Austria: The Makemakes – We are not the typical kind of band one would image when thinking of the Eurovision

Makemakes-2Author: Sándor Mádi

The 60th Eurovision this year will take place in Vienna, Austria because of Conhcita’s winning last year. The country is participating since 1957, and they won the contest not only in 2014, but also in 1966 by Udo Jürgens. Conchita’s winning was very divisive, but this year they are sending something different. The Makemakes will represent Austria with the song I am yours.

What was your first step in your music career?
Birth was the first step to our musical career.

This year you were selected to represent Austria at Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. What does it mean for you?
A lot of fun. We are very much looking forward to the show.

Do you feel more pressure because of the winning of Conchita?
No we dont feel pressure. We take that opportunity for our career. Of course the songcontest pushes our band, but we are not the typical kind of band one would image when thinking of the songcontest.

If you could pick up only one word which word describes your whole life best and why?
MUSIC. Because its everything about the love for music.

Who are your favourite singers?
Bill Withers, Jimi Hendrix, Udo Jürgens

This year there will be 39 more contestants in the contest. Do you have your favourites?
We like the Finns a lot. They are like us, they are for real and they love music.

What would you like to achieve in the contest?
We wanna sing our song to the point and make the audience happy. Top 5 would be great.

What inspires you?
Oldies and mountains.

Would you like to leave a message for the readers of this interview at ESCHungary?
Big up Hungary!

Thanks to The Makemakes for this interview and special thanks to Ulrike Grabler.
The whole team of ESCHungary wish all the best in Vienna!