Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983

Eurovision Song Contest 1983
Country  Austria
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 17 March 1983
Selected entrant Westend
Selected song "Hurricane"
Finals performance
Final result 9th, 53 points
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Austria was represented by Westend, with the song "Hurricane", at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Munich on 23 April. Westend was the winner of the Portuguese national final for the contest, held on 17 March. The song was chosen through a national final organised by broadcaster ORF.


The national final was held at the ORF TV Studios in Vienna, hosted by Brigitte Xander. The winning song was chosen by 328 people aged between 16 and 60.[1] Waterloo represented Austria in ESC 1976 in The Hague, Netherlands.

17 March 1983
Draw Artist Song English translation Points Place
1 Wallner & Licha "Bleib doch hier" "Stay here" 461 8
2 Johannes Raimann "Summa is" "It's summer" 193 12
3 Andreas Wörz "Musik musik" "Music music" 252 10
4 Patrick Nes "Ein wort von dir" "A word from you" 625 5
5 Westend "Hurricane" "Hurricane" 1238 1
6 E & G & ETW "Hallo welt" "Hello world" 572 6
7 The Hornettes "Hello Mr Radio" "Hello Mr Radio" 817 3
8 Gary Lux "Bleib wie du bist" "Stay as you are" 647 4
9 Ines Reiger & Do-Re-Mi "Träume sind unser leben" "Dreams are our life" 559 7
10 Manuela Leeb "Du bist mein talisman" "You are my talisman" 408 9
11 The Duncan Sisters "Heute nacht wird gelacht" "We laugh tonight" 234 11
12 Waterloo "Freiheit" "Freedom" 1216 2

On the night of the final Westend performed 18th in the running order, following Portugal and preceding Belgium. At the close of voting "Hurricane" placing Austria 9th of the 20 entries. The Portuguese jury awarded its 12 points to the winning song from Luxembourg.[2]

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