ORF, the Austrian national broadcaster, announced the names  of the 16 acts  to participate in the upcoming Austrian national selection.

The 16 candidates

  1. Celina Ann
  2. Clara Blume
  3. Dawa
  4. Folkshilfe
  5. Johann Sebastian Bass
  6. Kathi Kallauch
  7. Kommando Elefant
  8. Lemo
  9. The Makemakes
  10. Mizgebonez
  11. Renato Unterberg
  12. Royal Kombo
  13. The Su’sis
  14. Tandem
  15. wo/Men
  16. Zoe

The Austrian selection will include 4 shows , from which three  are going to be pre recorded and one live. The procedure will start on  20 February and will end with the grand final in Vienna on the 13 March. All shows will be host by ORF at 20:15 CET. The results will be based on 50%-50% jury and public televoting. Here are the scheduled dates of the 4 shows:

20/02: Show 1 (16 acts – 6 will proceed to the next phase)

27/02: Show 2 (6 acts will showcase their talent)

06/03: Show 3 (6 acts will perform 2 songs each – 12 songs will be premiered)

13/03: Grand final (Live show with 6 acts and 6 songs)