He livened things up in London, tore it up in Tel Aviv and last weekend he wowed yet another audience of Eurofans in Amsterdam at Eurovision In Concert.

But Austria’s blue-eyed boy Nathan Trent knows that you can’t rely on physical appearances alone to promote your Eurovision performance.

And that’s why he’s launched a series of weekly covers, where he’ll perform a different Eurovision song every week and give us a way to countdown the weeks until Eurovision fortnight in May.

He kicked things off covering a track from a Eurovision hunk who Team Wiwi holds dear in our hearts: Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw.

But where Zelmerlöw’s performance was all holographic gnomes, provocative leather pants and slick dance moves, Nathan’s is an understated acoustic affair.

Over sexy strings, Nathan’s voice floats through the first verse, mixed with ad-libs and lulls you through a pared back chorus where the focus is on his soulful voice.

The tempo lifts through the second verse and if it weren’t for the stool we know Nathan would be throwing dance moves left, right and center. Let the music play and let the boy dance.

The middle 8 benefits from Nathan’s powerhouse vocal, with notes that would raise Anja Nissen’s expertly sculpted eyebrows. He makes the song his own. If this is only the first cover, colour us excited y’all!

Nathan’s other three covers will be released on consecutive Wednesdays in the next three weeks.

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Nathan Trent’s Road to Eurovision

With appearances in London, Tel Aviv and Amsterdam behind him, Nathan’s next stop is in Madrid on April 15 where he’ll perform “Running On Air” for one last preview party audience.

After that there’ll be rehearsals to set up the stage show for Kyiv, before the Austrian delegation travels to Ukraine.

There they’ll be preparing for Semi-Final 2 on May 13, where Nathan is up second after show-opener Serbia.

What do you think of the cover? Do you like Nathan’s take on “Heroes”? Can his voice help him qualify for the Grand Final? Let us know in the comments below!

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K.
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He is insanely talented!

Kris
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Yo Kenny thanks for the cute support 🙂

Tom
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Goosebumps

KennyESC
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@Noone

Arciom of NAVIBAND(well Ksenia too) is the cutest thing ever????

James
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@Aurora. Since Artsvik started the challenge, the following ESC acts followed suit:

Tako (Georgia)
Levina (Germany)
Hovig (Cyprus)
Naviband (Belarus)

AngieP
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It started so well! Towards the end I think he’s trying to hit the notes but I’m not so sure. Beautiful cover though! Looking dorward to the rest!

Linnea
Guest

I really like Nathan and his song this year. His cover version of Måns Zelmerlöw is very good 🙂
I really hope he will qualify in MAY!!!

Kris
Guest

As it turns out Artsvik also challenged Tako and she too has completed the challenge. The video is on the same challenge as the one Aurora posted.

Mameo
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A bit over the top. He doesn’t sound original.

Kris
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@Noone
You are no one to say who is the cutest thing ever. Lol. Love my pun 😛

Yes ilinca is cute too 🙂

Eve
Guest

Well done, I like this acoustic version

Geo
Guest

He’s got a good voice, but I don’t like this version of the song… Also, his voice is too pitchy for that song, his style is suited for songs with higher range, for example Elnur of Azerbaijan or Mihai Traistariu (Romania), or some other males with higher voices…

Noone
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I think Ilinca from Romania is the cutest thing ever

Nick
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Great cover c:

Kris
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@Ron
I think Ksenia from Belarus is the cutest thing ever. 😉

aurora
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Love Nathan, happy to see that he is promoted, but where is Artsvik from Armenia with her challenge, she has challenged Levina from Germany to sing an Armenian song and Levina did that, where is the news?

escESCesc
Guest

out of subject, just to say to wiwibloggs OGAE luxembourg and OGAE slovenia have already voted for the ogae poll 2017, interesting results 😉 greetings

miramax09
Guest

This is definitely my ESC-Year of “Contestant is sooo coool and talented, but the song is… almost average…”

So I cross my fingers for Nathan, but I am not sure if he will qualify for the grand final.

Ron Kavaler
Editor

He’s the cutest thing ever 🙂