Earlier this week, speculation arose that Austria‘s broadcaster ORF had selected singer-songwriter Thea Devy as their act for Eurovision 2020. But now the speculation continues, as Austrian media reports that R&B singer Vincent Bueno is, in fact, the act who’ll be heading to Rotterdam in May.

The Austrian newspaper Österreich reports that singer-songwriter Vincent Bueno has been internally selected to represent Austria at Eurovision 2020.

Vincent is no stranger to the Eurovision stage. In 2017, he supported Nathan Trent on backing vocals for “Running On Air”. Vincent also produced the remixed Spanish-language version of the song for Nathan, titled “Aire”.

Broadcaster ORF has not yet made any statement regarding their artist for Eurovision 2020. Based on previous years, it is possible that the broadcaster will announce their act for Rotterdam sometime in coming weeks.

Watch Vincent accompany Nathan Trent on an acoustic performance of “Running On Air” in Kyiv:

Who is Vincent Bueno?

Vincent Bueno is an Austrian-born singer of Filipino ethnicity. He came to fame in 2008 when he won the Austrian talent show Musical! Die Show. The show aimed to find the next Austrian star of musical theatre.

The following year, he competed on Dancing Stars, where he placed seventh. In 2010, Vincent travelled to the Philippines where he appeared on the popular variety show ASAP XV.

Vincent also had a previous attempt at representing Austria at Eurovision. In 2016 he competed in the last Austrian national final with the dance song “All We Need Is that Love”. It received a mid-table score from the jury and didn’t make it to the superfinal.

 

Vincent has released plenty of solo material, including recent single “Into You”. It has a cool, contemporary R&B sound and could be a sign of the sort of song Vincent might take to Rotterdam. And it’s evidence that he can rap as well as sing.

There’s another side of Vincent — the family man. Earlier this year, Vincent and his wife Charity Grace — performing as The Buenos — released the hilarious but sweet song “I Still See You”. The song celebrates a relationship surviving despite the demands of parenthood.

Austria has had mixed fortunes at Eurovision in recent years. After Conchita Wurst’s win in 2014, The Makemakes went the other way with nil points in 2015. Zoe and Nathan Trent placed 13th and 16th respectively in their years. Cesár Sampson enjoyed a triumphant third place in 2018, but Paenda failed to qualify in Tel Aviv.

What do you think? Should ORF send Vincent Bueno to Rotterdam? What sort of song should he perform? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Alybloggs
Alybloggs
1 year ago

Europe is not ready. They are racist.

Fatima
Fatima
1 year ago
Reply to  Alybloggs

Well they were ‘ready’ for Dave Benton. And that was 18 years ago.

Gorilla716
Gorilla716
1 year ago
Reply to  Alybloggs

You do realize that Jesse Matador, Jade Ewen, Dami Im, and Guy Sebastian are all not white and yet they all did very well with televoters

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Alybloggs

You dont know much. So many arab immigrants that have come here since 2015 is incain. They are millions and the crimes in Sweden for example is up with 200% . Shootings,killings,rapes, one 17 year old girl got her head cut of by a 22 year old iraq boy. so before you speak. Do research! Europe is diying.

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

No worse than Europe’s colonization of the whole world for centuries.

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  James

maybe but i didnt live then. I dont go out alone after 18.00 in Sweden anymore. its the worst here

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Remember, a child of Arab immigrants in Europe helped Sweden get its fifth win.

Sun
Sun
1 year ago
Reply to  Alybloggs

True. Even Dami’s epic performance couldn’t get top three with televote that year. I can’t say the color didn’t have any effect.

T.J.
T.J.
1 year ago

Two words: Fake News.
LOL

James
James
1 year ago

Just for reference, here’s the live performance he was in some years ago on ASAP (All-Star Sunday Afternoon Party) that Wiwibloggs mentioned above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN27nd-SQTA

Xoxoxo
Xoxoxo
1 year ago

Everyone will choose now young exotic pop-latino-r’n’b male singers aka Luca Hänni? Spain, Cyprus, Austria? Who else? Originality pls!

