G’day mate! Since the announcement that Australia will return to Eurovision this year in Stockholm, it’s been speculation-nation up in the Eurovision fandom as to who will be the lucky duck that will represent the land down under in 2016!

Multiple betting agencies across the country have released odds for the favourites to represent Australia at Eurovision, and if you’re familiar with the rumours going around right now, the odds won’t be surprising in the slightest.

Australia Odds – February 17, 2016

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1. Delta Goodrem (3.80)

No surprises here! Ever since Bella Paige had the honour of being Australia’s debutante at Junior Eurovision 2015, fans have been whispering (okay, shouting) Delta Goodrem, the brains behind Bella’s song “My Girls”. Her latest song “Wings” was massive in her homeland. She’s just wrapped up her role as Grizzabella in “Cats”, and she’s been signed on again as a coach for The Voice Australia in 2016. Her schedule is free, and a stint in Stockholm could only make this year better for her. COME ON DELTA!

2. Kate Miller-Heidke (5.50)

Kate Miller-Heidke is a lesser-known artist down here in Australia. Her music has been dominant on the indie scene for years, and she had mainstream success with her song “The Last Day on Earth” back in 2010. We don’t think she will take up the offer though. She’s currently heavily pregnant, and we doubt she would be keen to pull a Birgit. She is undoubtedly talented, though, and she’d make a great candidate in the coming years.

3. Dami Im (6)

Yassss. It’s the Korean-Australian gladiator with a huge fan base! After winning X-Factor Australia back in 2013 (and finishing as runner-up in Wiwivision 2015), Dami Im has been a huge favourite to represent Australia at Eurovision. She’s cute and quirky with a powerful pop voice. She’d also be a great voice for the multicultural community around the world.

4. Jessica Mauboy (6.50)

Another name y’all will be familiar with! Jessica Mauboy has indeed already represented Australia at Eurovision, but in a cheesy interval act back in Copenhagen in 2014. We all know Jessica is far more talented than that “cultural exhibition of every Australian stereotype ever”, evident in her latest single “This Ain’t Love”. That song was also released after the September cut-off. A potential candidate? Perhaps!

5. Megan Washington (7.50)

The surprise in the list of favourites is Megan Washington. Much like Kate Miller-Heidke, Megan is best known in the Australian indie scene for her subdued electro-jazz music. Megan is also known as an ambassador for people with speech impediments, as she stuffers with a severe stutter when she speaks, which actually disappears when she sings. She would be an interesting choice for Australia, and we aren’t too sure how well she’d be received.

What do you make of the odds in Australia? Is there any act from Down Under that you’re dying to see on the Eurovision stage that didn’t make it on the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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John Barbar
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John Barbar

WOW Only DAmi IM can win this for Australia. DAmi has a powerful pure voice . Dami has the charm and innocent purity to win the world over , Lets see her at Eurovision 2016 and back her to win.

Col D Claridge
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Col D Claridge

If we want to risk not making the Grand Final send Delta Goodrem. Nothing incredibly original there.
If we want a strong chance of actually winning Eurovision, it has to be Dami Im.

Doug Jackson
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Doug Jackson

I reckon it might be danni Minogue because she is leaving xfacfor and said she has exiting things for 2016 followed a microphone and television emogie

Pastora Soler haha!
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Pastora Soler haha!

Samantha Jade plzz

Paul
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Although Delta may be the front runner due to her exposure on “The Voice”, my choice would be less well known Dami Im as she is sure to bring in the votes with her powerful vocals and endearing personality. There is something ethereal about Dami’s voice that reaches you to the core. This beautiful and humble soul just vowed an audience estimated at 700 million at the BTV Spring Festival Global Gala in Beijing 2016. Dami is a class act that could possibly win the competition for Australia in Stockholm.

