Austria: ORF confirms participation in Eurovision 2020

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,105 views

ORF, the Austrian national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Austria will participate at the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands.

Thus Austria joins the list of countries who have so far confirmed their participation at the 2020 Eurovision edition in The Netherlands.

ORF will be yet again opting for an internal selection in order to select its Eurovision act and entry for Rotterdam, as has been the case in recent years. The formula has proven to be quite successful for the Alpine country.

More details regarding the 2020 Austrian Eurovision project will be unveiled in due course.

Austria in Eurovision

Austria debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and has won the competition twice with Udo Jurgens (1966) and Conchita Wurst (2014).  The country has participated 52 times in the contest and hosted the event twice in its majestic capital Vienna (1967, 2015).

In 2019 Austria selected PAENDA via an internal selection to fly the Austrian flag at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with her entry Limits. Despite a magnificent performance Austria didn’t qualify to the Grand Final in Israel.