The Austrian public broadcaster ORF have announced the date of their national final for Eurovision 2011: February 25th. Meanwhile, some popular faces with Eurofans have announced their intentions to represent the country again: Alf Poier, who represented Austria in 2003, or Tie-Break member Di Bernardo (2004).
Other known names in the race to represent Austria in Düsseldorf are Oliver Wimmer (winner of the 4th season of Starmania), Bluatschink (Austrian preliminary round for Eurovision 2002), Waterloo (Eurovision 1976), band Alkbottle and Nadine Beiler (winner of the 3rd season of Starmania).
An online voting round will be held in January to decide the contestants to qualify for the final. The show will take place on February 25th and will be aired live on ORF 1. The winner will be decided via televoting.