Maria
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Maria

Could it be Reece Mastin? He was mentored by Guy Sebastian at the X Factor, he’s British-Australian, released a new album in October, has an amazing voice and he has nothing to loose ^^

Auggie
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Auggie

Here’s the deal: Delta would be perfect. As she’s just talented, and there’s no way possible that her first big single in two-years does not become #1 just because. It has to be a GREAT! song and that’s what happens with her song “Wings”. For those who say here that it should be that song, sadly, “Wings” was released in July 2015, so it can’t be that one. She’s also been in the studio lately, and probably she can still do Eurovision as The Voice premieres usually between April-May and the live shows do not kick off until June-July, all… Read more »

Jonas
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Jonas

Why isn’t Dannii Minogue mentioned as a possible contender?

She tweeted yesterday about being “back in the studio”, she’s old pals with Ruth Lorenzo – and her music career seems to have slumped, so she’d have nothing to lose. It would also give her some publicity in the UK, where she has business interests. A good theory?

Jonas
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Jonas

Mai, these are not Australia’s biggest stars. Mid-ranking, at best.

WendyWilliams
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WendyWilliams

OMG Wings by Delta would be a non-doubt-WINNER

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

By the way, when was the last time an artist and song, submitted to one country’s national contest (only to fail), ended up successfully qualifying for the ESC for another country?

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

If they’re not comfortable sending an established pop star who might have something to lose for placing very low (or even last) at ESC, they’ll send someone not so well-known and with almost nothing to lose. They might even send someone who has already tried elsewhere and failed to qualify for this contest…

…For which, two have already tried: Anja Nissen, victim of a cruel joke in Denmark (along with Simone); and the Germein Sisters, who didn’t even make it to the Expert Check in Switzerland.

KV
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KV

I’d be interested to see the hole Conrad Sewell / Grace team. Siblings each who had their breakout single last year.

Mei International
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Mei International

I wish Western Euro nations seemed to take Eurovision as seriously as Australia who are slating their biggest stars (read: Not random and irrelevant twins singing about mustaches). Go get em Oz!

Criticca
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Criticca

I hope they choose Delta and that the entry will be Wings. She sounded amazing live when she performed it on The Voice. She’s quite well known in the U.K. and Ireland for being engaged to former Westlife member Brian McFadden before. Also, like Bella Paige & Guy Sebastian she has European ancestry. Talented and beautiful, what more can you ask from Australia?

Darren
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Darren

Regardless of who represents Australia this year, they will qualify and they will make Top 10. They are the EBU’s new bff’s and ESC fans are supposed to like them so that they can stay in the contest, so expect Australia to be the new Azerbaijan and get top 10 for the next few years at least. Yes, maybe I am a “rulist” as some wannabe hipster pointed out, but I will never and I mean never warm to Australia in this contest, no matter how much I’m told that “they are culturally Europe” they simply just ARE NOT EUROPE.… Read more »

Sparrow
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Sparrow

Delta would be our safest choice, which to a certain extent is expected.
Id be so proud if we sent Megan Washington or Daniel Johns or even Conrad Sewell.

Thomas
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Thomas

Hugh I completely agree with you about Josef Salvat. I would also like to see Troye Sivan

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AU ESC

I don’t have a problem with Delta being selected, just like Guy S, she is a safe choice. Jessica Mauboy has appeared as a guest before, so her reappearance would be somewhat repetitive and uninteresting. Hopefully someone else will fill the void this time. Dami Im or Megan would be a terrific choice for me.

@EugeneESCUK
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I don’t think the European public and juries will be so welcoming this year, so Australia will have to bring a really good vocalist with a Top Top song. Without the “netting off” this year only the Top 10 songs will get points. Top 10 may be a struggle for Australia this year?

Just please don’t bring a screaming warbler.

It is worth noting that a super hyped Delta Goodrem song, one of the favourites, only placed 8th out of 17 in the JESC 2015.

Hugh
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Hugh

I’d be surprised if SBS went with Delta, but I’m getting more in-tune with the idea as time goes on. I’ve moved from ‘won’t happen’ to ‘could happen’, and I might even be bordering on ‘will happen’.

The others in the list seem unlikely. Maybe Jessica Mauboy, but I kind of hope not, I’ve never really been a fan.

