Vienna (dpa) - Vincent Bueno will represent Austria next year at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. The 34-year-old musician who shot the casting show "Musical! The show »has been selected by an in-house jury of the public ORF.
"It exudes an unbelievable energy that will sweep Europe in May," said the ORF program director Kathrin Zechner the Austrian news agency APA. Bueno arrives in Rotterdam with the song "Alive", which will be presented in March.
Bueno, who completed a musical education at the Vienna Conservatory, applied for the ESC in 2016, but failed in the Austrian preliminary round. In 2017 he snooped ESC-Luft as background vocalist, before his own performance will follow.
"It will not be a picnic. But I will strive for perfection with the whole team. As it is then assessed, we have limited influence on it, "said Bueno the APA. "The ESC is a contest - and I'm actually not a fan of competition, no matter in what way." He wants to start with a multi-faceted song. "Basically, he starts softly and stops hard."
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