Austrian broadcaster confirms 2013 participation

by Stella Floras 610 views

Not a day has passed since Loreen of Sweden lifted the crystal trophy of the 57th Eurovision Song Contest and the first country to confirm their participation via their broadcaster’s official website is non other than Austria.

Austria debuted in 1957 and ever since have taken numerous short or longer breaks either due to not being eligible for scoring badly the previous years or in protest for the bad placings the country achieved.

Today, ORF General Director Alexander Wrabetz confirmed that Austria will be taking part in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Although, Trackshittaz actually ended last in the first semi final this year, ORF state they are happy with their performance and will discuss the format of the selection of their next representative at a later date but there will be no discussion on their participation next year.


Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.