Continuing on with our infatuation with Australia’s participation in Vienna this year, the team have stumbled across a little gem. Recently Australian radio and TV presenter Julia Zemiro spoke to well-known Australian-LGBT news site Star Observer, and she let the world know her opinions on who should and shouldn’t compete for Australia!
AMATEURS NEEDN’T APPLY
Let’s make one thing very clear to y’all: she still has no clue as to who is actually going. But she has very strong opinions as to who should go. She mentioned to Star Observer that many well-known artists had actively approached SBS and even Julia herself, but she believes there must be one prerequisite – they need to be experienced!
“I don’t mean necessarily older but who’s tough because if you do lose or come in the bottom 10, it’s not a nice feeling,”
SHE’S POPULAR IN FRANCE?
Julia Zemiro is backing Tina Arena all the way it seems. Julia let us know that the participating French broadcaster had asked Tina on multiple occasions to represent France, and she declined each time. But now she has the chance to compete for her home country, maybe this will be the point where Tina changes her mind?
“Anthony Callea I think would just be a great person to go along because he is very tough and you need to be tough to get through that competition. It might even be Kylie Minogue. Maybe she’s put her hat in the ring too, it’s possible but I really just don’t know. It will be up to SBS and the production company Blink TV who gets the gig.”
WHAT OUR TAKE ON THIS IS
Tina Arena and Anthony Callea are two very interesting names. The singers have worked together before and their live vocals are standout. They also both share Italian heritage (both fluent speakers) and grew up incredibly close to each other in the suburbs of Melbourne. They also haven’t produced any huge records in a number of years, but are still very active in the live music scene and both have a huge fan base in Australia, and their performance of Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion’s “The Prayer” is absolutely stunning.