Results: Alfie Arcuri for Australia at the second night of New Wave 2021
Australia's Alfie Arcuri competed in the second night of the international music contest, New Wave 2021 in Sochi, Russia.
New Wave in an international music competition in Russia featuring artists from around the world with a television audience of over 100 million people.
Former winners have included Ukraine's Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala, Russia's huge popstar from Eurovision 2016 and 2019 Sergey Lazarev (who won the first ever New Wave in 2002 in the duo Smash!!) and Moldova's DoReDos who finished Top 10 at Eurovision for Moldova in 2018.
The first night of competition saw artists perform a song from their home nation with Alfie singing a stripped back 'dark' version of Kylie Minogue's 'Can't Get You Out of My Head', you can check it out here.
Last night's second day of competition the artists had to perform global hits. Alfie sung Coldplay's 'A Sky Full of Stars'. The original song was released in 2014 from Coldplay's album 'Ghost Stories'. It went on to chart throughout Europe at No. 1 and reached No. 2 on the ARIA Singles chart in Australia.
You can watch footage of Alfie's performance below at the 1:26:40 mark.
Alfie scored an impressive 83 points in the second night of competition, giving him 5th place.
Overall Alfie sits in fifth place with 162 points.
Saro Gevorgyan from Armenia remains in the lead ahead of Denitsa Karaslavova from Bulgaria, Mezzo from Kazakhstan have dropped to 3rd place.
There will be one more night of competition with Alfie performing his own song 'If They Only Knew' for the original song category.
New Wave will conclude on Thursday 26 August (Russian time) which will be Friday 27 August in Australia.
You can find out more about New Wave in our article here.