On the eve of heading off to Lisbon myself, we finally reach my number 1 and it’s a country that had seen little success since its first win in the late 1960s until Conchita wowed and charmed Europe in equal measure in 2014. Their artist this year is also charming and humble and is gifted with a beautiful voice. The gorgeous Cesár Sampson, representing Austria, is my number one for Eurovision 2018. Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #1 AUSTRIA – Cesár Sampson – “Nobody but You””
This year’s contest marks the 50th appearance of Austria at Eurovision and flying the Austrian flag is the adorable Nathan Trent. Last year’s entrant, Zoë, charmed the both the Eurofandom and the wider public, securing a good result in the grand final. Nathan has been doing as Zoë did and charming crowds at the various Eurovision preview events – can he get a similar good result at the contest? Continue reading “Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #26 AUSTRIA – Nathan Trent – “Running On Air””
Just missing out on a spot in the top 20 are last year’s hosts – Austria. They put on a genuinely “amazing show” (“amazing show” is the phrase every voting spokesperson uses but it really was a wonderfully staged contest in Vienna). If you are diabetic, a word of warning before you watch their entry for this year as it’s a sugary sweet song sung by a very sweet girl. Austria became the first host country to get nul points so can fan favourite Zoë bring back Conchita’s 2014 success?
Continue reading “Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #21 AUSTRIA – Zoë – “Loin d’ici””
No less than 5 countries in this next batch of video clips, including the host country, Sweden. Zoë from Austria got a huge ovation, and getting her quite emotional! She came back after Romania’s two performances (which are shown here) to do an accappella reprise of Loin d’ici. We’ve also got fan favourite Poland and the hotly tipped Croatia here as well. Continue reading “London Eurovision Preview Party 2016 video clips part 3: Zoë, Ovidiu Anton, Nina Kraljić, Michał Szpak and Frans”
Yesterday we turned East, so tonight for the last instalment of the national finals best of the rest rundown, we turn to the West. To be fair to three of these four countries, I’m very satisfied with the winners from their national finals, but these all are worthy of a shout out. In Belgium’s case, the song here is definitely better than what won! Continue reading “Eurovision national finals best of the rest part 4: Austria, Belgium, Spain and United Kingdom”
I had the privilege of attending a one-off concert by Conchita at the Sydney Opera House last night. It was a special occasion for many reasons: seeing Conchita of course, being there for the reveal of Australia’s entry this year, being inside such an iconic venue and the general fact that I am here in the first place!
It was a truly special evening and Conchita put on a stunning and heartfelt show with contributions from a couple of great Australian drag artists as well as the lovely Guy Sebastian (who represented Australia last year to great success). Continue reading “From Austria and Australia with love: Conchita Wurst at the Sydney Opera House and Australia’s artist revealed “