In a press conference today, Austrian broadcasters ORF have presented their entry with accompanying music video to the press.
The song “Amen” performed by Vincent Bueno was shown ahead of tomorrow when the song will be publicly released for the first time at 07:50 CET on Ö3 radio.
The song is said to be a ballad, with the music video following the story of Vincent and a bird. When asked by ESCBubble about his staging of the entry for Rotterdam, Vincent said:
“We have a really strong stage director in our team, Marvin Dietmann. He is planning for us to do a lot of things on stage, but all of them in a very minimalistic way. As you can hear the song is like a wave, it goes up and down, and this is what we will try to recreate on stage. We are not going to try and do much glamour, but to underline the message of the song, which is “less is more”.
Vincent Bueno was internally selected to represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. He had previously been selected to represent them in 2020 with the song “Alive” before the contest was cancelled. He was also previously seen providing backing vocals for Nathan Trent at the contest in 2017.
Austria will be performing in the first half of the second semi final on Thursday the 20th of May 2021.
Source: ESCBubble / Image Source: Eurovision.tv
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.