The Austrian pre-selection "song.null.fünf" was held on 25 February at the ORF TV Studios in Vienna, hosted by Mirjam Weichselbraun and 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 was written by Christof Spörk and composed by Christof Spörk and Edi Köhldorfer.
Global Kryner is an Austrian folk group consisting of Sabine Stieger on vocals, Karl Rossmann on trumpet, Christof Spörk on clarinet, Anton Sauprügl on accordion, Edi Köhldorfer on guitar and Sebastian Fuchsberger on trombone. Global Kryner had introduced themselves in August 2004 by playing a midnight gig at the Munich Lustspielhaus before a curious audience of 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 every one 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 were eventually 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.