Eurovision 2020🇦🇹 Austria

🇦🇹 Vincent Bueno releases ‘Alive’

It will be Austria's 53rd entry into the Eurovision Song Contest

A few moments ago, the premiere of Vincent’s Eurovision entry ‘Alive’ took place at “Ö3-Wecker” on Hitradio Ö3, which has been the place for the premier of Austria’s Eurovision entries.

About ‘Alive’

Speaking to, Vincent, the idea for ‘Alive’ came through the liberation of one’s ego, and listeners can be drawn in through the change of the content and music:

The song itself has undergone massive evolution and got a good push in the final sprint. I worked with very young producers and composers (David, Davey ‘Yang, Felix van Göns, Artur Aigner), who will definitely be involved in the Austrian music scene in the future. While the song was being created, everyone on the team was able to experience how much the song was evolving, especially when everyone freed themselves from their own egos and opened up to each other.

Vincent on how Alive was developed

Alive was written by Vincent himself and has produced his entry along with David ‘Davey’ Yan & Artur Aigner.

Ready for the promotional trail

As we have previously reported, Vincent will be taking part in a promotional trail for his Eurovision entry. He will be performing at the Eurovision in Concert (4th April) in Amsterdam, at the Pre-Party ES (10th & 11th April) in Madrid, and the London Eurovision Party (29th March).

Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest

Austria has participated in the contest 52 times since debuting in 1957. They have won twice, in 1966 and 2014, meaning they currently hold the record for the longest gap between wins – 48 years. This is even wider than the Netherlands’ gap of 44 years, which was recently closed by Duncan Laurence’s victory.

Following their victory in 2014, their most recent success was Cesár Sampson, who represented Austria in Lisbon with the song “Nobody But You”. Thanks to his captivating vocals and striking staging, he came 3rd in the final with a total of 342 points. He even topped the jury vote, receiving 12 points from nine national juries! His qualification to the final extended Austria’s qualification streak to five finals in a row.

In 2019, ORF internally-selected PAENDA with the skeletal ballad “Limits”. Despite a stunning and emotional performance, she did not advance to the Grand Final from semi final two. She finished 17th in the semi final with 21 points, all of which came from juries.

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Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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