Following the cancellation of Eurovision last year, the majority of the class of 2020 received the comeback ticket to sing again at Eurovision 2021. A massive 26 artists will return to represent their countries at Eurovision 2021. But as per the standard Eurovision rules, they’ve all got new songs.
Thus, comparisons to these artists’ previous entries are inevitable. So, we want to hear from our readers. Do you prefer the returning acts’ 2020 or 2021 songs?
Today, we want to hear your opinions about Austria. In 2020, Vincent Bueno was set to sing “Alive” at Eurovision. This year, he’s taking “Amen” to Rotterdam. Two years, two very different tracks. But which is your favourite? Vote in our poll now!
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“Alive” (Austria 2020)
Vincent Bueno’s Eurovision 2020 entry was a radio-friendly dance-pop track, somewhere between the musical stylings of Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars. With the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — it scored an average of 5.53/10.
“Vincent is a performer and it was the absolute right decision to give him an upbeat song with funky elements”, wiwiblogger Calvin said. “The arrangement isn’t the most captivating or unique ever, but it fits with the general mood of the song. “Alive” awakens memories of “What’s the Pressure” (Belgium 2016). Both songs aren’t made for a studio but for the stage, where they unfold their full energy. Austria could have ended up surprisingly well!”
“Amen” (Austria 2021)
“Amen” marks a huge departure from Vincent’s 2020 sound.
His Eurovision 2021 entry is a poetic ballad about the breakdown of a relationship.
Poll battle — Austria: Which Vincent Bueno song is your favourite?
As there are only two songs to choose from, you can only vote for one. And as always, you can only vote once, so make it count. Start voting now!
Which song did you vote for? How does “Amen” weigh up against “Alive”? Let us know in the comments below.