Austria: The Makemakes

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Some winners are tougher acts to follow than others. Conchita‘s stage presence is enough to fill the majestic structure of your choice, a magnetic performer demanding full attention, whether she’s singing or giving maximum sass during interviews. And while few comparisons can be drawn with this year’s formidable Austrian entrants, The Makemakes are simply lost on stage. I Am Yours is best listened to with eyes shut, to drink in what is in fact a solid entry with soulful cache – and a style statement that could send Jared Leto into identity crisis.

Oh, and check out this drawing the band created exclusively for House of Apcar inspired by the word ‘Eurovision':


Credit: Thomas Ramstorfer



All Kinds of Everything: interview with The Makemakes

Babushki4 vs. Lordi4


As long as the singing grannies don’t pretend to be 20-year-old sexbombs and Lordi don’t start singing Karaoke to David Hasselhoff we like both of them. For us and our music most important thing is to stay who we are.

ABBA4 vs. Celine4


What’s the big difference? Both famous for pop hymns, both winners of the Song Contest, both singing in English, we think their fan base might pretty much be the same.

What does the general public in Austria think of Eurovision?

Usually there is no general opinion about Eurovision, some people love it, some don’t take it seriously, some watch it for fun. Speaking about our fans we can say, they are not the typical audience, they wouldn’t watch if it wasn’t for us.  This year of course everything is different, the whole nation is focused on Eurovision, tickets are sold out and we are very looking forward to it!

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

Yes, but we can’t tell ;-)

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

Last year we watched it with a group of people, drank beer and ate some organic snacks. Conchita really thrilled us, we were excited, we were crossing our fingers. Her win was a big statement.



Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Austria: 4 points.

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 40 acts entering this year’s contest, with four countries receiving each set of points used by the EBU (12, 10, and 8-1).