These 16 compete in Austria

Royal Kombo

Royal Kombo |Picture: Dominique Hammer/ORF

ORF has chosen the 16 contestants who will be fighting for the honor to represent Austria in its capital, Vienna. Three shows will air before the national final. Only the final will be broadcast live – the three other programs are pre-recorded. The shows are hosted by Mirjam Weichselbraun.

The first show airs on February 20 when the 16 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. In the two shows before the final, the artists will showcase their talents. 50/50% jury/televoting is used in the final to determine the winner.

The contestants are:

  • wo/Men
  • The Makemakes
  • Clara Blume
  • Tandem
  • Royal Kombo
  • The Su’sis
  • Lemo
  • Kathi Kallauch
  • Johann Sebastian Bass
  • Celine Ann
  • Renato Unterberg
  • Kommando Elefant
  • Dawa
  • Mizgebonez
  • Folkshilfe
  • Zoe