We caught up with Austria's Vincent Bueno after his first rehearsal
When asked about how he felt about standing on the Rotterdam stage for the first time, he described it as an emotional moment for him:
He was also asked about the moment that made him decide his song Amen will be his song for Eurovision, and his decision came from a personal standpoint:
He also said that a deeply personal tragedy also contributed to the emotions, and that he almost didn’t choose the song due to it being really personal for him:
After telling us the details about his late daughter’s condition, the heart-breaking moment on when his daughter passed away and him giving praise to his wife, he said how all of this came together into his Eurovision 2021 song:
You can watch the full interview below:
Austria in Eurovision
Austria joined the Eurovision family in 1957, and have taken part in 52 editions since. Austria has won the contest twice, with the latest win in 2014 when Conchita Wurst took the trophy home, 48 years after their first win in 1966. However, they have also finished in last plac 8 times. Other notable entries from Austria are Nobody But You by Cesar Sampson, which finished third overall in 2018, and Zoë in 2016 with the song Loin d’ici, which came in 13th place. Vincent Bueno was selected to sing Alive at Eurovision 2020 before the contest got cancelled. He is representing the country again in 2021 with the song Amen and will be performing in 5th position in the 2nd Semi Final on the 20th May 2021.
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Video from Eurovision Song Contest Youtube channel.