Austria sends Nadine to Düsseldorf

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Nadine Beiler will represent Austria in the next Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany. Ten acts competed in Düsseldorf wir kommen (Austrian national final) and three songs advanced to the super-final before announcing the winner.

Nadine who is from Tirol will sing the song The secret is love in Düsseldorf. Four years ago the singer came third in the Starmania show which is equivalent in of American idol. Nadine advanced to the super-final along with Klimmstein feat. Joe Sumner(third place) and Trackshittaz/Lukas Plöchl (2nd place).

In the end the public selected Nadine as the winner of the national selection. The show was hosted by Mirjam Weichselbraun, Robert Kratky and Andi Knoll. The Austrian broadcaster ORF presented a high level production show although a technical problem permitted the first act (Band WG) to re-perform on stage before the super-final. poll

Nadine Beiler managed to pick second place in the poll, as only Trackshittaz surpassed her in our readers' wishlist. The difference between them was slightly lower than 5%.

Austria has returned to the Eurovision Song Contest after three years of absence. Their latest entry was Get a life – Get alive by Eric Papilaya, which didn't qualify for the final of the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest that took place in Helsinki. Nadine Beiler will represent Austria in the second semi-final on 12th May.

The winning performance

Edward Montebello

Joined in 2010. He has a passion towards the Eurovision Song Contest and started following it in 1991. Since 2005 he attended the contest and reported live the events related to Europe's favourite show. He taught history and also worked as a journalist with the biggest private television and radio station in Malta. He currently works in the Communications Office at the Ministry for Family & Social Solidarity in Malta.