A total of 147 candidates have applied to become the 2011 Austrian representative in Düsseldorf. A jury will now assess all the entries, to be narrowed down to 30. As of January 3rd, an online voting will be opened and the 5 candidates with higher scores will qualify for the final to be held on February 25th.
Among the 147 hopefuls, there are both unknown and familiar faces. Some of them are former Eurovision representatives such as Waterloo, Robinson (1976), Petra Frey (1994), Alf Poier (2003) and Tie-Break member Di Bernardo (2004).