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Tony Wegas

Name:Anton Sarközi
Born:3-5-1965
Nationality:Austria
   
National Finals:Ein Lied für Rom 1991, Veni – Vidi – Wegas 1993
ESC Entries:Maria Magdalena (1993)
Zusammen geh’n (1992)
   
Website:tonywegas.at

Biography

Tony Wegas is an Austrian singer and actor. He originates from a Romany gypsy family of Hungarian origin. In 1991, he took part in the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest and became 2nd. That was reason for Austrian television to select him twice in a row to represent Austria in the contest: in 1992 and 1993. In the following years Wegas had more and more problems with alcohol, cocaine and heroin. Finally, he was arrested in April 1997  for cocaine use and two handbag thefts and went to jail​. After his release on October 1, 1999, he and his ex-therapist Andreas Mauerer published the autobiographical book “Nüchtern betrachtet”. Tony Wegas was married three times. Bankruptcy proceedings were started in June 2007, which ended in October of the same year. On April 12, 2017, Tony performed at the ORF breakfast show “Guten Morgen Austria”.

Entries

Country:Austria
Year:1993
Language:German
   
Artist:Tony Wegas
Song:Maria Magdalena
Lyrics:Thomas Spitzer
Composer(s):Christian Kolonovits
Johann Bertl
Conductor:Christian Kolonovits
   
Backings:Stephan Gleixner
Gary Lux
3 others, names unknown
Results 
Points:32
Position:14
Running order:10
Country:Austria
Year:1992
Language:German
   
Artist:Tony Wegas
Song:Zusammen geh’n
Lyrics:Joachim Horn-Bernges
Composer(s):Dieter Bohlen
Conductor:Leon Ives
   
Backings:4 singers, names unknown
1 musician, name unknown
Results 
Points:63
Position:10
Running order:15
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