Austria’s Eurovision 2021 hopeful Vincent Bueno is set to leave for Rotterdam very soon. There, he will sing his song “Amen” in the second semi-final of this year’s contest. However, before leaving he visited ORF’s talent show Starmania to perform his song live for the first time on TV.
Vincent Bueno performs “Amen” live for the first time
The performance was not planned and was meant to surprise the show’s contestants and the viewers at home. Sitting behind a grand piano, the Phillipino-Austrian star brought a vocally flawless performance of his song.
With firepits surrounding the piano, it quickly looked like a proper Eurovision performance. However, Vincent told Arabella Kiesbauer that he is not planning to sit behind the piano in Rotterdam. He explained to the Eurovision 2015 host that the piano was only meant for his performance on Starmania.
Although seven is his lucky number, Vincent also told Arabella that singing fifth in the second semi-final is fine too. When asked whether he had watched his fellow competitors, Vincent answered:
“A little bit. I love music, I think the music gets more interesting and cooler year by year. I try to focus on that right now.”
Back in 2008, Vincent himself won a talent show at ORF. Then just aged 21 he won the final of Musical! Die Show. Therefore, he strongly sympathised with the Starmania contestants . He said:
“Here up, there is always this feeling of dying before the judgement comes. I think you do it so great and just continue doing that.”
When Arabella asked him whether the “feeling of dying” was really strong back then, Vincent asked, laughing:
“Yes, it is this bad, isn’t it?”
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