Austria’s “Wer singt für Österreich” concludes tonight with the Grand Final! Six artists will fight for the chance to represent their country at Eurovision 2015 when it’s in their own country, Austria. It’s getting really exciting, y’all! Who can bring another Top 10 result?

HOW TO WATCH WSFÖ

You can watch the “Wer singt für Österreich” final HERE from 20:15 CET. Tweet about tonight’s show with the official hashtag#WSFÖ

USFÖ – THE RULES

All 6 acts will perform their songs till it’s time for the voting. 10 countries which will take part in this years Eurovision will vote for their favourites. Those are: Italy, Spain, the UK, France, Germany, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Latvia, Israel and Australia. Meanwhile Austria will vote their favourites on televoting. In the end, both results will be calculated together and the ToP 2 will go into a Super Final where Austria alone decides about the winner.

USFÖ – LINE UP

Celina Ann – “Utopia

Dawa – “Feel Alive

Folkshilfe – “Who You Are

Johann Sebastian Bass – “Absolutio

The MakeMakes – “I Am Yours

Zoe – “Quel filou” (Final version in English)

There’ll no Austrian National Final without the special guest performance from the one and only Conchita Wurst. Ms. Wurst will sing her new single “You Are Unstoppable

WSFÖ 2015 – INTERVIEW WITH CELINA ANN

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Easpag
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Easpag

@Eugene, that’s true, and usually the highest scoring song will prevail. But in the cases where the majority prefers the second placed song when their preferred act if out of the running,ie Iceland, the format works well. I personally prefer a proportional voting system, a la Melfest, but the Superfinal is also a good system.

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

Easpag – I understand why, I’m not in favour. 9/10 times the original winner wins the 2nd vote. Justice was done here.

Easpag
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Easpag

@Eugene there is sense behind the Superfinal format, although it’s benefits are a matter of opinion really.

And at least the MakeMakes won.

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

The Makemakes got the max 24 points.

Zoe and Dawa both got 18 points but Dawa beat her on the Televote so they went through.

The Makemakes win both jury and Televote and they are still not the winners it goes to another vote……………….how crazy!!!!! How many times do you want to choose a winner?

Edward Nygma
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Edward Nygma

I was really hoping for Zoe 🙁 But at least one of those atrocities won’t represent the hosts. I could accept Dawa. But I really hope and expect at this point, that The Makemakes are the winners!

Easpag
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Easpag

Ugh, Dawa in the Superfinal? MakeMakes it is, then.

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

yup and then the austrian voting came…

Easpag
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Easpag

Lets hope that the public don’t knock Zoe or the MakeMakes out of the top 2.

Edward Nygma
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Edward Nygma

Juries basically agree with us, Zoe and Makemakes have by far the most points.

Edward Nygma
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Edward Nygma

Agreed, songs 2 and 6 (or possibly song 4 as an alternative) should reach superfinale.

If Austria picks JSB (or those Folk guys), they will be the laughing stock of their guests. Since people cannot make fun of Finland in public, Austria would get the most of it.

But lets be honest, host entry won’t win, but will be in finals nonetheless. It will receive some points, at least out of politeness. Hence, they don’t really care. However, their image should be important to them.

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

zoe and the makemakes for superfinal please!

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

I do not like 1 and 5 at all, but I think Austria will choose 5 and 6 for the Superfinal. The Makemakes were easily the best on the night, but there could be a major upset around the corner……………….I hope not!!

Edward Nygma
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Edward Nygma

My opinion on performances: 1. Who You Are – just horrible, it doesn’t even know what genre it is… 2. Quel Filou – I prefer it in French, but Fr/Eng combo isn’t bad either, still has a lot of charm 3. Feel Alive – nice little song 4. Utopia – despite too much ballads, this was quite nice 5. Absolutio – ouch, what a disaster! It would compete with UK and Finland in who has the biggest disaster! 6. I Am Yours – quite nice entry, has ESC vibe If Austria wants to suck in their own contest, they will… Read more »

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

In the last 3 Austrian NF’s the song that sang 2nd last won!!!! Oooooops!!

Mar
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Mar

Ok, so Quel Filou is french/english, not just english, that’s good. If France doesn’t give it top points I will die laughing.

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

Edward Nygma – Voltaj won because their rivals had poor performances, Slot 1 is a good position for a good song only. But yes, a good song can win from any position, I agree, but the more help you can get the better. We shall see? But the crowd are going to go mad for the last two!!

Edward Nygma
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Edward Nygma

@Eugene:

Not necessary. Remember that Romanian entry De La Capat won from the starting position by a longshot (both jury and televote). There were far more songs than in Austrian final, which should have made it more difficult too. Also, Conchita Wurst won ESC last year from the middle position.

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

Running order confirmed :-

1 Folkshilfe “Who You Are”
2 Zoe “Quel filou”
3 Dawa “Feel Alive”
4 Celina Ann “Utopia”
5 Johann Sebastian Bass “Absolutio”
6 The Makemakes “I Am Yours”

Speaks for itself……………..5 or 6?

Edward Nygma
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Edward Nygma

Zoe should sing in French. Why is that everyone thinks somehow singing in English increases ones chances? Not true, good song increases chances. And being distinctive too. Everyone translating in English is not distinctive. And note that *many* if not most translated songs mess-up lyrics.

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

Eugene ESC UK, okay thank you!

Edward Nygma
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Edward Nygma

Is it just me or was the Austrian finalists’ cover of Rise Like A Phoenix more in tune than the Armenian entry?

Mar
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Mar

I thought the whole point of “Quel Filou” was the french? The backing singers were wearing berets for god’s sake, the song couldn’t have been frenchier even if they had been swinging baguettes around. I think it will lose much of it’s appeal with the language switch.

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

jr esc nl – San Marino is scheduled to be the last country to reveal their song again on Monday 16th at 09:00 CET. They always have the focus then it is an anti-climax!!

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

Austria have never sung in French in the ESC. In the last 10 years they have taken part, the language chosen has been :-

6 times 100% English
3 times 100% German
1 time part English/Part Spanish

In the last 5 years it has been 4 times 100% English a once German.

It is interesting that Zoe might change to English tonight. She might stand a better chance of winning that way.

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

does anybody know if san marino will release it’s song tonight? wikipedia says so but i’m not sure

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

Edward Nygma, o no will she seriously do that? what a shame…

bavarson
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bavarson

If Austria will choose Dawa, they will be more original than most of participants.

Edward Nygma
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Edward Nygma

WHY Zoe in English? It is so much more distinctive to hear it in French. Why are artists trying to lost themselves in masses. I’m afraid this year will be full of decent songs of a similar sound which won’t go far cause of the same concept.