Who Aussie fans want to see represent Australia at Eurovision 2024
As we publish this article, we still don't know whether Australia will be at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2024.
However, that doesn't stop us speculating about which artist could represent the nation in Sweden or at a future Contest.
As part of our annual Eurovision Fan Survey, we ask those taking part which artist or act they'd like to see represent Australia.
We've looked at the Top 10 artists Aussie fans would like to see on the Eurovision stage and here are the results (with last year's ranking in brackets):
10. The Veronicas (4)
The Veronicas are a pop duo of twins Lisa and Jessica Origliasso from Brisbane. They are best known for their 2007 global hit 'Untouched' that went top 10 in Australia, UK, Canada and Ireland and reached no.17 in the United States. They have released five albums since then, including two in 2021, both of which went top 10 in Australia.
9. Baker Boy (9)
Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy is a Yolngu man from the Northern Territory. The 26 year old made a splash on the Australian music scene in 2017 with two singles making Triple J's Hottest 100. He has gone on to become Young Australian of the Year, release his debut album (which charted at no.3) and win five ARIA Awards in 2022.
8. Casey Donovan (15)
Casey became a household name after winning the second season of Australian Idol back in 2004. After releasing music through the 2000s her focus shifted to musical theatre and television. In the last few years she has taken starring roles in '9 to 5', '&Juliet' and 'Chicago'. She also took part in 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' in 2020 with 'Proud', finishing runner-up despite winning the public vote.
7. Ricki-Lee (12)
Ricki-Lee took part in Australian Idol in 2004 and went on to join the 'Young Divas' (a group that also included Paulini and Jessica Mauboy). She then had solo success throughout the late 2000s and early 2010s with many hits charting in the Top 20 including 'Can't Touch This', 'Do It Like That' and 'Raining Diamonds'. She's also had a successful TV career hosting 'Australia's Got Talent' and the recent reboot of 'Australian Idol'. Ricki-Lee was a rumoured artist for the cancelled 'Australia Decides 2023' and her most recent single 'On My Own' does come in at the 3 minute mark.
6. Samantha Jade (-)
Samantha Jade won X Factor in 2012, the year before Eurovision star Dami Im. Since then, she has released four albums and had a number of hit singles in the mid 2010s including 'What You've Done To Me' (that went no.1 on the ARIA Charts), 'Firestarter', 'Soldier' and 'Up'. She continues to release music and dabbled in TV including as 'Kylie Minogue' in the 'INXS: Never Tear Us Apart' miniseries.
5. Kylie Minogue (10)
An international superstar that fans have consistently wanted to appear at Eurovision. Kylie is having a 'Padam Padam' inspired renaissance in 2023, but as much as fans in both Australia and Europe would love to see her there, the chances are extremely low. Kylie herself said in 2015 that “I would be way too nervous. I think I would be terrified. I don’t think it’s for me.”
4. Dami Im (6)
After winning X Factor Australia in 2013, Dami Im went on to an incredible runner-up finish at Eurovision 2016 with 'Sound of Silence'. She did previously announce she would make a return to 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' in 2021 but that was thwarted because of the pandemic. She was heavily rumoured to take part in 'Australia Decides 2023' but the show wasn't to be. She has continued to release music and albums in recent years, including her new single 'Collide', and has become a national icon. She is also about to go on a national tour.
3. Delta Goodrem (5)
A name that was much rumoured the year Dami Im was chosen for Eurovision was Delta Goodrem. The 38-year-old singer-songwriter burst on the Australian music scene in the early 2000s with her debut album 'Innocent Eyes'. It is the second highest selling album of all time in Australia. As well as chart success here, she had five top 10 singles in the UK. She's also had stints on 'The Voice Australia' but continues to record and release music with her singles still charting in 2020 and her album 'Bridge Over Troubled Dreams' reaching no.1 in 2021.
2. Jaguar Jonze (3)
Eurovision fans will be very familiar with Jaguar Jonze thanks to two appearances at 'Eurovision - Australia Decides'. In 2020 she finished 6th with 'Rabbit Hole' and returned in 2021 with 'Little Fires' finishing 3rd after winning the jury vote. She has been a huge advocate for sexual assault victims and won the 'Women In Music changemaker award' for her work. She continues to release music including her debut album 'BUNNY MODE' last year.
1. Electric Fields (1)
For the second straight year, Aussie fans have put Electric Fields at the top of their Eurovision wish list. Electric Fields are a duo made up of Zaachariaha Fielding and keyboard player and producer Michael Ross. They finished runner-up to Kate Miller-Heidke at the inaugural 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' with '2000 and Whatever'. Their unique style is modern electronic dance and soul music combined with Indigenous language and other elements. They have won or been nominated for multiple National Indigenous Music Awards and National Live Music Awards and performed at the 2020 AFL Grand Final.
The artists and acts finishing 11th to 20th with Aussie fans were:
11. Tones and I
12. Empire of the Sun
13. Vanessa Amorosi
14. Mitch Tambo
16. The Wiggles
=17. Vera Blue
=17. Vance Joy
=20. Peach PRC
=20. Darren Hayes
=20. Dannii Minogue
Other names to be mentioned numerous times were Tina Arena, Parkway Drive, Thelma Plum, Lime Cordiale, King Stingray, PNAU and Jude York.
International fans also had a say with their top choices being:
1. Jaguar Jonze
2. Kylie Minogue
3. Dami Im
5. Electric Fields
7. Delta Goodrem
8. Vanessa Amorosi
9. Iggy Azalea
10. Tones and I
So will we see these, or any, artists perform for Australia at Eurovision in the future?
We'll have to wait for Sweden 2024 to find out!
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