Austria: Six acts proceed in national selection

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Tonight, the Austrian national selection, Wer singt für Österreich?, kicked off with show number one. The show was broadcast via the Austrian national broadcaster ORF.

The sixteen artists took to the stage to perform their chosen songs to a special expert jury. The selected songs were a mixture of both original compositions and cover songs.

Once the artists had performed their entries, the expert panel went on to select six artists who would go on to participate in the upcoming shows on the national selection.

The 6 qualifiers

  • The Makemakes
  • Johann Sebastian Bass
  • Celine Ann
  • Dawa
  • Folkshilfe
  • Zoe

Next Friday, the six qualifiers will showcase their vocal talent to the public and jury. Voting will not take place until the Grand Final beings on the 13 March. You can read more about the Austrian national selection process here.

Wer singt für Österreich? schedule

  • 20/02: Show 1 (16 acts perform; 6 acts proceed to next phase)
  • 27/02: Show 2 (6 acts showcase their vocal talent)
  • 06/03: Show 3 (6 acts perform 2 songs each; 12 songs premiered)
  • 13/03: Grand Final (6 acts perform their own entries; Winner decided)

Stay tuned to for the latest news on Austria, Wer singt für Österreich? and the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest!