It is official: DJ LUM!X and Pia Maria will represent Austria at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Halo”.
On the daily radio show “Ö3-Wecker”, Austrian broadcaster ORF announced that the duo will represent the country at Eurovision 2022. They will sing a dance pop song with the title “Halo“.
The song will probably be released at the beginning of March 2022.
Luca Michlmayr, better known as LUM!X is 19 years old Austrian DJ. Despite his young age, the young artist has already achieved more than 72 million YouTube views to his tracks. He had a great success in Spotify as well.
LUM!X was born to an Italian mother and he has even lived in Turin as a child.
He will be joined by the vocalist Pia Maria. She is a 18 years old singer. Eurovision will be her first performance on a big stage.
“We already saw last year that diversity can be quite a plus at the Eurovision Song Contest, so I believe Austria definitely ticks the box by sending two teenagers to compete. At our age, there is far less pressure on us, because even if something goes wrong, other perspectives will open up.
Therefore, we are much freer and we can better focus on what we actually want and do not want to bring across as a message. I have always been interested in the Eurovision Song Contest. It’s simply the biggest thing you can stage in Europe, and I absolutely want to take part in it. Of course it’s a challenge, but we will work together as a duo and support and push each other”
Pia Maria commented:
“I am true to myself – I like to be funny, to cheer people up, and have a good laugh with them. I want to show others that there is so much you can do, and you don’t always have to strictly follow a line.
I have always watched the Song Contest, and I think the ESC is a totally cool event. Our aim is to bring a bit of a new dash to it and encourage our generation: ‘Seize the opportunity and make something out of it!“
Austria will compete in the second half of semi-final 1 which will be held on the 10th of May 2022.
If the country qualifies, Austria will participate in the grand final on the 14th of May 2022
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