On Sunday night, the Austrian national final took place, where six acts competed in order to win the right to represent Austria on home ground. The six acts were as follows:
Folkshilfe – Who You Are – 14 points
Zoe – Quel Filou – 18 points
DAWA – Feel Alive – 18 points
Celina Ann – Utopia – 10 points
Johann Sebastian Bass – Absolutio – 12 points
The Makemakes – I Am Yours – 24 points
The voting was a 50/50 jury and public vote, leading to the points’ distribution as stated above. As such, The Makemakes and DAWA progressed to the super final, where televoters had 100% of the votes.
After the second round of voting, it was decided that The Makemakes would represent Austria at Eurovision 2015 with the song I am Yours. At the start of the show, the performers all came together to sing last years’ winning song ‘Rise like a Phoenix’. They also performed ‘Merci Cherie’, which was the first winning song for Austria. It also acted as a tribute, as the singer Udo Jurgens passed away only recently. Conchita Wurst also made an appearance, singing her new single Unstoppable.
You can watch the Makemakes performance here: