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Austria: It’s PAENDA for Eurovision 2019!

[AdSense-B] In keeping with the “Dare to Dream” theme of Eurovision 2019, Austria’s Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) have announced an audacious pick to follow up last year’s 3rd place finish by Cesar Sampson, with young electropop artist PAENDA being selected with a song called “Limits” to represent Austria in Tel Aviv, Israel. The temptation to keep the same songwriting team behind Sampson …

Austria: Internal selection in December

[AdSense-B] It seems that Austria will once again be one of the trendsetters for Eurovision, with the Austrian news agency Klein’s Zeitung reporting today that an internal selection will be held next month to choose the artist and song for Tel Aviv. In an article detailing the retirement of ORF’s head of entertainment Edgar Böhm, one of his last acts …

Austria: Nathan Trent releases Running On Air

[AdSense-B] As we previously reported, Nathan Trent was selected internally by the broadcaster ORF to represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Austria. The song is now available online for your listening pleasure. If you want to support he act, you can download the link on amazon HERE or listen to a snippet of the song.   …

Austria: National final for 2016

The Austrian national broadcaster ORF will organise a national final once again in 2016, its director Kathrin Zechner has confirmed. From the experience of hosting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest the format is expected to place further importance on the Austrian music industry and the broadcaster is expected to work with the industry on finding an entry in 2016. Other …

Eurovision Village: Details announced

Today the host broadcaster ORF has revealed further details regarding the Eurovision Village this year. An extensive Eurovision-related programme will be offered to all fans and citizens of Vienna. As we already know, the location of the Eurovision Village will be Rathausplatz, a large square in front of the town hall in the heart of the city. Edgar Böhm, the …

Stage construction begins today

Today things are getting serious in Vienna: This morning the host broadcaster ORF started occupying the Eurovision arena Wiener Stadthalle. Before any construction work could begin the whole complex had been scanned for anything suspicious by police dogs this morning. For increased security airport scanners have been installed as well. In the afternoon the first technical works in the arena …

Austria: 6 qualifiers from the first heat

The first show of the Austrian preselection Wer singt für Österreich has just ended. 16 acts competed for 6 tickets to the remaining three shows. The qualifiers were determined by a 15-member professional jury. One of these 6 acts will get to represent Austria on home ground in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. These are tonight’s qualifiers: Celina Ann Dawa …

Tonight: First show in Austria

  The Austrian preselection Wer singt für Österreich? is finally about to kick off! The first out of four shows will air tonight at 20.15 CET. You’ll be able to stream the show HERE. Tonight 16 acts will compete with songs that won’t end up being their ESC entries in case they win. A 15-member jury will pick 6 qualifiers …

2015: Allocation draw completed

The allocation draw for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest took place in Vienna’s city hall and has just been wrapped up. We now know which countries will perform in which semi final as well as their position in the first or second half of the respective show. Before the draw took place, a delegation from last year’s host city Copenhagen …

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