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  • Writer's pictureDale Roberts

Who Aussie fans want to see represent Australia at Eurovision 2025

In our recent survey of Aussie fans after Eurovision 2024, we asked them who they'd like to see represent Australia at next year's Contest.

We do need to point out that we still don't know whether Australia will be at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2025.

However, that doesn't stop us from speculating about which artist could represent the nation in Switzerland or at a future Contest!

When we ran the poll in 2022, fans put Voyager second and they were selected the following year. In 2023, fans indicated they wanted Electric Fields and they represented us this year.

Could someone from this list be chosen next year?

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. Samantha Jade (6)

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, perform at events and has dabbled in TV including as 'Kylie Minogue' in the 'INXS: Never Tear Us Apart' miniseries.

=10. Baker Boy (9)

Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy is a Yolngu man from the Northern Territory. The 27-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, released his debut album (which charted at no.3) and won five ARIA Awards in 2022.

9. Kylie Minogue (5)

An international superstar that fans have consistently wanted to appear at Eurovision. Kylie had a 'Padam Padam' inspired renaissance in 2024, 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.”

8. Empire of the Sun (12)

Empire of the Sun burst onto the world stage in 2008 with their album 'Walking on a Dream.' The lead single of the same name charted all across the world and they would continue to have success for several years with 'Alive' also charting globally in 2013. The electronic duo are known for their striking visual performances as much as their music itself. After a break during COVID, the duo have released new music in the last six months.

7. Troye Sivan (-)

Troye surprisingly makes our list for the first time. The 28-year-old has become a world pop superstar in recent years and had a huge 2023 with the release of his album 'Something to Give Each Other.' It included the big hits of 'Rush,' 'One of Your Girls' and 'Got Me Started.' As much as he'd be great for Eurovision, the odds of him doing it at this stage in his career are very low.

6. Casey Donovan (8)

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.

5. Ricki-Lee (7)

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 for Eurovision 2024.

4. Dami Im (4)

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 the cancelled 'Australia Decides 2023' aswell as Eurovision 2024. She has continued to release music and albums in recent years.

3. Sheppard (15)

Sheppard jump into our Top 10 list for the first at a very high third place. The group finished in that position at the inaugural 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' with their song 'On My Way.' That song has racked up 34 million Spotify streams but doesn't compare to their smash hit 'Geronimo' which has over 550 million. The group, who are now US-based, put forward the song 'Edge of the Earth' for Eurovision 2024 but internal selectors went with Electric Fields. Could they finally make the Eurovision stage in 2025?

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' in 2022. Deena (Jaguar Jonze) revealed this year the emotional toll her advocacy work has taken with a release of her raw EP 'Victim Impact Statement.'

1. Delta Goodrem (3)

A name that was much rumoured the year Dami Im was chosen for Eurovision was Delta Goodrem. The 39-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 including a new single in 2024 'Hearts on the Run' and her album 'Bridge Over Troubled Dreams' reaching no.1 in 2021.

The artists and acts finishing 11th to 20th with Aussie fans were:

11. The Veronicas

12. The Wiggles

13. Alfie Arcuri

14. The Cat Empire

15. Guy Sebastian

16. Hilltop Hoods

17. Lime Cordiale

18. Dom Dolla

19. Peach PRC

=20. Mitch Tambo

=20. Courtney Act

=20. Tones and I

=20. G Flip

Other names to be mentioned numerous times were Regurgitator, Matty Corby, Tina Arena and Darren Hayes.

So will we see these or any, artists perform for Australia at Eurovision in the future?

We'll have to wait for Switzerland 2025 to find out!

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Jun 02

If Australia were to come back, I'd like to see Australia Decides come back. It's clear that the decisions made by our Head of Delegation aren't exactly the best ones. The selection did its job in 2022, why not bring it back?


Nerys Beck
Nerys Beck
May 27

I Want to see the Wiggles

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