Aussie Eurovision Fan of the Week - Alex from Sydney
After a week's break (while we were in the middle of Australia Decides) our Eurovision Fan of the Week profiles are back. This week's Australian fan is Alex from Sydney aka @alexlucas1993
What is your name and where are you from?
Alex and Sydney, Australia.
What do you do or tell us something interesting about you?
I have an interest in politics, a current affairs both domestic and international, video gaming and sports.
When did you first get into Eurovision?
2006 was the first year I watched Eurovision.
A fantastic first year to watch, so many cracking songs ~ Aussievision
Which is your favourite Eurovision year and why?
2015 as it was the first time Australia performed. Guy Sebastian was incredible, loved his performance and Australia began their Eurovision journey in such an iconic way!
Another great year, probably up there in the top 3 for us!
If you could change one thing about Eurovision what would it be?
Review the time limits allowed per song, I think it could be increased by about 15 seconds. This may mean there will need to be less advertisements or it would be a longer show.
You have a huge interest in sport, do you think there's a correlation for those who love sport and Eurovision?
Yes, I believe so. I know many people who love sport and Eurovision and I know both are powerful in terms of uniting people together for the common good. Sport and Eurovision are both truly international.
Do agree, not all Eurovision fans love sport of course, but there's quite some cross over. A lot uniting aspects of both (and then there's the competition!).
If you could only listen to three Eurovision songs for the rest of time, what would you choose?
Sound Of Silence, Fuego and A Million Voices.
A couple of ballads and a banger, fun times!
Which Eurovision song:
Had the best staging?
Best live vocal?
A Million Voices
That was an amazing performance, unlucky not to win!
Sound Of Silence
From before 2000 is your favourite?
Do you enjoy more now, than when they performed?
Rise Like A Phoenix. I read up the lyrics of that song and once I did, i enjoyed it even more. I find the lyrics are truly special and inspiring with a lot of meaning.
Did you last play?
Rise Like A Phoenix
Ha we're guessing because of this profile!
Is your guilty pleasure?
Svala- Paper [didn't place that well, doesn't seem too popular] (quite an emotional song, Svala is an inspiration and I know her song is still of great help to one of my best friend's)
Absolutely loved Paper, shame they just didn't get the staging right. Could have done a lot better!
Any other interesting honourable mentions?
OPA, Secret Combination and Saara Aalto - Monsters. Saara's song may have placed second last but I still love it and am proud of Saara. She is amazing and does great work off the stage too as well as being a multilingual queen.
What national finals are you most looking forward to?
Denmark and Sweden will be interesting. I am really looking forward to see what Denmark comes up with.
That's one we don't hear often, but must say, we do always enjoy Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.
Do you already have a favourite song for 2019?
Roi. I think Tamta's song will be one of my favourites and I think Greece's as well.
What did you think of Australia Decides?
I thought it was great for a first year, I didn't think it would be that good as I had concerns regarding the budget and ticket sales but I was proven wrong. The budget wasn't great but the show was still impressive and there must have been a huge rush of people buying tickets at the last minute as the arena was packed! Well done, Gold Coast. Hopefully there will be more of Australia Decides in the future. It is a great way to promote Australian talent and shine a light on upcoming stars such as Leea Nanos.
It was a fantastic show and feel like it did exceed people's expectations!
Tonight Again, Sound of Silence, Don’t Come Easy, We Got Love or Zero Gravity?
Thanks for your time Alex!