Back at Eurovision 2012, the Trackshittaz — that’s Lukas Plöchl (aka G-Neila) and Manuel Hoffelner (aka Manix) — won Austria’s national selection with “Woki mit deim Popo” (Shake Your Ass). At Eurovision in Baku, the unfortunately named duo took tacky to a whole new level with strippers dancing around polls while wearing sweaty, glow-in-the-dark brassieres. Their song reached its lyrical height when it rhymed “low” with “ho”. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they finished last in their semi final — and with the lowest number of points in either heat. But hey: at least they looked good sunning by their hotel pool

Now, after five albums and five years as a duo, the Trackshittaz have decided to call it quits. Speaking in a 16-minute video uploaded to their web site, they explain that the decision to break up was difficult but neccessary.

In the video they look back on their polarizing career. They finished second to Nadine Beiler in Austria’s 2011 national selection, ultimately signing with Sony and watching their debut album go platinum. The following year they edged past Conchita Wurst to secure their berth in Baku. So far, so good. But they weren’t prepared for the media criticism that followed their exit — or the later accusations of misogyny and plagiarism. “We shot up so quickly and then fell quickly, then went up into space and then fell again,” Plöchl raps in the video. “It’s all ups and downs.”

It’s evident that the whole experience has left them exhausted.

The Trackshittaz at Eurovision 2012

“What a pity. Sh*t happens,” Lukas told us at Euroclub following the group’s elimination. “If the jury doesn’t respect rap, or something like that, then they could say there is no melody in what we sing, so it has no worth. But I’ve given everything, and Manuel has given everything.”

Trackshittaz: Interview at Eurovision in Concert 2012

In one of their first pre-Eurovision interviews, the Trackshittaz caught up with wiwibloggs at Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam in April 2012. They explained that they wanted Europe to keep moving and to keep dancing despite the doom and gloom of the recession. As Manuel said: “Turn off your head and shake your booty!” Lukas also explained that he parties every week to “keep the shape.” Judging from his modeling portfolio, it’s a nice shape indeed!

Are you sad to see them split? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Carlos
Carlos
4 years ago

WTF, i´m agree with you
Oida Taunz is much better than The Secret is Love

beccaboo1212
4 years ago

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! 😀

poppia
poppia
4 years ago

Sad:( They had many good songs, like Oida Taunz, Geila ois etc.
I hope they will both continue with their own careers. I like Luka’s song “Am meer”.

Annabelle Stimpson
Annabelle Stimpson
4 years ago

Im very sad :'(
They were so fabulous.
I love their eurovision song

Deniz
Deniz
4 years ago

I liked them back in 2012. It is kind of a shame to me lol

WTF
WTF
4 years ago

I will never forgive Austria for sending that stupid Disney ballad instead of “Oida Taunz”…

Freddi
4 years ago

I was so happy when theiy won over Conchita in the national selction of 2012…but then… 🙁 well, sadly things were subjected to change!

Having said that…their song was cool upretensious fun. Livened up ESC 2012. Not among my biggest faves, but a nice song, added some variation and spice to the c ontest…:And of course, miles better than the awful Conchita! (not much of a merit though…)

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

Not gong to lie, Austria’s 2012 entry really had the same effect on me as Ukraine 2007, it was a guilty pleasure of mine, so terrible, that it was really good 😛 Stil listen to it occasionally….especially because Woki Mit Dem Popo…sounds like something else….rather derogatory 😛 Still think it should have qualified….albeit in 10th place and last in the final…but still, I wanted to see it again.

Who knew in 2012 that just two years later Austria would win….

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

Are you still making the wiwivision results video?

Padraig Muldoon
Admin
4 years ago
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Dar
Dar
4 years ago

i find lukas plochl so damn hot.. would love him to f&@k me

John
John
4 years ago

Good. Shouldn’t have been allowed to participate in 2012.

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
4 years ago

I was very happy when Trackshittaz won the NF in 2012. Their song was so much fun. However it looked much better at ORF than in Baku. I would have preferred them having already in 2011 with Oida Taunz!, which is a great breakdance-folksmusic-rap mash up and much more original and very dancy. It was also a major hit in the Austrian charts back then. However 2011 had a great national final, whereas 2012 (also 2013 and 2015) were rather poor. I think the other contestants of 2012 would not have made a better result in Baku. Conchita’s song and… Read more »

lol
lol
4 years ago

GreAtY