First, ORF teased that there were four artists left in the running to represent Austria at Eurovision 2022. Last week, kleinezeitung gave us two names – Anger or DJ LUM!X – vying for the ticket to Turin.
It has now been confirmed – DJ LUM!X and singer Pia Maria will fly the flag for Austria at the competition this May! Their song ”Halo” will be released in the coming weeks.
About DJ LUM!X
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.
His more recent hits have included The Passenger (LaLaLa) and Champion.
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: ORF
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