Over the course of April and May, on the lead up to the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, we will be celebrating the countries that are participating this year in Rotterdam. Today, we celebrate Austria.
Austria debuted at the Contest in 1957, in Frankfurt-am-Main, West Germany. Bob Martin finished in tenth and last place with his entry “Wohin, kleines Pony?”, scoring 3 points.
The most successful entry from Austria was in 1966 and 2014. In 1966, when the Contest took place in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, Udo Jürgens finished in first place with his entry “Merci, Chérie”, scoring 31 points.
In 2014, when the Contest took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, Conchita Wurst finished in first place with her entry “Rise Like a Pheonix”, scoring 290 points. This included thirteen sets of twelve points from Belgium, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The most recent Austrian entry was due to be in 2020, when the cancelled Contest was due to take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Vincent Bueno was due to represent Austria with his entry “Alive”.
This year, Austria will be represented by Vincent Bueno with his song “Amen”. Will Vincent Bueno take Austria to their third victory?
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Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland