The fifth artist featured in our “Who Is” series for the Eurovision 2018 season is Cesár Sampson from Austria.
At the beginning of December last year, it was announced that 34-year-old Cesár Sampson would represent Austria at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Let’s get to know a bit more about him.
Cesár Sampson was born in Linz, Austria on 18th August 1983. At the age of just seventeen Cesár was touring around the world as the lead singer of some of Austria’s most famous music acts, such as Kruder & Dorfmeister, and Louie Austen. Since then, he has been songwriting and producing music in international productions, as well as becoming a member of Symphonic International, a group of singers and producers that have become heavily involved in the Eurovision Song Contest. Outside of music, he has worked as a social worker for many years.
Cesár is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, as he performed as a backing singer for Bulgaria’s Poli Genova in Stockholm in 2016.
Cesár Sampson will represent Austria at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. He was internally selected by Austrian broadcaster ÖRF, and his Eurovision song “Nobody But You” will be revealed this month.
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.