Austria: Four shows planned in February

Austria is being serious in its attempt to get a consecutive win on home soil next year in Vienna. The Austrian national final will consist of four prime time shows in February, with some of the country’s most successful musicians involved in the casting process.

The shows will be broadcasted in the whole month of February to find the candidate for Vienna 2015, and in the end the TV public will take the decision who will represent Austria on home ground, following the victory of Conchita Wurst in Copenhagen earlier this year.

Finding the most promising artists will be the key task of Alex Deutsch, music professional and manager of fellow expert Anna F. Deutsch tells “Usually the professional surroundings and the opportunity to present yourself to the public in an authentic way are decisive in terms of being successful. Together with ORF we have developed a format which, far away from classical talent shows, offers this platform and support.”

Anna F. will act as a coach for the young artists: “I have invited some national and international songwriters and producers for the project, with whom I have worked in the past years. I am looking forward to working on the sound and the songs together with them in the studio, and, if necessary, to giving advice.”