The 2018 Austrian hopeful Cesár Sampson met up with former Austrain Eurovision representatives Zoe and Nathan in a Portuguese restaurant in Vienna.
Getting into the mood for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest, the 2018 Austrian Eurovision representative Cesár Sampson had a special rendez vous with former Austrian Eurovision participants ZOE (Austria 2016) and Nathan Trent (Austria 2017) at Senhor Vinho, a Portuguese restaurant in Vienna, in order to exchange experiences.
The three Austrian Eurovision participants exhchanged notes whilst dining and winin in true Portuguese style!
Nathan and ZOE gave a special tip to Cesár regarding Eurovision:
Even with all the stress that comes with it, try to enjoy this unique moment!
Senhor Vinho’s Chefs Daniel Fadista dos Santos and Formosinho Marranita dos Santos played FADO throughout the evening. You can watch the whole report tonight on ORF 2’s Seitenblicke show.
Cesár in Eurovisio 2018
Cesár Sampson was selected via an internal selection by Austrian national broadcaster, ORF, in order to represent Austria at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
Cesár will be defend the Austrian colours at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry Nobody but you.
About Cesár 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.
Austria is set to compete in the First Semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 8 May in Portugal.