Austria: ORF to premiere Cesar Sampson’s Eurovision entry on 9 March

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 870 views

ORF, the Austrian national broadcaster has announced that the 2018 Austrian Eurovision entry Nobody but you will be premiered on Friday 9 March.

Cesar Sampson‘s Eurovision entry Nobody but you will be officially released on Friday 9 March on Austrian radio OE3’s morning show Ö3 Wecker.

Cesar Sampson was selected via an internal selection in order to represent Austria at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

About Cesar Sampson

Cesár Sampson and the Eurovision Song Contest are already a success story. As a member of Symphonix International, he was part of the Vienna based producers collective that lead Bulgaria to their historical fourth and second places in Eurovision 2016 and 2017. Together they created Austria’s entry for Lisbon, which will be released in the beginning of 2018.

Cesár Sampson isn’t an unknown quantity in the domestic music scene either. At the age of seventeen he started touring the world as the lead singer for some of Austria’s most internationally acclaimed alternative music acts (Kruder & Dorfmeister, Sofa Surfers, Louie Austen).

After that he mainly worked from behind the scenes of the music business, as a songwriter, lyricist and vocal producer in various international productions. In Austria he wrote Louie Austen’s latest album What a comeback among others.

Austria in Eurovision

Austria debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and has won the competition twice in 1966 with Udo Jürgens and in 2014 with Conchita Wurst.

The nation has only made it 7 times to the Top 5 of the leader board in its 50 participations in the contest which including: 2 victories (1966 and 2014), 1 fourth placing (1965) and 4 fifth placings (1958, 1972, 1976 and 1989).

Vienna has hosted the competition twice in 1967 when Sandie Shaw gave the United Kingdom its first Eurovision victory and recently in 2015 when Måns Zelmerlöw gave Sweden its 6th Eurovision triumph.

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.

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