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Meet LUM!X feat. Pia Maria, Austria representatives in Eurovision 2022

This year Austria has chosen LUM!X feat. Pia Maria as its representatives on Eurovision 2022 that will take place in Turin next May with the song “Halo”. But who are LUM!X and Pia Maria? In this article you will have the opportunity to know more about Austria’s duo for Eurovision 2022.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF6LY7lnVFU

About LUM!X and Pia Maria

With more than 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify and only 20 years old, LUM!X, whose real name is Luca Michlmayr, is one of Austria’s most successful DJs as well as a producer. He became interested in electronic music at the age of 11. At 13, he created his first tracks, which he posted on YouTube and SoundCloud, until he caught the attention of the independent production company Bounce United, which offered him his first jobs in the music industry.

His first original song as LUM!X is Waiting for me (2017). Throughout his career, he has collaborated with different renowned DJs, such as the Italian Gabry Ponte, with whom he made a remix of Monster (Meg & Dia) that was a big hit in several countries, especially in Germany, where it stayed in the charts for 80 weeks. Since then, they have worked together on other tracks. LUM!X has collaborated with other DJs and also has solo works, such as Secrets, Annie are you OK or Trick or Treat, all released in the last year.

Eurovision is the big chance for 18-year-old Pia Maria to make a name for herself as a singer. Although she is musically trained and has been composing her own songs since the age of 16, she works professionally as a make-up artist at the Tyrolean National Theatre in her home town of Innsbuck.

Pia Maria and LUM!X first met while writing Halo. In fact, they were not physically together until the filming of the music video last December, as they explained in an interview with ORF. Until then, she recorded from a studio in Innsburck and he from Milan, where he currently lives.

Austria made its Eurovision debut in 1957 with Bob Martin. Since then the country has won the contest twice, in 1966 with Udo Jürgens and the song Merci, chérie and in 2014 with Conchita Wurst and her Rise like a Phoenix. This second victory came after a bad run that began in 2004.

Lyrics

Let me be your halo
‘Cause we’ve been through hell and back in only one night
Let me be your halo
‘Cause heaven can’t wait for us to finish the fight

We don’t need a Hercules to bring a man down to his knees
No more apologies
Philosophers like Socrates said find yourself, think on your feet
Go sharpen your teeth

We can be CEOs
Yeah, you already know
Yeah, we can be the boss
Fly higher than the Gods
We’re not under control
And no, no, not anymore
If you feel me, then put your hands up

Let me be your halo
‘Cause we’ve been through hell and back in only one night
Let me be your halo
‘Cause heaven can’t wait for us to finish the fight

And I’m stronger than angels
I’m fearless in danger
And I will bring dark to the light
Let me be your halo
‘Cause we’ve been through hell and back in only one night
I think I had the right idea
Beautiful, something to feel
For a hundred years
We’re gonna be written among the stars
Posing so we’re hustling young queens

We can be CEOs
Yeah, you already know
Yeah, we can be the boss
Fly higher than the Gods
We’re not under control
And no, no, not anymore
If you feel me, then put your hands up

Let me be your halo
‘Cause we’ve been through hell and back in only one night
Let me be your halo
‘Cause heaven can’t wait for us to finish the fight

And I’m stronger than angels
I’m fearless in danger
And I will bring dark to the light
Let me be your halo
‘Cause we’ve been through hell and back in only one night

La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
Don’t need no
La-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la

Let me be your halo
‘Cause we’ve been through hell and back in only one night
Let me be your halo
‘Cause heaven can’t wait for us to finish the fight

And I’m stronger than angels
I’m fearless in danger
And I will bring dark to the light
Let me be your halo
‘Cause we’ve been through hell and back in only one night

Austria in Eurovision

Austria has won the Eurovision Song Contest twice: once in 1966 and again in 2014, meaning it holds the record for the longest gap between consecutive wins… 48 years.

Having finished sixth in 1964 and fourth in 1965, it was Udo Jurgens who won for Austria on his third attempt with the song Merci Chérie – and it would be the country’s only top 3 finish in the 20th Century.

A second Austrian win came in 2014 courtesy of bearded drag artist Conchita Wurst and her anthem Rise Like A Phoenix.

Upon being awarded the Eurovision trophy, Conchita held it aloft and proclaimed:

‘This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom – you know who you are. We are unity and we are unstoppable.’

Conchita Wurst

She later confirmed that this was a message meant for politicians who oppose LGBTQ+ rights.

After both victories, host broadcaster ORF opted to stage the Contest in the capital city, Vienna.

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