What has four breasts, four eyes, green hair and a huge amount of talent? The Veronicas — Australia’s best-known set of singing musical twins and one of the fiercest acts to express an interest in Eurovision.
Yes, Eurovision fans are still coming out of their Post-Eurovision Depression, but it seems that the symptoms may be cured sooner than we thought. Multiple media outlets in Australia have been reporting that the sisters — that’s Lisa and Jessica Origliasso — may volunteer to represent the land down under at Eurovision 2017.
Australians and their music execs understand that the controversial non-European Eurovision nation is actually quite good at the contest – placing fifth in 2015 with Guy Sebastian and placing second in 2016 with Dami Im. Fielding an artist that didn’t come to fame via a TV singing show would send an important message about how serious Australia takes ESC. And all signs currently point to The Veronicas.
The Veronicas immediately jumped on our Eurovision radar back in 2015 when Australia was invited as a “guest country” to compete in Vienna. We took to YouTube and shouted that these sisters needed to be there.
Many an artist were put forward to represent the country in their debut at Eurovision 2015, including The Veronicas themselves.
Shortly after the Eurovision announcement, they posted this cryptic tweet
— The Veronicas (@TheVeronicas) February 11, 2015
The twinning duo have recently launched a new song called “In My Blood”, which was written by DNA – the masterminds behind Dami’s “Sound Of Silence”.
The Veronicas are arguably one of Australia’s most successful acts of the 21st century.
Their first hit “4ever” back in 2005 was a huge hit in Australia, as well as New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Their biggest single to date is “Untouched” which charted in the United States and Canada as well as hitting number one in Ireland back in 2007.
It’s important to remember that Australia’s participation in Eurovision 2017 is by no means guaranteed. It is known that the invitation to Eurovision 2016 came from Sweden’s broadcaster SVT and not the European Broadcasting Union. Ukraine’s NTU has not yet commented on whether it will extend a similar invite.
Australian broadcaster SBS are also committed to producing the first ever “Asiavision” song contest in 2017 as well, which could hinder Australia’s participation in Eurovision.
Do you think The Veronicas would be suitable candidates for Australia in either Eurovision or “Asiavision” next year? Let us know in the comments below.