In Austria, 339,000 viewers watched the first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on ORF eins.
An average of 339,000 viewers watched the first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 live from Rotterdam, a marginal increase in the audience of 1,000 viewers over the same show in 2019. The Austrian broadcast was cut into a number of sections, the most-watched sections were:
- 21:00 to 21:33 – 318,000 viewers
- 22:48 to 23:05 – 314,000 viewers
- 21:34 to 22:02 – 339,000 viewers
Audience figures for Semi-Final One so far:
- Austria – 339,000 viewers – Share unknown
- Germany – 700,000 viewers – 4.1% share
- Italy – 535,000 viewers – 2.2% share
- Spain – 564,000 viewers – 3.6% share
- Sweden – 1,562.000 viewers – % share unknown
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: Andres Putting | Source: AGTT
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.