Tony Wegas

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Tony Wegas
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Wegas performing at Euro Fan Cafe in Vienna, 2015.
Born
Anton Hans Sarközi

(1965-05-03) 3 May 1965 (age 55)
Oberschützen, Austria
OccupationSinger, actor
Years active1990–present

Anton Hans Sarközi as Tony Wegas (born 3 May 1965 in Oberschützen) is an Austrian singer and television actor.

Contents

Biography

Wegas with entrepreneur Richard Lugner in May 2006 Wegas.jpg
Wegas with entrepreneur Richard Lugner in May 2006

Wegas participated in "Ein Lied für Rom", the Austrian heat of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1991 with the song "Wunder dieser Welt". The song was placed second but Wegas was invited to represent Austria in 1992. He performed "Zusammen geh'n" in Malmö and despite being one of the favourites to win, could only manage tenth place. Austrian television decided to give him another chance in 1993 and he performed all of the songs in the national selection contest, "Veni Vidi Wegas". The winning song, "Maria Magdalena" came a disappointing fourteenth in Millstreet.

In 1993 he appeared in the Austrian set comedy series Hochwürden erbt das Paradies .

In the following years Tony had major problems with alcohol and other drugs. In 2000 he wrote a book about his addiction.

Discography

Singles

Studio albums

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Preceded by
Tony Wegas
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
1993
Succeeded by
Petra Frey
Preceded by
Thomas Forstner
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
1992
Succeeded by
Tony Wegas

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