Vincent Bueno will sing "Amen" at Eurovision 2021

He’s the “Alive” singer who was set to represent Austria in Rotterdam last year. And now, the title of Vincent Bueno’s song for Eurovision 2021 has been revealed. His track “Amen” is set to be released in the week beginning Monday 8 March.

ORF Eurovision talent scout Eberhard Forcher broke the news in a Facebook post. “Today I can tell you the title. Vincent will compete with with ‘Amen’ in Rotterdam”, he wrote. “You can look forward to something very special,” he adds.

Vincent Bueno will sing “Amen” for Austria at Eurovision 2021

Vincent Bueno and official Eurovision channels are yet to make a statement about “Amen”. But we can expect an official announcement very soon.

Vincent worked with a team of international hitmakers on his Eurovision song. Jonas Thander — who himself has worked with Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Sergey Lazarev — serves as the lead producer on “Amen”.

 

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Also credited are Swiss producer Pele Loriano and British songwriter Ashley Hicklin. Together, they co-wrote Jurij Veklenko’s “Run With The Lions”. As well, Ashley has many Eurovision credits credits to his name, including Blas Cantó’s “Universo” and Tom Dice’s “Me and My Guitar”.

Additionally, creative visionary Marvin Dietmann will stage “Amen” in Rotterdam. In 2014, Marvin staged Conchita Wurst’s winning performance of “Rise Like a Phoenix”. At Eurovision 2021, Marvin is also staging the Cypriot entry from Elena Tsagrinou.

Vincent Bueno at Eurovision

Vincent Bueno began his Eurovision journey in 2016, when he competed in the Austrian national final with “All We Need is That Love”. Then in 2017, he provided backing vocals at Eurovision for Nathan Trent on “Running On Air”.

In 2020, ORF internally selected Vincent Bueno to represent Austria at Eurovision 2021 with his soulful dance-pop track “Alive”. But his Eurovision dreams were snatched away when the 2020 contest was cancelled in light of COVID-19 restrictions.

At Eurovision 2021, Vincent Bueno will perform “Amen” in the first half of the second semi-final.

What do you think of this song title? What are you expecting “Amen” to sound like? Let us know in the comments below. 

Read more Austria Eurovision 2021 news here 

 

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Dawid
Dawid
6 months ago

Damn, you’re so tolerant. Remember how song called “Prayer” won? As long as it doesn’t insult anyone, what’s your problem

Film
Film
6 months ago

Wait. Slovenia just revealed Ana Sokli? will sing also “Amen”

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
6 months ago

Sounds promising. Hope its even better than ‘Alive’!

Azaad
Azaad
6 months ago

Amen is a term that has almost transcended explicitly religious connotations. The way some of you are theorising, it’s almost like he’s said he’ll be singing a hymn. Moreover, in terms of Christian denomination, both Austria and The Philippines are overwhelmingly Catholic above other denominations of the faith, so the idea of a gospel style number (which is rooted in African American Protestant churches) seems a bit off. Chances are that Amen will be of a similar genre and style to Alive.

sajad
sajad
6 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

they said that it is not a religious song and the song title is written in big letters, AMEN.

James
James
6 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

We also have a lot of renewed Christians and I have to admit, they seem very inspired when it comes with creating songs of praise.

Anyway, I’m gonna guess that the song is actually is actually very secular than what the song’s title my suggest.

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
6 months ago

Loved his entry from last year, I am excited 🙂

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago

Did they decide before or after “El Diablo” was announced? Are songs with religious flavour allowed in ESC? I’m laughing hard at this “El Diablo” and “Amen” song titles. All main religions are against women and LGBTIQ individuals/community. Religious people can be so intolerant and bad to other people that you wonder what got into them. The ESC-LGBTI love is real. I’m really hoping there won’t be an anti-LGBTIQ message on stage. EBU should put a delay in the broadcast, for sure. We all know what happened with Hatari in the green room. 

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Yes, I’m intolerant. I don’t tolerate ignorance and manipulation in the name of something that doesn’t exist. 

