ORF, the Austrian national broadcaster, has released the names of the 16 acts chosen to participate in the upcoming Austrian national selection.
The 16 candidates
- Celina Ann
- Clara Blume
- Johann Sebastian Bass
- Kathi Kallauch
- Kommando Elefant
- The Makemakes
- Renato Unterberg
- Royal Kombo
- The Su’sis
The 16 acts will be coached by the special coaching team who were selected last month – Anna F, Nazar and The BossHoss. Read more about the coaches here.
The 2015 Austrian national selection will consist of 4 shows (3 pre-recorded shows and 1 live show) which will air on ORF 1 at 20:15 CET. The selection is set to kick off on 20 February with the grand final scheduled to be held in Vienna on 13 March. The 2015 Austrian entry will be selected via a 50/50 jury-public televoting deliberation.
The 2015 Austrian national selection dates
- 20/02: Show 1 (16 acts – 6 will proceed to the next phase)
- 27/02: Show 2 (6 acts will showcase their talent)
- 06/03: Show 3 (6 acts will perform 2 songs each – 12 songs will be premiered)
- 13/03: Grand final (Live show with 6 acts and 6 songs)