The Makemakes

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The Makemakes
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The Makemakes at Eurovision 2015
Background information
OriginAustria
GenresPop rock
Years active2012–present
Websitewww.themakemakes.com
MembersDominic "Dodo" Muhrer
Markus Christ
Florian Meindl

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".[1]

Career[edit]

2012–14: Early beginnings[edit]

On 15 June 2012, The Makemakes released their debut single "The Lovercall".[2] The song peaked at number 6 on the Austrian Singles Chart. On 15 April 2014, they released the single "Million Euro Smile".[3] The song peaked at number 2 on the Austrian Singles Chart.

2015: Eurovision Song Contest and The Makemakes[edit]

The Makemakes with Conchita Wurst

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.

2018–present[edit]

In March 2018, The Makemakes released a new single "Keep On Moving" in Austria.[4] In January 2019, the band released the single "Freedom" in Austria.[5] In July 2019, the band released the single "The Beach".[6] The song paked at number 21 on the Scottish Singles Chart and number 60 on the UK Singles Downloads Chart.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUT
[7]
The Makemakes
  • Released: 12 May 2015
  • Label: Almost Perfecto Records
  • Format: Digital download, CD
7

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUT
[7]
ICE SCO
[8]
UK
Down.

[9]
"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
"Freedom" 2019
"The Beach" 21 60

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Big Bang" 2015 The Makemakes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Granger, Anthony (13 March 2015). "Austria: The MakeMakes Selected!". Eurovoix. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  2. ^ iTunes - Musik – „The Lovercall - Single“ von The Makemakes
  3. ^ iTunes - Musik – „Million Euro Smile - Single“ von The Makemakes
  4. ^ "The Makemakes - Keep On Moving". Retrieved 6 Sep 2018.
  5. ^ "‎Freedom - Single by The Makemakes". Apple Music. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  6. ^ "The Beach - Single by The Makemakes‎". Apple Music. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Discographie The Makemakes". austriancharts.at.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 October 2019.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Conchita Wurst
with "Rise Like a Phoenix"
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
2015
Succeeded by
Zoë
with "Loin d'ici"