Austria: National final March 13th

COnchita winner

The host broadcaster ORF is not only preparing for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2015 but also for its own pre-selection to choose a successor for Conchita Wurst. The first show airs on February 20 when the 20 contestants will be performing for the jury. Only six of them will eventually make it to the final as determined  by the jury. The final is set to take place on March 13.

50/50% jury/televoting is used in the final to determine the winner. Between the first show and the final, there will be two more shows presenting the artists. In the third show, each artist will be singing two songs and one of them will be chosen for the final. Only the final is aired live, the three other shows are pre-recorded.

The shows are hosted by Mirjam Weichselbraun.

SOURCE: ORF
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