From around 20 acts initially, Austria has slowly been whittling its Eurovision 2022 internal selection down to four, then three, and now two. Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung is reporting that duo ANGER and DJ LUM!X are the final two acts in the running to represent the country in Turin this May.
The report comes after Austria’s Eurovision scout, Eberhard Forcher, gave descriptive teasers of the then four remaining acts in the country’s Eurovision 2022 internal selection whilst speaking to wiwibloggs in November 2021.
How well do these acts match the teasers? Almost perfectly!
ANGER and LUM!X in the running to represent Austria at Eurovision 2022
ANGER are a a duo comprised of Nora Pider und Julian Angerer. They originally come from Brixen in South Tyrol, Italy, and have known each other since they were teenagers. The duo now live in Vienna and released their debut album Heart / Break in 2019. ANGER won the FM4 Award at the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards in 2020.
This all matches up pretty well with the first act Eberhard Forcher teased to wiwibloggs in November:
“An electronic duo with origins in southern Tyrol” that lives in Vienna. They have a “very distinctive sound.”
ANGER’s proposed song for Eurovision 2022 is reported to be titled “Das Meer” (“The Sea”).
LUM!X, full name Luca Michlmayr, is only 20 years old, but the young DJ has already achieved a lot. His songs have racked up over 1 billion streams, making him one of the fastest-rising stars in the dance and electronic scene. LUM!X’s biggest hit to date is “Monster”, which has already been certified 4x platinum and 7x gold.
Again, this corresponds very well to the fourth act Eberhard Forcher described in his interview with wiwibloggs:
A young, male DJ-producer with a young female singer. “This guy is the most successful Austrian DJ act ever” with like 80 million Spotify followers and videos with 180 million YouTube clicks.
The name of the young female singer who would perform with LUM!X hasn’t been revealed. However, their song title is reported to be “Halo”.
The final decision on who will represent Austria at Eurovision 2022 is set to be taken in the near future.
Whoever it ends up being, we know they’ll be performing in the second half of semi-final one on 10 May in Turin.
What do you make of the reports? Do you want to see either ANGER or LUM!X represent Austria at Eurovision 2022? Let us know in the comments below!