ORF, the Austrian national broadcaster has revealed more information regarding the 2013 Austrian national final.
ORF has informed esctoday.com that Mirjam Weichselbraun and Andi Knoll will host the Austrian national final on 15 February. Both Andi and Mirjam are no new faces to the Austrian Eurovision scene, as they have hosted the Austrian Eurovision final before. Each of the 5 competing acts will sing 2 songs during the show ( a former Eurovision winning entry and their own respective competing entry):
Falco Luneau– What’s Another Year ( Ireland 1980)
-Rise above the night
Natália Kelly- Ne partez pas sans moi ( Switzerland 1988)
The Bandaloop –Waterloo ( Sweden 1974)
-Back to fantasy
Elija– Euphoria ( Sweden 2012)
– Give me a sign
Yela –Love Shine a Light ( United Kingdom 1997)
-Feel like home
The 2013 Austrian representative will be selected via a 50/50 televoting and jury deliberation. The 2013 Austrina national final will be held at the ORF Studios in Vienna, and will be aired live on ORF 1. Eurovision fans will be happy to know that the show will be streamed live on ORF’s official website.
Meet the Austrian candidates (video courtesy of ORF)