It’s been a long time coming, but Eurovision 2015 guest participant Australia have announced that Guy Sebastian will perform his especially written song “Tonight Again” in the grand final on May 23!

The former Australian Idol winner doesn’t disappoint in this track, avoiding the highly speculated ballad and going for an upbeat, disco, jazzy track that is sure to stand out amongst the sea of female power ballads in Vienna!

Australia has been invited by the European Broadcasting Union to participate as a guest to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the contest. Australia will gain a wildcard entry into the grand final on the 23rd of May.

Our first impressions

Is this song a winner for Australia? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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GMan
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GMan

Guy was writing cracking songs before Bruno Mars was wearing boxer shorts. You have to be a diva to win a song contest now???LOL. Guy has pulled a great song out in 72 hours here. He has the best voice in the contest, the song is a great party song. If he brings a good stage show, WATCH OUT! Australia could easily win this. Italian song isn’t even in English, and the chorus is screaming. Estonia’s stage presence is ZERO. Sweden is David Guetta “Lovers Of The Sun” rip-off, even though it’s a great song. Australia will be right up… Read more »

Tom Ato
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Tom Ato
Nitzan
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Nitzan

I don’t know what y’all are talking about. This is a class act, a very catchy and likeable tune in a genre that the ESC has always been lacking. I find it perfectly danceable William and if I came to Vienna this year I would have pulled you onto the dance floor to prove my point! I think this is an easy top10 and probably even top5.

Erin
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Erin

@ct – I think Australia has more supporters than detractors, especially among juries but to a large degree also among voters not just in the UK, so I wouldn’t underestimate Australia’s brand value this year even if the song itself doesn’t create so much buzz. I personally find at least 10 other songs more appealing and captivating than ‘Tonight Again’, but the novelty of Australia actually being in the contest will give it a higher exposure that could possibly have it finishing a lot higher than one would expect.

Francheska
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Heck yeah! Something actually professional-sounding!

ct
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ct

Let’s not kid ourselves: this is going nowhere near the top-10. It seems almost like an afterthought. “Oh we have nobody that wants to risk it, should we send him?” Sure, he has a great voice, but so does almost everybody else this year. The way to go in every country seems to be picking someone who knows how to sing from a tv talent show. Australia did the same except they picked someone from 10 years ago. Nobody is particularly ecstatic about seeing the aussies in Eurovision except perhaps the british. Europeans would only vote for Australia if it… Read more »

R
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R

I am so bitterly disappointed with Australia. With all the fabulous divas we could’ve sent that would’ve completely blown the stage off Eurovision, we sent a standard pop singer with a funk song that sounds like anything else on the radio…

We have no chance of returning to Eurovision. Sweden is definitely taking the crown again this year.

LAWWLL
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LAWWLL

no clear winner this year

Mark
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Mark

I find it hilarious when people say this is modern. This is possibly the most old-fashioned entry this year

Ohi
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Ohi

For everyone say Bruno Mars…guy sebastian career predates Bruno…you clearly believe only one man in the world is allowed to have a soulful voice. Also Guy is always great live I’m looking forward to seeing him at Eurovision in concert. I think Eurovision should invite a different country every year to bring in some diversity. As a final point people that are saying they are disappointed it’s not a big diva ballad in one breath and the next talking about how this year is saturated with diva ballads need to make up their minds. You can’t please everyone all the… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

SO GOOD!!!!! Australia to the top 10!

Leo
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Leo

I like it and will all the ballads it will definitely stand out. My 12th place at the moment but I reckon it will get top 10 in Vienna

BritneyHooker
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BritneyHooker

@Telmo and there’s a reason – Belarusians have bad accent

Erin
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Erin

If there’s some sense of disappointment from the Australian entry, it’s because it sounds like a retro-groove song type we’ve already heard before, starting with the ‘Do what you what you what you want’ and ending with the elongated gospel sounding of the word “again”. It’s a melting pot of styles which sounds velvety, harmonious and professional, but I always assumed Australia was going to relate to Eurovision (given this extraordinary chance it was given) with a much more festive, colorful and ‘gay-friendly’ entry. The fact that it didn’t fall into any preconceived stereotypes says a lot for SBS, because… Read more »

Sal
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Sal

I’m quite disappointed. When it was revealed that Australia would compete I thought they’d pull out all the stops and send a huge diva with a huge song made for a huge production – like Jessica Mauboy, Dami Im, Kylie, etc. Bit disappointed really.

