Y así

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Austria "Y así"
Eurovision Song Contest 2005 entry
Sabine Stieger,
Sebastian Fuchsberger,
Karl Rossmann,
Christof Spörk,
Anton Sauprügl,
Edi Köhldorfer
Edi Köhldorfer
Christof Spörk
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Du bist" (2004)   
"Get a Life - Get Alive" (2007) ►

"Y así" ("Like that") was the Austrian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, performed in English and Spanish by Global Kryner.

The song was performed first in the semi-final, preceding by Lithuania's Laura & The Lovers with "Little by Little". At the close of voting, it had received 30 points, placing 21st in the 25-strong field - thus missing out on the final and ensuring that Austria will have to qualify through the semi-final at their next Contest appearance.

The song is performed in something of the folk traditions of the Austrian alps, with yodelling and a large brass section. Lyrically, it tells the story of "The girl who came from Cuba" and fell in love with an Austrian boy, in the process proving "inspiration to change the rhythm of our songs". The chorus, delivered in Spanish, exhorts everyone to dance like the girl would.

The performance drew further on the folk traditions, with the lead singer in an Austrian folk outfit, while the rest of the band were dressed more casual in matching sweatsuits.

Austria did not enter the 2006 contest. As such, the song was succeeded as Austrian representative at the 2007 contest by Eric Papilaya with "Get a Life - Get Alive".