Way back in November 2015 we received the news that 2015 “guest” participant Australia would return to the 2016 competition in Stockholm, and we put a very important question out to you guys: Who do you want to represent the land down under at Eurovision 2016? In light of the Australian artist announcement for Eurovision taking place this Thursday, we are ready to reveal the results!
1. Dami Im
Dami Im won The X-Factor Australia in 2013 and she has dominated any and all Australia-related polls we’ve had here at wiwibloggs.com for the past twelve months. The Korean-born gladiator is currently third in the Aussie betting odds and was the runner-up in Wiwivision 2015. Does Dami have the talent to go all the way for Australia? You guys certainly think so! With a huge 50.56% of the vote, Dami Im is your number one!
2. Kylie & Dannii Minogue
Arguably one of Australia’s most famous exports of all time, sisters Kylie & Dannii Minogue have both rocked the music charts of Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA for years. The sisters came together for a Christmas song in 2015 for the first time in a long time, and you guys think they should conquer the Eurovision stage together. With 12.57% of the votes, the Minogue sisters are your number two!
3. Troye Sivan
Aussie YouTube star Troye Sivan is currently making huge music waves all around the world. He recently released his debut album and it’s charting very well across Australia, Europe and the USA. Unfortunately, Troye is already touring Europe when Eurovision 2016 is on, but maybe Troye for Eurovision 2017?
Fourth place in the poll went to the very popular singer-songwriter Sia. She has written songs for some of the biggest pop stars in the world such as Beyoncé and Rihanna, but has recently released a new solo album and it’s smashing charts globally. People argue that Sia may be too big of a name for Australia at Eurovision, but you guys want to see her rock the stage in Stockholm! With 6.56% of the vote, Sia sits in at fourth place.
5. Samantha Jade
Rounding out the top five of the poll results is the gorgeous Samantha Jade. After releasing her first original solo album late last year, she’s just released her second single off the album “Always” and it’s exactly three minutes long. Hmm? She was a huge favourite in the odds last year, before losing out to Guy Sebastian, but oddly doesn’t appear on any odds at all this year. With 4.71% of the vote, Samantha Jade comes in at fifth place.
Some things to note in the poll results were that the bookies favourite, Delta Goodrem, only placed seventh in our poll, and Dansk Melodi Grand Prix debutante and favourite Anja Nissen placed fourth from last in the poll. Ouch!
FULL POLL RESULTS
- Dami Im – 50.56% (6,490 votes)
- Kylie & Dannii Minogue – 12.57% (1,614 votes)
- Troye Sivan – 12.14% (1,559 votes)
- Sia – 6.56% (842 votes)
- Samantha Jade – 4.71% (605 votes)
- The Veronicas – 3.16% (406 votes)
- Delta Goodrem – 1.64% (211 votes)
- 5 Seconds of Summer – 1.23% (158 votes)
- Marlisa – 0.94% (121 votes)
- Iggy Azalea – 0.85% (109 votes)
- Courtney Act – 0.82% (105 votes)
- Tina Arena – 0.79% (102 votes)
- Gabriella Cilmi – 0.62% (80 votes)
- Cody Simpson – 0.6% (77 votes)
- Ricki-Lee – 0.58% (75 votes)
- Conrad Sewell – 0.53% (68 votes)
- Anja Nissen – 0.49% (63 votes)
- Karise Eden – 0.48% (61 votes)
- Grace Sewell – 0.37% (47 votes)
- Anthony Callea – 0.34% (44 votes)
What do you make of the results? Who do you think should represent Australia at Eurovision 2016? Let us know in the comments below!