Vincent Bueno releases 'Amen' - Austria's song for Eurovision 2021
Vincent Bueno has released 'Amen', Austria's Eurovision entry for 2021. The song premiered this morning (Austrian time) on the radio morning show Ö3-Wecker.
Recorded in Zurich, the song was an internal selection by Austria's broadcaster ORF and is produced by Jonas Thander and Pele Loriano with British songwriter Ashley Hicklin also credited. The team co-wrote the 2019 Lithuanian Eurovision entry and Hickman also worked on last year's Spanish and French entries. Thander has previously worked with Russia's 2016 & 2019 Eurovision entrant Sergey Lazarev as well as singers Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift.
Bueno was originally destined to perform at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam with the song 'Alive'. Austrian broadcaster ORF announced soon after the cancellation of Eurovision that he would return to represent Austria in 2021. His first experience at Eurovision was in 2017 where he was a backing singer for fellow Austrian Nathan Trent.
Vincent Bueno is a 35-year-old Austrian singer of Filipino descent. The Vienna resident rose to fame in 2008 when he won ORF programme 'Musical! Die Show' (Musical! The Show). He then went on to support Filipino singer Sarah Geronimo at her Vienna concerts. A couple of years later he made his first television appearance in the Philippines and was then signed by Star Records to pursue his music career there.
His fourth studio album 'On The Run' was released as a digital download in November 2020.
Austria will be hoping that Vincent Bueno can once again take them to the Grand Final after Paenda failed to qualify for the final with 'Limits' in 2019. Austria has won the Eurovision Song Contest twice before, in 1966 and again in 2014.