Another country has decided about their representatives in the first Eurovision Dance Contest to be held in London on 1st September: The married couple Kelly and Andy Kainz will dance for Austria. Both have experience in televised dance competitions since Andy already won Dancing Star, the Austrian edition of Strictly come dancing once and Kelly even did so twice.
The couple holds a remarkable record in Dancing Stars since in every season, one them won the competition as a professional dancer. Kelly Kainz won the most reason edition of the show with Klaus Eberharter; at the end of the page you can watch them performing the Jive. Her first victory she achieved with the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest entrant Manuel Ortega, who finished 18th in Tallinn with Say a word.
Andy Kainz told about their participation: "For us, it's a great thing to follow after our successes at Dancing Stars. To be chosen by broadcaster ORF is of course a huge honour to us." Kelly said: "I am especially happy since Iwas born in England and nowI get the chance to represent Austria in myhome country".
The preparations for London are already underway according to Kelly Kainz: "We chose the music together with Thomas Rabitsch. The next step we have to take is choosing the outfits which should be ready in July. Currently, we are already developping the choreography and the first parts of the program will be realised over the next few weeks. … The actual training will be finished by the end of August so that everything is ready for London."
Kelly and Andy Kain will perform their two choreographies for the first time on 30th July (this Saturday) in the German music show Das große Sommerfest der Volksmusik. In the same show, the German representatives for London will be chosen (you can read more here).
Kelly Kaniz and Klaus Eberharter dancing the Jive: