Pia Maria

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Pia Maria Außerlechner
Pia Maria (left) at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Pia Maria (left) at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Background information
Born (2003-05-21) May 21, 2003 (age 20)
Tyrol, Austria

Pia Maria Außerlechner[1] (born 21 May 2003), who performs as Pia Maria, is an Austrian singer. She represented Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 alongside DJ Lumix.

Early life

Pia Maria is from the Austrian region of Tyrol. She is a trained make-up artist and works at the Tyrolean State Theatre in Innsbruck. She has been writing her own songs since she was 16.[2][3]


Pia Maria represented Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy, performing the song "Halo" by DJ Lumix.[4]

During the promotional pre-parties for Eurovision, Pia Maria received criticism for vocal issues during the live performances of "Halo". It was later confirmed that her vocal struggles were due to

in-ear monitors. The Austrian delegation hired a vocal coach to work with Pia Maria to prepare for the contest, and the backing track for "Halo" was transposed into a lower key for future pre-parties.[5]



List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications
(with LUM!X)
2022 6 68
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[8]
"I Know U Know"
"White Noise"
"Love Is a Circus"[9] 2023
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2023 Amadeus Austrian Music Awards Song of the Year "Halo" Won
Electronic / Dance


  1. ^ "Mitarbeiter*innen" [Employees] (in Austrian German). Tyrolean State Theatre. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  2. ^ Rensmann, Peter Benedikt (8 February 2022). "Österreich: LUM!X feat. Pia Maria mit "Halo" zum ESC 2022 in Turin". ESC kompakt (in German). Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Österreich schickt Lum!x und Pia Maria zum Song Contest nach Turin". Der Standard (in Austrian German). 8 February 2022. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Austria: LUM!X and Pia Maria will take 'Halo' to Eurovision 🇦🇹". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 8 February 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  5. ^ "🇦🇹 Austria: Pia Maria's Vocal Issues Due to COVID - ORF's Scout Explains". 9 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Discographie Pia Maria - austriancharts.at". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  7. ^ "2022 19-os savaitės klausomiausi (TOP 100)". Agata (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Gold & Platin: Ergebnisse Ihrer Suche" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  9. ^ "New music this week (part 2)". 30 April 2023. 30 April 2023. Retrieved 4 May 2023.
Preceded by Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Lumix)
Succeeded by