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Xoxoxo

He’s Filipino, not Latino.

gajajq
gajajq
1 year ago
Reply to  James

Filipinos had Latin custumbs, her surname, in fact is in Spanish. That know a days, don’t speak Spanish because, US, they had still Spanish Tradition.

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  gajajq

That’s a gross generalization. Not everyone has Spanish surnames (i.e. Gatmaitan, Katigbak, Yuchengco, Pangilinan, Mangudadatu, Tatlonghari, etc). We don’t speak Spanish except for expats, those who are taking up language courses to become teachers and call center agents, and descendants of the few remaining Spanish families still residing here. While we do have Spanish words embedded into many of our languages, we also have loan words coming from English, Hokkien, and Sanskrit. While we do observe Catholic holidays, we also observe Islamic holidays such as Eid’l Fitr as well, with Islam predating Christianity as the oldest practicing religion in the… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Xoxoxo

luca hanni, blas canto n sandro nicolas are pop af and definitely not r&b lmfaooo imagine being this ignoranf

American ESC Fan
American ESC Fan
1 year ago
Reply to  Xoxoxo

None of the mentioned names are Latino

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

Am I the only one that would love to see Sara de Blue representing Austria at the Contest?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

Or representing any country, to be honest. (She did originally apply for San Marino.)

Klaus
Klaus
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

Dito i love Sara de Blue i hope she make it the next years

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

i dont get how San Marino couldnt choose her. After that i didnt care for San marino that much beccuse they didnt care for themselfes when they didnt choose her.

escinjected
escinjected
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

she stated on instagram some time ago that she is currently working on managing to represent austria (she has also been writing with cesar and his team i think) & aims to do it in the near future, but not next year

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Why not ? We need more diversity, so far we have only 2 boys,one group and one girl, i wish more for groups or pairs actually

Xoxoxo
Xoxoxo
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

Yes, groups are bringing their own and unique music style. Solo singers are only voices with foreign songs without any connections. We want to see more of really musicians!

James
James
1 year ago

Good/Mabuti.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
1 year ago

If Vincent Bueno has a shot then so should Elly V! She came runner up behind Zoë in 2016 NF which was the same year that he competed in.

Azaad
Azaad
1 year ago

Would also be helpful in courting part of the Armenian diaspora vote- and national Armenian vote as well (of course if she qualifies Austria are getting universal 24th places in all aspects of Azeri voting)

eurovisioninjected
eurovisioninjected
1 year ago

yes i would love to see her! i hope she gets her chance soon, she said she would reconsider eurovision earlier this year

Mr Vanilla Bean
1 year ago

Careful with that source, though. This garbage piece is known for inventing entire interviews that never happened. It’s Aftonbladet on steroids.

Mr Vanilla Bean
1 year ago

Good point. Then it’s The White House Press Secretary on steroids.

Azaad
Azaad
1 year ago

I would think that Aftonbladet are more reliable for MelFest than Austria’s selection though

Lindon
Lindon
1 year ago

Christian Ude of Kleine Zeitung confirms the report of Österreich.

Mr Vanilla Bean
1 year ago

I hope not. It would be a very logical choice for those ORF eggheads in charge, though. Boring and plain is exciting and groundbreaking to them.

Jaws
Jaws
1 year ago

Du bist mal wieder so eine negative Pfeife…Vincent hat sich in den letzten Jahren echt super entwickelt und ist vor allem ein richtiges Showtalent..wäre echt eine gute Entscheidung…natürlich mit dem richtigen Song

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

He was my favourite Austrian entry in that terrible 2016 national final.

Jaws
Jaws
1 year ago

wow Vincent ist super…ein super Sänger und ein Showtalent

Jaws
Jaws
1 year ago

Vincent ist super…ein super Sänger und ein richtiges Showtalent..Bravo Österreich