Up next is our hosts: Austria! After winning last year and winning in 1966, Austria has a varied record at Eurovision. Although they have won twice, they have gotten last place a grand total of eight times. In fact, between 2004 and 2014 Austria only qualified for the final twice and in those two years didn’t even make top 15. So it was a nice suprise to Austria that they won last year.
This year they are sending The Makemakes singing I am yours in hopes to keep the competition in Austria and to add another win to their record. The Makemakes were formed in June of 2012 when they released their first single. Although they have not released any albums they have received good ratings with their singles. Although, it should be noted their song they are singing has peaked at number 2 in the Austrian charts which doesn’t bode to well for the song. Let’s hear the song out.
As we see the song doesn’t necessarily deserve to be in the top position in the Austrian charts. Although it’s a good song, it doesn’t speak out to you in the way that Conchita’s song did last year. The music video itself was a live performance so I don’t expect much of a change during the competition itself, but we will see if the enthusiasm of the crowd might jolt them higher in the polls. I think that they might do decently well this year (top 15 probably) but won’t get to far otherwise.