Media outlet kleinezeitung.at have given us an update on Austria’s search for their Eurovision 2022 artist. They have reported there are two acts left in the running, these are duo Anger and the DJ LUM!X. It has also been reported that a final decision may come next week by ORF Director Stefanie Groiss-Horowitz and her team. Whoever is picked will represent Austria at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy. Back in November ORF teased there were four artists left in contention to represent Austria at Eurovision.
Who are Anger and LUM!X?
Anger is described as a “Dream Pop Duo” by Musicexport.at. The duo’s actual names are Julian Angerer and Nora Pide, originally from South Tyrol, but now residing in the capital of Vienna. Anger’s first EP, “Liebe&Wut” which translates to “Love&Anger” was released back in September 2018. Since their debut EP Anger has performed at several festivals including the Waves Vienna festival in their home country. Anger have also won a few awards for their music an XA-Music Export Award in 2019. Their most recent release was titled “Sommer in Wien”
According to his last.fm bio Austrian DJ LUM!X is one of the fastest rising stars in the dance and electronic music industry. His most successful track “Monster” is already certified Platinum three times. DJ LUM!X’s music has also already received over half a billion streams, making him regarded as one of the most successful download artists of recent times.
Austria’s history at Eurovision
Despite making their debut in the second ever Eurovision Song Contest, Austria has had a checkered history at the competition. Their first entry came in 1957, with Bob Martin’s “Wohin, kleines Pony?” – finishing in last place with 3 points. Austria would later go on to score two wins at the Contest – first 1966 and most recently in 2014 with Conchita Wurst’s “Rise Like a Phoenix”.
In 2021, Vincent Bueno represented Austria in Rotterdam with his song “Amen”. Performing in the second semi-final, Austria finished 12th in a field of 17. At the close of voting, Vincent Bueno received 66 points.
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News Source: kleinezeitung.at/musicexport.at/last.fm
Photo Source: EBU/Thomas Hanses