Nathan Trent has revealed that he has co-written the song he will be performing for Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
In an interview with The Euro Trip Nathan Trent has revealed that the song he will perform for Austria in Kyiv, has been co-written by him. Though he was unable to go into many details about his song, the performer revealed that it has a positive vibe and message. Nathan Trent was announced as the Austrian entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on December 19th having been internally selected by the Austrian national broadcaster ORF.
He started writing his first songs when he was only eleven years old. After spending more than a decade acquiring new skills, he finally could concentrate on putting his songwriting to the next level. Years of experience with various music programs contributed to the development of producing and finding his personal style and the ability to fully express himself as an artist. Today he writes, composes, arranges and produces his own music.
In June 2016 Nathan released his debut single “Like It Is“. Shortly after the song was released Eberhard Forcher got in touch with him and ask him to be one of the contestants in the Austrian internal preliminaries. The date that the Austrian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be revealed has not yet been announced.
You can watch the full interview with Nathan Trent here.
Source: The Euro Trip
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Austria debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957, Bob Martin represented the country on their debut, but finished in last place scoring just 3 points. The country has gone on to finish last in the contest on 8 occasions. Austria has won the contest on two occasions, the first being in 1966 when Udo Jürgen performed “Merci, Cherie”. It was 48 years later than Austria won again when Conchita Wurst performed “Rise Like a Phoenix” scoring a total of 290 points.