In the run-up to Eurovision 2017 he wowed us with his impressive cover of Marco Mengoni’s Italian-language song “L’essenziale”.
And on Tuesday Austria’s Nathan Trent worked that Latin tongue yet again, this time on “Fino A Che Volerò” — the Italian version of his Eurovision 2017 song “Running on Air”.
“Here it is!” the effervescent singer wrote on his Instagram account. “‘Fino A Che Volerò’ is out now on digital platforms! It’s gonna be on iTunes and Spotify very soon. You can watch it on YouTube…can’t thank you enough for the support!”
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Here it is!? "Fino A Che Volerò" is out now on digital platforms! It's gonna be on iTunes and Spotify very soon. You can watch it on YouTube, link in bio! Can't thank you enough for the support and I want the thank everyone involved: @orf enterprise @berniepenz @lenzelot_official @martin.hauser, Benjamin Diener, mblue.at and Agentur Glanzlichter! And now let's spread the word! #italianversion?? #finoachevolero
As in his earlier Italian cover, Nathan doesn’t falter. In fact, you might say that he takes his song to another level, as the smooth sounds of Italian work so well with his fun and inspirational number.
In the grand final of this year’s contest, Italy’s jury awarded Nathan just one point, while the televoters gave him exactly zero.
But surely they’ll feel extra indebted to Nathan after they hear this delicious track, which showcases the beauty of their national language.
Today’s release follows another recent milestone for Nathan.
June 18 marked the one-year anniversary of the release of his very first single “Like It Is”.
That track and video had a strong urban electro vibe and saw Nathan dancing with four fly boys while he and his Mrs. struggled to make their relationship work.
While it doesn’t have the charm of “Running on Air”, it showed Nathan’s great potential and announced the arrival of a star on the rise. Now shine, baby, shine!
Nathan continues to move from strength to strength following Eurovision.
He recently performed at Vienna Pride, much to the delight of his diverse fan base, and that followed a performance at Life Ball — easily the most prestigious social event on the Viennese social calendar.
On a night filled with compelling performances, Nathan delivered one of his own — wowing the audience with his take on Alex Vargas’ “Higher Love”.
At the beginning of the performance, a wall appeared and divided two groups of people desperately trying to reach the other side to join their friends and loved ones. Over the course of four minutes they channelled enough love and strength to destroy the wall and find peace and unity. Mr Trent: Tear down that wall!
What do you think of the Italian version of “Running on Air”? Are you loving it? And how does it compare to the original Eurovision 2017 version? Let us know in the comments box below.