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Austria: Artists and songs revealed for Wer singt für Österreich?

Wer singt für Österreich? The Austrian broadcaster ORF has revealed the names and songs for this year's national selection in Austria, "Wer singt für Österreich?".


Update 15 January:
AzRaH gets wildcard
The tenth participant has been chosen through online voting on Facebook: AzRaH – "The One"

The Austrian selection for Eurovision Song Contest is called "Wer singt für Österreich?" (Who sings for Austria?). Today the national broadcaster in Austria has revealed the nine candidates for this year's national selection in Austria. A tenth wildcard candidate will be chosen on Facebook on 14 January 2016.

The live show takes place on 12 February 2016 at 20:15 CET, and broadcasted on ORF 1. The show will be hosted by Andi Knoll (ORF commentator and tv host) and Alice Tumler (ESC 2015 host). The Austrian song for Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm will be selected via 50/50 televoting-jury.

Wer singt für Österreich?

  • Bella Wagner – "Weapons Down"
  • Elly – "I'll Be Around (Bounce)"
  • Farina Miss & Céline Roscheck – "Sky Is The Limit"
  • Lia Weller – "Runaway"
  • LiZZA – "Psycho"
  • Orry Jackson – "Pieces In A Puzzle"
  • Sankil Jones – "One More Sound"
  • Vincent Bueno – "All We Need Is That Love"
  • ZOË – "Loin d'ici"
  • AzRaH – "The One" (Facebook wildcard)

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Austria has been participating in Eurovision Song Contest 48 times since it's debut in 1957. They won the competion twice: in 1966 (Udo Jürgens - Merci Chérie) and in 2014 (Conchita Wurst - Rise Like a Phoenix). They came last in the competition nine times (Zero points in 1962, 1988, 1991 and 2015). Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004, Austria only qualified for the Grand Final 4 out of 8 times. In 2015 Austria hosted Eurovision Song Contest and was automatically qualified for the Grand Final, but came last with null points together with Germany.

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