Eurovision Song Contest: Austria goes for an up-tempo song en route to a TikTok hit

The Eurovision Song Contest is getting closer, so we know more and more entries. One of the latest additions to the list is the entry of Austria. The country picks Deya & Selena with their uptempo song Who is Edgar?. The song is streaming well on TikTok.

Belgian Qualifiers Eurosong, won by Gustaf, dates back to January. Meanwhile, Gustaf has released his music video and announced that he will be bringing in three backing singers. However, in other countries, it is now being decided who will represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest in the United Kingdom in less than two months.

One of those countries is Austria, which has a good chance of winning the final. At least, if we are to believe TikTok.


This year, the nation has chosen Deya & Salena. The duo composed a song about the American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe. The name doesn’t immediately ring a bell to most people, but once you hear the Austrian entry, you can’t get it out of your head.

This song is an uptempo song and at first glance it looks like the song Think about things Icelandic Toi Friar will compete in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Who is Edgar? It seems like a parody of the contemporary way of living together and the playful text in particular seems to be popular. On TikTok, most fans of the festival have a new option. With the bookmakers, the song is currently ranked ninth.


Austria, like our Belgian entry, will play for the first time in the second semi-final on Thursday 11 May. Voting will also be different during those semi-finals. The jury no longer has input, meaning the finalists are chosen by the audience.

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In addition, non-participating countries can also vote. Those votes will be brought together under the name ‘Rest of the World’, which can be awarded 12 points like all other countries. Visitors from those countries can vote online, but must identify themselves with a credit card.

Watch a video clip of the Austrian entry here:

The semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Tuesday 11 May and Thursday 13 May. The final will be held on Saturday, May 15.

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