#AUSTRIA – 10 things you need to know about Austria’s Nathan Trent


Today Eurovision fans around the globe learned the name of another contestant heading to Kyiv for the contest this May – Nathan Trent, who will be flying the flag for Austria!

As always, fans welcome such news and immediately ask “But who is Nathan Trent?”

Well, luckily for you all, Eurovision Ireland’s resident graphic designer Sascha Frasz has compiled this list of 10 facts for you, so you can get better acquainted with this year’s Austrian act! Enjoy!

fact 1: Born as Nathanaele Koll on April 4th 1992 in Innsbruck, Austria, he was raised bilingually in Italian and German in an artistic family.

fact 2: By sending him to private lessons in violin and piano at the age of three, his parents had set the basis for his future. Given the fact that his father plays the violin professionally in the orchestra of the National Theatre of Innsbruck, Nathan practically grew up in the theatre. As a kid, he participated in various plays and musicals which brought him closer to singing at a very young age.

fact 3: His résumé shows a four-year singing, acting and dance education, in the styles of Jazz, Contemporary and Commercial. He is still receiving voice lessons from his singing teacher Previn Moore. As for his acting skills he participated in productions with famous Austrian actors in the prestigious ”Theater in der Josefstadt” and was part of a short movie called “Eisland”.

fact 4: He started writing his first songs when he was just eleven years old. After spending more than a decade acquiring new skills, he finally could concentrate on putting his song writing to the next level. Years of experience with various music programs contributed to the development of producing and finding his personal style and the ability to fully express himself as an artist. Today he writes, composes, arranges and produces his own music.

fact 5: He also tried to enter the German selection for Eurovision 2017 “Unser Song 2017” Right after ORF announced Nathan as Austria’s representative, Eurovision Germany reduced their participants from 33 to 32.

fact 6: Like Austria’s representative last year, Zoë “Loin d’ici”, Nathan also has a history in Austria’s version of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the Kiddy Contest, his entry was called “Fußball” (soccer) video link:

fact 7: Nathan’s entry for Eurovision will be released in February, it was composed and written by Bernhard Penzias and Nathan himself in Los Angeles, California. The entry was written in about 20 minutes, as Nathan said. Before this release, the entry is undergoing some final fine-tuning.

fact 8: According to Nathan his entry “is a reflection of his current habitation” and “is the essence how he feel right now”. It will be a pop song with very personal lyrics.

fact 9: In 2011, aged 19, Nathan also tried his luck at X Factor Germany, during the competition he was put into a Boy Duo (together with Daniel Leitner) to form “Boys II Hot”. They finished in 11th place out of 12 finalists and after 1 Show. Check him out in the links below!

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fact 10: Nathan says the following about Eurovision:

“Since about ten years it becomes a tradition for me to watch Eurovision every year. I’m a big fan since Lena Meyer-Landrut won for Germany back in 2010. And right now … I’m a HUGE fan (laughs)”

What do you think? Does Nathan have what it takes to bring Austria a 2nd Eurovision victory in 4 years? Are you looking forward to hearing the song?

Let us know what you think!

Author: Sascha Frasz

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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