Philipp Hansa has been announced by ÖRF as the Austrian spokesperson for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv.
Hitradio Ö3 presenter, Philipp Hansa has been revealed as the Austrian spokesperson for this years Eurovision Song Contest. Philipp has been a presenter at the station since 2012 and has also stared in a number of independent films.
The announcement means that longtime spokesperson Kati Bellowitsch will not be announcing the points this year. Kati had revealed the points from Austria between 2011 and 2018, only missing the 2017 contest in Kyiv, Ukraine due to her pregnancy.
Who is PÆNDA?
PÆNDA has been writing songs since she was 14 years old, after realising music was more than just a hobby she moved to Vienna to study jazz and popular singing. Since 2015 she has been performing under the name PÆNDA.
She released her debut album “EVOLUTION I” in early 2018 to critical acclaim. PÆNDA’s second album, titled “EVOLUTION II”, was released on April 26, 2019.
Austria debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957, Bob Martin represented the country on their debut, but finished in last place scoring just 3 points. The country has gone on to finish last in the contest on 8 occasions. Austria has won the contest on two occasions, the first being in 1966 when Udo Jürgen performed “Merci, Cherie”. It was 48 years later than Austria won again when Conchita Wurst performed “Rise Like a Phoenix” scoring a total of 290 points.