After Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam was cancelled because of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Eurovision fans wondered which countries would keep their artists for Eurovision 2021.

Several have already declared their intention to stick with their 2020 acts, and on Thursday Austria became the latest to do so. Vincent Bueno will represent the country at Eurovision 2021.

Vincent Bueno will represent Austria in Eurovision 2021

Vincent is very happy to be extended the opportunity to represent Austria at Eurovision 2021. He said: “I am incredibly happy that I can be there next year and thankful for ORF’s trust in me.”

The Austrian broadcaster ORF, who chose Vincent internally, is happy to continue the collaboration with Vincent. ORF Program Director Mag. Kathrin Zechner said:

“We chose Vincent Bueno last December because he is a unique performer who took every stage with his passion and would have swept Europe away with his incredible energy. In the past few months, he has fully met our expectations regarding the commitment, creativity and artistic implementation of his song, the video and his planned performance.”

Austria’s Eurovision 2020 replacement

ORF also revealed their plans to broadcast a replacement ESC2020. The Austrian broadcaster will organize the ESC Video Edition Challenge on April 14th, 16th and 18th at 8:15 p.m.

A jury with knowledge of Eurovsion will rank the videos of the 41 songs produced for Rotterdam in three shows. After the third and final show, the jury will announce their top 3. After this, the audience will be asked to vote for their favorite artists. Based on the jury votes and the audience votes, the video winner of ESC2020 will be announced.

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.

He has also released two albums — the German-language “Wieder leben” from 2016 and the English “INVINCIBLE” in 2018.

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 enduring despite the demands of parenthood.

Are you happy that Vincent is returning for ESC2021? What do you think of Austria’s ESC2020 replacement? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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Klaus

Why is this report not on Facebook!!!

Koen
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Koen

Now this is setting the right example! A real tribute to the songs and artists of ESC 2020! I hope more decisions like these will follow and I’m eager to know what the EBU has in store.

Denis
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Denis

Don’t keep your hopes up. By this stage it will be 3 hours of showing the videos, without even voting..

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I really enjoyed Alive and was really looking forward to seeing it performed live. I know some of the lyrics are a little over familiar but I thought they’d pull out a big show that would lift it further. I’m glad Vincent is back, I’m expecting a similar song

KESC
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KESC

His song was very underrated imo. I really liked it, and it had potential.
Nevertheless, I also hope for a stronger entry next year 😉

Anthony
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Anthony

So now we have 11 artists for 2021.
What I don’t like is that he can’t sing “Alive” in 2021.
Hope his song next year can manage to rack up enough points to qualify.

Pomerani
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Pomerani

Why all the hate? 🙁 I love his song, it’s in my top 10. And all artists deserve to be reselected.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Well he is one of the acts I don’t mind, but I’m not impressed by.

Mia
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Mia

I don’t remember his song at all, which is bad sign 😛
This is chance to get better song.

Una
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Una

Same here.

Colin
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Colin

Glad to have him back! Hopefully he scores better on my list next year. A good choice for Austria. 🙂

klree
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klree

Can they livestream that on youtube please? because here in the netherlands they gonna do a boring re broadcast of ”de beste angers” -.-

Pomerani
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Pomerani

They can still change the programming if the EBU comes up with something fun. But it’s indeed disappointing..

Joey
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Joey

Lol, I would’ve liked De Beste Zangers if they’d have more likeable artists… The only ones I’m excited for are Edsilia Rombley and OG3NE…

Denis
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Denis

Isn’t EBU planning a show of their own to be shown in all countries? Seems like no one seems interested since broadcasters are planning their own shows. Whats going on?

Whisker
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Whisker

Imo, EBU has the responsability to share the 2020 songs with the world considering the no return song rule for 2021.

An American ESC Fan
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An American ESC Fan

Y’all are so inexplicably mean to him. Go Vincent! Good luck in 2021 😀

Tom
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Tom

He is so boring tbh

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

Incredibly so. Probably why he got chosen by the broadcaster. Boring is their brand when it comes to entertainment.

Azaad
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Azaad

This was the same broadcaster that did pick Conchita…

Jake
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Jake

Lol everytime I see a comment from you it get down to negative votes lol

Lily
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Lily

Zero charisma

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

It was my favourite dance song of the year and really suited Vincent’s style and vocal delivery. I hope they can work on something that I like just as much and am super happy that he’ll get the opportunity.

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

Bummer.

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Gorilla716

Good for him and hopefully he’ll have a better song next year. It’s good to see many of the internal selection countries sticking to their artists and hopefully the other ones like France and Russia will stick to their artist as well.

Alo
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Alo

Just send a better song now..

Octopus
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Octopus

Why can’t I post throw up smiles here? There are? s instead of them.

Octopus
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Octopus

???? No. Thank you..

Octopus
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Octopus

?????? I have just threw up.. No, thank you. Pass

Whisker
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Whisker

Seek medical help then.

James
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James

Right after his daughter’s birthday. Woohoo!

Congrats and I’m looking forward what he has in store for 2021. 🙂

Joe
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Joe

Happy for him. Glad to see most of the internal selection countries are sticking to their guns.

P!nk Forever
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P!nk Forever

What a bummer! Send Left Boy or bust! —->

Kent
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Kent

You mean swipe left? Doh!