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
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!