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

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

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

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.

Iggy Azalea

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

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.

Samantha Jade

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

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.

Photo Source: Alphacoders.com

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gem
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gem

DAMI.. DAMI.. DAMI!!!

Stephanie
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Dami Im would be a wonderful choice, I love her songs “Alive” and “Gladiator”

jessy ho
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jessy ho

i vote for dami im i support her for so long now.

Calee Lee
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Calee Lee

Dami Im by a long shot. She is very versatile and can sing a repertoire of genres unlike so many other singers.

Ctll Leong
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Ctll Leong

You name it, Dami Im has it all – a very gifted & talented musician, has powerful vocal & incredible vocal range, never failed to give world class performances since her X factor audition, humble and compassionate personality and beautiful. As a Korean – Australian winning X factor Australia she is a perfect representation of multiculturalism to the World! So Dami Im is the obvious choice in representing Australia in Eurovision. She will make Australia proud!

Tiggeh
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Tiggeh

Sorry, Kylie should have been included

Pastora Soler haha
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Pastora Soler haha

Samantha Jade!!!!!!

I love that girl, great voice, I saw X factor only for her. 12 points.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu8T2lbwg10 -> UFO! XDD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwdBGvKqWv8 -> HEARTLESS amazing version

She started her career before X factor but she didn’t have success, and then she won the Aussie version 😉

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qtkq35k9vY (Turn around, lovely song)

I remember that she had only 60,000 views, and after X factor – right now – 2,392,715 ^^

Gian-Andri
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Gian-Andri

Samantha Jade is the best by far and Dami Im’s amazing too , I loved them both on X Factor Australia , best show next to Eurovision 😀

Leon Doan
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Leon Doan

Dami Im are the best.
Her Super Powerful vocals are sooooo incredible , Spectacular ,Breathtaking , Magnificent and truly Unbelievable.
Dami Im’s personality are completely Beautiful from inside to outside.
She have a great look , a Brilliant Mind , a Heart of Gold and Soul of Diamond. I really love her

Woz
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Woz

Sia should definitelly steal it. But she doesn’t look hot / slutty enough for the taste of eastern countries.

Tjj Doan
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Tjj Doan

I love Dami Im.
she completely beautiful.
Her voice soo incredible.
Love her so much. <3 <3 <3

Tjj Doan
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Tjj Doan

I love Dami Im .
She soooo Amazing.
Her Super Powerful vocals sooooo incredible. Love her so much.

A.J O'rourke
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A.J O'rourke

I’m Adrian & conducting research in Antarctica ( Yes it’s Freezing)…To keep our research & technical crew entertained in the evenings we have been listening to music & as the spokesperson of our group, we have unanimously voted for the incredible Dami Im. Our votes were based purely on vocal’s & the songs that we all feel good about….have to agree with Kaan, Dami’s voice is heartfelt, she takes her emotions & delivers with such passion it’s the voice that truly is world class , vocals with crystal clear clarity is the reason why so many people from all parts… Read more »

Ranting Ruby
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Ranting Ruby

Bring back Gina G!

Steffi
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Steffi

Dami all the way…Dami’s songs are being played in Canada on radio stations & Richmond night markets….only a matter of time before Dami becomes the Artist in most demand ….
Steffi
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Ranting Ruby
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Ranting Ruby

Liam, are you still at school? I’m trying to think of excuses for you never having heard of Gina G (from Brisbane, represented UK in 1996)! By the way, for those of you who don’t live here, Sydney IS NOT the capital of Australia – it’s Canberra! My pick would be Delta Goodrem because she writes her own songs. Or Shannon Knoll, because he’s predictable but loveable. Or Dami Im if and ONLY IF she’d CUT THAT BLOODY FRINGE … or Reece Mastin, even though he’s a Pommy import, because he is brilliant live. Or Taylor Henderson, who also writes… Read more »

Deven O'Kearney
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Deven O'Kearney

If it could be entered, I actually think Chandelier would be a perfect Eurovision entry. It is very much in the pop mainstream and quite simply, the quality speaks for itself. It would probably discover the same fate as Euphoria and win. The video is very dramatic and quite theatrical and I believe the song has great staging potential.

