AUSTRIA 🇦🇹 Cesár Sampson, third in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, clarified the controversy with Doron Medalie, composer of “Toy”: “He turned to me and said: ‘We love you.'” Following the announcement of Netta Barzilai’s victory, singer Cesár Sampson, Austria’s representative, tried to congratulate the singer, having been barred by Doron Medalie, composer of the winning theme. The images were transmitted live, and the controversy was established in social networks.
Three weeks after the Grand Final, Cesár Sampson used social networks to explain the whole situation: “I’ve known Doron since 2016. He was one of the first to congratulate me when it was announced that he would represent Austria and was also the first to congratulate “said the singer, noting that the composer, who was recently involved in a controversy in the Israeli newspapers, acted with bad intentions in the Final of the event.
It was not his fault … The place where the delegation was going to be totally restricted to the winning entourage.There were extra bodyguards around the artist … They simply protected the artists’ Netta. “Doron turned to me and said,” We love you “That’s all that happened … I had not talked about it … because there was nothing to talk about.”
In the meantime Doron Medalie apologised to Netta over his recent comments with which he claimed two be the true winner of Eurovision instead of the Israeli singer. “I know that you do not want me to apologize to you, but I beg your pardon for this whole thing.”
AUSTRIA – It became known that Cesár Sampson’s entry “Nobody But You” was originally submitted to BBC for the UK national selection. Obviously the song was rejected by BBC as wee never saw it competing in the national final. Austria though accepted the song and selected Cesár Sampson internally with that song and they were right as the song was qualified to the Grand Final as we all know last Tuesday. The revelation took place by BBC itself.
By the way, Cesár Sampson was last night at the Euroclub. Get a glimpse of his performance below
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AUSTRIA – After two stops the rehearsal of César Sampson concluded. We know César Sampson is one of the best vocal performers in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest edition but I cannot understand why today the vocals were mediocre. They seem to really try to figure out what they will do with the platform and uncertainty doesn’t really win the fan attention or positive reactions. Still Austria could be an easy qualifier but at this moment I doubt. There seems to be emphasis on the backing vocals in this second rehearsal which are strong but still they ned to co-ordinate more. Yes, I agree, this is why they call it rehearsal and yes, I agree as knowing what great vocalist César Sampson is, everything will be fine.
ESCKAZ.COM: The rehearsal is delaying the schedule as we get three full runs after all – the first one was held back a lot but in the second one sounded more like it should.
ESCBUBBLE.COM: The rehearsal is delaying the schedule as we get three full runs after all – the first one was held back a lot but in the second one sounded more like it should.
ESCXTRA.COM: The rehearsal is delaying the schedule as we get three full runs after all – the first one was held back a lot but in the second one sounded more like it should.
EUROVOIX.COM: The projections of Cesar word well but the ‘shards’ featuring close ups of him are quite out of place for where they are in the performance, but don’t necessarily take anything away from it.
AUSTRIA – Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has revealed she has been receiving regular treatment for HIV for several years. The Austrian singer said she was forced to share her diagnosis after being blackmailed by an ex-boyfriend.
Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has revealed she has been receiving regular treatment for HIV for several years. The Austrian singer said she was forced to share her diagnosis after being blackmailed by an ex-boyfriend.
“I have been HIV positive for many years,” Wurst wrote on her Instagram profile. “This is actually irrelevant to the public, but an ex-boyfriend has threatened to take this private information public and I will never give anyone the right to frighten me and influence my life because of it.”
Wurst added that the virus was below the detectability threshold and could therefore no longer be passed on.
“I hope to give others courage and to take another step against the stigmatization of people who, through their own behavior or that of others, have become infected with HIV,” she added.
