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Cesár Sampson raises the stage for Austria during his first rehearsal

30 April 2018 at 13:20 CEST
Austria rehearsal Andres Putting
Accompanied by a spectacular light show, the Austrian singer sings 'Nobody But You' for the very first time on stage in Lisbon.

Cesár Sampson is a regular in Austria’s domestic music scene, he toured the world as part of internationally acclaimed acts like Kruder & Dorfmeister, Sofa Surfers and Loui Austen. After moving behind the scenes of the music industry, he is now back in full force as the Austrian entry for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.  

READ MORE: Cesár Sampson’s profile

Nobody But You was written by and composed by Sebastian Arman, Cesár Sampson, Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenäs and Borislav Milanov.

Performing Nobody But You on the Eurovision stage in Lisbon for the first time, Cesár Sampson took the Austrian entry to a higher level in a futuristic grey outfit. He started out on a heavily lit raised part of the stage, and later landed further down.

After his performance, asked Cesár how he felt about rehearsing Nobody But You on stage in Lisbon: "I saw for the first time what we envisioned for half a year, I am pleasantly reassured that we are on the right way."

When we asked him about the concept that his team envisioned, he described the staging for Nobody But You as: "a movement, it’s a journey. It starts very alone and it ends very connected, as a discovery and a connection to something. And a moment of enlightenment."

Austria will perform 13th in the first Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on the 8th of May.

What do you think of Cesár's first rehearsal? Will Austria make it to the Grand Final? Leave your review in the comments!