Austria in the Eurovision Dance Contest
Austria took part in the first Eurovision Dance Contest in 2007. The couple representing the country were Kelly and Andy Kainz. They were chosen internally by ORF. The dances they performed at the contest were Jive and Paso Doble. Austria came sixth after receiving 74 points from all other countries. Austria participated again in 2008, represented by Dorian Steidl and Nicole Kuntner.
|National selection events|
|Best result||6th, 2007|
|Worst result||13th, 2008|
|Austria's page at Eurovision.tv|
Professional dancers Andy and Kelly Kainz were internally selected to represent Austria in the Eurovision Dance Contest 2007. The couple had previously appeared on ORF's Dancing Stars. The first routine they performed at the competition was a Jive to "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, originally by Andrews Sisters, but performed here by a choir and Stars Orchestra. Their second routine was a Paso Doble, to the tune "The Black Pearl" from the film series Pirates of the Caribbean, also performed by Stars Orchestra. Both routines were choreographed by Andy and Kelly, with British choreographer Richard Potter.
In 2008, ORF hosted a national final called "Dancing Stars for Europe" to select the Austrian entry. The competition featured several couples that had previously featured on Dancing Stars, each composed of one celebrity and one professional dancer. The competition was won by television presenter Dorian Steidl and dancer Nicole Kuntner. Their routine was a fusion of Foxtrot, Jive and Hip Hop, and was performed to a medley of "The Third Man/Harry Lime theme by Anton Karas, "Der Kommissar" by After The Fire/Falco, "The Pink Panther Theme" by Henry Mancini and "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer, all of which were performed by the Dance For Europe Orchestra.
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|2007||Kelly Kainz and Andy Kainz||Jive and Freestyle Paso Doble||6||74|
|2008||Dorian Steidl and Nicole Kuntner||Slowfox, Jive and Hip Hop||13||29|
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Commentators and spokespersonsEdit
|Year(s)||Television commentator||Dual television commentator||Spokesperson|
|2007||Andi Knoll||Nicole Burns-Hansen||Peter L. Eppinger|
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