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"Amen" – Austria's Vincent Bueno releases his song for Eurovision 2021

The second "Amen" for Eurovision 2021 has been released. This time it is from Vincent Bueno, who will represent Austria at Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Listen to the song here

After Eurovision 2020 was cancelled, the Austrian national broadcaster ORF announced that Vincent Bueno will get another chance for representing Austria at Eurovision Song Contest.

Vincent was internally selected by the Austrian broadcaster ORF in 2020 and should have represented Austria at the cancelled Eurovision 2020 with the song "Alive".

Now Vincent is back and has released his song for Eurovision 2021: "Amen". The song premiered on the Austrian radio morning show Ö3-Wecker, and shortly after released on YouTube:

Austria 2021: Vincent Bueno - "Amen"

Amen

The Austrian entry has quite an international presence team. Swiss producer Pele Loriano has co-produced the song as well as providing backing vocals. Pele has substantial experience with both Eurovision and the former Swiss national final. He recently co-wrote Jurij Veklenko's "Run With the Lions". Vincent describes Pele as “The one who pushed me to my limits.”

The main producer of the song is the iconic Swedish producer Jonas Thander with lyrics and melody by another Eurovision national final regular, the UK songwriter Ashley Hicklin.

Vincent's staging at Eurovision 2021 will be choreographed by the Austrian creative producer Marvin Dietmann. Marvin was behind the staging for Conchita in 2014 with "Rise Like a Phoenix" and Cesár’s spaceship in 2018 with "Nobody But You". He will also be doing the staging for Cyprus act Elena Tsagrinou's "El Diablo" this year.

Vincent says:

– We have used the past year professionally to find the perfect song at national and international level and among my own songs - and in the end we were sure that Amen is exactly that song. The song found me.

– At first glance it's about a dramatic relationship story, but for me it's primarily about this inner struggle with your own strengths and weaknesses, that everyone knows, which leads to a bright future.

Vincent Bueno

Vincent Bueno is a 34-year-old singer and songwriter who is based in Vienna, Austria. He has Filipino roots and is a father of two daughters.

He started his career with 16 by graduating in Music and Performing Arts with a degree in Musical Theatre at the Vienna Conservatory of Music.

Since then he has won the Austrian singing competition “Musical – The Show” in 2008 and charted with his song Party Hard in the Philippines in 2011 and starred in various musicals.

Vincent is no stranger to Eurovision. He participated in the Austrian selection for Eurovision 2016 with the song All We Need Is That Love but finished outside the top 3. At Eurovision 2017 Vincent Bueno was one of the backings for Nathan Trent's Running On Air.

Austria in Eurovision Song Contest

Austria 2018: Cesár Sampson - "Nobody But You"

Austria has been participating in Eurovision Song Contest 52 times since its 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, 1991 and 2015).

Austria 2018: Cesár Sampson - "Nobody But You"

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004, Austria only qualified for the Grand Final 7 out of 12 times.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

Steven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.



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