Austria: Trackshittaz prepare surprise for Baku

Austria: Trackshittaz prepare surprise for Baku
Trackshittaz - Promotional Photo: ORF
Vienna, Austria -

The last few days have been busy for the Austrian Eurovision representatives - they made plans for a totally new stage act for Baku. Apart from that, you can check out what the 1997 Eurovision winner, Katrina Leskanich (from Katrina and the Waves) said about Lukas Plöchl's version of Love Shine A Light.

Both Trackshittaz and the Austrian public broadcaster, ORF, are currently busy preparing for Baku. Especially the stage act is in the focus of current discussions. The Head of Press of the Austrian Delegation, Roman Horacek, explained: "These days, a rumour was created by an Austrian daily newspaper, stating that we wouldn't be allowed to use the same neon light show on stage in Baku as we had it during the Austrian national final. This is wrong."

He added: "We were just informed that, for security reasons, there cannot be a total black-out of the stage lighting in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, which would mean that a neon light show wouldn't be as impressive. Therefore, we have been working on an alternative, which certainly won't be less amazing, but we won't reveal the details before Baku."

Another interesting video which was recently re-published by ORF shows an excerpt of the talent show Wir Sind Helden, in which Trackshittaz' Lukas Plöchl participated a year ago. During one heat of that show, he performed the winning song of the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest, Love Shine A Light, and afterwards, the original artist, Katrina Leskanich, commented on his version. You can re-watch this episode on Youtube:

If you want to check out the official Austrian preview video, including the special neon light show from the national final, visit the official participant profile of Trackshittaz on Eurovision.tv! There you can also read the lyrics of Woki Mit Deim Popo, as well as an English translation of them.


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  • Posted on 7 May 2012 at 18:53
  • Posted on 16 April 2012 at 21:12
    My favorite this year! Go Austria & Trackshittaz! :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 April 2012 at 19:46
    love it
    helarious boys

    FROM Croatia <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 April 2012 at 19:45
    this boys are helarious like it report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 April 2012 at 11:55
    I just want to say, that in many english songs, they just sing about the same stuff: "shake your ass?!" and the esc isn't about singing anymore for a long time! I didn't vote for this song and I also don't know what to think about it, but it isn't about sexism. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 April 2012 at 00:17
    Austria, this is great!

    Those guys know, how to perform a real cool rap!

    So, come on, trackshittaz, shake your booties hard to your song and add spice and fun to the ESC!

    Have many, many, many luck in the contest with your powerful song and your extraordinary show!

    JanniW report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 April 2012 at 19:23
    I never heard "Love Shine A Light" and now I've heard the original from Katrina and was AWESOME!
    And this version of Lukas is so fu.... cool!!! Really like it! Good job bro! Goosebumps!
    He's hot and cute! :$
    Woki Mit Deim Popoo, Woki Mit Deim uuuh uuuhhh!!!! :D
    Go guyz! You're cool!
    Good luck Austria! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 April 2012 at 18:51
    atreyu71273@ maybe our's is ''sooo boring'', but not such a joke that you send. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 April 2012 at 17:35
    Sorry my dear Hans your song is sooo boring !!!!!! :D


    GO AUSTRIA!!! ^^ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 April 2012 at 15:29
    Sorry my dear austrians , but your song is utter c*ap !!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 April 2012 at 13:56
    i can't wait :) trackshittaz rules! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 April 2012 at 02:22
    I love them... good luck guys :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 April 2012 at 16:09
    Good luck Austria........... )))))))))))))))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 April 2012 at 15:28
    This song is hilarious and fun. I don't understand why so many people think it doesn't belong at Eurovision. The more music styles the better! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 April 2012 at 15:25
    Don't like song from Austria.....Nadine was better! report to the moderator