Austrian 2023 hopefuls, Teya & Salena, have released their entry, “Who the hell is Edgar?”, today.
About the song “Who the hell is Edgar?”
The song is about the music industry and everybody wanting to be a singer or musician, but who is really thinking about the makers of the songs, and are they met with the respect and rewards they deserve? In this regard, they ask the audience: “Who the hell is Edgar (Allen Poe)?”, a world-famous American writer of stories and poetry, people may have forgotten about. In the song one can also hear the lyrics “zero dot zero zero three”, which is remuneration an artist gets when one of their songs is played on streaming services. Which means that the song is not only funny, but it is also a charge against the current-day music industry.
The song, “Who the hell is Edgar?” was written and composed by Teodora Spiric, but also Selina-Maria Edbauer, Ronald Janeček and Pele Loriano. Eventually the song was recorded in both Prague (Czechia) and Zurich (Switzerland).
The music video of “Who the hell is Edgar?” was filmed in Prague, the capital city of Czechia.
About Teya & Salena
Teya & Salena are the first female duo to ever have represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest. Both the singers and the song were internally selected by ORF, the Austrian national broadcaster.
About Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
In 2022 DJ Lumix feat. Pia Maria with their song “Halo”, marked the third consecutive time that Austria did not make it into the Grand Final.
Austria’s Teya & Salena will perform in the second half of the second Semi-final on May 11th 2023.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will take place on May 9th, 11th, and 13th 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. 37 countries will compete for the crown. This year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be a joint venture, since last year’s winner Ukraine cannot organize the contest on home soil because of the ongoing war with Russia.