Austrian broadcaster ORF has announced that duo Teya & Salena will be representing Austria in Liverpool this May.
They will be making history already as the first female duo represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest.
22 year old Teya from Vienna and 24 year old Salena from Styria met two years ago when they were participating in casting for the ORF produced show Starmania 21.
The duo remained friend ever since then, and realised they shared the same dream of representing Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest one day.
Teya & Salena’s song, set to be released on International Women’s Day on 8th March, is a self-penned and is said to be uptempo – we can’t wait to hear it!
‘My biggest childhood dream is just becoming true. Back then I watched Conchita on stage and told my parents that this is exactly what I want – an enormous stage and people who feel the same way about music as I do. From there on, I worked even harder on myself and my singing. For me, the ESC stands for diversity and is a place for people with visions and dreams like the ones us two have. The moment we both stand on the stage, sing the first lines and realise that an audience of millions is watching is probably the moment I am most looking forward to – it’s when the dream becomes reality.’
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