Nadine Beiler (born 27 May 1990) is an Austrian R&B and Pop singer, who won the 3rd season of the Austrian casting show Starmania in 2007. On February 16, 2007, she released her first single Alles was du willst. Currently Beiler is attending high school in Tyrol, where she lives with her mother and her sister in Inzing. Beiler represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with her entry The Secret Is Love and came 18th.
Life before Starmania:
Beiler grew up in Inzing, a village in Tyrol, one of the western states of Austria. Her parents both work in the health sector, her father as a medical doctor and her mother as a masseuse.
Early on in her life she started to pursue her hobby singing, partly by doing gigs at parties but also by singing at weddings.
In the summer of 2006 Beiler attended the first round of castings for the Austrian television show Starmania in the casting event in Tyrol. The quality of her singing was both well received by the jury in the first and second round. In the third pre-final round, she gained a ticket for the main show alongside the female candidate she was competing with. Only 16 years old, she was the youngest of the finalists who made through to the final 18.
Songs she performed in Starmania:
In the show, Beiler performed the following songs:
"Hurt" (Christina Aguilera)
"Aber Bitte Mit Sahne" (Udo Jürgens)
"Where You Lead" (Carole King)
"Over The Rainbow" (Judy Garland)
"We've Got Tonight"
"You Had Me" (Joss Stone)
"My Number One" (Helena Paparizou)
"Fallin'" (Alicia Keys)
"Reflection" (Lea Salonga/Christina Aguilera)
"Together Again" (Janet Jackson)
"I'll Be There" (Jackson 5)
"Dani California" (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Simon and Garfunkel)
"Don't Let Go (Love)" (En Vogue)
Winner of Starmania:
On January 26, 2007 Beiler won the show in the final evening with a high voting approval of 68% of all votes cast (approximately 650,000 votes were cast by mobile phone by viewers of the show).
On February 25, Nadine Beiler won the Austrian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with her entry The Secret is Love, and represented her nation in the second semifinal in Germany. She qualified for the final, in which she ended 18th. In the split jury voting "The Secret is Love" ended in 5th place.