Chris: A good song with a good performance with a very good singer…but is this really a Eurovision winner? At this point, I’d have to say no. Guy and his team are working it out vocally and have a great connection with each other, but the stage performance is hardly inspiring. It feels a little bit flat, with street lights and a moving road leading Guy in to the city. There’s no real energy and it doesn’t feel as fun as you’d have hoped for a song that makes you want to get up and dance. It feels like a performance you’d see from a contestant on the X Factor.

Australia: Guy Sebastian’s first rehearsal

Padraig: Slick, professional, hollow. Guy’s rehearsals went without a hitch. Choreography and vocals were all great. Staging was good too, and looked expensive, but something about it felt insincere. The background shows the journey to a party. We see empty roads morph into a buzzing city scape. Giant street lights occupy the stage. Is this supposed to make us want to party? Because I’m just thinking why?

Guy Sebastian: Review and reaction

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Photo: Elena Volotova (EBU)

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Timbardur62
Timbardur62
6 years ago

I hate when people are so black or white. If you say this song (and not only this Australian entry particularly) is awful or that you don’t like it – please be a bit more precise and try to describe why you don’t like it or why you think it’s not good. I am not a native speaker of English language and certainly make mistakes but at least I try. So my point is: everybody can say “I hate this song” but it seems to be a piece of art to be able to make a statement, why. Peace and… Read more »

LCC
LCC
6 years ago

Sweden is still the best.. hehe

Anthony
Anthony
6 years ago

There’s far too much emphasis on costumes, pyro and visual design. Try listening to the songs without the stage shows. Which one will be worth a musical replay when Eurovision celebrates its 75th birthday? No doubt Australia, Italy or Norway. Sweden’s song will be a one-dimensional coup d’état on the night. Momentarily effective, but essentially a tedious piece of music.

per
per
6 years ago

It feels 80s. Its not good

Fatima
Fatima
6 years ago

I expected more Australiana. Koalas, Kangaroos, a Sydney Opera House backdrop. I had been looking forward to that.

Milla
Milla
6 years ago

I don’t give much for betting. I think Sweden probobly also do a bit worse because the performance have been known for 2-3 months now. I have to go back to when I saw it for the first time, catch that feeling. That might hit others who has not seen the performance before.
Now fresh new blood has come into the contest. I think Australia are no winning material so far. Italy, well.. I understand they have a big chance to win this year. A very jury friendly performance and song. And Italy haven’t won in a long time.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
6 years ago

I have no problem with it winning and actually like the song but besides the fact that it is being performed by Australia and is a bit of a novelty, how many people really believe this is a top five song?

olga
olga
6 years ago

It’s so random…

Leo
Leo
6 years ago

Eugene:.-

You have to see the full video of min 03:00 (as I did) to make any negative or positive conclusions! That’s my very friendly advise for you. I’ll think to make now 2 different bets. One going for AUSTRALIA and secondly going for Italy.
b.r.

wilyousing
wilyousing
6 years ago

Jury will put him first. Televoters in the top 5.

Menelaus
Menelaus
6 years ago

I particularly dislike this song.

R
R
6 years ago

His vocals are shaky.

Criticca
Criticca
6 years ago

Catchy song. Guy really shows off his charm here. Maybe the 2nd rehearsal will be even better. The hype around Australia’s participation this year has already given them more promo than the other participation countries and going straight to the grand-finals will give them a higher chance of winning. Australia’s a real contender to win this year.

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
6 years ago

If this song wins in Vienna will be awful winner at least 4 the #1 spot.. Just hella overrated song… At first when i heard it i used to think that this song is cute & nice enough but now i do not like it.. Its not a song that deserves to finish in the top10 even.. I have it even 37th on my top ranking…So that means that its in the bottom 4..! I expect now Australia to win & it will not be really surprising 4 me but at least i will know that it won 4 the… Read more »

Carter
Carter
6 years ago

That was a great rehearsal – Love the lighting!

esc1234
esc1234
6 years ago

He is not going to win televoting thats for sure. But the juries i think will rank him high…very high…

ct
ct
6 years ago

Gawd those lamps are ugly…

davve
davve
6 years ago

Sweden still has the win in the bag..

2015
2015
6 years ago

Song is terrible, voice great, staging weak compared to the other acts :/
He also has a big of an ego, but thats x factor shit probably :/
1/10

Still i think he will get a top 6 spot, cause its Australia and only compete once.

Nitzan
Nitzan
6 years ago

One of my top3 songs, but at first glance this doesn’t look good. Seems like wrong styling to me, dated rather than vintage.

fikri
fikri
6 years ago

i don’t like the clothes he’s wearing. is he going to the mall?

Alison
Alison
6 years ago

This is a good song but I find it irritating, it’s all a bit too “ooh, look at me look how cool I am” – which is starting to make me find him irritating which I know is unfounded because I don’t the guy, but that’s just the whole vibe I get. It’ll place well though, I’d say 8-10.

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

Guy is great but this song is so completely terrible in my opinion. And omg that hat….. are he and The Makemakes gonna start a Deathmatch over best hat at ESC 2015?

Leo
Leo
6 years ago

This Video is not good enough, because I saw the full lenght of 3:00 min of staging & performing live on screen here in Vienna, it’s fantastic ! BIGGEST POSITIVE REACTONS FROM ALL OF THE PRESS – AUSTRALIA !! Upbeat, Upbeat, Soul & Rythmn, congrats to the Oz’s, it’s great ! The 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 this Eurovision stage in Vienna and Guy is the perfect artist to deliver a world class performance for Australia… Read more »

bavarson
bavarson
6 years ago

Australia deserves for top 10.
1. Sweden 220
2. Russia 205
3. Denmark 191
4. Poland 172
5. Azerbaijan 159
6. Norway 146
7. Estonia 134
8. Australia 122
9. Israel 109
10. Romania 97