The search for the Austrian song is in its third step already. In the beginning, more than 200 songs could be listened to on ORF's website which were then whittled down to 30. These 30 songs were then available to vote on, but only 10 could make the final cut. Thousands of people chose their favourite song and voted for it on ORF's homepage, but their votes counted only for 50% of the vote, the other 50% came from a specially formed jury. This jury had already voted before the internet vote started, but its results were kept secret.
The 10 lucky songs which made the final are the following and are competing tonight:
Experts and fans expect a tough race, and several names - like Trackshittaz and Alkbottle - have been named as possible winners.There will be two rounds of voting tonight, at first the TV-viewers will decide about a so-called superfinal top three. These three will then perform again with the winner being ultimately chosen afterwards.
The decision will be televote only, so anything can happen with a good performance tonight!
The final will be presented by Mirjam Weichselbraun, Robert Kratky and Andi Knoll.
Austria has participated in 2007 for the last time with Eric Papilaya's Get A Life - Get Alive but for 2011, the Austrian broadcaster ORF has decided to return to the contest in neighbouring Germany.