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How ORF wants to find our song for the song contest

How ORF wants to find our song for the song contest

With radio producers Eberhard Fürscher and Peter Schreiber, ORF has commissioned two local music scene insiders as scouts to find potential artists and titles for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. “There’s no need for bland or casual songs. We only look for songs with a unique selling point.” ”, explains Furscher, who has been supporting ORF in ESC affairs since 2017. Music journalist Schreiber (“Austrozone”) is new to the team, and his call on Instagram for local artists to apply caused the first rumors to appear.

The Instagram post was captioned by Conchita Wurst with a heart emoji – which German media took as a reference to Conchita Wurst wanting to compete in Malmö. After Lorraine’s second win, Tom Neuwirth, better known as Wurst, now wants his second victory. But the 34-year-old Styrian has no intention of doing that, and he’s not looking for a suitable song either: “It took me years to realize my victory nine years ago and everything that happened around it, and I’m ready to say: Now someone else can win Austria again.” Conchita explains. Her expressive expression was just a spontaneous act.

Furscher and Schreiber have already come close to submitting over a dozen acts live, and anyone who still wants to submit an as-yet-unreleased song can do so until September 30th. A jury composed of ORF editors and ESC experts will select the most promising candidates for ESC 2024 from among the entries. You will be invited to a live show, which ORF Entertainment Director Martin Gastinger may wish to put online for evaluation. Which can make you look poor and half-baked compared to major national television primetime casts in other countries. The decision about who will go to Sweden in May must be made by January at the latest.
Submissions: [email protected]

Music journalist Peter Schreiber
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