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Oh Lordi, I wouldn’t want to watch that live, not after a year without ESC. But coffee and cake is always a great idea. Coffee coffee cake and coffee, actually. Coffee in the batter, coffee in the cream, and coffee to drink. Can you imagine the excitement?

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
6 months ago

Can I get a gay-man? (If you know, you know.)

Thomas Sturley
6 months ago

Dont be bitter just be better

James
James
6 months ago

Or could be a slang. Depending on where you are, “amen” could mean “Yeah men!” or “Yemen” or even “Alien”.

Susi
Susi
6 months ago

Very much looking forward to his song. I don’t think it will be a gospel inspired ballad, but something high quality contemporary. The Austrian broadcaster’s Eurovision scout is very fond of his entry. So expectations are high – as Eberhard Forcher usually is not that enthusiastic ….

NickC
NickC
6 months ago

Given the fact that he is not the most inclusive person, not sure if it is the best idea to use religious references, but hey, maybe he is speaking directly to his base.

Susi
Susi
6 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Do you know him to be able to judge if he is an inclusive person? Everyone who really knows him speaks highly of his character.

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago
Reply to  Susi

He said he does not want his children to be gay. Even with all of his denials of homophobia, he never unsaid it.

James
James
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Part of that is cultural, being from country that still has a skewed view towards its own LGBTQ+ community (which is getting even more vibrant in recent years despite the conservative nature of Philippine society). It’s on record (in German) so he really can’t take back what he said. At the same time, as long as he actually doesn’t do unto others what he doesn’t want others to do unto him, for the sake of protecting his family’s privacy if ever Eurofans do the unthinkable and attack them (much like what they’re doing now with Tix and Jendrik out of… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago
Reply to  James

All homophobia is cultural – there’s never any rational reason behind it. Of course his family should be left out of this.

James
James
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

The level of prejudice is always different I noticed in every country, depending on how progressive some have gotten and how others are still living under a rock.

Sadly, some countries used to be much more tolerant but colonization changed that real quick.

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Homophobia stems from “religion” in the “Western” world. We don’t really know much that happened socially before anno 0 with the exception of the *Old Testament* and most of us know what it claims. That’s the basis for all “Western cultures”, progress be damned. You are right indeed – there ism’t anything rational behind it even though one might assume that “procration” is the issue. It’s actually “control” including that of “women’s body” and lack of autonomy. Then it became that firmly inserted into the social consciousness that even “non-religious people” can be “homophobic”. I won’t get into differences from… Read more »

James
James
6 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Francesco Gabbani also used “Amen” as his Sanremo Newcomer’s Section entry. He even used the name of a colonizer who nearly circumnavigated the world before getting killed as a title of one other song he had.

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  James

He also used “namaste” and “ole” and “karma” and “Chanel” or such. Key words to illustrate the message of his song in 2017:)

LEnx
LEnx
6 months ago

It’s a gospel ballad which was also submitted to the Swiss selection 2020! Good luck to Vincent!

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
6 months ago
Reply to  LEnx

Again after Cesar?

Nadine
Nadine
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom Ripley

Why not…Cyprus sends Fuego every year

sajad
sajad
6 months ago
Reply to  LEnx

no its not gospel

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
6 months ago

It probably won’t. Even though “Amen” is religious, isn’t the word amen used a lot for agreement on social media? Also, “Amen” could be a pun for “a man” just like how Benny Cristo made the Omaga pun.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
6 months ago

Loved his song last year but my only concern was that that was the BEST Vincent Bueno I could hope for. His follow-up song was nowhere near as good.
I hope I’m wrong because I think he’s a great performer but song quality may be an issue.

Mircs
Mircs
6 months ago

Even if I wasn’t a fan of ‘Alive’ I’m looking forward to hear ‘Amen’. I do like Vincent as a personality and artist. Hopefullly it’s something worthy and orignial for him, because he’s a great singer.

Amadeus
Amadeus
6 months ago

Why? Was his previous song religious?

Escfan
Escfan
6 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

It’s called Amen

Paul
Paul
6 months ago
Reply to  Escfan

Maybe it’s a RuPaul homage!

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago

Jorn would not be pleased