Austria and Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) used a national final to select their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1990, with the winner being decided through a mixture of televoting (50%) and an expert jury (50%). The winner of the final was Duett with the song "Das Beste", however they were disqualified after it was revealed they had competed with the same song in the 1988 German National semi-final. The winner was then declared as Simone Stelzer with the song "Keine Mauern Mehr".
||15 March 1990|
||50/50 jury, telephone voting|
||Das Beste performed by Duett|
The Austrian national final took place on 15 March in Studio Z1 of the ORF-Zentrum in Vienna, hosted by Lizzi Engstler, the Austrian entry of the 1982 contest. The winner was decided through a 50/50 jury and televoting method. The percentages shown are the combined percentages of the jury and televoting.
|3||Stefanie Pascal||Mit Dir Geh'n||12.3%||9|
|4||Nika||Ein Kleiner Stern||16.4%||6|
|5||Eugene Price||Tausend Feuer Sind In Mir||16.7%||5|
|6||Waterloo||So Ein Wunderschönes Leben||23.8%||4|
|7||Erwin Bros||Für Kinder Sieht Das Anders Aus||12.7%||8|
|10||Simone Stelzer||Keine Mauern Mehr||27.6%||2|
Stelzer performed 20th on the night of the contest, following Italy and preceding Cyprus. At the close of the voting she had received 58 points, placing 10th of 22 countries competing.