Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Austria
National selection
Selection process Österreich rockt den Song Contest
100% televoting
Selection date(s) 24 February 2012
Selected entrant Trackshittaz
Selected song "Woki mit deim Popo"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (18th, 8 points)
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Austria participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Austrian entry was selected through a national final, organised by the Austrian broadcaster ORF. Trackshittaz represented Austria with the song "Woki mit deim Popo", which failed to qualify from the first semi-final, achieving 18th place with 8 points.[1][2]

National final

On 23 September 2011, ORF announced that their national selection will stay the same.[3] The radio station Hitradio Ö3 once again played an important role.[4]

On 30 November 2011, ORF announced nine acts that qualified directly for the national final, which took place on 24 February 2012. The line-up of ten finalists was completed through an open call for songs. The interested artists were able to submit their entries until the end of December, and over 100 songs were submitted. On 9 January 2012, ORF announced that Mary Broadcast Band had been selected as the tenth act in the final. The finalist songs were aired from 9 January 2012 on Hitradio Ö3.[5][6][7]

On 29 January 2012, it was announced that "Crazy Swing" by the band !DelaDap, was disqualified. ORF stated that the song had already been performed before the 1 September 2011 date when songs are eligible for the Eurovision Song Contest.[8] On 3 February 2012, ORF announced that !DelaDap were given another chance and participated with the song "Don't Turn Around" instead.[9]

The final was hosted by Mirjam Weichselbraun (who would later host the Eurovision Song Contest 2015), Robert Kratky and Andi Knoll.[7]

National final - 24 February 2012
Artist[10] Song
1 James Cottriall "Stand Up"
2 Krautschädl "Einsturzgefohr"
3 Valerie "Comme ça"
4 3punkt5 "Augenblick"
5 Conchita Wurst "That's What I Am"
6 Mary Broadcast Band "How Can You Ask Me?"
7 !DelaDap "Don't Turn Around"
8 Papermoon "Vater, father, mon père"
9 Trackshittaz "Woki mit deim Popo"
10 Norbert Schneider "Medicate My Blues Away"

Super Final

Super Final
1 Conchita Wurst "That's What I Am" 49% 2nd
2 Trackshittaz "Woki mit deim Popo" 51% 1st

At Eurovision

Austria competed in the second half of the first semi-final (16th on stage), on 22 May 2012, following Hungary and preceding the Moldova. Austria received 8 points and placed 18th, thus failing to qualify for the final on 26 May.[1]

Split results

  • In the semi-final Austria came 18th with 8 points: the public awarded Austria 17th place with 15 points and the jury awarded 17th place with 27 points.[11]

Points awarded to Austria

Points awarded to Austria (Semi-Final 1)[1]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Austria

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Semi-Final (1)".
  2. Brey, Marco (24 February 2012). "It's Trackshittaz for Austria!".
  3. Hondal, Victor (23 September 2011). "Austria: ORF stick to national selection format". Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  4. Hondal, Victor (30 October 2011). "Austria: National final in February". Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  5. Hondal, Victor (1 December 2011). "Austria: ORF reveals nine finalists". Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  6. Pozzi, Renee (9 January 2012). "Austria: Wildcard completes national final lineup!". Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  7. 1 2 Jiandani, Sanjay (10 January 2012). "Austria: Listen to 8 of the songs". Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  8. Hondal, Victor. "Austria: !DelaDap's song disqualified". Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  9. Jiandani, Sanjay. "Austria: !Deladap get another chance!". Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  10. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  11. Siim, Jarmo (18 June 2012). "Eurovision 2012 split jury-televote results revealed".
  12. "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final".
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