Halo (Lumix song)

2022 single by by Lumix

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"Halo"
The official cover for "Halo"
Single by Lumix featuring Pia Maria
LanguageEnglish
Released11 March 2022
GenreDance-pop[1][2]
LabelSpinnin'
Songwriter(s)
Music video
"Halo" on YouTube
Eurovision Song Contest 2022 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Lumix featuring Pia Maria
Language
English
Composer(s)
  • Anders Nilsen
  • Gabriele Ponte
  • Luca Michlmayr
  • Rasmus Flyckt
  • Sophie Alexandra Tweed-Simmons
Lyricist(s)
  • Anders Nilsen
  • Gabriele Ponte
  • Luca Michlmayr
  • Rasmus Flyckt
  • Sophie Alexandra Tweed-Simmons
Finals performance
Semi-final result
15th
Semi-final points
42
Entry chronology
◄ "Amen" (2021)

"Halo" is a song by Austrian DJ Lumix and singer Pia Maria. The song represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy after being selected by ORF, Austria's broadcaster for the Eurovision Song Contest.[3] The single peaked at number twenty in Austria.

Release

The song was officially released on 11 March 2022. However, on 3 March 2022, a snippet and the artwork cover of the song had been leaked on Beatport.[4]

Eurovision Song Contest

Selection

On 9 November 2021, Eberhard Forcher, in charge of the selection for ORF, announced that four out of the over twenty artists who had been taken into consideration had been shortlisted, with the final decision expected to take place in December 2021.[5]

Forcher later announced that these four had been narrowed down to three, and the decision provisionally moved to the end of January 2022.[6] It was then reported that the field had been further narrowed down to only two artists, namely DJ Lumix and electronic duo Anger [de], and that the chosen artist would be announced the first week of February.[7][8] Prior to the announcement of the selected entrant, Forcher revealed the names of all the submitting artists. These were: Anger, Benny König, Candlelight Ficus, Christl, DelaDap [de], Der traurige Gärtner, Diego Federico, Fred Owusu, Freude, Gary Lux, Lumix, Matthias Nebel, Max the Sax [de], Miblu, Popmaché, Poxrucker Sisters [de], Rian, Rydell, Selina Maria (Sålina), Serenity, Sladek, Slomo, Teodora Spirić, and Visions of Atlantis.[9][10]

On 8 February 2022, Lumix was announced as the Austrian representative, along with Pia Maria.[11][12]

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 25 January 2022, an allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Austria was placed into the first semi-final, held on 10 May 2022, and performed in the second half of the show.[13]

Charts

Chart performance for "Halo"
Chart (2022) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[14] 20
Lithuania (AGATA)[15] 68

References

  1. ^ "LUM!X feat. Pia Maria gehen mit "Halo" für Österreich beim Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin an den Start". ORF (in Austrian German). Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Österreich schickt Lum!x und Pia Maria zum Song Contest nach Turin". Der Standard (in Austrian German). 8 February 2022. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Austria: LUM!X & Pia Maria picked for Eurovision 2022". Eurovisionworld. 2022-02-08. Retrieved 2022-03-03.
  4. ^ "🇦🇹 Austria: Snippet of "Halo" Revealed Online". Eurovoix. 2022-03-03. Retrieved 2022-03-03.
  5. ^ Austrovision [@austrovision] (2021-11-09). "WHO SINGS FOR AUSTRIA? ORF Eurovision scout Eberhard Forcher gave an insight into the selection process for the Austrian entry in Eurovision 2022. Speaking to the Merci Chérie Podcast, he announced that four artists are still shortlisted to represent Austria in Turin. A decision of the internal selection process is expected within the next weeks. The act should be revealed to the public in December. […]". Retrieved 2021-11-09 – via Instagram.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Adams, William Lee (2021-11-24). "Austria: Eurovision scout Eberhard Forcher relives highs and lows of his song contest searches". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 2021-12-24.
  7. ^ Luukela, Sami (2022-01-27). "Reports say ANGER or LUM!X will represent Austria at Eurovision 2022". ESCXTRA. Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  8. ^ Vautrey, Jonathan (2022-01-27). "Austria: ANGER and LUM!X reportedly the final two acts in the running for Eurovision 2022". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 2022-01-29.
  9. ^ Granger, Anthony (2022-02-04). "🇦🇹 Austria: Eurovision 2022 Artist to be Announced Next Week". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
  10. ^ Farren, Neil (2022-02-07). "🇦🇹 Austria: Eurovision 2022 Representative to Be Announced Tomorrow". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2022-02-07.
  11. ^ "Song Contest: Lum!x tritt für Österreich an". oe3.orf.at (in Austrian German). ORF. 2022-02-08. Archived from the original on 8 February 2022. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  12. ^ "Austria: LUM!X and Pia Maria will take 'Halo' to Eurovision". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 2022-02-08. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  13. ^ "Eurovision 2022: Which Semi-Final is your country performing in? 🇮🇹". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 2022-01-25. Retrieved 2022-01-25.
  14. ^ "Lum!x feat. Pia Marie – Halo" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  15. ^ "2022 19-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 13 May 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
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