Spotlight on: Austria

May 20, 2021

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Artist Profile

Artist: Vincent Bueno

Date of Birth: 10 December 1985

Hometown: Vienna, Austria

Selection Method: Internal Selection

Song: Amen

Composer: Vincent Bueno, David Yang, Felix Van Göns, Artur Aigner

Lyrics: Vincent Bueno

Producer: Pele Loriano, Mikołaj Trybulec, Jonas Thander

Eurovision Result: DNQ (12th Semi Final 2)

Vincent Bueno is an Austrian singer of Filipino descent. In 2008 he became the winner of the ORF programme, Musical! Die Show (Musical! The Show), an Austrian television musical contest. Bueno started dancing at the age of 4. He later graduated in music and performing arts at the Vienna Conservatory of Music. Bueno is also a composer of R&B music, having taken special courses in acting, dancing, and singing. At age 11, he managed to play 4 musical instruments—piano, guitar, drums, and bass guitar.

On December 12, 2019, ORF internally selected Bueno to represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He was to perform the song Alive. However, on March 18 2020, the event was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Later in March 2020, ORF confirmed that Vincent Bueno will represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Song Lyrics

Amen, I guess
You said that it’s time for us to put
Our love to rest
Dressed in black, you left my neighborhood

No, I never thought you’d bury me and you
No, I never thought we’d die

But amen, amen
Tell me, is this what you wanted?
Is this what you wanted?
Amen, amen
Tell me, is this what you wanted?
Is this what you wanted?
Amen

I bet it’s just another funeral to you
But for me it’s the end
The marching band are playing “Gone Too Soon”

No, I never thought you’d bury me and you
No, I nevеr thought we’d die

But amen, amеn
Tell me, is this what you wanted?
Is this what you wanted?
Amen (Yeah), amen
Tell me, is this what you wanted?
Is this what you wanted?

‘Cause it all feels like you didn’t even try
Oh try, oh try, try to save us
All this time wasted on a lie

But amen, amen
Tell me, is this what you wanted?
Tell me, is this what you wanted?
Amen, amen, yeah
Are you getting what you wanted?
Are you getting what you wanted?
Amen

Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest

Debut: 1957

Appearances: 52

Finals: 47

Best Result: 1st (1966, 2014)

Top 5:

1958 – Liane Augustin – Die ganze Welt braucht Liebe, 5th Place

1965 – Udo Jürgens – Sag ihr, ich lass sie grüßen, 4th Place

1966 – Udo Jürgens – Merci, Chérie, 1st Place

1972 – Milestones – Falter im Wind, 5th Place

1976 – Waterloo & Robinson – My Little World, 5th Place

1989 – Thomas Forstner – Nur ein Lied, 5th Place

2014 – Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix, 1st Place

2018 – Cesár Sampson – Nobody But You, 3rd Place

Austria have received 1 Marcel Benzençon award:

2014 – Press Award

Do you love Amen? What is your favourite Austrian entry? Let us know in the comments below!

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