This year the Austrian broadcaster ORF has made an internal selection to determine the Austrian entry for Kiev. The choice felt to Nathan Trent with the song “Running On Air”. Nathan has also been among the top 33 candidates for the German national final, but when he was announced by ORF he withdraw from the German show.
Nathan Trent, whose real name is Nathanaele Koll was born in Innsbruck in 1992. He has got an Austrian father and an Italian mother, so Nathan grew up bilingually. Thanks to the fact that his father is a violinist, Nathan began to play the violin and piano in the age of three. Later on he appeared in children musicals. In 2003 he participated in the Kiddy Contest and in 2011 he performed at the X Factor with his band Boyz II Hot and reached an 11th rank. Nathan studied music entertainment theatre in Vienna. With his debut single “Like It Is” he could even convince the ORF to pick him as representative for the ESC.
The Austrian entry is called “Running On Air". This song has been co-composed by Nathan himself together with Bernard Penzian, supposedly within 20 minutes. The song is an easy going pop song, with no extremes. This might be a secure bank for Austria, but will it be enough to shine through in Kiev? The very sympathetic singer will spread out a lot of good energy, this is for sure. The video clip is showing Nathan in a lovely Austrian winter landscape singing his radio friendly song.
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About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.