ORF’s Der kleine Song Contest, Austria’s alternative Eurovision 2020 show to decide their favourite of this year’s entries, came to an exciting finish on Saturday 18 April. Following three jury assessments, the Austrian public got the final say and they chose Iceland’s Daði & Gagnamagnið as their favourite Eurovision 2020 act.
After Eurovision 2020 was cancelled as a result of coronavirus precautions, several broadcasters have come up with replacement shows to air over the coming weeks. Austria’s alternative show Der kleine Song Contest saw a jury of former Eurovision participants scoring all 41 Eurovision 2020 entries.
In the first two episodes, broadcast on the 14 and 16 April, it was Iceland and Malta that earned the most points and topped their respective scoreboards. On Saturday’s final episode, the last batch of songs were presented and the jury selected their home country’s song, Vincent Bueno’s “Alive”, as their final finalist.
The Austrian public then had the chance to vote for their favourite song between Iceland, Malta and Austria. Ultimately, Iceland took the title, racking up a huge 48% of the public vote. Austria followed in second place with 33% of the vote, with Malta finishing in third with an overall 19% of the vote.
Der kleine Song Contest Episode 3: Jury Results
- Austria (76 points)
- Denmark (73 points)
- Germany (66 points)
- Albania (62 points)
- Norway (62 points)
- Italy (59 points)
- Greece (51 points)
- Czech Republic (51 points)
- Estonia (48 points)
- Ukraine (45 points)
- North Macedonia (42 points)
- Australia (35 points)
- Serbia (35 points)
Read more about Der kleine Song Contest and the results from the first two episodes here.
Der kleine Song Contest jury:
- Waterloo (represented Austria in 1976 together with Robinson with “My Little World”)
- Simone (represented Austria in 1990 with “Keine Mauen Mehr”)
- Petra Frey (represented Austria in 1994 with “Für den Frieden der Welt”)
- Manuel Ortega (represented Austria in 2002 with “Say a Word”)
- Alf Poier (represented Austria in 2003 with “Weil der Mensch zählt”)
- Eric Papilaya (represented Austria in 2007 with “Get a Life – Get Alive”)
- Nadine Beiler (represented Austria in 2011 with “The Secret Is Love”)
- Conchita (won in 2014 with “Rise Like a Phoenix”)
- ZOE (represented Austria in 2016 with “Loin d’ici”)
- Cesár Sampson (represented Austria in 2018 with “Nobody but You”)
What do you think of the results? Do you agree with the Austrian public’s decision? Let us know in the comments!