He’s the boy next door with the cute looks, cute voice and cuter song who is hoping to follow Zoë’s success and take Austria to the grand final for a fourth consecutive year.
And now Austrian broadcaster ORF has announced that Nathan Trent will prep for Kyiv in May by recording four acoustic covers of Eurovision songs from past contests.
Austria may not have staged a national final, but now they are turning power to the people by asking them to decide on the songs Nathan will lend his vocals to in a series of scintillating covers.
The candidate songs are an eclectic mix and if they’re on Nathan’s own top playlist we approve. It’s the perfect mix of ballads, bangers, Eurovision winners, Eurovision legends, fan favourites and fan flops.
In total four winners are in the mix: Lena, Loreen, Conchita Wurst and Måns Zelmerlöw.
They’re joined by Italy’s 2013 act Marco Mengoni, four further acts from Eurovision 2015 (Guy Sebastian, Polina Gagarina, Elhaida Dani and Edurne), and France’s 2016 act Amir.
Nathan Trent Acoustic Cover Options
Rise Like a Phoenix – Conchita Wurst (AUT, 2014)
Euphoria – Loreen (SWE, 2012)
J’ai cherché – Amir (FRA, 2016)
L’essenziale – Marco Mengoni (ITA, 2013)
Amanecer – Edurne (ESP, 2015)
I’m Alive – Elhaida Dani (ALB, 2015)
Heroes – Måns Zelmerlöw (SWE, 2015)
Satellite – Lena (GER, 2010)
A Million Voices – Polina Gagarina (RUS, 2015)
Tonight Again – Guy Sebastian (AUS, 2015)
For language fans that means they could see Nathan lend his lips to French, Italian and Spanish songs over the four weeks that the covers are released.
Readers can vote in the above ORF post until Saturday. The first cover will debut on April 5 and from then on the other three covers will appear weekly on Wednesdays, taking us all the way to the start of Eurovision fortnight.
Which song do you want to see Nathan sing? Vote above and also in our poll below. Then let us know how you voted in the comments box.
Photocredit: ORF/Roman Zach-Kiesling