Here is my rating (Out of 5):
Song Appeal: 5
Staging potential: 4
Vocal strength: 5
Likely Televote support: 4.5
Likely Jury appeal: 4

OVERALL: 4.5 out of 5 (Jeezus! 🙂 )

Deven O'Kearney
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Deven O'Kearney

Hi CookyMonzta (Cookies, Cookies)

Well, Natalie Imbruglia was a judge on The X Factor Australia in 2010 and she was also a guest judge standing in for Dannii Minogue on the X Factor UK during the same year with Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh (Remember the fight between Linda Martin and Billy McGuinness.) and Cheryl Cole. But since then, not much has happened.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Deven: Natalie Imbruglia…I forgot about her. Where’s she been?

Fiebreq
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Fiebreq

Sia all the way.

Deven O'Kearney
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Deven O'Kearney

Which Aussie should represent the UK?

A.) Sia
B.) Guy Sebastian
C.) Dami Im
D.) Rhys Mastin (He is originally from the UK. He won X Factor AU.)
E.) Samantha Jade
F.) Justice Crew (They won Australia’s Got Talent in 2010.)
G.) Havana Brown
H.) Brian McFadden (He could represent Ireland.)
I.) Ronan Keating (Read above.)
J.) Natalie Imbruglia
K.) Stan Walker
L.) Kyle Sandilands ( The sex scandal guy. He is the Australian Howard Stern (From America’s Got Talent. Kyle judges Australia’s Got Talent.))

What do you think?

Leon
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Leon

Come on people Sia and Iggy are too big at this point to do Eurovision, but Guy Sebastian is a pure talent and for some reason I always thought Battle Scars would be perfect for Eurovision minus the annoying rapper.

Hellen Low
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Hellen Low

Dami Im of course

Bruce - Cambru62
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Bruce - Cambru62

I believe Dami Im would be the best choice to represent Australia. Not only for her beautiful voice and super talent but also the fact that she is a Korean born Australian artist and Eurovision is a Multicultral event. Also Dami’s tireless work and Compassion for the underprivileged people of the world makes her the perfect candidate.

Brenda
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Brenda

Dami Im is the best representative of Australia. She has an amazing voice and can sing different genres of songs adding her own unique tone to everyone of them.

vesna aka flopster
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vesna aka flopster

I highly recommend Dami Im to represent Australia in the Eurovision contest. I have met her 6 times and watch her perform life and every time over and over again she blows my mind away! Her vocals are amazing, strong and soft at the same time. She is an ambassador for Allanah Hill, Ambassador for Compassion Australia and there is no doubt she is the one to represent Australia in the Eurovision! And seriously, Dami Im is my Queen but she can be yours too ???? Go Dami !!! We love youuuuu!!!

Bobcat
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Bobcat

I’d love to see Dami Im represent Australia on the world stage. She’s such a sweetheart with an amazing voice! I’ve attended her live events; she can sing just like her sublime performances on X-Factor it’s incredible.

Paul
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Dami Im would be the perfect representative for Australia at the Eurovision contest. Her incredible vocals and humble personality would win the Europeans over just as she won Australians and she sounds better live than most artists’ studio recordings. When Dami sings, she reaches you from the inside.

Mollz
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Mollz

dami im to represent Australia of course… it’s a no-brainer really. she’s the most talented artist on the list besides sia. but dami has the vocals to really shine through… also have to add that she makes every song her own and has the best personality to represent Australia. Eurovision is also a multicultural event and I believe a Korean-born Australian would be a great fit for it.

Kaan
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Kaan

All the listed Aussie Artists are very good, however the Eurovision contest I would think would appeal more to a World Class vocalist such as Dami Im. Dami is the only Arist who’s voice has that unique ability to connect with the listener, it’s spiritual in a way yet it’s magic…Her Power range, dynamics, control, pitch, angelic vocals & her versatility to sing any genre is why I would have Dami….

JanH
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Dami Im without a doubt…she’s all class!! And that voice! That voice reaches deep and touches your heart. Dami has an incredible range and a mesmerising presence. She has universal appeal and is the perfect choice! Dami Im Dazzles!!

