During their promo tour around Europe, Austria’s Nathan Trent and Ireland’s Brendan Murray seem to have found something more valuable than a glass microphone. Namely friendship. And recently they solidified that friendship with a Britney duet.

Nathan and Brendan decided to relax a little bit after their final pre-party appearance in Madrid. They sealed their bromance for good by doing a lighthearted, acoustic version of Britney Spears’ hit single “…Baby One More Time”. But that wasn’t their first duet though. Oh no. They also took on Queen B’s “Halo” whilst in Amsterdam. Those two… (heart emoji x 3)

"Hit me baby one more time" With @nathantrentmusic ?????? @britneyspears

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Don’t they just melt your heart?! Those of you, who have been following the pre-party season, may have notice that Nathan and Brendan are regularly seen together, having fun and goofing around. And not only just them — Kristian Kostov and Manel Navarro are also members of this dreamy ESC group of guys, of which I like to call The Fantastic Four.

Now, the promo tours are over and next stop is Kyiv. But those two brothers from other mothers are ready to slay the pack, that much is certain.

Whatever happens in Kyiv come May, I hope it is safe to say that this awesome quartet is here to stay. Who knows, maybe they will form a boyband and name it The Fantastic Four! Hey, a girl can dream, right?

What are your thoughts about this Austrian/Irish collaboration? Should those two do a duet one more time, or leave it be?

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anonymous91
anonymous91
4 years ago

i find Nathan more talented then Brendan if i’m honest, but their songs are so bland for me 🙁

JackOLantern
JackOLantern
4 years ago
Reply to  anonymous91

I have to disagree (I respect your opinion though) – I really like Nathan’s voice and there’s no doubt that he has great control over it – but for me, Nathan’s voice is also very commercial, whilst Brendan’s voice is so unique and he can bring out so much more tenderness and emotion in a song – his recent cover of James Bay’s ‘Scars’ and lots of his other covers highlight just how emotional and expressive his vocal tone is.

Justin K.
Justin K.
4 years ago

They really look like tourists on holiday in Hawaii with those shakas (the thumb and pinky extended). Haha.

You can hear the clear difference between Brendan and Nathan’s voices-they would have actually made a great duet with their tones. I worry that Brendan’s voice won’t fill the stage, since it seems a little thin here…

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

okay they would be cute together

#LoveIsInTheAir
#LoveIsInTheAir
4 years ago

I hope both of them will qualify. Nathan’s song is happy, light and positive.
Brendan’s song is deeper, emotional and powerful.

They are both amazing singers. I ship them #Nathdan

Peter Byrne
Peter Byrne
4 years ago

Ireland will have 5 gospel singers backing this track and a sensational staging
Brendan’s vocals will probably be the best of semi final 2 it is clear now he can single on key
The song is deep and meaningful unlike most of the other songs which usually make no sense in English
Now Russia is gone this dilutes the block voting
Ireland have a chance this year

Henry
Henry
4 years ago
Reply to  Peter Byrne

Yes peter, i also believe that Ireland will easily qualify this year and i also believe that Brendan can be a surprise in the Big Final (Maybe even top 10) But there’s another dark horse in Semi 2 and that’s the Netherlands, I’m pretty sure Og3ne will blow everybody away with their staging and especially their incredible voices…

anonymous91
anonymous91
4 years ago
Reply to  Henry

yes so this is confirmed, Ireland, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark will just easily qualify, they don’t need other votes anymore, juries will just give them loads of points

Cathal
Cathal
4 years ago
Reply to  Peter Byrne

I heard the Australia 2016 stage designer is doing Brendan’s staging, that make’s me hopeful with the staging ( I hope to god the staging is sensational). Most act’s this stage designer staged that flopped had more or less shot themselves in the foot with the singer’s live performance (Italy 2016,2014).

Azaad
Azaad
4 years ago
Reply to  Cathal

I can hardly believe the person responsible for Dami’s beautiful staging also oversaw the mess that was Francesca’s- it was too infantile even for Junior Eurovision!