heute ist der tag gekommen, mich für den rest meines lebens von einem damoklesschwert zu befreien: ich bin seit vielen jahren hiv-positiv. das ist für die öffentlichkeit eigentlich irrelevant, aber ein ex-freund droht mir, mit dieser privaten information an die öffentlichkeit zu gehen, und ich gebe auch in zukunft niemandem das recht, mir angst zu machen und mein leben derart zu beeinflussen. seit ich die diagnose erhalten habe, bin ich in medizinischer behandlung, und seit vielen jahren unterbrechungsfrei unter der nachweisgrenze, damit also nicht in der lage, den virus weiter zu geben. ich wollte aus mehreren gründen bisher nicht damit an die öffentlichkeit gehen, nur zwei davon will ich hier nennen: der wichtigste war mir meine familie, die seit dem ersten tag bescheid weiss und mich bedingungslos unterstützt hat. ihnen hätte ich die aufmerksamkeit für den hiv-status ihres sohnes, enkels und bruders gerne erspart. genauso wissen meine freunde seit geraumer zeit bescheid und gehen in einer unbefangenheit damit um, die ich jeder und jedem betroffenen wünschen würde. zweitens ist es eine information, die meiner meinung nach hauptsächlich für diejenigen menschen von relevanz ist, mit denen sexueller kontakt infrage kommt. coming out ist besser als von dritten geoutet zu werden. ich hoffe, mut zu machen und einen weiteren schritt zu setzen gegen die stigmatisierung von menschen, die sich durch ihr eigenes verhalten oder aber unverschuldet mit hiv infiziert haben. an meine fans: die information über meinen hiv-status mag neu für euch sein – mein status ist es nicht! es geht mir gesundheitlich gut, und ich bin stärker, motivierter und befreiter denn je. danke für eure unterstützung!
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Wurst, who is the alter ego of drag artist Tom Neuwirth, rose to fame after winning the 2014 Eurovision song contest with the song “Rise Like a Phoenix.”
Wurst sought to reassure the public about her health, writing “I’m well and I’m stronger, more motivated and more liberated than ever. Thank you for your support!”
The singer is scheduled to host the “Amadeus Austrian Music Award” and is also working with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra on a new album entitled “From Vienna with Love,” due out in October.
AUSTRIA – It is no secret that Austria is back in the Eurovision game as ORF is taking the contest serious after many many years of failed results. Conchita’c victory forced ORF to be every year serious and careful with what they submit to the Eurovision Song Contest and since 2014 every year their entry whether we like it or not is receiving our respect. This is happening in 2018 as well. Cesár Sampson is more than a sexy hunk. He is talented with a great voice which has been proven from his backing vocal past in the song contest. It seems that his last venture with Kristian Kostov in 2017 made him more confident to become ready to take over the leading role on stage.
Cesár Sampson is an Austrian singer, songwriter, and model. He will represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song “Nobody but You”. With no pompous announcements the song was released this morning and the Eurofans recognised the quality and the good structure of the song. It is no secret that this type of songs might do well Orr might just disappear in the scoreboard but on thing is for sure: we will not forget Cesár’s voice.
Sampson was born in Linz, Austria. He worked for many years as a social worker. In music domain, he was part of the music formations Symphonix International and Electric Church. Sampson had previously performed backing vocals for the Bulgarian acts for two consecutive years in the 2016 and 2017 contests. He was a backing vocalist first for Poli Genova in the Bulgarian song entry to Eurovision 2016 “If Love Was a Crime” and in Kristian Kostov’s in Bulgarian entry to Eurovision 2017 “Beautiful Mess”.
Austria has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 50 times since its debut in 1957. The country has won twice, in 1966, with the song “Merci Chérie” by Udo Jürgens, and in 2014, with the song “Rise Like a Phoenix” by Conchita Wurst. Austria currently holds the record for longest gap between wins, with 48 years between victories.
The moment we posted this article the betting odd returns for Austria had slightly risen which give a smooth and positive message that Austria is moving to the right direction. The video clip itself is well produced and of course we wish the very best for Cesár and Austria. After all for me and my team Vienna’s hosting of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest edition was one of the best ever, especially for the press and media representatives.
sexiest man in #Eurovision2018 😚
— Chris ツ (@ChrisDK1984) March 9, 2018
— Keith Mills (@KeithMillsD7) March 9, 2018
Thanks for that great song. Now we really have chances getting into the final 🤗🤗☺️☺️
— Thomas Rettenwander (@RettiTom) March 9, 2018
Great song! Best of luck!
— Sherlock (#TeamThiem) (@SherlockH85) March 9, 2018
You have a very soulful voice. Great song. All the best to you… 😍
— Dami Im Lover❤️ (@erleen25) March 9, 2018
Very cool! Reminds me of @Kwabs a bit.
— Ben CG (@rio_ben) March 9, 2018
HELLOOO! THIS IS AUTRIA! 🇦🇹😃
Love how our neighbors come with amazing voices every year since Conchita‘s win 2014! 👍♥️😃
— Wolfgang 🇩🇪 #TeamESC (@EurovisionWolf) March 9, 2018
I’M LOVING YOUR SONG!!! YOUR MUSIC VIDEO IS AMAZING!!! AUSTRIA TO THE GRAND FINAL!!!
— Sour Ginger 😬😈 (@ruby_and_winnie) March 9, 2018
— Dan 🇦🇺 (@mr_kelsey_) March 9, 2018
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