Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Austria
National selection
Selection process Düsseldorf - wir kommen!
100% Televoting[1][2]
Selection date(s) Online Voting:
3–31 January 2011
50% Jury
50% Televoting
Final:
25 February 2011[1][2]
100% Televoting
Selected entrant Nadine Beiler
Selected song "The Secret Is Love"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (7th, 69 points)
Final result 18th, 64 points
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Austria returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, after previously entering in 2007 with Eric Papilaya singing "Get a Life – Get Alive", placing second to last in the semi-final. Austria selected their entry through a televised national final, organised by Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF).

Rumours about return[edit]

Some days after the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 rumours about Austria's return to Eurovision were spread.[3] These rumours were confirmed by ORF in the end of July 2010.[4]

Selection process[edit]

ORF and radio station Hitradio Ö3 cooperated to find the artists for the national final. From October until 10 December, Austrians were invited to nominate artists that could represent their country.[5][6]

Every nomination had to be backed by at least 33 people. From the admitted artists, a jury decided which 30 artists were to proceed to the online voting to be held in January 2011.[7][8] Those artists receiving the most votes were asked to participate in the national final on 25 February 2011, where televoting decided the Austrian Eurovision entry.[1][2][9][10]

Among the candidates admitted by ORF to the selection process were several former Eurovision representants and talent show winners as well as other well-known Austrian artists : Alkbottle, Excuse Me Moses, Louie Austen, Luttenberger-Klug, as well as Nadine Beiler and Oliver Wimmer, winners of seasons 3 (Beiler) and 4 (Wimmer) of the talent show Starmania. The entrepreneur and 1998 presidential candidate Richard Lugner also took part in the selection.[6][11] Former Eurovision participants admitted to the selection were: Waterloo (Hans Kreuzmayr) as well as Robinson, who represented Austria together as the duo Waterloo & Robinson in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, Petra Frey (1994), Alf Poier, Austria's representant in 2003, and di Bernando, part of the boyband Tie Break who represented Austria in 2004.[2][11] Also, the German Got Talent 2010 winner Freddy Sahin-Scholl send a song to ORF.[12]

Online Voting[edit]

On 3 January, ORF announced the thirty candidates for the online voting. Ten preceded to the final on 25 February. The ten winners were chosen by SMS and jury voting.[13][14] Songs were awarded points based on placing, with the 1st place song getting 1 point, 2nd place getting 2 points etc. The songs with the lowest points therefore qualified.

Online Voting (3–31 January)
Draw Artist Song SMS Jury Total Place
01 Eva K. Anderson "I Will Be Here" 13 5 18 7
02 Nadine Beiler "The Secret Is Love" 9 3 12 2
03 Patricia Kaiser and Leo Aberer "There Will Never Be Another You" 1 13 14 4
04 Oliver Wimmer "Let Love Kick In" 14 7 21 9
05 Excuse Me Moses "Way Out" 16 6 22 11
06 Alkbottle "Wir san do net zum Spaß" 4 13 17 6
07 Richard Klein "Bigger Better Best" 10 2 12 3
08 Mary Broadcast Band "Who's Gonna Stop Me" 8 25 33 17
09 Heinz aus Wien "È cosi" 30 23 53 28
10 Julian Heidrich "Australian Gate" 3 24 27 14
11 Any Major Dude "July" 25 6 41 23
12 Katie Lunette "My Home" 6 19 25 12
13 Matara "Why Do I" 19 27 46 24
14 Robi Faustmann "Neuer Wind" 18 22 40 22
15 Louie Austen "Make Your Move" 26 8 34 20
16 Charlee "Good to Be Bad" 12 10 22 10
17 Axel Wolph & Feeltank Orchestra "My Little Reminder" 29 20 49 25
18 Petra Frey "Send a Little Smile" 20 17 37 21
19 Lana Gordon "Ask the Universe" 28 26 54 29
20 Cama "Times of Our Lives" 17 9 26 13
21 Sellyy "Lethargie" 27 29 56 30
22 Jean Nolan "Crazy" 15 18 33 18
23 Luttenberger*Klug "Sternenlichter" 11 21 32 16
24 Alf Poier & die obersteirische Wolfshilfe "Happy Song" 22 11 33 19
25 Missy May "It's a Girl's Life" 23 28 51 27
26 Trackshittaz "Oida Taunz!" 2 12 14 5
27 CoryBanTic & Chris Schaller "Try to Forget Her" 21 30 51 26
28 Freddy Sahin-Scholl "Butterfly" 24 4 28 15
29 Band WG "10 Sekunden Glück" 5 15 20 8
30 Klimmstein feat. Joe Sumner "Paris, Paris" 7 1 8 1

Final[edit]

Final - 25 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Band WG "10 Sekunden Glück" 4.15% 7
2 Patricia Kaiser and Leo Aberer "There Will Never Be Another You" 3.08% 9
3 Oliver Wimmer "Let love kick in" 1.93% 10
4 Alkbottle "Wir san do net zum Spaß" 4.2% 6
5 Eva K. Anderson "I Will Be Here" 5.54% 5
6 Trackshittaz "Oida Taunz" 24.27% 2
7 Charlee "Good to Be Bad" 3.65% 8
8 Klimmstein feat. Joe Sumner "Paris, Paris" 12.54% 3
9 Nadine Beiler "The Secret Is Love" 34.95% 1
10 Richard Klein "Bigger Better Best" 5.69% 4

Super Final[edit]

Super Final
Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Trackshittaz "Oida Taunz" 32.87% 2
2 Klimmstein feat. Joe Sumner "Paris, Paris" 20.41% 3
3 Nadine Beiler "The Secret Is Love" 46.73% 1

At Eurovision[edit]

Austria competed second in the second semi-final of the contest, on 12 May. In the semifinal Nadine placed seventh with 69 points and advanced to the final. In the final on 14 May, Nadine performed eighteenth and placed eighteenth with 64 points.

Points Awarded by Austria[15][edit]

Points Awarded to Austria (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Austria (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Song Contest 2011: So voten Sie für Ihren Favoriten" (in German). oe24.at. 9 November 2010. Archived from the original on 10 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Hondal, Victor (12 November 2010). "Austria: National final on February 25th". Esctoday.com. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Menowin will beim Grand Prix 2011 singen" (in German). Bild.de. 7 June 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Austria will return to Eurovision in 2011". Esctoday.com. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Siim, Jarmo (26 October 2010). "Have 33 supporters? Be in the Austrian selection!". Eurovision.tv. Archived from the original on 2 November 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Eschberger, Elke (25 November 2010). "Richard Lugner will zum Song Contest: Der Neo-Sänger möchte für Österreich starten" (in German). news.at. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Der Countdown läuft - bis 10. Dezember 12:00 Uhr" (in German). ORF. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Einsendeschluss: Danke, das war's" (in German). ORF. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest: Kandidaten gesucht". ORF.at. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "Österreich: Fernsehen und Radio suchen ESC-Act". Eurovision.de. 6 October 2010. Archived from the original on 10 October 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Guten Morgen Düsseldorf" (in German). ORF/Ö3. 4 November 2010. Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "Jetzt will Freddy für Österreich zum Song Contest.". oe24.at. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  13. ^ Coronerrri, Alenka (3 January 2011). "AUSTRIA - ORF's 210 narrow into 30". Oikotimes.com. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  14. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-01-03). "Austria : 30 participants left in the competition". ESCToday. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  15. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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