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"Halo" – Austria's LUM!X & Pia Maria release their song for Eurovision 2022

Earlier in February, Austria picked LUM!X and Pia Maria to represent the Alpin country at Eurovision 2022. Listen to their song "Halo" here

Halo aus Österreich! After being selected by the Austrian broadcaster ORF, DJ Lum!x & Pia Maria have just released their song for Eurovision Song Contest 2022: "Halo".

Austria 2022: LUM!X & Pia Maria – "Halo"

– I see "Halo" as a comeback song. A comeback of a whole generation sitting at home. Now we can finally go out and party again, says Luca (or simply LUM!X) about the entry.

– From songwriting to production, everything is adapted to a party song that still captures the spirit of the times and has its place as pop music on the radio.

Pia Maria, on the other hand, admits this song gives her "an incredible amount of strength":

– It's one of those songs that makes you feel like you can do anything.

"Halo" is written by Rasmus Flyckt, Sophie Alexandra Tweed-Simmons, Anders Nilsen, Gabriele Ponte and Luca Michlmayr and produced by LUM!X and Anders Nilsen.

LUM!X & Pia Maria

Luca Michlmayr, known as DJ Lum!x is currently one of Austria's most successful artists. He started producing music on his own at the age of 11. His debut single "Underground" was released in 2018 and since then he rose to fame. Earlier this year, Warner Music Austria presented LUM!X with a double platinum award for his hit singles Monster, a platinum award for The Passenger, and a gold award for the track Thunder.

Pia Maria is a 18-years-old Austrian singer who is just starting her music career. She's a trained makeup artist and began writing songs at the age of 15. Eurovision represents her first big project.

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Austria has been participating in Eurovision Song Contest 53 times since its 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 eight times (Zero points in 1962, 1988, 1991 and 2015).

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Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004, Austria only qualified for the Grand Final 7 out of 13 times.

About the author: Fernando Thomas (Malta)

authorFernando Thomas is our correspondent from Malta. He works as TV Producer and Eurovision is one of his biggest interests. So far he has been to Eurovision 7 times. He also volunteered during the Junior Eurovision which was held in Malta in 2014. His particular love for Melodifestivalen keeps him busy during the Eurovision season, and regularly visits Stockholm to watch the final of this show live.

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