Australia’s involvement in Eurovision has grown faster than a baby kangaroo in recent years. From making it a tradition for the hosts to give Australia a hearty G’Day during the show to having an Australian segment in Malmö to sending Aussie Jessica Mauboy to Eurovision as an interval act, Australia seems to be getting closer and closer to actually performing.
Our friends Down Under have a lot of music to offer, and here at wiwibloggs we have an open mind. So we’re imagining a world where Eurovision bends the rules and allows Sydney a spot in the contest, recognizing that the country was born through immigration from Europe. If Australia could compete at Eurovision 2015, who should sing for them? We’ve come up with seven artists below and then you can vote in our poll. Feel free to suggest your favourite Aussie artists in the comments section.
Who knows? Maybe the EBU will let the winner of the poll perform as an interval act in Austria….
Dami Im, a South Korean- born Australian singer, won the fifth series of Australian X Factor. She signed a record deal with Sony Music Australia and became a national superstar. You can listen to her song Super Love below.
Delta Goodrem started out as the girl next door, but has transformed into a Diva Down Under with her powerhouse vocals and flawless piano skills. She is one of Australia’s best-known vocalists and has been a coach on the Australian versions of The Voice and The Voice Kids. Here she is singing Sitting On Top Of The World.
Guy Sebastian won the first series of Australian Idol in 2003, and has become one of Australia’s most successful male artists. He was a judge on X Factor between 2010 and 2012. You can listen to his song Like A Drum below.
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea moved to the United States at 16 to try and make it big. Eight years on, he has made that dream a reality. She has reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100, and has collaborated with the likes of T.I. and Ariana Grande. You can see her song Fancy with Charli XCX below.
Karise Eden, a.k.a. the Australian Janis Joplin won the first season of the Australian version of The Voice. She has since become Australia’s darling but has faded from the scene in the past year. Here she is throwing down You Won’t Let Me.
Singer Samantha Jade has walked through the fire and come out on top. She was dropped from her original record label, and then looked to Australian talent show The X Factor as her last option. She took out the whole competition, and proceeded to become Australia’s sweetheart. You can listen to her song Firestarter below.
Sia, has written songs for the likes of Rihanna, Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Celine Dion. She started life as a songwriter, but then she wrote a song for herself by accident. This song became her first single from her newly released album 1000 Forms Of Fear. You can hear that number—Chandelier—below.
You can vote for as many artists as you would like, but you can only vote one time, so make it count!
This poll will close on the 15th of August.
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