Austria: Meet nine candidates for Baku!

Austria: Meet nine candidates for Baku!
Conchita Wurst, one of the candidates. Source: ORF
Vienna, Austria -

Today, the Austrian public broadcaster ORF announced nine out of ten candidates to take part in the national final, which will be held on February 24th. The remaining tenth act will be a wildcard entry, to be chosen by the radio channel Ö3 in January.

Nine out of ten participants of the Austrian national final for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest have been announced today by the radio channel Ö3. During the day, all of them will be introduced to the Austrian public in short radio features. The following nine acts will take part in the Austrian final, to be aired live on February 24th:

  • !DelaDap
  • Blockstars
  • James Cottriall
  • Krautschädl
  • Papermoon
  • Norbert Schneider
  • Trackshittaz
  • Valerie
  • Conchita Wurst

The tenth candidate has not been chosen yet. Until the end of December, musicians can still send in their songs and apply for the last remaining place in the national selection. On January 9th, all the entries received will be presented to the public on radio Ö3. More information on how to apply can be found on the Ö3 website.

In the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, Austria was represented by Nadine Beiler, who came 18th in the Final with 64 points, including the maximum 12 points received from the host country, Germany.

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  • Posted on 8 December 2011 at 05:48
    female or male? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 December 2011 at 08:16
    TRACKSHITTAZ! Austria, you made a massive mistake in not having them last year so please make that better this year! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 December 2011 at 02:24
    Chinchita Worst! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 December 2011 at 21:43
    I'm from Austria and I hope we'll send Trackshittaz to Eurovision even though I don't know the song they want to participate with yet. But Trackshittaz are amazing, I was really upset when they weren't sent to Eurovision last year. Oida Taunz (which means as much as "Dance, mate" by the way) would have been perfect..

    I just hope we won't send Conchita... Even though she looks quite exotic she's absolutely boring -.- report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 December 2011 at 07:47
    omg who is this report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 December 2011 at 02:46
    Trackshittaz? YES!! Please send them!!! Oida Taunz for ever!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 December 2011 at 19:56
    come on Trackshittaz i hope they go to eurovision :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 December 2011 at 18:37
    OMG Is Conchita a man, shemale? WTF?? A girl with bear. Please don't send that! Sorry, is not discrimination but is not serious.
    A singer (male) in my country Argentina... Has similar style, he's a boy but he talks like a girls and dress and make up too!... :/

    Well... Nadine Beiler was incredible. At first time I didn't listen too much her ballad. But the second time I heard it and I loved it. She's a fabulous singer! =)

    But I have to say that I loved Oida Taunz! too.. So, I hope 2012 goes for Trackshittaz. The're cool! Good Luck guys! :D (I didn't heard the rest of participants). report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 December 2011 at 14:53
    I still think they deserved the victory this year instead of Nadine Beiler, I seriously hope they can come up with some as nice as Oida Taunz! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 December 2011 at 10:38
    Ouch. Top of the worst acts to come out of Austria. Good night, Songcontest - Austria zero points. report to the moderator