Eurovision is not always about the song
In 2012, they released their first single "The Lovercall" which was a big success as it hit the 6th place on The Austrian Singles Chart, but when they released a new single "Million Euro Smile" in 2014 it was an even bigger success. It hit the 2nd place on The Austrian Singles Chart.
Dominic: »As I was listening to the other songs in the competition this year, I realized everything it's not always about the song, it's also about the show and communicating with the listeners.«
Dominic's favorite songs at the moment are Guy Sebastian's "Tonight Again", Il Volo's "Grande Amore" and Elina Born and Stig Rästa's "Goodbye to Yesterday". He says some of the singers like Il Volo are world famous so it's going to be hard: »We are continuing as a band and won't stop performing, and voting for Austria this year also is worth it!« - said Dominic to Estonia's interviewers.
Everything that I could ever want
If you ever need me, I'm waiting on you
To arrive through the door, anytime, any place, I'm yours
Lyrics for "I Am Yours"
Ready to fight in Eurovision
The Makemakes wants to fight in Eurovision for the song to speak for itself and not to gain the cheap popularity with the show, but the work they have put in it.
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Austria has been participating in Eurovision Song Contest 47 times since it's debut in 1957. They won the competion twice: in 1966 (Udo Jürgens - Merci Chérie) and in 2014 (Conchita Wurst - Rise Like a Phoenix). They came last in the competition eight times (Zero points in 1962, 1988 and 1991). Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004, Austria only qualified for the Grand Final 3 out of 7 times. In 2015 Austria will host Eurovision Song Contest and is automatically qualified for the Grand Final. They will vote in Semi-final 1.