Support on stage: Introducing the backing vocalists for Eurovision 2017

Four incredibly talented musicians will be standing with Nathan on stage. Helena De Maertelaere, Florian Sebastian Fitz and Vincent Bueno are his close friends. For Eurovision Art Demur, a kyiv-based singer, joins the team.

ORF: Roman Zach-Kiesling

Vincent Bueno

Vincent Bueno is an actor, singer and songwriter. Born in Vienna, with Filipino roots, he had early interests in music and performing arts. At the age of 16 he visited the Musik & Kunst Privat University, (formerly, “Konservatorium der Stadt Wien”) and graduated in 2007 with a degree in Musical Theater. While studying, Vince devoted his time to his own music and concentrated on music production and songwriting. In 2008 he won the ORF TV show singing competition called “Musical die Show”. He entered into the Eurovision preselection for Austria on February 2, 2016 with his song “All We Need Is That Love.” In April 2016 Vincent released “Wieder Leben”, his german album. In April 2017 he and his wife Charity Bueno released the single “Marry Me Too”.

Helena de Maertelaere

Helena De Maertelaere was born in 1994 in Deinze, Belgium. Just around the age of five she developed a great interest in music, particularly in the art of singing. Soon she started training her voice with various vocal coaches (such as Nadine Heyndrickx) which lead to a great deal of concerts ranging from Jazz/Chanson to Pop and Musical. At the age of 18 she decided to take it one step further and move to Vienna to intensify her vocal training as well as reach out into other fields, such as acting and dancing. In the following years she continued singing concerts, she appeared in a short movie and went back to Belgium for a few months to take over the role of ‚Daisy‘ in the Operette ‚Ball in Savoy‘.

Florian Sebastian Fitz

Florian is a 25 years old Actor, Singer and Songwriter who is currently living and working in Vienna, where he studied Musical Theater at the MUK Wien – together with Nathan. During his studies he appeared in a couple of short movies, musicals and plays. Also he managed to get himself an acting/modeling agency in Vienna. That way he made the jump from the stage to the screen and got his first minor role in an Austrian television film called “TATORT -Grenzfall” (director: Rupert Henning). Most recently he appeared in the Musical “Mozart” at the Shanghai Culture Square Theatre (director: Robert Wann). At the moment Florian is working on a big project with his brother. The Band is called “F I T Z” and they are going to release their debut single and video “Head in the Clouds” on September 1st, 2017.

Art Demur

The kyiv based singer-songwriter and pianist is 25 years old and loves Jazz. He started playing the piano at the age of 10 and started singing when he was 15 years old. A year later he already started to write piano compositions and own songs. In 2014 he released his first single “No More”, a pop-ballad written and composed by himself. In 2015 he took part in “The Voice” Ukraine and made it all the way up to the battles. Like Nathan he got a lot of songs only waiting to be heard. After Eurovision he will continue working on his first EP, besides teaching English part-time and singing with his jazz band.