Austria 2025: ORF will internally select their representative!

Public broadcaster ORF is planning to select their Eurovision representative for 2025 internally.  Austria has chosen their Eurovision representatives through an internal selection since 2017 and plans to continue with this selection method.

Although Kaleen finished in 24th place, Eurovision 2024 was successful for ORF according to the ratings.  An average of 1.111 million viewers in Austria watched Kaleen’s performance of We Will Rave.  Moreover, an average of 972,000 viewers kept watching the show until the results (market share of 57 percent).

Kaleen (born Marie-Sophie Kreissl) finished second last in the Grand Final.  However, she did not have bad feelings after representing Austria.

“I’m not disappointed at all, I don’t have to sugarcoat anything. What was crucial for me was that I was allowed to be there.  I was able to soak up everything on this stage. And the result shows that you never know where the journey will take you. It’s just a game, a competition”


Who will represent Austria in Eurovision 2025?

According to the Austrian media, the band AUT of ORDA has expressed interest in representing their country in Switzerland.  Lead singer Paul Pizzera said the band will meet ORF scout Eberhard Forcher in June to discuss a potential participation.

We have an emotional, powerful song that means so much to me and many people and touches me deep inside.

Paul Pizzera also had warm words about Israeli participant Eden Golan and her song Hurricane:

20-year-old Eden Golan competed for Israel with conviction. So many people would have been by her side, supporting and protecting her “through this crazy journey. That warms my heart.” With the quiet tones in her dramatic ballad “Hurricane,” the loud audience sound spilled into the living room. It was a fifth place.

Source: Kleine Zeitung

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