Eurovision 2017: Austria takes the stage for its first rehearsal

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1st rehearsal2 May 2017
09:40 - 10:10
Meet & Greet: 12:00 - 12:20
Nathan Trent
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* the rating is based on the general opinion from the viewing press representatives.

Nathan goes for a classic all-white look, with tight white skinny jeans, as seen before on the likes of Dima Bilan and Sakis Rouvas, only preserves his modesty a bit more than the latter two by wearing a white t-shirt under his open white shirt! He adds a nice touch with silver shoes with wings, similar but more subtle than those worn by Nadav Guedj.

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Nathan finished in first position in day 3 of ESCToday’s Daily Press Poll 2017, receiving a total of 79 points from today’s 35 viewing press representatives. Congratulations Austria!

Nathan Trent from #Austria is the winner of our Press Poll today, with Ilinca The Artist and Alex Florea from #Romania…

Posted by Esctoday on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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Where did Austria place in day 3 of ESCToday’s Daily Press Poll 2017? Watch now as we unveil today’s results in full

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Austria’s meet & greet session is underway!

Erste pressekonferenz

Posted by ORF on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

02/05/2017 11:54 am

“What an amazing feeling! I love it!” – Nathan Trent following his first Eurovision onstage rehearsal

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The fairytale story continues into Kyiv

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Check out Nathan Trent’s first rehearsal at the IEC

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Official images from Austria’s first rehearsal (Andres Putting/ ©)

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Nathan Trent’s first rehearsal has ended, taking the whole arena to the moon and back!

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“Conchita told me to have fun!” – Backstage with Nathan Trent

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Here’s a little snippet of Austria’s first rehearsal:

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Early morning kick off for Nathan Trent and the Austrian team

Briefing for In-ear monitoring! #runningonair #esc2017 #rehearsal

Posted by Nathan Trent on Monday, May 1, 2017

Erste pressekonferenz

Posted by ORF on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Nathan Trent’s meet & greet session started with the Austrian singer discussing his future staging plans in Kyiv:

We’re gonna have some slight changes in the performance, gotta keep it interesting!

Nathan spoke of the meaning behind the crescent moon which takes centre-stage throughout Austria’s performance:

I was looking for symbolism for the song and to bring it on stage, we had a lot of concepts going but eventually I was very inspired by a video and we decided to go with the moon. It stands for believing in yourself and having a goal as everybody looks at it – and I always wanted to be a man on the moon!

Nathan previously participated in the Austrian Kiddy Contest, a similar competition to Junior Eurovision, who goes on to recommend young performers to do it if they have the chance.

Never stop trying and go for it!

Nathan performed a short acoustic version of his Eurovision entry Running on air:

Nathan Trent has a big shiny silvery moon on stage. Is it Alcazar meeting Eric Papilaya? Luckily not. Nathan is going constantly on and off the moon as well as doing tricks on it while singing. The moon reflects the beautiful backdrop of colourful clouds and Nathan’s facial expressions are combined well with the professional camera work. Four backing singers appear towards the end of the song beside Nathan and the moon.

Nathan himself is dressed fully in white and his shoes got silvery wings on them (but not as big as Nadav Guedj’s golden wings).

Following ZOË’s success in last year’s contest, the Austrian HoD had mentioned that it is hosting Eurovision in 2015 that made them understand how Eurovision works and should be produced. It is well seen in just the very first run of Running on air.

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