The Austrian national final, “Eurovision Song Contest – Wer singt für Österreich?” (ESC – Who sings for Austria?) will go into the next round in 2016. The final will take place on 12 February 2016 in Vienna.
Nine of the ten participants will be chosen by music expert Eberhard Forcher and the ORF ESC-team made up of members of the Austrian music business. The tenth act will be chosen via a Facebook wildcard: Bands and solo artists can upload their song here (the official ORF Facebook page) with the deadline being the 11th December.
The submitted acts and songs will be checked concerning regulatory compliance and reliability and a few of them will be available to vote for via the Facebook account. In mid-December the respective act will get the wildcard and proceed to the Austrian national final in February.