More than 20 songs have been made into the first listen, compared to previous years, when we had 10-15 songs per year. Most were approached by Austrian broadcaster ORF.
At the moment, there are 4 acts in the race to represent Austria at Eurovision 2022.
It has been revealed that ORF tried to convince the band Bilderbuch to take part as well, but they refused due to the fear of failure.
Eberhard Forcher, an Austrian musician and producer who is the project manager for Eurovision in ORF, gave 2 interviews this week: ”Merci Cherie” podcast and Eurovision website Wiwiblogs.
Eberhard claimed it had been best to see him since he was in charge. He also says 3 acts are well-known artists of the Austrian music scene and he confirmed that one of them is a real big name. Eberhard also said the act will be decided next week but announced in December 2021.
Based on these interviews, we can learn more about the 4 contenders:
Act 1 – It is an electronic duo with origins in Southern Tyrol. The duo is composed of a woman and a man. They have lived in Vienna for the last 15 years. The duo have a distinctive sound. Eberhard said they are his personal favorites.
Visually, it seems that the male has long hair and for some viewers he may look like a woman.
My personal guess is that the duo are ANGER:
Anger is a pop duo from Brixen, South Tyrol. The duo were founded in 2017.
In recent years, they have lived in Vienna.
The duo members are: Julian Angerer and Nora Pider.
They released their first album “Heart / Break” in 2019. They made their first 1st place on radio stations in June 2019 with the song “Baby“.
Here is one of their songs – “All Over“:
Act 2 – It is an act that plays music which can be classified as the intersection of EDM and electro swing. They have a charismatic female singer.
Our guess: Deladap
The band was formed in 2002 and had some line-up changes during its history.
Currently, there are 6 members in the band, when the lead vocalist is a female singer.
Deladap defines themselves as a futuristic electro swing band.
The band was founded by Stani Vana who created a unique combination of EDM and electro swing.
So far they have released 8 studio albums, when the 9th will be released until the end of 2021.
You can listen to one of their songs:
Act 3 – This is another group, they are based in Styria. Their genre is unique pop with foundations of soft funk. They are considered to be Marvin Dietmann’s favorite act.
Our guess: Sladek
SLADEK is an Austrian band that was formed in 2017. The members are: lead singer and guitarist David Sladek, Florian Muralter on bass and Raphael Vorraber on drums.
They released their first album in 2019 – “Daydreamin”.
Their genre is a combination of pop, soul and R&B.
You can listen to one od their songs:
Act 4 – It is a duo, that is composed of a young successful DJ and a young female singer. The DJ is considered one of the most successful Austrian DJs ever, with over 180 million Youtube’s views, and 80 million Spotify clicks.
Our guess: a duo where the DJ is Parov Stelar
Parov Stelar is the stage name of Marcus Füreder – 46 year old Austrian musician, DJ, composer and designer. His music genre can be described as a combination of club, pop, house, jazz and hip-hop. He used to collaborate with different singers, so it is too early to know who is the female singer to join him.
He has released 19 albums since 2001 and is considered to be one of the most famous DJs in Austria. The musician has won 10 Amadeus Austrian Music Awards.
You can listen to one of his tracks here:
Have we guessed some of the artists correctly?
What do you think about the 4 suggested artists?