Spain’s biggest dream should be to come right after a bunch of these. Then it has a pleasant effect.
Shi: When I heard Blas Cantó’s song last year, I thought to myself “is there anything more disappointing than a singer whose songs you like picking 3 minutes of nothingness for Eurovision?” The answer, apparently, is yes – because that said singer can get a second chance at it and actually do worse.
Martin: Lee Ryan from Blue would approve of Blas and his devotion to high notes that he can’t really reach. They sound strained in studio, never mind live, and they risk detonating whatever potential is left in this pleasant-if-nothing-else song.
video and title image source: eurovision.tv