WTF
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WTF

@Wesley: You say this is not in the fight to win but then you have that shitty song from Netherlands as your 2nd, HAHAHAHAHA.

Wesley
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Wesley

A decent song, but the “Do what, what, what you want. Do what, what, what you want” seems to be taken from a TV advertise jingle. Also I found it a bit too much Bruno Mars – which is not a bad thing, but not in the fight to win.
My top 3:
1 – Sweden
2 – Netherlands
3 – Slovenia

Daniel
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Daniel

Nope. Not for me. Sorry Australia.

Mar
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Mar

He sounds like a Bruno Mars impersonator, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Out of all the songs, I would say this is above average, but not a winner by any stretch of the imagination.

Thiefo
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I like it! It’s modern and fresh, easy to listen and most importantly: fun, it makes me move my feet. Yes, Australia most probably won’t win, but I’m glad they’re putting an effort and they’re sending a good, enjoyable song and will make their one and only official participation in the contest memorable.

Daniel_2015
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Daniel_2015

‘We can do tonight again’ – if he is referring to the possibility for Australia to come back next year in the competition, thanks to a win this year, I’ll have to be terribly honest: no Guy, we can’t!

brandus
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brandus

I think the winner of this year will be Italy or Slovenia and maybe Australia or someone out of the top-20 in betting odds at the moment someone we cant imagine at the moment. For me no chance for sweden, finland, russia, azerbaijan, Norway, Armenia and UK in top 10 in bets at the moment.

Easpag
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Easpag

I like it but the excessive use of ornamentation at the end is quite off-putting. A decent entry.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

No ballad? Wow, I did not see that coming…
Great choice!

mad-professor
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mad-professor

To all the people complaning: Australia is more European than Israel, Armenia, Azerbaijan, etc. If these countries can compete with no complaints, why can’t Australia? Because of its geographical location? Well that didn’t stop Morocco, it doesn’t stop Russia. The majority of Australia’s non-Aboriginal population originates from European countries like the UK.

bastian
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bastian

Nice track and should give them a top 10 but i hope it does not win, its not anything special and i still do not like to see Australia participating in ESC. They say it’s only once, but we all know better….

Telmo
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Telmo

If this were Belarus song everybody would say that is horrible… It isn’t good enough to be in the TOP 10.

jimm
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jimm

thanks gosh is not a ballad, i really love it, reminds me a little bit of uptown funk which is n° 1 at charts worldwide. I hope a top 10 for australia, love the aussies

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

Taking an average, Australia is currently a 12/1 shot with the Bookies to win. If this song was entered by any other country the odds would be roughly between 35/1 to 60/1 right now!! Denmark’s Basim had a Bruno Mars type song last year, and it ended up 9th. There will be a huge sympathy welcome PC vote, which the Bookies are expecting, but what we don’t know is how big the ant-non-vote will be?

Ryanireland
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Ryanireland

A poor entry. Is this the best Australia has to offer

Leo
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Leo

I totally disagree too with the negative review by the Wiwi blogger people who seem only like dancing fast ……..and quick (y) !
Let’s hope that the team of Wiwi blogger people could will be able to consult an experienced music producers in their video podcasts too. Australia – with the song ” Tonight Again” – will surely fight for the victory, that’s a fact folks!
Cheers ……

BritneyHooker
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BritneyHooker

I’m kinda disappointed in australian entry, they could do better. But it’s still better than most songs here.

My top:
1. Latvia
2. Slovenia
3. Estonia
4. United Kingdom
5. Russia
6. Australia
7. Ireland
8. Germany
9. Norway
10. Italy

Vladimir
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Vladimir

It’s a good song, but it’s very difficult to imagine staging that will go well with it. Good luck!

ct
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ct

And yes, it does sound way too american for Eurovision.

Leon
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Leon

Ok….Here’s my top 10 after listening to all the songs (except Montenegro). Next to it, I’m going to put where I think it’s going to place in the final) 1. Sweden (#1) This is the clear winner. It’s almost as good as Euphoria. 2. Italy (#2) They will most likely be the big favorite of the juries. 3. Russia (#6) This song is undoubtedly great, but given that it’s coming from Russia, it will not crack the top 3. 4. Armenia (#3). Yes, although a lot of people think this song is not going to do well, I think the… Read more »

ct
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ct

I fail to see what this entry can achieve in the Eurovision song contest. It sounds like an ad break. He’s got a nice voice, but he and his music is the wrong choice for Australia. Yes, we don’t need any more ballads but I don’t think we need such an entry either.

