Pre-Contest Vote 2014: Austria

Well hello there! Welcome to yet another summary article in ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2014! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 37 entries! Right, shall we get onto the next country?

Austria is the next country  up!
Austria is the next country up!

This is how we’re running this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 37 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2014 (Armenia is first, Latvia is second etc). We’ll do two articles a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song. We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from both of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

Back on the launch page, you can catch up with all the countries we’ve covered so far, however today it is the turn of Austria to face your votes. As early as September, ORF announced that 2012 NF-runner-up Conchita Wurst would fly the Austrian flag in Copenhagen, yet we had to wait until late March before the song was revealed to us. “Rise Like A Phoenix”, a Bond-esque ballad, is below for you to watch:

Our opinions:

Rory – Okay, the song is kinda too much like a James Bond theme song for my liking, but Conchita is a great singer and..well, that hair and well-cut beard though! In my opinion, it’s gonna be interesting to see how well it does because it’s a borderline song, we’ll just have to wait and see. Score: 4 points out of 12.

James – My opinion is based on the song itself. I couldn’t give less of a shit about the appearance or gender of the person singing it, simply put: “Rise Like A Phoenix” is a dreadful song which I personally don’t really want to listen to. Score: 1 point of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Austrian song, what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!

Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate Austria’s song! However, stay tuned to ESC Views, as James will be previewing Lithuania!

If you’d like to share your opinions on Austria’s song, please feel free to comment below or vote in the poll!

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