Austria’s song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be released on March 8th.
It has been revealed that Cesár Sampson’s Eurovision song “Nobody But You” will be released next Thursday. The song will be revealed at a presentation show called “Unser Song für Lissabon” (Our Song for Lisbon) on March 8th at 10:00 CET in the ORF Centre. The song will make its official radio premiere a day later on “Ö3-Alarm”.
Austria’s entrant Cesár Sampson recently travelled to Portugal to shoot his Eurovision postcard. 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 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.