An average of 438,000 viewers watched last night in Austria as Nathan Trent qualified for the final of Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Up to 528,000 viewers watched in Austria last night as the country qualified for their fourth successive Eurovision Song Contest final. On average 438,000 viewers across the country tuned into ORF to watch the second semi-final, in which Nathan Trent was announced as the last qualifier. The show had a market share of 23% for viewers aged 12 to 49 years old.
The average viewing figures represent a 110,000 viewer increase over the first semi-final on Tuesday night. However the number of viewers for the show has decreased 268,000 viewers when compared to the equivalent semi-final in 2016.
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 is the first singer to be internally selected to represent Austria at the contest since 2014 when ORF selected Conchita Wurst and “Rise Like A Phoenix”.
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.
[tw-accordion-section title=”Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest”]
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.