Filipino singer Vincent Bueno, who is set to represent Austria in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in The Netherlands, has released his song.
Called “Amen,” Bueno discussed that the song is more than about a dramatic relationship.
“At first glance it’s about a dramatic relationship story, but for me it’s primarily about this inner struggle with your own strengths and weaknesses, that everyone knows, which leads to a bright future,” Bueno was quoted as saying by the Eurovision website.
Furthermore, the former “ASAP Natin ’To” singer said the new song “found” him.
“We have used the past year professionally to find the perfect song at national and international level and among my own songs. In the end, we were sure that Amen is exactly that song,” according to Bueno. “The song found me.”
“Amen” premiered on Austrian radio on March 10 and is also available on the Contest’s YouTube channel.
“It is his powerful empathy that makes Vincent Bueno so special — he will touch Europe in May with his song ‘Amen,’ and with his charisma and his incredible abilities,” Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) program director Kathrin Zechner said on the Contest’s website. “He will ensure moments that are as moving as they are unforgettable at the Eurovision Song Contest.”
Bueno will be performing “Amen” at the first half of the Contest’s 2nd semifinal on May 20.
The song was composed by Jonas Thander, Bright Sparks and Tobias Carshey and produced by Thander, Pele Loriano and Mikolaj Trybulec.
ORF originally selected Bueno as last year’s entrant for Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Alive,” but was cancelled due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, but was later confirmed as the 2021 entrant.
The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on May 18, 20 and 22. Forty countries from Europe and Australia are expected to participate.