The Austrian representative at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, Cesár Sampson, who was selected internally by ORF, says he expects a good results in Lisbon with his entry “Nobody But You” in a recent interview to news.at.
“My team is very well versed, I am very experienced and there is nothing in the way of getting a good results”. Cesar noted he is not intimidated by the possibility of null points, “No, I’m not afraid of that. Because if this song, which is already created, gets zero points, then this is the best Eurovision with the strongest field in the history of the contest”.
The 34-year old has revealed that his entry is mid-tempo and not a ballad. “Thematically it has a spiritual component. It is about the search for universal love. Anyway, it’s not a love song for a specific person”.
The song has been written by Cesar himself, as well as Sebastian Arman, who produced Conchita Wurst’s winning entry, and Boris Milanov, who composed a number of Bulgaria’s high scoring entries. “Nobody But You” will be released to the public in February.
Cesar sees the 2016 Eurovision winner Jamala as a role model because “she has managed to align her artistic identity with the character of Eurovision. It was extremely authentic, but she has nevertheless made a song that carries people and that is the main goal”. He noted Conchita as a favourite from Austria.
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest won’t be the singer and songwriter’s first. He acted as a backing vocalist for the Bulgarian performers at both the 2016 and 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. On both occasions, the entries ended in the top five.