Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 1990

Eurovision Song Contest 1990
Country  Austria
National selection
Selection process National Final
50% Jury
50% Televoting
Selection date(s) 15 March 1990
Selected entrant Simone Stelzer
Selected song "Keine Mauern Mehr"
Finals performance
Final result 10th, 58 points
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1989 1990 1991►

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".

National final

Date: 15 March 1990
Presenter: Lizzi Engstler
Venue: ORF-Zentrum, Vienna
Voting: 50/50 jury, telephone voting
Winner: 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.

2Gruppe PapagenoPapagena25.4%3
3Stefanie PascalMit Dir Geh'n12.3%9
4NikaEin Kleiner Stern16.4%6
5Eugene PriceTausend Feuer Sind In Mir16.7%5
6WaterlooSo Ein Wunderschönes Leben23.8%4
7Erwin BrosFür Kinder Sieht Das Anders Aus12.7%8
8DuettDas Beste39.3%1
10Simone StelzerKeine Mauern Mehr27.6%2

At Eurovision

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.

Points Awarded to Austria[1]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
0 points

See also


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