Vincent Bueno has finished filming his backup performance of “Amen” for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Vincent Bueno is the latest artist to completed filming his performance for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Recording took place yesterday in Vienna with ORF using the stage of the show Austrian singing talent show “Starmania” was used for the filming of his backup performance.
The stage of this show was designed by Florian Wieder who has worked on many Eurovision stage designs over the years. Florian Wieder has also designed the stage for this year’s Eurovision contest in Rotterdam.
The stage is reported to be one of the biggest stage ever built by ORF. The stage features elements of the Eurovision 2021 stage such as a large semi-transparent LED screen. The stage can be seen in current episodes of Starmania’s 2021 season.
To date the following countries have publicly confirmed that their backup performance has been filmed:
- Denmark – Copenhagen, Denmark
- Estonia – Tallinn, Estonia
- Germany – Vilnius, Lithuania
- Lithuania – Vilnius, Lithuania
- North Macedonia – Belgrade, Serbia
- Norway – Oslo, Norway
- Portugal – Lisbon, Portugal
- Serbia – Belgrade, Serbia
- Spain – Madrid, Spain
Like all 40 acts, Vincent Bueno is able to rehearse for as long as he wishes for his backup tape performance. However, only three attempts over the course of one hour are given for the filming of the performance which is monitored by the EBU. The participating country can choose which is the three performances is to be used.
Video recordings from all cameras, as well as all audio recordings from mics, are sent immediately to the EBU so that they cannot be tampered with. Each act is filmed as if this was a live show, meaning the performance is one continuous take. The EBU has explained that the backup performance does not need to resemble the live performance in May.
This year all 40 acts will need to film a backup performance as part of the many contingency measures the EBU has put in place to ensure the song contest can happen in May no matter what.
Who is Vincent Bueno?
Vincent Bueno is a 34-year old singer-songwriter from Vienna and is of Filipino descent. He first came to public attention after winning the first series of the ORF musical theatre talent show Musical! Die Show in 2008. He previously attempted to represent Austria in 2016 with “All We Need is That Love”, which finished sixth in the Austrian national final. In 2017, he was a backing vocalist for Nathan Trent at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.
Image Source: ORF | Source: Austrovision
Austria debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957, Bob Martin represented the country on their debut, but finished in the 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 that Austria won again when Conchita Wurst performed “Rise Like a Phoenix” scoring a total of 290 points.