Eurovision 2020: Meet Austria’s Act, Vincent Bueno

Thirty-four year old Vienna native Vincent Bueno has been unveiled as Austria’s internal selection pick for Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. Bueno will unveil his song Alive – an uptempo track – in the coming months. We’ve retraced some key moments of the singer’s career to familiarise you before his Eurovision debut.

Bueno made his musical debut in 2007 on Musical! Die Show – an Austrian talent contest that these participants attempt to recreate various musical theatre tracks. Bueno found success in his interpretations of various Andrew Lloyd Webber tracks.

Bueno would release his first studio album Step By Step in 2009 which saw him tackle numerous covers such as Bleeding Love and I Kissed a Girl in a big band swing style. This reached #55 in his native album charts.

Wieder Leben, his second album, was released in 2016, and saw him continue to blend pop and swing influences – this time in the German language.

In 2016, the singer attempted to represent Austria for the first time at the nation’s national selection final. The result was sixth place with the track All We Need Is That Love.

Vincent would release his third studio album, Invincible, in 2018. This would see him return to the English language which featured a co-write from fellow Eurovision participant Nathan Trent on the song Only Thing – which you can listen to below.

Since 2018, Vincent has released a number of non-album singles including Rainbow After the Storm and Get Out My Lane. The singer has also been the subject of some controversy due to remarks interpreted by some as homophobic in Austrian news source Huete in which he noted “I also hope to have heterosexual children”. Wiwibloggs reported on his response to these comments recently.

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