Cesár Sampson has been revealed this morning as the Austrian participant in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Cesár Sampson has been selected by the Austrian broadcaster ÖRF to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. Cesár is no stranger to the Eurovision stage having been a backing singer for Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 for Poli Genova.
The singer is part of “Symphonix International” a group of singers and producers that have become heavily involved in the Eurovision Song Contest. At the 2017 contest in a Kyiv, they were behind the songs from Serbia and Macedonia.
The Austrian entry for Kyiv will be revealed in February. It has been written by Boris Milanov and Sebastian Arman.
The Austrian artist is the fifth artist revealed for Eurovision 2018. Already known are Waylon for the Netherlands, Saara Aalto for Finland, Aisel for Azerbaijan and Laura Groeseneken for Belgium.
In 2017, Nathan Trent and his song Running on Air finished 16th in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest with a total of 93 points, Nathan scored all of his points with the jury as he scored nul points from the public.
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.