The Austrian final called song://null.zwei
(click the link to go to the official site) took place on March 1st
with these songs:
Ortega (right) with "Say A Word
Loud9 with "Wont forget tonight
i:levenless7 with "SMS4LOVE
Bluatschink with "Bluama in da Scherba
Anik Kadinski with "Be Somebody Be Someone
Stermann & Grissemann with "Das schönste Ding der Welt
Kubilay Bas with "Güle, Güle
The Shepherds with "On a day in june
Hartmann with "Supadupa
ELA with "Love can change your heart
Manuel Ortega took the prize with "Say a word", but rows began immediately as it has some similarities with the 1970's hit "All right now" by Free. So much so that there is a website offering an mp3 with Say a word on one channel and Alright now on the other to hear the similarity. So far its still in there.
On the contest, Ortega says: "The Song contest is a chance for me to represent Austria with pride before millions." Nothing new there. He's had hits in Austria, and has a website at this link.
If you have any news or updates on this country's National selection I'd like to hear about it. E-Mail me, Geoff Harrison, at my contact page