20-year-old Noah Küng from Lustenau competes for Vorarlberg.
The 64 candidates for the ORF show “Starmania 21” have been selected. In the first qualifying round on February 26th, 16 people will be singing for promotion to one of the semifinals. The se include many school and university students, but also salespeople, a police officer and a printing technician. From Vorarlberg to Burgenland, every federal state is represented, and a South Tyrolean also competes to demonstrate his singing talent.
Lustenauer competes for Vorarlberg
The VOrarlberg candidate Noah Küng is 20 years old, comes from Lustenau and is studying history and German to become a teacher. “I applied because I want to have new experiences – I want to learn a lot, get to know new people and, if I can somehow, make my dream of becoming a musician come true. I’ve had a few gigs, but I don’t have a lot of stage experience. I wasn’t very happy with myself during the live casting – so I was all the more pleased that I made it. ”
All age groups represented
Vanessa Dulhofer from Traiskirchen in Lower Austria is one of the youngest participants in the field. The 16-year-old was registered by her grandmother: “She has always been very proud of me and loves to listen to me sing”, the student is quoted in a broadcast on ORF. She didn’t expect a selection for the show, so she is all the more proud to be there.
At the age of 40, Uwe Painer is the oldest candidate in the first of ten “Starmania 21” shows. The printing technician from Stögersdorf in Styria participates because he just loves to sing and is looking for a challenge. “This is the first time on a big stage and it’s new territory for me. I’m really happy that I made it,” he said.
The 24-year-old South Tyrolean works as a musical performer, teacher and choreographer and learned about “Starmania 21” through his roommate. Teodor Munjas (28) and Sebastian Mucha (24) also had friends and relatives when they registered for the show.
Julia Novohradsky (19), on the other hand, did not need any impetus for her decision to appear: “I decided to take part in ‘Starmania 21’ because it is an incredibly beautiful and good experience for young artists to be able to show what they can do.” Of course she is also looking forward to the coming challenge.
First broadcast on February 26th
“Starmania 21” starts on February 26th at 8:15 pm on ORF 1 with one of four qualification shows. The re are 16 candidates at a time, half of which are sent home by the jurors Tim Bendzko, Ina Regen and Nina Sonnenberg alias Fiva. In two semi-final shows, the remaining 32 candidates match each other for 16 places for the final shows. The se are made up of shows seven to nine. From show eight onwards, the audience will appear, who will vote by televoting to decide who can stay. In the final (Show 10), four candidates finally sing for victory in “Starmania 21”. Like seasons one to four from 2002 to 2009, the show will be moderated by Arabella Kiesbauer.