After week of reports and rumors Austria has decided on the act and song that will represent the country in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Vincent Bueno will fly to Rotterdam and represent Austria with his song Alive !

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The Austrian broadcaster, ORF, decided again this year to select the country’s Eurovision act internally as like year. Vincent Bueno is  the act who the ORF opted for representing the country in Rotterdam next May.

A few words about Vincent

Vincent Bueno (December 10, 1985), is an Austrian-Filipino singer who is based in Austria and the Philippines. On January 12, 2008, he became the winner of the ORF programme, Musical! Die Show (Musical! The Show), an Austrian television musical contest.

He also served as a support act for Filipino singer Sarah Geronimo’s concert in Vienna. On January 18, 2008, Bueno told the Philippine media of his plans to debut in the Philippines. He then made his first performance in Philippine Television on ASAP XV on August 29, 2010. He also signed a contract under Star Records, an ABS-CBN Entertainment Group Company, to pursue his music career in the Philippines.

In 2009 he released his debut album ,entitle “Step by step” . In 2016, he participated in the Austrian Eurovision national final, with his song All we need is that love, while one year later, he served as a backing vocalist for Nathan Trent, who represented their country in Kiev and finished in 16th position. His latest work was released in 2018 entiled  Invincible. 

Apart from the name of the artist ORF revealed the song that Vicent will perform on Rotterdam Ahoy’s stage next May. The song is entitled Alive! Vincent expressing his enthusiasm on his selection stated:

Wow, even thinking about the fact that I am going to participate in the song contest gives me goosebumps! Eurovision is like the Eurocup for musicians and singers. That big stage, all the artists who do their best, all songwriters and producers of Europe who gather in one place to celebrate their work, while at the same time getting into the ring with them is breathtaking and formidable. Let’s go Austria!

And went on commenting on his entry:

From the moment I let go of the fast-paced confirmation of social media and its pressures to be something specific, I reconnected with my identity. That makes me feel alive!

The Eurovision Sotry So Far

Austria debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and has won the competition twice with Udo Jurgens in Eurovision 1966 and the song Merci, Chérie   and  Conchita Wurst and her entry Rise Like a Phoenix in Eurovision 2014. In 2018 Austria selected Cesar Sampson via an internal selection and represented the country with his entry Nobody but you. The Austrian act achieved a honorable 3rd placing in the Grand Final by winning  the jury voting winning the jury voting.

In 2019, the electropop singer-songwriter PÆNDA represented the coutry with her song “Limits” which unfortunately didn’t make it to the Grand final , as she finished 17th in the semi final.