Autriche 2007

Austria selected their participants for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with an internal selection. ORF was searching for a performance that ‘appeals visually’. Eric Papilaya was announced as the representative with the official Life Ball song, « Get a Life – Get Alive« . The official co-operation with Europe’s largest AIDS charity event continues the historical relationship between the Austrian entry and the Life Ball.

Eric Papilaya is a 28-year-old singer that comes from Laakirchen. He’s most notable for being a finalist of the 3rd season of the Austrian talent show Starmania.

Austria competed in the semi-final of the contest on 10 May 2007. Eric performed twenty-seventh, following Turkey‘s Kenan Doğulu with « Shake It Up Shekerim » and preceding Latvia‘s with « Questa Notte ». The stage show included 20.000 Swarowskij crystals. His song did however not score enough points to continue to the final show, in fact it came second from last, receiving points only from Switzerland and Andorra (a total of 4).

At Eurovision

Points Awarded by Austria

Points Awarded to Austria (Semifinal)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also