After 3 years of “silence”, Austria is coming back to the Eurovision Song Contest. The biggest Austrian radio station, Hitradio Ö3, is going to organize a national final to choose the Austrian Eurovision entrant.
From this month on, the event will be promoted on the radio station. The goal is to find 9 regional winners (from Steiermark, Kärnten, Vienna, Salzburg, Burgenland, Oberösterreich, Niderösterreich, Voralberg, and Tirol) by February, which will enter the national final. At the same time, composers are invited to send in their songs.
The Austrian television broadcaster, ÖRF, is also considering of entering participants from its talent show for young people, called “Helden von Morgen” (The heroes of tomorrow) to the national final selection.