Austria: Teya & Salena release their Eurovision 2023 song 'Who the hell is Edgar?'
Austria's Eurovision 2023 song, 'Who the hell is Edgar?', by Teya and Salena, has been officially released via Austria's morning program Ö3-Wecker. The music video was revealed via the official Eurovision YouTube channel.
There was buzz amongst Eurovision fans at the beginning of the week when the duo released a teaser form the music video. This also saw a jump in the betting odds to win the Contest.
Teya and Salena were an internal selection chosen by experts in the music industry (both Austrian and international) as well as members of some Eurovision fan clubs. The selection process involved 15 songs in total, and it ended up being duo Teya and Salena that got the golden ticket to Liverpool!
Who are Teya & Salena?
Teya and Salena met while both competing in the Austrian singing competition show 'Starmania' in 2021, and they have remained friends since. Both girls have said that they have watched Eurovision since being young and have dreamt of one day being on that stage.
Teya, also known as Thea Devy, is a 22-year-old Serbian-Austrian singer who participated in Beovizija 2020 with the entry 'Sudnji dan' ('Judgement Day') and finished in 10th place. She has been singing, acting and dancing since the age of 12, as well as playing the saxophone. She began writing her own music a few years later and has been part of several songwriting camps throughout Europe.
Salena is the stage name of Selina-Maria Edbauer, a 24-year-old singer from Styria in south-west Austria. Salena started singing at the age of seven and also plays the guitar. She is no stranger to singing competition shows; in addition to 'Starmania', she also participated in Season 7 of 'The Voice Germany' in 2017, however she was eliminated in the sing-offs.
Austria will compete in the Eurovision 2023 second semi-final on May 11 in Liverpool.
Austria made their debut at Eurovision back in 1957, and to date, they have two Eurovision wins under their belt. The first was in 1966 with Udo Jürgens’ ‘Merci, Chérie’, and then more recently in 2014 with Conchita Wurst’s ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’. Last year in Turin, Austria was represented by LUM!X & Pia Maria with the song 'Halo' which sadly didn't qualify for the Grand Final. Austria will be looking to end their poor qualification streak (since 2018) with Teya and Salena in Liverpool.
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