She’s the Austrian beauty who came close to singing for San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. And while that didn’t work out, Sara de Blue continues to werk it out as she keeps the dream of singing at Eurovision alive.
In recent days we’ve seen a handful of fans using the hashtag #saradeblueforaustria2019 on social media, which naturally got us thinking about Miss de Blue and her potential bid for Eurovision 2019, which will be held in Israel after Netta’s win in Lisbon.
So is the Austrian gothic princess making an effort to get there? We gave her a call and she was kind enough to let us know that she’s been working hard on a few songs over the past few months. And while she can’t give away too much — she knows you have to save a little sum-sum for the moment — she did tease one particular gem. She says she has a tune that is the “bad sister” of her 1 in 360 song “Out of the Twilight”. Colour us excited!
The behind-the-scenes work is starting to leak into the public eye. Saara recently published some truly artistic photos that remind us just how camera-ready she is.
There’s a heavenly quality to the photos. With her dress billowing and her other-worldly looks on point, she could easily be mistaken for a Nepalese goddess or Hindu deity. But look closer — at the attitude, the beauty, the poise — and you’ll know this is the 1 in 360 veteran in disguise.
Take to the skies my queen…
But she ain’t in the Himalayas. Saara tells us that these images come from the filming of a music video shot in the Austrian Alps.
Behind her you can see the Grossglockner — Austria’s highest mountain. It’s the perfect setting for an ambitious young singer who is ready to scale new heights.
In our interview with her during the preliminary phase of the 1 in 360 voting, Sara revealed her life-long passion for Eurovision. That resonated with our readers, who stayed with her through the competition and even after she was (in the eyes of many) robbed of victory.
In our readers’ poll, Sara’s “Out of the Twilight” won with 2,441 votes — or a massive 27% of the total votes cast.
More recently Sara finished as second favourite in our unofficial OGAE Second Chance Contest poll — just 95 votes behind the fiery duo Ana Guerra & Aitana.
Polls and a scour of social media remind us that she’s got the support of Eurovision fans. Now it’s just a matter of Austria recognising this major talent they’ve got at home and under their nose. Is 2019 her year? Let us know down below…
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Will Austria’s gothic princess @saradeblue make a run at #Eurovision2019? We gave her a call and she was kind enough to let us know that she’s been working hard on a few songs over the past few months. And while she can’t give away too much — she knows you have to save a little sum-sum for the moment — she did tease one particular gem. She says she has a tune that is the “bad sister” of her 1 in 360 song “Out of the Twilight”. Colour us excited! And enjoy this exclusive video she shot for us from the set of her new music video ???? #eurovision #eurovisionsongcontest #saradeblue