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Nathan Trent

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Quick Facts

Nathanaele Koll

04 April 1992

🇦🇹 Austrian

National Selection
Internal selection 2017

In Eurovision
2017 Kyiv

Running on air (2017)


Nathan Trent is an Austrian singer and songwriter. He was born in Innsbruck. He grew up bilingually, with German and Italian. At the age of three he learned to play the violin and piano and was a child in musicals on the theater stage.

In 2003, Trent took part in the Kiddy Contest. In 2011, as a member of the group Boyz II Hot, he came eleventh in the talent show X Factor Germany.

After finnishing school Trent went to Vienna, where he studied musical entertainment theater at the Music and Arts University of Vienna. In addition to his study, which he completed in 2016, he appeared on numerous theater stages.

In June 2016, Trent released his debut single “Like it is”.

Before Trent was selected as Austria’s candidate on December 19, 2016, he was also among the 33 candidates for the German national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, Unser Song 2017. He withdrew because an artist can not participate in 2 countries. On February 27, his song “Running on Air” was released. In the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, he reached the 16th place in the Grand Final. The follow up song for “Running on air” was called “Good vibes”.

After Eurovision, Nathan Trent released a lot of singles. He teamed up with J-Mox on three occasions, for the songs “Secrets” (2018), “Over you” (2019) and “Millions” (2020). In 2020 he was also a member of the panel in The Masked Singer Austria.

In September 2021, Nathan released a new single and video, “Growing pains”. It was soon followed by a new and quite personal song, “Underwater”. In January 2022, “Late night friends” was released. The songs were part of Trent’s debut Album “The stages of change”, which was released at April 1 2022. The album was followed by a tour throughout Austria.


Running On Air

🇦🇹 Austria



Nathan Trent
Bernhard Penzias

Nathan Trent
Bernhard Penzias

Helena de Maertelaere
Artem Murach
Vincent Bueno
Florian Fitz

Results Semi

Points: 147
Position: 7
Running order: 2

Results Finals

Points: 93
Position: 16
Running order: 4