Tom
Tom
4 years ago

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Love wave
Love wave
4 years ago

I think they’re in love!

R
R
4 years ago

“Who knows, maybe they will form a boyband and name it The Fantastic Four!” – If Louis Walsh reads this article, it might happen Kristin, it might happen! :mrgreen:

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

Aww… they are just adorable 🙂 I would be so happy if both of them pass into finals.

N&B
N&B
4 years ago

So much love there! 😉
(They were also in some gay bars here in amsterdam that weekend 😉

Azaad
Azaad
4 years ago
Reply to  N&B

Honestly if they say they’re straight I wouldn’t question it but they talk over instagram and it’s adorable. They seem so cute and effervescent. I wouldn’t be surprised though if all the competing men (bar Slavko) were found out trying to get with Alma and Anja (Manel’s confirmed his crush on the latter).

Zebb
Zebb
4 years ago

Brendan’s voice is ethereal. Nathan seems like be bored of high register although he nails it normally.
Quite sad they’ve got not that reasonable songs.

Mark
Mark
4 years ago

Let the fan fiction begin.

Mameo
Mameo
4 years ago

Of course, how did I not think about this before? Brendan is the perfect human to sing Britney on earth.

Zebb
Zebb
4 years ago
Reply to  Mameo

He elevated it, right?

Mameo
Mameo
4 years ago
Reply to  Zebb

For sure he did!

Muchi
Muchi
4 years ago

I love it. Both would deserve to make it to the finals…

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

When real singers try to inject a pop iconic moment with … a voice … since the original .. well … you know what by now …

Azaad
Azaad
4 years ago

Nice guys don’t finish last!

Unfair
Unfair
4 years ago

Manel has done at least four different duets and you have barely covered them:

Lucie Jones
Kristian
Nathan
Brendan
Robin

Ron
Ron
4 years ago

This is actually really good. Their duet on ‘Halo’ was a bit so so but their voices compliment each other here and they sound great. Hopefully we get some new ones from the pair in Kiev.

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

Nice to see Ireland getting involved in the promo! I always said that we should, as this is where the fan bases form.
Last year Nicky only went to the London PreParty, a country that historically voted for us anyway, and where he was already famous, so it was a bit of a waste. Molly Sterling done no promo at all, with the exception of a performance at the Wiener Opera during Eurovision week.
Brendan has been mixing quite well with Nathan Trent, Mannel, Imri and Kristian. It’s been good to see. Hoping for atleast qualification this year.

PP
PP
4 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Ireland will go to final this year , only thanks to EBU and they draw in semi final.

Darren
Darren
4 years ago
Reply to  PP

Hope you’re right PP. I know we don’t try hard enough, but a Eurovision final without the current record holder just doesn’t feel right.
However, song wise, I think if Molly couldn’t do it with a similar song, I don’t think Brendan can, but I live in hope.

liron
liron
4 years ago
Reply to  Darren

I love brenden and his song , i will vote for him lot’s of times from israel 🙂 hope he will be in the final 🙂

Darren
Darren
4 years ago
Reply to  liron

Thanks Liron ???? Absolutely loving Israel’s entry this year! Definitely voting! I have Imri on reply on my Spotify constantly. He’s also a very beautiful and attractive guy haha. Ireland and Israel to qualify! (Crosses fingers)

liron
liron
4 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Thanks Darren 🙂 brenden is also handsome and adorable person..i love him and i love ireland..its a pity that some of the Irish pepole boycot israelis products and hate israel..but im sure there are lot’s of Irish who love israel like you and Brendan who visit israel and it look like he really enjoyed his trip to israel. I love Ireland songs in the last year’s (moly and Nicky) its not fair they did not qualified..i hope Brendan will fix that this year.kisses from israel.

James
James
4 years ago

#BrenthanMurrent
#Irelaustria

Minerva
Minerva
4 years ago

QUEEN!