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Top 5 Things about Cesar (Austria)

Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 25, 2018 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

50 times in Eurovision, 46 finals and 2 times winner! It's Austria calling.

Who's  Cesar? Let's find his hourney to Eurovision.

1. Cesár Sampson is a singer, songwriter, and model with 34.

2. He worked for many years as a social worker.

4. Cesár has toured the world as the lead singer from some of Austria's most recognisable bands including Kruder & Dorfmeister, Sofa Surfers, and Louie Austen.

4.  He was part of the music formation Symphonix International, a musical production and events project, mostly active in Austria and Bulgaria.

5. Eurovision is not new for him. He previously performed backing vocals for the Bulgarian acts: for Poli Genova in "If Love Was a Crime" and for Kristian Kostov during his performance of "Beautiful Mess".



Lisbon: a nation with heritage of conquerors is especially inclusive and open today

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on March 11, 2018 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

He sang twice as background singer at eurovision and this year is the internal selection for Austria. We had the chance to speak to Cesar and speak about Portugal, Salvador's victory of course and what he expects of Lisbon 2018.

1. Cesar, when you think about Portugal, what is the first thing having in mind?


Portugal is in fact one of my favorite 3 Countries that I have ever been to, and has been for a long time! My first associations are friendly people, exploration and Cristiano Ronaldo:)


2. Have you ever been to Lisbon and what did you like the most? Or what are you the most excited about Lisbon, if it is your first time?


I was in Lisbon three times, 2 times professionally and once recently (shooting footage for the eurovision postcard). I played 2 of my most emotionally touching live concerts in Portugal, i have never before or since felt an energy quite like the one the portuguese audience gave me back then. I was still a boy back then, so the memory stuck with me.



3. What was your reaction about the victory of Salvador last year?


Having been on the production end of it all I viewed it primarily in terms of „what does this win say about the desires and yearnings of the audience and how will it affect eurovision in the future?“ i hope it will inspire future artists to be more comfortable sending songs of less common styles to eurovision.


4. You already joined twice as background singer the contest. How would you explain this experience to your best friend?


I wouldnt describe it as having been there as a background singer primarily. I‘s twll him my team needed me to work with the singers and backing singers on site, overseeing the conversion from the studio version to the live version. Of course , wanting to support our artists in every way possible, it was clear to me that i‘d help out vocally as well.


5. How did the idea come up to represent Austria, why not Bulgaria?


Well, at the end of the day I am austrian, and I live in Austria. Although I would love to see myself as a part-time honorary citizen of Bulgaria ��


6. What do you expect from Eurovision for your musical career?


I am working hard with my team to set ourselves up for whatever might come next , but right now i want to deliver the goods at eurovision. My heart and mind is in the now.


7. What does the theme “All aboard” means to you?


Inclusion! A well chosen slogan, considering how many nations in europa feel torn between their nature to help people in need and their fear of ...whatever it is they‘re afraid of.


8. Eurovision this year will be without big LED walls, what do you think about that fact?


I think that it can cause countries to make sure their song can hold it‘s own even without that effect, or to bring some innovations of their own. Or both!


9. The inspiration for the theme of this year was the ocean. Which meaning does it has for you?


I have been thinking about that, when i was last in Lisbon, where it becomes apparent how many different influences there are in this city, have been for hundreds of years, and the beauty and richness of culture that results from it. Its ironic how it‘s a nation with the heritage of conquerors is especially inclusive and open today. Maybe thats how you learn that you always gain something as well when you share your culture with a foreigner. In my opinion its communication and dialogue that forms character, not isolation.


10. What do you think will be the biggest difference for you this year at eurovision?

I honestly don‘t know. I guess we‘ll find out together...:)


We thank Cesar for the interview and wish all the best for Lisbon and yeah let check out how it works this time for you.


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Austria: Cesar Sampson to Lisbon

Posted by Eurovision On Top on December 5, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (8)

Cesár Sampson will represent Austria in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. As in 2017, broadcaster ORF opted for an internal selection. The artist has already enjoyed Eurovision success having been part of the Bulgarian team in both 2016 and 2017.

ORF's Television Director Kathrin Zechner said: "Cesár is rhythm, he is a child of humanity, he is a voice! Cesár lives and breathes music and is an empathic artist! He understands how to use his voice, as a singer and as a human being. His musicality, devotion to his artistry and his holistic approach to his musicianship are contagious. He is equally authentic and unique, just an outstanding Austrian artist, who is sure to make our country proud in Lisbon."

source: eurovision.tv



Is Conchita THE GREATEST SHOWMAN?

Posted by Eurovision On Top on June 28, 2017 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron´s film is titled THE GREATEST SHOWMAN!

As the name shows it is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Greatest Showman is scheduled to be released by 20th Century Fox on December 25, 2017 but our dear Conchita Wurst posted yesterday on the social media "Can't wait to share more about the special project I did for this film!"

What will it be?

So far, we can see a woman with beard in the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baLQMcOVIPU

We expect to have more news very soon!




source: Conchita's facebook


#ESC2017 #EOT weekly report #2

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on January 8, 2017 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Starting the new year a lot of people are re-starting after all the holidays into normal life, others are just celebration christmas. Also the Eurovision preparations are running an in this season a lot of songs a and artists will be selected in february and march.


Anyhow - enough time to go through the already known artists.New week - new update about the Eurovision 2017 and the next three artist we want to introduce to you.


Eurovision turned for a lot of artists and countries into the platform for young and very talented artists. All over the world the talent shows like Idol, The Voice, Raising Star, X Factor etc. bring up every year lots of talented singers, which are voted by the people at home.


But the biggest challenge for this winners is to keep in mind and to really start up a musical career which least longer than some weeks. Thats the reason why more and more this artists decide to go to Eurovision and use this international event to promote themselfes. And in a lot of cases it really helps them.


The 3 artists we want to introduce to you this week are a good example for this talented artists.



1. Austria - goes back to smart and talented

2011 was the year when Nathan Trent was at the austrian version of X factor with a band and made a 11th place. He worked on his muscial career in Vienna and was also one of the favorites for the german pre selection of this year.


In 2016 he released his first single called "Like it is" - which maybe gives you an idea about him, his talent and his voice:


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2. O'G3NE - Junior Eurovision, The Voice and now Eurovision?

It remebers a bit the band the corrs, sisters making music together. The three sisters Shelly, Lisa and Amy are the band O'G3NE.

The three girls already participated at the Junior Eurovision in 2007.

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7 years later they won the dutch The Voice as the sister girl band O'G3NE. In the blind auditions they have been to former dutch participants of the last years. Trijntje (2015) and Ilse DeLange (2014 - The Common Linnets).

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And the two ladies are a good example of how the dutch participation have been in the last years, being in 2014 very close to the victory and 2015 stucking the semi final. Any how the girls did not choose any of the two ladies as coach. And at the end they won anyhow.

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And in 2016 they have been internally selected as the representative for The Netherlands in Kiev.


3. Belgium - Blanche, will she follow on the road of success of the last years?


An other Voice of Europe and talented young girl. She participated in 2016 at the belgian version of the Voice and made it to the semi final.

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Her name is Ellie Dellvaux and maybe be she will be one of the youngest artist if this year with 17 years in may.



Keep tuned and updated about all important news related to Eurovision 2017



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