“Nobody But You,” Cesár Sampson’s Eurovision 2018 song for Austria, has been unveiled.
Early Friday morning, March 8, Eurovision.tv debuted Cesár Sampson’s song, “Nobody But You,” releasing a music video on YouTube. You can listen to the song here:
Cesár told Eurovision.tv that the song is both personal but relatable. He also said that he is proud to fly the flag of Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, and that he looks forward to joining the combination of various talents onstage.
“A song that, on the one hand, contains my soul and my story and, on the other, the listeners will relate to!”
– Cesár Sampson
It was revealed in late February that Cesár’s song would be revealed today, and make its radio debut tomorrow, March 9.
The song was produced by Symphonix International, a collective of music producers from Vienna. Credits for the song include Sebastian Arman, Joacim Persson, Borislav Milanov, and Johan Alkenäs.
Cesár, as part of Symphonix International, 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.