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  • Writer's pictureDale Roberts

Results: The best Australian Eurovision songs as voted by you

Before the 2022 season is upon us, we wanted to find out what the best Australian Eurovision song of all time was.

We polled readers of Aussievision on their favourite entries that either represented Australia, were Australian citizens (who competed for other nations) plus our 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' entries.

And now the results are in!

We'll countdown from 32nd place to 1st:

32. Aydan - 'Dust' (2019) - 19 points

31. iOTA - 'Life' (2020) - 28 points

30. Tania Doko - 'Piece of Me' (2019) - 29 points

29. Jordan-Ravi - 'Pushing Stars' (2020) - 33 points

28. Jack Vidgen - 'I Am King I Am Queen' (2020) - 39 points

27. Diana Rouvas - 'Can We Make Heaven' (2020) - 39 points

26. Ella Hooper - 'Data Dust' (2019) - 44 points

25. Mark Vincent - 'This Is Not the End' (2019) - 47 points

24. Alfie Arcuri - 'To Myself' (2019) - 64 points

23. Leea Nanos - 'Set Me Free' (2019) - 74 points

22. Genealogy - ‘Face the Shadow’ (2015) - 83 points

21. Mitch Tambo - 'Together' (2020) - 85 points

20. The Shadows - 'Let Me Be the One' - 85 points

2nd place Eurovision 1975 (for United Kingdom)

Originally Cliff Richard's backing band (who performed on stage with him at Eurovision in 1973 but weren't credited), The Shadows were internally selected to represent the UK at Eurovision 1975.

The band included Australian John Farrar who is well known for his work with Olivia Newton-John including 'Physical', 'Magic', 'You're the One That I Want' and 'Hopelessly Devoted to You'.

They finished runner-up to the Dutch group Teach-In with 'Ding-a-dong'.

19. Courtney Act - 'Fight for Love' - 102 points

4th place Australia Decides 2019

When 'Celebrity Big Brother UK' winner, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' runner-up and 'Australian Idol' star Courtney Act was announced for the inaugural 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' she certainly got tongues wagging.

In a well rounded staging performance with a catchy up-beat song, Courtney finished in 4th place overall.

18. Didirri - 'Raw Stuff' - 108 points

4th place Australia Decides 2020

Self-acclaimed "sad boi", Didirri had already established a successful indie career when he entered Australia Decides in 2020.

His touching piano ballad and warm personality won many over and saw him finish in 4th place.

17. Vanessa Amorosi - 'Lessons of Love' - 155 points

3rd place Australia Decides 2020

Vanessa provided Australian viewers with epic staging on the Gold Coast in 2020.

Crawling out of a crashed car before being doused in "rain" while belting out her song 'Lessons of Love', she certainly caught the attention of many, finishing in 3rd place on the night.

16. The New Seekers - ‘Beg, Steal or Borrow’ - 164 points

2nd place Eurovision 1972 (for United Kingdom)

The New Seekers were formed after the group The Seekers disbanded and included British performers as well as two Australians - Peter Doyle and Marty Kristian.

The New Seekers were selected as the act to represent the United Kingdom in 1972 and Peter and Marty would be the first Australians to ever compete at Eurovision.

They finished in 2nd place behind Vicky Leandros's 'Après toi' representing Luxembourg.

15. Casey Donovan - 'Proud' - 168 points

2nd place Australia Decides 2020

As a winner of 'Australian Idol' and 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' Casey Donovan was one of the most popular artists going into the 2020 edition of 'Australia Decides'.

Her song 'Proud' hadn't captured many people's attention until the live event.

In a stunning vocal performance Casey won many over, taking out the public vote but just falling short of victory on the night. When there's a public vote, watch out for Casey!

14. Isaiah Firebrace - 'Don't Come Easy' - 194 points

9th Eurovision 2017

After winning the X Factor in 2016 Isaiah was internally selected to represent Australia at Eurovision 2017.

His song 'Don't Come Easy' was written by the songwriting team DNA who were behind 'Sound of Silence'. The composition and Isaiah's jury performance saw him finish 4th with the music experts, 25th with the public and finish 9th overall.

13. Texas Lightning - ‘No, No Never’ - 197 points

14th Eurovision 2006 (for Germany)

Jane Comerford was born and raised in Newcastle, Australia but made a career in the United States and Europe.

In 2006 she joined Hamburg based band Texas Lightning and won a spot at Eurovision by beating Eurovision royalty Vicky Leandros (1972 Eurovision winner) as well as Thomas Anders (who was the former singer of German super-duo 'Modern Talking) in the German national final.

In the Grand Final at Eurovision the song finished in a very credible 14th position.

12. Olivia Newton John - 'Long Live Love' - 223 points

4th Eurovision 1974 (for United Kingdom)

Olivia was internally selected for Eurovision 1974 partly on the recommendation of Cliff Richard.

Although the song the UK chose for Olivia wasn't her favourite (she preferred one of the other choices 'Angel Eyes') she finished an excellent 4th place on the night behind a little known band from Sweden called ABBA.

