Vincent Bueno

March is almost here and after a long, cold winter it‘s time to come “Alive” again. Austria’s Vincent Bueno will help us with that by finally revealing his Eurovision 2020 song on Thursday 5 March. Despite previous speculation that the entry would drop one day earlier, Eurovision.tv has officially confirmed the reveal date.

Vincent Bueno will release “Alive” on 5 March

As in previous years, the reveal will once again take place on the popular Ö3-Wecker radio show. They are expected to play the song for Rotterdam at approximately 7:40 CET.

Eurovision 2020: What kind of song can we expect from Austria?

Vincent was confirmed back in December 2019, when ORF also teased us with the title of his song for Rotterdam. It’s still a well-kept secret whether “Alive” gives us the same energy as Imri Ziv’s “I Feel Alive” back in 2017 — as some fans already suggest. All we know is that Vincent’s song will be upbeat. Listening to Vincent’s previous work, we know this could go in a very contemporary, Spotify-friendly direction.

Vincent has dropped some clues about the song since being announced as Austria’s Eurovision rep.

He gave us five hashtags that have kept everyone guessing: #alive #vincent bueno #fireshots #hiddenheroes and #behindthewall.

As an explanation he says that his happiness comes from deep within and that we should break down our egos, as life can be much easier and freer that way. The DNA of a hero or a heroine is inside of every single person. Maybe these topics will recover in the lyrics of “Alive”? We’ll soon find out.

One thing we know for sure: Going uptempo is a new direction for Austria after Nathan Trent’s mid-tempo song in 2017, Cesar Sampson’s soulful third-place finisher “Nobody But You” in 2018 and Paenda’s stripped-back “Limits” in 2019. Will this change bring the nation back to the final after one year off?

Who is Vincent Bueno?

Vincent Bueno was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. He is of Filipino ethnicity. Vincent 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.

He has also released two albums — the German-language “Wieder leben” (Being Alive Again) from 2016 and the English “INVINCIBLE” in 2018. Vincent is already experienced when it comes to Eurovision. He competed in Austria’s 2016 national selection. And the R&B star is no stranger to the main Eurovision stage either. In 2017, Vincent provided backing vocals to Nathan Trent.

Are you excited to hear “Alive”? What kind of style do you expect from Austria? Let us know in the comments.

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Greekzao
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Greekzao

I’m glad someone asian represents a country in Europe. Since i’m asian myself I feel like the representation of east asian people in the Eurovision has been low since 2016…

NoTo
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NoTo

Maybe because the show is in Europe not Asia?

Tibor
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Tibor

So? There are a lot of Europeans of Asian descent.

The Roop is On Fire
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The Roop is On Fire

Well, Jessica Mauboy (Australia 2018) is part-Indonesian and Laura Kastel of S!sters (Germany 2019) is part-Filipino. The contest may have not heavily emphasized their races but they might have at least expressed them in some ways there.

Susi
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Susi

Excited! He will deliver an uptempo song – something that us urgently need this year.

Kosey
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Kosey

I wonder if it will have a similar theme to Liza’s song in Norway?

Jonas
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Jonas

I very much doubt it…

Joe
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Joe

Look what happened with Cesar Sampson! Not even an inkling of a thought that he could win, then he wins the jury vote!

Marionette
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Marionette

I will definitely be asleep when Alive premieres

The Roop is On Fire
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The Roop is On Fire

Yeah do that until after the contest

James
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James

It’s in the morning, unless you actually don’t have things to do like work or school.

Simon
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Simon

Vincent is a very powerfull men with a good Voice ….and he can dance.I think he is a big Suprise this Year.Go Austria ????

Lindon
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Lindon

Wrong, it is March 4th.
Watch this interview. It took place this morning:
https://youtu.be/4iO5AloxgNo

Tristan
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Tristan

“Alive” will be presented to chosen press members on March 4th. But the official premiere is on the 5th.

Lindon
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Lindon

Second and third part of Guten Morgen Österreich

https://youtu.be/JvkMY84OTLM

https://youtu.be/kiEw10CW68s

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

Completely forgot Austria already had an artist tbh, hoping for the best

Tristan
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Tristan

“Alive” will be presented to chosen press members on March 4th. But the official premiere is on the 5th.

kohen
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kohen

same

Nikko
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Nikko

Off-Topic:
How is the Eurovision Song Contest usually called in your country? In Germany it is “Grand Prix” before Lena’s victory and “ESC” [EH-ESS-TSEH] after. In Austria it is just “Song Contest”. In Serbia “Evrovizija”, in Russia “Evrovidenye”, in the Netherlands “Eurovisie Songfestivaal” etc.

Jessey
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Jessey

In belguim I say eurosong

Joe
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Joe

Israelis, the Irish, and the Brits like calling it “The Eurovision.” I believe in Italy they call it Eurofestival.

Safiya
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Safiya

Eurowizja in Poland

Egyptian Spaghetti
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Egyptian Spaghetti

Eurabaczannie (guess the language)

Rose
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Rose

Czech

Colin
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Colin

It was traditionally Eurosong in Croatia, but now you also hear Eurovizija. The two have been used interchangeably on fan sites, although the official HRT title is still Eurosong.

Jonas
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Jonas

In 1996 they tried to make that a thing, it was the new branding on the logo, the hosts in Oslo referred to “EuroSong” instead of Eurovision – I don’t know what the reasoning behind that was, but it didn’t last.

Joe
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Joe

I think for ease of communication, plus it went along with that whole modern image they were trying. But yeah, it was dumb, and pretty much all of the contestants and commentators still called it Eurovision. It’s funny to note, however, that the Eurovision parody on Father Ted was called “EuroSong” – and then, when Eurovision ACTUALLY got renamed EuroSong that year, Ireland scored a far better finish than “My Lovely Horse”‘s nul points.

kohen
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kohen

its actually written “eurovision” but we pronounce like “erevizyon” or “örovizyon” in Turkish

James
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James

For Spain, it’s typically “El Festival de Eurovisión” or “Eurovisión” in short form. In Portugal’s case, and I only saw this in one of their promos a few years back, it’s “Festival Eurovisão da Canção” or “Eurovisão” for short.

Milye
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Milye

I already feel like Thea Devy’s song is better then this

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

…and considering how awful that song is, this would have people screaming for Paenda to come back.

Milye
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Milye

Sudnji dan is a masterpiece