My wishlist would be Josef Salvat, Tina Arena, and then a whole bunch of indie bands.

AussieMarty
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AussieMarty

I don’t think it will be Delta because she’s a judge on The Voice Australia which normally airs between April – July and she would be on contract with Channel 9. Although she could probably still write a song.

I love Kate Miller-Heidke & Megan Washington but they would NOT do Eurovision.

So out of these 5 amazing singers my money would be on either Jessica Mauboy or Dami Im. Plus Jessica & Dami are both sign to the same label as Guy Sebastian, Sony Music Australia.

Macky
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Macky

Dami Im will bring more excitement to Eurovision as she’s quite new but very talented. She can deliver a spellbinding and powerful performance, that’s for sure.

mad-professor
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mad-professor

I’d love it if Jess were give another shot. She can actually sing, and she’s already performed at Eurovision so she won’t be nervous this time.

stephen podesta
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stephen podesta

Dami im is the only one that should be sent, she is fresh an amazing voice and just Gorgeous. Delta has nothing to prove anymore so I don’t think she will take it seriously. Dami for me all the way.

Eurofan
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Eurofan

SBS is the multicultural station, so I am 99% sure that it’ll be someone non-white. (Lee Lin Chin, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian)

Mark
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Mark

We must have someone better

martin
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martin

Dami Im all the way!!!

sokyratis
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sokyratis

Dear D, Australian born Greek here, living in Australia. I’m sure all Australian fans, those who stay up till 5am every morning every year to watch Eurovision, that are all excited every year to watch with glee a song contest about COMING TOGETHER, really tire of ‘fans’ who claim that Australia isn’t part of your RULES. Get over it. We’re a country, we love Europe – we love Eurovision, and I hope one day you ‘rulists’ finally accept that the world is more than just yours, its about including everyones cultures And if its Delta, its Delta. Though for some… Read more »

Marshpan
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Marshpan

If we send Delta, she’s more likely than not going to send in more cheese-filled drivel than what you’d expect in a bad fondue. She had her day like ten years go, but now she’s pretty much the butt of so many jokes it’s almost pitiful. In the words of Muri and Mario, I say ‘nej’ and /hopefully/ these odds don’t come into fruition. Speaking of odds, the link you gave us must be a joke. The names they’ve included on there are so out-there it’s hard for me not to have a double take. Really? Shannon Noll? Marcia Hines?… Read more »

tez
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tez

yes delta will be perfect she was just amazing at cats her voice is incredible live but i doubt delta would do it tho..im betting dami im. someone who isnt that big in australia.

Tony
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Tony

There are a number of other singers who could do this if an unsurprisingly “safe” and ordinary choice is preferred by the selectors, however if they want a new and “different” singer who can provide something beautiful and surprising in representing a modern and multicultural Australia then Dami Im is the only viable candidate!

Anfrers
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Anja with Never Alone would be g r e a t.

escAus
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escAus

Honestly- not really, Delta isn’t as big a name as you make out to be, she’s hardly been singing recently except that single of her playing the piano which eurofans on youtube have been raving about which wasn’t really a big hit here. She’s still pretty good though, Dami for the win! Apparently Anja Nissen was actually asked to do it last year, I’d love never alone to go to stockholm

yikes
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yikes

…are people still whining about Australia being in the contest??? Hahaha… please, continue wasting your time – we’ll discuss what the post was actually about.

Dami Im please!

fikri
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fikri

there will always be people like D who will bark about why australia is allowed to compete…

*shrugs*

delta goodrem is a good choice but i’m wary of cheesy ballads that she’ll probably send into eurovision. i want to be swept off my feet like guy’s entry last year!

Hollandique
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This ain’t love would fit perfectly in the Eurovision with that uk drum n bass song

Alexander
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Alexander

Delta would be amazing – I saw her in ‘Cats’ at Melbourne last month, and her voice was just perfect!

D
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D

I don’t care about who represents Australia as long as they’re out of the contest next year. Hopefully it’ll be someone horrible so they stay in the semi and don’t steal spots from countries actually allowed to compete by Eurovision rules.