The broadcaster responsible for the Austrian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest – ORF already announced that their entry will be called ”Halo”. This comes after they previously announced that world renowned DJ, LUM!X would represent Austria alongside newcomer Pia Maria.
About Austria’s 2022 selection process
The broadcaster sent a scout Eberhard Forcher out to look for acts to represent the central European nation and two-time champions. After the scouting took place, him alongside the broadcaster drew up a shortlist of four acts. These four acts were cut down to just two; LUM!X feat. Pia Maria and Anger. After a final cut, ORF announced that LUM!X and Pia Maria won the ticket to Turin.
The 19-year-old DJ LUM!X (Luca Michlmayr) has gained success with hits such as “The Passenger (LaLaLa)” and “Thunder“. In 2019, he released the song “Monster” with Gabry Ponte, who is known from the group Eiffel 65. The song has reached over 215 million streams on Spotify and it has sold more than 400,000 copies in Germany, giving the artists a platinum record. Overall, he has over one billion streams, over 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify and multiple platinum and gold certifications.
You can listen to ”Halo” by LUM!X feat. Pia Maria below
Austria will compete in the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. LUM!X feat. Pia Maria will perform on the second half of the show on May 10th. Last year Austria was represented by Vincent Bueno. He represented the country with “Amen” but failed to qualify to the final. Last time we saw Austria in the final in 2018, where César Sampson finished third with “Nobody but You”.
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