Since Australia was confirmed as returning to Eurovision 2016, we haven’t heard much from down under. But today broadcaster SBS has announced that Australia’s act for Stockholm will be revealed one week from today on March 3. And the big announcement will be made by the Queen of Eurovision herself, Conchita Wurst.
Conchita will make the big announcement as part of her special concert event with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Conchita: From Vienna with Love, held as part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Australia’s act for Stockholm will then perform her/his/their song on stage at the iconic Sydney Opera House.
SBS are promising clues and hints as to the identity of the act, but many fans have one person in mind: Delta Goodrem.
Delta is currently the bookies’ favourite to follow in Guy Sebastian’s footsteps. She already has involvement with Eurovision, having co-written Bella Paige’s song “My Girls”.
Delta’s 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.
But there are other favourites. In a recent Wiwi Poll where we asked you who should represent Australia in Stockholm, 47.2% of you wanted to see The X Factor winner Dami Im have the honour. The duetting Minogue sisters Kylie & Dannii were in second place with 13.49%, vlogger and emerging pop star Troye Sivan was third with 12.97%, bewigged diva Sia was fourth with 6.98%, and 2014 X Factor winner Samantha Jade was in fifth place with 5.04% of the vote.
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