Austria: “The sound and the pharyngitis were to blame for Pia Maria’s poor performance” says Lumix!

After the appearance of Lumix and Pia Maria at the promo party that took place on Thursday night in Israel and their very poor performance, the representative of Austria in Eurovision 2022 received a lot of negative criticism. Their manager spoke to the Austrian media, saying that the pharyngitis of Pia Maria is responsible for their appearance, but also the lack of organization of the organizers.

Günther Unger, the artists’ representative, said about their appearance in Tel Aviv and the negative comments that followed:

Unfortunately, there was no technician on site. Pia Maria did not even listen to herself. This was quite unprofessional by the organizers. She also suffered from pharyngitis.

The appearance of Lumix and Pia Maria had a direct impact on the odds of the Austrian participation in the betting table. Halo dropped from 21st to 35th, and is no longer even among the entries considered for qualification.

Halo was at the top of the singles in Austria immediately after its release, while it was high in all the polls of the friends of the contest.

Below you can see their controversial appearance in Tel Aviv:

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Austria: Listen to the Eurovision 2022 entry!

The song with which LUM!X and Pia Maria will compete at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, has already released for pre-order at online music platforms! Read more

Austria: LUM!X has been selected to represent the country in Eurovision 2022!

19-year-old DJ LUM!X was chosen to represent Austria at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Halo”, while the Tyrolean singer Pia Maria is going to deliver the vocals for the song.

LUM!X (Luca Michlmayr) has several hits to his credit, including “The Passenger (LaLaLa)” and “Thunder”. In 2019, he released the song “Monster” with Gabry Ponte, known as the band Eiffel 65. The song has reached 210 million streams on Spotify and has sold more than 400,000 copies in Germany. It has a total of 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify and multiple platinum and gold hits.

The final decision was officially announced today through the radio show Ö3-Wecker, which presents every year since 2017 the representative or the participation of the country in the Eurovision song contest

The song will be presented in a few weeks!

Austria will compete in the second half of the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin.

Last year, Vincent Bueno represented Austria with the song “Amen” but failing to advanced in the Grand Final.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the latest news regarding Austria’s participation in Eurovision 2022!

Austria: The representative for Eurovision 2022 will be announced next week!

A few hours ago, the “talent detector” of the austrian public broadcaster, Eberhard Forcher revealed that the artist who will represent Austria in Turin will be announced next week!

On a post in his Facebook profile, he wrote about the procedure of picking an Austrian artist as well as the artists that submitted a song to ORF:

Next week ORF will announce Austria’s representative for Eurovision in Turin. This year the selection process was really exciting and it was once again exciting to exchange ideas with a wide range of the local music scene. More than 30 artists submitted applications for the representation this time. The following artists passed through the first phase of the selection, but only ONE is going to perform at the Eurovision stage in front of 280 million viewers in May. Once more we want to thank everyone for your help: Sladek Rydell, Candlelight Ficus, Deladap, Benny König, Lumix, Anger, Matthias Nebel, Teodora Spirić, Selina Maria, Poxrucker Sisters, Serenity, Diego Federico, Slomo, Miblue, Popmaché, Gary Lux, Max the Sax, Freude, The Sad Gardener, Rian, Christl, Visions of Atlantis και Fred Owusu

In a previous post we said that the austrian selection had been reduces to two artists, DJ Lumix from Northern Austria and the duo Anger from North Tyrol of Italy.

Stay tuned on for all the news regarding the Austrian participation at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy.

Source: Eberhard Forcher / ESC Discord