Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) selected Tony Wegas, who had represented Austria in 1992, to represent the country at the 1993 Contest in Ireland. A national final was held to select the competing song for Austria at Eurovision, with seven songs, all sung by Wegas, presented.
In February 1993 the seven songs were played on the radio, with the public invited to vote for their favourite entry by postcard voting. On 30 March a television programme, held at the ORF TV studios in Vienna and hosted by Andreas Steppan and Michael Niavarani, was shown by ORF with pre-recorded videos of the seven entries, afterwards the results of the voting were announced. 15245 postcards were received by ORF for the contest with the winning song, "Maria Magdalena", receiving 6,170 postcards in total.