Austria: ORF confirms Eurovision 2023 participation
Austria's national broadcaster, ORF, has confirmed that they will be present at the 67th edition of Eurovision Song Contest.
ORF, has confirmed to ESCToday that they will be taking part in Junior Eurovision 2022 marking the 55th time the country will be participating in the contest.
The Austrian broadcaster hasn't elaborated on which formula they will use in order to determine next year's Eurovision hopeful. However, more light on the way Austria will be selecting their representative will be shed by ORF over the following weeks.
Austria in Eurovision
Austria debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and has won the competition twice with Udo Jurgens in Eurovision 1966 and the song Merci, Chérie and Conchita Wurst and her entry Rise Like a Phoenix in Eurovision 2014. Tbne country's last highest results came in 2018when Austria selected Cesar Sampson via an internal selection and represented the country with his entry Nobody but you. The Austrian act achieved a honorable 3rd placing in the Grand Final by winning the jury voting winning the jury voting.
Vincent Bueno was selected internally to represent the country at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam witht the song “Alive” but as the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, missed the joy to perform in Rotterdam. However ORF selected Vincent internally for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam, where he performed the song "Amen" in the second semi final show in which he was placed 12th with 66 points failing to qualify to the Grand final despite he's impressive vocally performance on stage.
This year DJ LUM!X & Pia Maria were internally selected to defend the Austrian colors in Turin singing 'Halo' who despite their energetic performance didn't make it to the Grand final.
News Sourc: ESCToday
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