@bavarson

I don’t think a spanish victory looks “impossible” at all. To me it looks like one of the most probable scenarios.

Stewart
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Stewart

Totally disagree with the negative review by the Wiwi blogger people who seem to only want to dance fast… this song deserves to do really well and will be much better than most other entries. The betting sites have it already at 4 or 5. He sings fantastically and while the song is ‘mainstream’, it is anyway fresh, catchy and tightly presented. If they can put together a good stage show it will be super!

bavarson
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bavarson

EUROVISION 2015 PREDICTION TOP 5:
1. Spain (I know it looks impossible, but this entry is great)
2. Russia (strong as always)
3. Azerbaijan (strong as always)
4. Norway (strong as always)
5. Sweden (they don’t deserve for more)

Darren
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Darren

@LucyEAPearce
opinions are opinions, dont see why I should “pipe the hell down” AND I actually never voted for Georgia, Armenia Azerbaijan or Israel in ESC , but even still, they are a damn site closer to Europe than Australia is. Massive difference between them and Australia. And it is for that fact that I dont want Australia to win,because then they compete next year, which defeats the purpose of EUROvision.
Maybe have an international televote in the final where countries like Australia and USA can vote on EUROPEAN entries, without taking part. Plus it would eliminate bloc voting.

JESCGermany15
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JESCGermany15

Good song! From Montenegro I expect nothing special as a typical balkan ballad like last year! So my Top39 is now:
-My favourites-
1.Sweden
2.Spain
3.The Netherlands
4.Belgium
5.Slovenia
6.Georgia
7.Malta
8.Switzerland
9.Azerbaijan
10.Serbia
11.Iceland
12.Russia
13.Poland
14.FYR Macedonia
15.Albania
16.Australia
-I like it-
17.San Marino
18.Estonia
19.Armenia
20.Romania
21.Czech Republic
22.Belarus
23.Norway
24.Ireland
25.Austria
26.Lithuania
27.Greece
28.Latvia
29.Cyprus
30.Hungary
31.Portugal
-Don’t like it-
32.United Kingdom
33.Italy
34.France
35.Denmark
36.Israel
-Hate it-
37.Germany
38.Moldova
39.Finland

Leo
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Leo

Wow, it’s a great song ….. Upbeat, Upbeat, Soul & Rhythm, congrats to the Aussies, it’s great job! The new song “Tonight Again” showcases the trademark soulful sound which Guy is renowned for. With a contemporary R&B style bursting with hooks, beats and celebratory lyrics, “Tonight Again” belongs on the Eurovision stage and Guy is the perfect artist to deliver a world class performance for Australia and SBS on the world’s biggest stage. Hearing that crescendo in the hall in Vienna is going to be an incredible moment that the whole of Australia and Europe can look forward to. From… Read more »

LucyEAPercy
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This is WAYYYY better than I expected! I really love it, he’s done such a good job! Congrats Australia! May give this a cheeky vote!

Guys who are complaining about Australia not being in Europe, I’m sure you’ve voted for Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia or Israel before, so pipe the hell down.

I love it 😀

Marco Antonio
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Marco Antonio

This is the type of music that is “modern” right now (Look how Uptown Funk has charted all over the world ppl). Nice move aussies, this is in fact a potential winner

AND FINALLY NOT A BALLAD. To all who say that this is bad, please go to buy new ears, or maybe a new brain…

Laura
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Laura

People who say this is a ballad, have you heard the song?

mad-professor
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mad-professor

Not bad! With a good dance routine, I could see this doing quite well. I mean, Cliche Love Song did quite well even though that was an awful song.

Pete
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Pete

Not a ballad I mean one another bad song

ESCFan
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ESCFan

This will not work well in Eurovision Australia!

Pete
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Pete

Suprise me very much that Australia in the one chance to participate in Eurovision send one another ballad to the line up filled with just ballads. Also when they participate one time and also has the chance to listen to all entries of course should come up with a very very strong song! This is not!

Amerivision
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Amerivision

I love Guy Sebastian! Will it win? No. However, I see the Aussies finish in the top 10!

Now we need Montenegro to release their song already to complete all the songs this year!

MF
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MF

It is a good and different entry. Don’t see it as a winner though…