Eurovision 2020🇦🇹 Austria

🇦🇹 Cesár Sampson to return to Eurovision… but not a singer!

A production role for the Austrian!

Speaking on Ö3-Wecker, Cesár Sampson has announced that he will be returning to the Eurovision Song Contest this year, but not as a singer. Cesár previously represented Austria at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, where he finished in 3rd place.

Auf Wiedersehen Österreich!

Speaking to the presenters of the morning show on Ö3-Wecker, Cesár announced that he will be involved in the production of one of the competing entries at the 2020 contest in Rotterdam. However, he did not reveal which country’s entry he was involved in. He did confirm that he was not involved in either the Austrian or German entries.

Apart from when he represented Austria in 2018, Cesár has been involved in two Eurovision entries, both for Bulgaria. In 2016 and 2017, he was a backing singer for both Poli Genova and Kristian Kostov for their entries, “If Love Was a Crime” and “Beautiful Mess”.

Cesár released his first single of 2020 on Friday, titled “Lazy Suit”. You can hear his new single below:

Cesár Sampson - Lazy SuitCesár Sampson – Lazy Suit

Cesár Sampson in Eurovision 2018

In Lisbon in 2018, Cesár Sampson represented Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest. He performed the song “Nobody But You”. At the close of voting, Austria finished in 3rd place – only their third top 3 finish to date.

Austria won the jury voting, however they only finished in 13th place with the televoting meaning that they had to settle for 3rd place behind Israel’s Netta and Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira.

Austria swept the boards with the juries receiving nine sets of “12 points” from Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Iceland, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and the United Kingdom.

Cesár Sampson - Nobody But You - Austria - LIVE - Grand Final - Eurovision 2018Cesár Sampson – Nobody But You – Austria – LIVE – Grand Final – Eurovision 2018

Are you excited about Cesár’s involvement in the Eurovision Song Contest? What country do you think he will be working with?

Let us know in the comments below or on social media @ESCXTRA.

Tom Ryan

After joining the team in 2018, I've been lucky enough to cover four Eurovision seasons and I'm excited to see what 2023 has in store for us! I'm a music enthusiast, but also enjoy learning - so you'll likely find me in a classroom or listening to the best new music!

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