Austria in the Eurovision Choir of the Year

Member station Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
National selection events
  • Internal: 2017
Participation summary
Appearances 1
First appearance 2017
For the most recent participation see
Austria in the Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017

The participation of Austria in the Eurovision Choir of the Year will begin in Riga, Latvia, at the Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017. Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) a member organisation of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are responsible for the selection process of their participants, for their debut in 2017. The first representative to participate for the nation at the 2017 edition will be Hardchor Linz.

Origins of the event

The Eurovision Choir of the Year is a new event being launched by the EBU, and the latest event to be launched since the Eurovision Magic Circus Show 2010. The event will consist of non-professional choirs who are members of the EBU, with the inaugural contest scheduled to take place on 22 July 2017, hosted by the Latvian broadcaster Latvijas Televīzija (LTV), and to coincide with the closing ceremony of the European Choir Games 2017.[1] The event will be officially confirmed on 30 November 2016 depending on a reasonable amount of interest from active members of the European Broadcasting Union.[2]


On 27 February 2017, the Austrian national broadcaster, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), announced that they would be making their Choir of the Year debut at the 2017 edition in Riga, Latvia on 22 July 2017.[3]


Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place 

Year Choir Song(s) Language Place Points
2017 Hardchor Linz "Ave Maria"
"I tua wos i wü"



The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Eurovision Choir of the Year website and YouTube. The Austrian broadcaster, ORF, will send their own commentator to each contest in order to provide commentary in the German language.[4]

Year(s) Commentator
2017 Alexander Žigo and Teresa Vogl[5]

See also


  1. Granger, Anthony (8 August 2016). "EBU to launch "Choir of the Year" contest". Eurovoix. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. Trustram, Matthew. "Choir of the Year 2017". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. Granger, Anthony (27 February 2017). "Seven countries to compete in Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017". Eurovoix. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  4. Granger, Anthony (28 February 2017). "Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 officially launched". Eurovoix. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  5. Granger, Anthony (27 April 2017). "Austria: ORF confirms delayed broadcast of Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017". Eurovoix. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
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