Josh Salmon
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I also love Ricki-Lee, particularly her new song Happy Ever After 🙂

D
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D

I like Iggy Azalea but it’s no secret rap doesn’t fair well at Eurovision. However, I would love to see Charli XCX (the singer who sings the chorus to “Fancy”) represent the United Kingdom. I’ve been a fan of hers for years and it’s really nice to see her finally make it big. In my mind, either The Veronicas or as you said Sia would be great to represent Australia if they are allowed to participate in the future (don’t think they will though). However, due to Sia’s “anti-fame” attitude there’s no way she’d do it, but since The Veronicas… Read more »

Bronson
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Bronson

Living in New Zealand, Australian music is played and is heavily influenced in NZ music.

There are many potential candidates for an Australian entry (though impossible), adding to your list there are singers that could represent the country as well, such as Havana Brown, Cody Simpson and Ricki-Lee.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Looks like beccaboo1212 beat me to the punch. The same way Canadian Celine Dion competed in the ESC (singing a song written by the Swiss), and American Katrina Leskanich competed (lead singer of a band whose home base is the U.K.), is the only way an Aussie can compete.

If I had to choose, I’d go with the least-known among them, and I suppose that would be either Dami or Karise.

Armond
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Armond

Samantha Jade or Dami Im of course!

Huh
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Huh

Sia can participate for UK since she was always featured with British band Zero 7.

Special mention for this poll is Havana Brown, who represented Australia last year in ABU Song Festival.

Yudhistira Mahasena
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Although impossible for Australia to compete at Eurovision, I already chosen Dami Im, Iggy Azalea, and Sia. One of them would compete for Australia in the future.

Sam "Sopon"
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Just send Kylie. Like seriously.

DamiArmy
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DAMI IM!(xFactor winner Aus) FOR SURE!!!!! i mean,she is AMAZING, check dami’s videos from x factor,purple rain ,One, best of you ,etc etc..she is the best for this! 🙂 #damiarmy #dami im

Robyn Gallagher
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I’d like it if Sia wrote a song for another singer to perform.

Jade
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Jade

Out of these… Iggy. Empire of the Sun ultimately though. Brilliant band

Charles
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Charles

I am amazed that for once the obvious was left out: the Minogues lol Sarcasm aside: Guy Sebastian and Delta Goodrem. Both the best male and female solo performers and singers coming out from Australia. But I shall always have a soft sport for the amazing Tina Arena and Olivia Newton-John. Sia is on a league of her own and Eurovision is not the place for her. She has done better and bigger things than anyone in Eurovision in the current days. I don’t think she will be bothered with having a second single trying to be a hit like… Read more »

Katie Wilson
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VANCE JOY! Johnny Ruffo would be funny too…

Zachary Thomas
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Funny that Iggy is doing so well. Rap entries have never done well at Eurovision, and every live video of Iggy I’ve seen has been a train wreck.

Duff
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Duff

@becca Read the article, it’s all hypothetical 😛

David Thielen
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There’s some good songs there.

What about, if instead of an Australian entry, there’s a Commonwealth entry? All the countries in the Commonwealth can compete to send on finalist on to ESC. And if they win, it’s held in the UK.

Guest
Guest
Guest

Of course Jessica Mauboy…

Rogesc
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Rogesc

Sia is the best singer-songwriter in the world in my opinion. However, she would never ever take part in Eurovision, she actually doesn’t want to be famous

Deven O'Kearney
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Deven O'Kearney

Did you guys know that the dancer in Sia’s video for Chandelier is from that reality show ”Dance moms”? My mum and sister watch it. (It’s a good thing that the dancer didn’t have her instructor Abby Lee screaming at her the whole time.) Anyway, what do I think of the choice of singers on this list: 1. Dami Im: Don’t really know her 2. Guy Sebastian: He used to have an afro. 3. Sia: Swinging out of the chandeliers. 4. Samantha Jade: Rihanna wannabe. 5. Iggy Azalea: Like Nicki Minaj, Iggy can’t rap. 6. Delta Goodrem: DUMPED by Brian… Read more »