Wiwi Jury: Austria Eurovision 2016 reviews and rankings

Ten acts will compete at Wer singt für Österreich, the Austrian national selection for Eurovision 2016 but only one will represent their country in Stockholm. To help you make an informed decision on who to pay attention to, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — will review each of this year’s acts. We’re ready to pick our favourite for Austria!

Our jury for this edition consists of 15 jurors who come from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Each juror assesses each song independently, and awards each song a score from 0 to 10. Before calculating the Wiwi Jury verdict, we remove the highest and lowest scores to reduce potential bias and outliers.

We’ll be reviewing these one by one in the lead-up to the national final on February 12, 2016. You can read the completed reviews for the Austrian national final by clicking on the song title. And don’t forget to support your favourite in our Austria 2016 poll.

WER SINGT FÜR ÖSTERREICH 2016: REVIEWS AND RANKINGS

  1. Elly – “I’ll Be Around (Bounce)” (7)**
  2. Lia Weller – “Runaway” (7)**
  3. Zoë – “Loin d’ici” (6.96)
  4. Orry Jackson – “Pieces in a Puzzle” (6.38)
  5. LiZZA – “Psycho” (6.04)
  6. Farina Miss & Céline Roscheck – “Sky is the Limit” (5)
  7. Bella Wagner – “Weapons Down” (4.5)
  8. AzRaH – “The One” (4.38)
  9. Sankil Jones – “One More Sound” (3.42)
  10. Vincent Bueno – “All We Need is That Love” (3.15)

** indicates a tie. In the event of a tie, the song that receives the most top marks will place higher. In the Austrian jury, “I’ll Be Around (Bounce)” received one 10/10 compared to “Runaway” which didn’t receive any 10/10 scores.