With “Wer singt für Österreich?”, host broadcaster ORF is looking for an artist to follow in the footsteps of Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst. Tonight 16 artists performed their versions of popular songs before Austria’s strict and exacting jury. Only six acts could advance to the next round. So who survived the thrills and spills and will fight for the chance to represent Austria at Eurovision? Here are the results….

WER SINGT FÜR ÖSTERREICH: QUALIFIERS

Zoe

Folkshilfe

Celina Ann

The Makemakes

Dawa

Johann Sebastian Bass

ELIMINATED ACTS

Tandem

wo/Men

Royal Kombo

Clara Blume

The Su’sis

Kathi Kallauch

Renato Unterberg

Lemo

Kommando Elefant

Mizgebonez

You can listen to all six qualifiers and the eliminated acts perform in the first round here.

Wer singt für Österreich? will continue next Friday, where the six remaining acts will continue to compete for the right to represent Austria on home soil at Eurovision 2015.

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Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

8th shortest odds right now….. Bookies at betfair seem to like the line-up 🙂 I think Johann Sebastian Bass and DAWA would be equally amazing……. Could go very high at ESC final. Please no solo girl, no to Celina Ann and Zoe – they won’t stand out and Nadine Beiler knows why. Hell no to Folkshilfe, I hope juries know their job in the final since Austrian will vote for this! The Makemakes are amazing, but is Eurovision the right platform? I’d rather enjoy them at festivals than at Eurovision, but I wouldn’t mind. I just think their chances are… Read more »

ify_
ify_
6 years ago

How could they not choose royal combo, how nice it is to have reggae in a song contest, I don’t like any of those songs to be honest, only the covers are nice

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

@YoungsterJoey, you seem to have missed an important point but please allow ORF to enlighten over the next 3 weeks

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

WAIT!

Please correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t there a rule that all songs for the ESC must be created within the same year of the contest? Meaning, a song from a couple years ago should not enter the contest?

Cause I found this video of Heart of Stone and according to the upload date, its from 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQelCtysT3I

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

The odds drifted significantly from 206/1 to 39/1…. I guess bookmakers approve 😀

Thiago
Thiago
6 years ago

If Zoe sings Adieu, I can see Austria among the Top 10

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

Havent listened to all the songs, but just heard the Johann Sebastian Bass…it actually isn’t that bad. Not winner worthy but it’s a different-type of tune that could still work for the ESC…I don’t think they would get this type of criticism if it wasn’t for their costumes.

Jan
Jan
6 years ago

I really like “Adieu” by Zoë! 😀 Is this song in the race for Eurovision? 😀

blondboybc
blondboybc
6 years ago

Sorry, but I don’t think Austria will have to worry about hosting next year. LOL! The only one remotely interesting is JSB! 😀 They’ll likely win. Enough said. 🙂

EUROFAN MEXICO
6 years ago

PLESE AUSTRIA YOU DONT WILL SAY US WELCOME WITH THE STU PID SONG OF JOAN SEBASTIAN BASS. IS A MUSIC CONTEST, NOT COMEDI OR JACKAS CONTEST.

Marcus (Day One)
Marcus (Day One)
6 years ago

This selection is even weirder and more convoluted than Lithuania’s selection.
Also It’s like ORF doesn’t care anymore.
After looking at all the singers I’m only surprised a few made it to the next round but the Quality is less than that of a Czech Republic selection back in the day.

I know they don’t want to win again but come on Austria at least try and get of the bottom of the scoreboard. Although I am hopeful for when the songs are presented I’m not hopeful for Austria breaking the top 20.

Calvin
Calvin
6 years ago

A real shame about Clara Blume.

D
D
6 years ago

I’m extremely impressed by Dawa. None of the others were that good imo.

olga
olga
6 years ago

Austria is the land of Trackshittaz and Alf Poier, it’s so obvious that Johann Sebastian Bass will represent them in Eurovision this year.

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Mario Vision of Gay Love Rise Like A Phoenix I Am Unstoppable
6 years ago

So….From the 16 acts only 6 qualified to the final and so many as 10 were eliminated..
Im waiting to hear their songs first before evaluating each of these six hopeful austrian candidates acts..

P.S. ~~ Miriam is so pretty! Austria’s Greaty Beauty! <3 Im sure that she will be fantastic as the hostess of the upcoming Diamond 60th Vision….Even better or equally great as Petra of Malmo & Anke of Dusseldorf were.. :))

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
6 years ago

Austria might as well have some fun with this. Since Ireland’s glory days of the ’90s, no country has won two years in a row – and ORF probably wouldn’t want the expense of hosting a second time. Last year Austria made a huge effort with Conchita – and it worked – so why not lighten up this year and send a really fun act? Johann Sebastian Bass for the win!

Marco
Marco
6 years ago

Hope Zoe will win

mkl
mkl
6 years ago

I fear Austria is going for Johann Sebastian Bass and that won’t do us any good.
Zoe and Dawa were the only decent qualifiers – though the experts did not have a large pool to pick from.

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

Public polling on ORF:

http://songcontest.orf.at/stories/2695888

Johann Sebastian Bass 39%
Lemo 11%
Folkshilfe 10%
DAWA 8%
Zoe 8%
Makemakes 7%
Mizgebonez 3%
Su’sis 3%
Renato Unterberg 2%
Kommando Elefant 2%
Royal Kombo 2%
Celina Ann 2%
Clara Blume 1%
Kathi Kallauch 1%
Tandem 1%
wo/men 1%

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

@jr esc nl: Austrians tend to troll themselves, and as soon as they get to vote for Folkshilfe, they will get them the ticket……

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

Oostenrijk well your favorite is still in…

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

They killed Clara Blume and Renato Unterberg over Celina Ann and Folkshilfe?!!? ORF ruined it!!!