Kyiv 2017

Austria reveals an internal selection for Eurovision 2017

The Austrian public broadcaster, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), has today confirmed its participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Instead of turning to ‘Wer singt für Österreich?’ to choose an artist, ORF will pick its representative for Kyiv internally. Although no further details have been announced, we can expect more information in the weeks to come. The last time Austria picked its representative through an internal selection was in 2014, when Conchita Wurst won the contest in Copenhagen and gave the country its first victory in 48 years.

This year Zoë managed to finish 13th in the final, being the televoters 8th favourite entry of the night with ‘Loin d’Ici’, a song entirely in French.

Who would you like to see on the Eurovision stage representing Austria next year?

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Joel Artigas

I am a politics student and geopolitics lover who lives and breathes Eurovision every single day of the year. I also love blasting schlager on my headphones while wearing an unamused face.

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