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Austria
Austria
Appearances 50 (46 finals)
First appearance 1957
Best result 1st (1966, 2014)
Worst result Last: 1957, 1961, 1962, 1979, 1984, 1988, 1991, 2012 SF

Nul points: 1962, 1988, 1991, 2015

Austria has participated in the Contest 50 times since its debut at the 1957 Contest. They have won twice: in 1996 with the song "Merci Chérie" by Udo Jürgens, and in 2014, with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix" by Conchita Wurst. The country currently holds the record for longest gap between wins, with 48 years between victories.

They have finished last in the final a total of seven times, in 1957, 1961, 1962, 1979, 1984, 1988 and 1991. The country also finished last in the semi-final in 2012. At the 2015 Contest on home soil, in a complete reversal of fortune, the country finished in last place with Nul Points. This made them the first-ever host nation to suffer this fate.

Participants

Year Performer(s) Song Language Final Points Semi Points
1957 Bob Martin "Wohin, kleines Pony?" German 10 3 No Semi-Finals
1958 Liane Augustin "Die ganze Welt braucht Liebe" 5 8
1959 Ferry Graf "Der K und K Kalypso aus Wien" 9 4
1960 Harry Winter "Du hast mich so fasziniert" 7 6
1961 Jimmy Makulis "Sehnsucht" 15 1
1962 Eleonore Schwarz "Nur in der Wiener Luft" 13 0
1963 Carmela Corren "Vielleicht geschieht ein Wunder" German, English 7 16
1964 Udo Jürgens "Warum nur warum?" German 6 11
1965 Udo Jürgens "Sag ihr, ich lass sie grüßen" 4 16
1966 Udo Jürgens "Merci, Chérie" German, French 1 31
1967 Peter Horton "Warum es hunderttausend Sterne gibt" German 14 2
1968 Karel Gott "Tausend Fenster" 13 2
Did not participate in 1969 and 1970
1971 Marianne Mendt "Musik" Viennese German 16 66
1972 Milestones "Falter im Wind" German 5 100
Did not participate between 1973 and 1975
1976 Waterloo & Robinson "My Little World" English 5 80
1977 Schmetterlinge "Boom Boom Boomerang" German, English 17 11
1978 Springtime "Mrs. Caroline Robinson" German 15 14
1979 Christina Simon "Heute in Jerusalem" 18 5
1980 Blue Danube "Du bist Musik" 8 64
1981 Marty Brem "Wenn du da bist" 17 20
1982 Mess "Sonntag" 9 57
1983 Westend "Hurricane" 9 53
1984 Anita "Einfach weg" 19 5
1985 Gary Lux "Kinder dieser Welt" 8 60
1986 Timna Brauer "Die Zeit ist einsam" 18 12
1987 Gary Lux "Nur noch Gefühl" 20 8
1988 Wilfried "Lisa Mona Lisa" 21 0
1989 Thomas Forstner "Nur ein Lied" 5 97
1990 Simone "Keine Mauern mehr" 10 58
1991 Thomas Forstner "Venedig im Regen" 22 0
1992 Tony Wegas "Zusammen geh'n" 10 63
1993 Tony Wegas "Maria Magdalena" 14 32 Kvalifikacija za Millstreet
1994 Petra Frey "Für den Frieden der Welt" 17 19 No semi-finals
1995 Stella Jones "Die Welt dreht sich verkehrt" 13 67
1996 George Nussbaumer "Weil's dr guat got" Vorarlbergish 10 68 6 80
1997 Bettina Soriat "One Step" German 21 12 No semi-finals
1998 Did not participate
1999 Bobbie Singer "Reflection" English 10 65
2000 The Rounder Girls "All To You" 14 34
2001 Did not participate
2002 Manuel Ortega "Say a Word" English 18 26
2003 Alf Poier "Weil der Mensch zählt" German 6 101
2004 Tie Break "Du bist" 21 9 Top 11 Previous Year
2005 Global Kryner "Y así" English, Spanish Failed to qualify 21 30
2006 Did not participate
2007 Eric Papilaya "Get a Life - Get Alive" English Failed to qualify 27 4
Did not participate between 2008 and 2010
2011 Nadine Beiler "The Secret Is Love" English 18 64 7 69
2012 Trackshittaz "Woki mit deim Popo" German Failed to qualify 18 8
2013 Natália Kelly "Shine" English 14 27
2014 Conchita Wurst "Rise Like a Phoenix" 1 290 1 169
2015 The Makemakes "I Am Yours" 26 0 Host country
2016 Zoë "Loin d'ici" French 13 151 7 170
2017 Nathan Trent "Running on Air" English 16 93 7 147
2018 Cesár Sampson "Nobody but You" 3 342 4 231