Austria’s entry for Eurovision 2018, “Nobody But You” will be released during the first week of March.
Ö3 Presenter Eberhart Forcher has revealed that Austria’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon will be revealed during the first week of March. Cesár Sampson who travelled to Portugal last week to film his postcard, is still working on his song for the contest in May. While work on the official music video has yet to begin.
Cesár has previously spoken about his entry for Lisbon, saying;
It’s a very modern song, in which you can hear everything from the bleeding heart of the blues to the indomitable dedication of the gospel to the triumphantly clenched fist of classic rock – if you want!
Cesár is no stranger to the Eurovision stage, having acted as vocal producer and backing-vocalist for the past two Bulgarian entries. He has also revealed that his favourite Eurovision entry is Jamala’s 1944 and favourite Austrian entry is the 2014 winner, Rise like a Phoenix by Conchita Wurst.
He follows last year’s Austrian entrant Nathan Trent who finished 16th in Eurovision 2017 with Running on Air. 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.