[a]Theaudience[/a] (UK) and [a]Sofa Surfers[/a] (Austria) are among the 'alternative' bands shortlisted in this year's upcoming Euro BaSchhh...

Theaudience, Libido and SOFASURFERS are amongst the bands battling it out in this year's Schweppes Euro BaSchhh, billed as the 'alternative' Eurovision.

Twelve bands - theaudience (UK), Pelvis (Ireland), Anouk (Holland), Dauerfisch (Germany), Evil Superstars (Belgium), Spring (France), Sofa Surfers (Austria), Libido (Norway), Clawfinger (Sweden), Speaker Bite Me (Denmark), Gus Gus (Iceland) and Sportsguitar (Switzerland) - were initially selected to take part in the competition, and six have now been shortlisted by public vote to compete at the final, set for Shepherd's Bush Empire on April 28.

The six bands who made it to the shortlist are: theaudience (UK), Anouk (Netherlands), Evil Superstars (Belgium), Spring (France), Sofa Surfers (Austria) and Libido (Norway).

Votes for the next stage can be cast at, where information on all the bands is presented, as well as the chance to win tickets to the live show.

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