The Makemakes at Eurovision 2015
|Members||Dominic "Dodo" Muhrer|
The Makemakes are an Austrian pop rock band, comprising Dominic "Dodo" Muhrer, Markus Christ and Florian Meindl. They represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "I Am Yours".
2012–14: Early beginnings
On 15 June 2012, The Makemakes released their debut single "The Lovercall". The song peaked at number 6 on the Austrian Singles Chart. On 15 April 2014, they released the single "Million Euro Smile". The song peaked at number 2 on the Austrian Singles Chart.
2015: Eurovision Song Contest and The Makemakes
On 13 March 2015, The Makemakes were chosen to represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "I Am Yours". The song was selected through a national final organised by the Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF). Austria was automatically qualified to compete in the finals on 23 May 2015, due to its win the previous year. They tied with Germany for last place with a score of zero, becoming the first representatives of a host nation to fail to score a single point, since 1957. However, the band took their Eurovision loss in good spirits, making the repeated joke "We are the zeroes of our time!" (in reference to a lyric from the winning song, "Heroes"). The band released their debut studio album The Makemakes on 12 May 2015.
In March 2018, The Makemakes released a new single "Keep On Moving" in Austria. In January 2019, the band released the single "Freedom" in Austria. In July 2019, the band released the single "The Beach". The song paked at number 21 on the Scottish Singles Chart and number 60 on the UK Singles Downloads Chart.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"The Lovercall"||2012||6||—||—||—||Non-album singles|
|"Million Euro Smile"||2014||2||—||—||—|
|"I Am Yours"||2015||2||35||—||—||The Makemakes|
|"Keep On Moving"||2018||—||—||—||—||Non-album singles|
|"Big Bang"||2015||The Makemakes|
- Granger, Anthony (13 March 2015). "Austria: The MakeMakes Selected!". Eurovoix. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
- iTunes - Musik – „The Lovercall - Single“ von The Makemakes
- iTunes - Musik – „Million Euro Smile - Single“ von The Makemakes
- "The Makemakes - Keep On Moving". Retrieved 6 Sep 2018.
- "Freedom - Single by The Makemakes". Apple Music. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
- "The Beach - Single by The Makemakes". Apple Music. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
- "Discographie The Makemakes". austriancharts.at.
- "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Retrieved 14 October 2019.
- "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
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|Awards and achievements|
with "Rise Like a Phoenix"
| Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
with "Loin d'ici"
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