Austria: Confirmed – Only the voting will be broadcast live

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It has now been confirmed to eurovision-austria.com that only the voting of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live on Austrian channel ORF. The actual competition will be shown after midnight. However, it has also been confirmed that both semi finals will be broadcast time-shift.

Thecomplete schedule:

Wednesday, 13th May 00:40 CET First semi final
Friday, 15th May 00:20 CET Second semi final
Saturday, 16th May 20:15 CET Songpresentation
Saturday,16th May 23:00 CET Voting of the Eurovison Song Contest 2009
Sunday, 17th May 00:20 CET Eurovision Song Contest 2009

The commentator for both semi finals and the final will be Ö3 radio presenterBenny Hörtnagl.

Austria withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest in in 2006 and again in 2008 and 2009 after a short comeback in 2007. Having debuted in 1957, the country took the victory only once in 1966 and has finished outside the top four ever since.

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