11. Anja Nissen - 'Where I Am' - 226 points

20th Eurovision 2017 (for Denmark)

Following a victory on The Voice Australia in 2014, Anja represented Denmark (where her parents were from) in 2017 with 'Where I Am'. The song had been written by Anja herself as well as two other Australians, Angel Tupai and Michael D'Arcy Emman.

After finishing 10th in the semi-final, Anja would go on to finish in 20th place in the Grand Final (including 8 points from the Australian televote).

10. Sheppard - 'On My Way' - 238 points

3rd Australia Decides 2019

Sheppard were one of the favourites going into the inaugural edition of Australia Decides in 2019.

They finished a very credible 3rd on the night but their song 'On My Way' became extremely popular in Australia and Europe with over 17 million streams on Spotify so far.

9. Montaigne - 'Technicolour' - 247 points

14th Eurovision semi-final 2021

Montaigne bounced back from the cancelled Eurovision 2020 contest with this hyperpop attention-grabbing entry this year.

Unfortunately she couldn't travel to the contest in Rotterdam where her live-on-tape version didn't make it out of the semi-finals. Despite missing the Grand Final this unique entry still has many fans.

8. Jaguar Jonze - 'Rabbit Hole' - 268 points

6th Australia Decides 2020

Despite only finishing 6th at Australia Decides fans have an enduring love for Jaguar Jonze and her rock song 'Rabbit Hole'.

With impactful staging (where she dislocated her shoulder) Jaguar's entry has endured with the fandom long after the event itself.

7. Montaigne - 'Don't Break Me' - 415 points

Eurovision 2020

Montaigne was the second winner of 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' with 'Don't Break Me'.

The song was co-written between Montaigne and the DNA songwriting team (behind 'Sound of Silence' and 'Don't Come Easy'). Montaigne won the jury vote and was a close runner-up in the public vote to take out the trophy.

Unfortunately she couldn't compete at Eurovision with 'Don't Break Me' due to the cancellation of the Contest that year.

6. Jessica Mauboy - 'We Got Love' - 636 points

20th Eurovision 2018

After performing as a semi-final interval act at Eurovision 2014 with 'Sea of Flags', Jessica was internally chosen to represent Australia in 2018.

Her song 'We Got Love' (co-written with DNA) was a fan favourite going into the Contest in Lisbon. Unfortunately the live didn't quite have the impact desired on TV with Jessica finishing in 20th place.

However, Jessica has given new life into the song in recent years with its anthemic uplifting nature used during relief concerts for the Bushfires of 2019/2020 and during the SBS coverage of 'Big Night In' in 2020 as a replacement to Eurovision that year.

5. Gina G - 'Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit' - 702 points

8th Eurovision 1996

Gina G went into Eurovision 1996 as one of the favourites with her pop hit 'Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit'. Unfortunately she finished in 8th place with Ireland taking the win with 'The Voice'.

However, the song went on to be a global smash charting at no.1 in the UK, no.5 in Australia and the Top 10 of many countries across Europe and the world. It also charted at no.12 in the United States and was nominated for a Grammy.

An enduring legacy and success most Eurovision winners have not achieved.

4. Electric Fields - '2000 and Whatever' - 793 points

2nd Australia Decides 2019

Electric Fields are made up of Zaachariaha Fielding and Michael Ross and the duo made quite the impact at 'Eurovision - Australia Decides'. Fans were instantly drawn to their song '2000 and Whatever' featuring uses of the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara language.

Although they fell short of winning the title, the song did represent Australia at the OGAE Second Chance contest (a competition for the best songs not to win their national final) finishing 4th.

3. Guy Sebastian - 'Tonight Again' - 856 points

5th Eurovision 2015

Guy was the inaugural performer to represent Australia at Eurovision. At Vienna he sung the house down with a perfect rendition of 'Tonight Again' finishing in 5th place in an incredibly competitive year.

A wonderful debut result that saw us invited back the following year.

2. Kate Miller-Heidke - 'Zero Gravity' - 1074 points

9th Eurovision 2019

Kate was the inaugural winner of 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2019 capturing support from both the jury and the public.

Her staging on the Gold Coast split opinion leading up to Tel Aviv but as soon as she rolled out on stage up that pole Europe and the world were won over.

In a competitive Contest Kate finished in 9th place but the legacy of her performance (which won the Marcel Bezençon artistic award) will live long in Eurovision history.

1. Dami Im - 'Sound of Silence' - 1340 points

2nd Eurovision 2016

Australia's most successful entry is also your favourite.

Dami Im wins our poll with the 2016 Eurovision song 'Sound of Silence'.

After winning the jury and finishing 4th in the televote, she was agonisingly close to taking out the crown.

Her DNA written song took out the Marcel Bezençon composers award and the song is consistently ranked among the Top 30 in the annual ESC 250 poll which sees fan vote for their favourite Eurovision song of all time.

So will another Australian entry surpass 'Sound of Silence' in popularity among fans and even take out the Eurovision Song Contest?

We'll find out what our 2022 entry will be at the 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' on the Gold Coast in February next year and where they'll figure in fan folklore.


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