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.