Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
The final minute totally fails to leave an impact.
Austria’s Cezár Sampson has just presented his Eurovision song, Nobody Bot You on Hit Radio ö3.
Cezár will perform in the second half of semi-1.
Being from the same writing team as Kristian Kostov’s Beautiful Mess, one can hear the quality running through this track. The main issue is that it sounds half finished or under cooked in places. The final minute totally fails to leave an impact. Maybe that will happen when performed live in May.
I’m not sure if it’s just me, but Cesár doesn’t have the look of a star in that video. He looks old and seems the lack that attention-grabbing stage presence required for Eurovision. There’s no doubting the quality of his vocals, given he’s done backing at Eurovision for both Kristian Kostov and Poli Genova. It maybe controversial, yet I can’t help thinking that maybe Cezár is better suited to a support role, rather than a lead performer.
The running order will determine Austria’s qualification hopes. At the moment, I think it is borderline around 10th-14th.
- Vocally secure
- Modern and credible
- Juries should be on board, to a certain degree
- Song doesn’t hit the sort of heights its capable of
- Could fall between the cracks
- Will struggle on televote
Can Austria make the final this year?