Who fans want to see represent Australia at Eurovision
In Aussievision's recent annual Eurovision Fan Survey, we asked participants which artists they would like to see represent at Australia in the future.
More than 100 different artists were nominated by fans, but we've crunched the numbers to find the top 10 most popular choices from Australians.
10. Kylie Minogue
An international superstar that fans have consistently wanted to appear at Eurovision. As much as fans in both Australia and Europe would love to see her there, the chances are extremely low with Kylie herself even saying in 2015 that “I would be way too nervous. I think I would be terrified. I don’t think it’s for me.”
9. Baker Boy
Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy is a Yolngu man from the Northern Territory. The 25-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, receive various ARIA Award nominations and release his debut album which charted at no.3
8. Client Liaison
Client Liaison is a Melbourne duo made up of vocalist Monte Morgan and keyboardist Harvey Miller. They have been on the music scene for just over a decade and are influenced heavily by 80s and 90s electronic music and visuals.
7. Tina Arena
One of Australia's best vocalists, Tina Arena has been on the music scene in Australia since the 80s. She is best known for her 1994 smash hit 'Chains' which went top 10 in both Australia and the UK. She lived in France for many years and had numerous French language hits and albums. Now back in Australia, she continues to record, release and perform music.
6. Dami Im
You may have heard of this artist... After winning X Factor Australia in 2013, Dami Im went on to finish runner-up at Eurovision in 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 has continued to release music and albums in recent years and has become a national icon. She also gave birth to her son Harrison in May this year.
5. Delta Goodrem
A name that was mentioned a great deal the year Dami Im was chosen for Eurovision was Delta Goodrem. The 37-year-old 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 has 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 last year.
4. The Veronicas
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.
3. Jaguar Jonze
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 this year with 'Little Fires' finishing 3rd after winning the jury vote. She recently released her debut album 'BUNNY MODE'.
Another familiar name here is Voyager, who won the public vote at 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' in 2022 but fell just short of victory in 2nd place. The Western Australian band have been on the music scene for more than two decades touring across the world and releasing a number of studio albums.
1. Electric Fields
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
15. Casey Donovan
16. Troye Sivan
16. Vera Blue
20. Anthony Callea
20. Lime Cordiale
20. The Kid Laroi
20. Thelma Plum
20. Vanessa Amorosi
Other artists that came up included The Presents, 5SOS, Samantha Jade, Sneaky Sound System, PNAU, Birds of Tokyo, Tom Cardy, AB Original, Darren Hayes, Troye Sivan and Dean Lewis.
International fans also had a chance to nominate with their top choices being:
1. Jaguar Jonze
2. Kylie Minogue
4. Electric Fields
5. Courtney Act
6. Dami Im
8. The Veronicas
9. Delta Goodrem
10. Sheldon Riley
So, will we see any of these artists grace the Eurovision stage or even just have a crack at 'Australia Decides'?
2023 will bring us all the answers!