Österreich Rockt Den Song Contest is as it is called the Austrian national final and from today we can already get a glimpse of what Austria has prepared to rock the stage in Malmö. Among them we have a vast array of musical styles such as electro pop, soft rock or soul, all of them sung in English.
Austria’s national broadcaster ORF announced that five acts will compete to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö 2013. On February 15th the national final Österreich rockt den Song Contest will be staged in Vienna with a variety of different music styles. The winner will be chosen by televoting.
2011 was the last time Austria reached the final of the Eurovision Song Contest with Nadine Beiler. A fresh, modern rap entry last year by Trackshittaz failed to secure Austria a spot in the final for a second consecutive year, but ORF are now determined to change that as they open for the submission of potential candidates for Malmö.
Spanish-Austrian Manuel Ortega had it all at one point. He had the looks, the moves and a catchy tune, when performing Say A Word for Austria at the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest. Things have been pretty quite around the artist lately, so fans will be thrilled to learn that he is back looking and sounding better than ever.
Although Lukas and Manuel from Trackshittaz didn't succeed in getting the whole of Europe to Woki mit deim Popo, their entry still kept them laughing all the way to the bank, providing them with a monster hit in Austria. They hope to achieve similar success with their newest release, Geila Ois.
Sunčane Skale is one of the most popular music festivals in the Balkan region and the final will be held tonight with some former Eurovision artists among the participants. It will take place for the 18th time on the main square of Herceg Novi in Montenegro.
Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias is currently immersed in his European tour visiting nearly a dozen countries. A few days ago at a concert he gave in the capital of the Czech Republic the audience had the opportunity to enjoy an outstanding duet with another former Eurovision entrant, Karel Gott.
Simone is back. The one time Austrian entrant, who gave such a glamourous, rousing performance of her entry Keine Mauern Mehr in Zagreb is back with a brand new album and it she hardly seems to have aged a day!