Austria staged their national selection show Wer Singt Fur Osterreich last night. Ten singers took to the stage to perform the song with which they wanted to represent Austria at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Austria will stage their national selection show: ‘Wer singt für Österreich?’ (or ‘Who Will Sing For Austria?’) from 20.15 CET tonight. Ahead of this we had asked you to listen to all the songs and vote for your favourite in our poll. Well, the results are in. Let’s find out who won…
Austria have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest forty eight times and have won the contest on two occasions: Udo Jürgens’ ‘Merci, Chérie’ (1966) and more recently with Conchita Wurst’s ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ in 2014. Until Conchita’s win (and since) Austria have fallen short, only having qualified for 4 finals since 2004. Austria have finished last on eight occasions and have received nul points four times: 1962, 1988, 1991 and last year when the MakeMakes failed to makemake a lasting impression on Europe with ‘I Am Yours’.
This week takes us back to 2002 and Estonia’s Sahlene when she came third with her song ‘Runaway’. Listen to the song below: