ORF’s artist scout, Eberhard Forcher, has teased the details of the four potential artists being lined up to represent Austria at Eurovision 2022. The broadcaster’s final decision is due to be announced in December.
In an interview with Merci, Chérie – Der Eurovision Podcast, ORF’s Eberhard Forcher has teased details of the Austrian internal selection for Eurovision 2022. He states that a large number of artists were approached by ORF, with around twenty submitting demos.
At this stage, just four acts remain. In a seperate interview with Wiwibloggs, he gave the following hints:
- Act #1: A Vienna-based “electronic duo with origins in southern Tyrol” with a “very distinctive sound.”
- Act #2: “A combination between electro-swing and EDM” with a “charismatic female singer”.
- Act #3: A “very cool pop act, but not in the usual average radio-pop idiom” from Styria, who are “very funky, but not too aggressive.”
- Act #4: “The most successful Austrian DJ act ever” with like 80 million Spotify followers and videos with 180 million YouTube clicks, with a young female singer.
According to Forcher, these acts are currently preparing the final versions of their candidate entries, with the reveal of ORF’s chosen act being announced in mid-December.
Austria at Eurovision 2021
In 2019, ORF announced that Vincent Bueno would represent Austria in the 2020 contest in Rotterdam with “Alive”. Despite the cancellation, ORF later announced that he had been internally-selected once again to represent Austria at the 2021 contest.
Vincent finally got his shot on the Eurovision stage back in May with “Amen”. Performing 5th in semi-final two, “Amen” ultimately placed 12th with a total of 66 points. This marked Austria’s second consecutive non-qualification.
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