The Austrian pre-selection song.null.fünf was held on 25 February at the ORF TV Studios in Vienna, hosted by Mirjam Weichselbraun & Christian Clerici. The winner was chosen by regional televoting and mobile phone voting. By a four point margin, Global Kryner was chosen over 2003 Austrian representative, Alf Poier, with the song "Y así". The song is an Austrian folk tune with yodeling, sung in English and Spanish. The song is written by Christof Spörk and composed by Christof Spörk and Edi Köhldorfer.
Global. Kryner is an Austrian folk group consisting of vocalist Sabine Stieger, trumpet Karl Rossmann, clarinet Christof Spörk, accordion Anton Sauprügl, guitar Edi Köhldorfer and trombone Sebastian Fuchsberger. Global. Kryner had introduced themselves in August 2004 by playing a midnight gig at the Munich Lustspielhaus before a curious audience of a just 100 people. In 2004, their first album made it into the Austrian top 40.
This Austrian pre-selection was very controversial for being unfair because everyone of the nine federal states of Austria entered an equivalent voting (a maximum of points) together with the "Mobile phone votings" forming a tenth entry. When the results eventually were published, "mobile phone votings" had more voters than any federal state else, but gave just as many points as the voters from e.g. Vorarlberg did. Actual winner Alf Poier was annoyed about this way of unfairness.
The spokesperson who revealed Austria's votes for other countries was Dodo Roscic, an ORF host who had been the Austrian spokesperson since the 1999 Contest.
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