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 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 duo are also signed to Sony Music Australia, which also represents Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian and Dami Im – all of which have graced the stage at Eurovision since 2014.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE1v6bBKRFw

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.

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stephen podesta
stephen podesta
4 years ago

well its 2017 and Australia are invited back to Eurovision. I am surprised that people are still bleating about australias participation and that we have done well in only 2 appearances. Well keep bleating we are here to stay and we deserved those final positions under the same criteria as everyone else. Criteria that OZ has been invited is that we will need to come up with a big name. Paul Clarke has many options and some have been mentioned here. Firstly I need to say that we are in it to win and only the person wit the best… Read more »

Carmen
Carmen
5 years ago

I really hope Australia get invited to Eurovision this year as I am an Australian living in Kyiv. I honestly don’t care who competes. I hadn’t heard about Asiavision, really not interested unless it changes its name to either Australasiavision or Oceaniavision….Australia is not Asia nor is it European but we definitely relate more to Europe (I have also lived in China.) I love that we are in Eurovision, but I don’t ever want us to win…second is good enough, We aren’t European and it can never be held in Australia.

Euroguy666
Euroguy666
5 years ago

We don’t even know if Australia will be in Eurovision 2017. I personally don’t want them to return simply because Australia IS NOT in Europe. What I couldn’t believe was that Dami Im, born in South Korea who lives in Australia took part in Eurovision – it is the most dumbest thing ever.

I understand for the 60th anniversary (2015) that Australia wanted to take part and they did but that was only for a one-off event. Now we are probably going to have Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest indefiently.

aussie
aussie
5 years ago

Omg why does no one understand that if Asiavision happens, no one in Australia will watch it. We don’t identify as Asian at all and are much more culturally European despite our location.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
5 years ago

OMG yes please Aussies!! After the Diva Dami now The Veronicas? That would be a dream come true~!!

power b.
power b.
5 years ago

Samantha Jade maybe?

beccaboo1212
5 years ago

I don’t know. It could work, if the Veronicas ever had interest in traveling to Ukraine. Let’s find out!

Hugh
Hugh
5 years ago

Hell no.

Plus, they still need to eat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgipmTLcS88

Marshpan
5 years ago

EugeneESCUK: Yes, you have presented facts, but you can’t claim that you’ve presented all of the facts. Please, don’t pass demagoguery as ‘unbiased’ or ‘neutral’. The fact is, is that in your assertions, you’ve likely only used the facts that evidence your point, but you haven’t exactly addressed any counter points in your original statement either. Question, have you retrieved those facts before you drew that conclusion, or did you have that assertion in mind when you dissected the results? I’m not buying that you’re being completely objective here. Individual jurors are actually organised by the national state broadcaster. Not… Read more »

Nikos
Nikos
5 years ago

I remember “Untouched” on the radio here, was very catchy.

I know this sounds crazy, but I wish Australia just joined the big 5 as an auto qualifier. Only because they take a qualifying spot away from a standard country. We all know that Australia is guaranteed to always qualify in the future because they send good entries. Then let the host country vote in both semis to balance the new “Big 7”.

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

i really don’t think ukraine is going to invite australia to eurovision next year especially since they awarded the winning entry a measly 10 points by both televotes and jury.

but yeah, the veronicas would be a great choice! australia really “gets” eurovision. i’m already listening to guy, dami and the veronicas all before their debuts in eurovision. can you imagine UK sending their big names to eurovision?

Paul D.
Paul D.
5 years ago

When Asiavision comes it will make no sense for Australia to participate in both contests… it’s just my opinion

EscAddict
EscAddict
5 years ago

Is it certain that Australia will participate in Asiavision when Australia isn’t in Asia? SBS may only produce the show.

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
5 years ago

I hope Australia would be invited to Eurovision 2017 but The Veronicas isn`t my favourite. Their songs isn`t my taste;)

Darren
Darren
5 years ago

It’s obvious that Australia will be back, even if Ukrainian to don’t want to invite them, I’m sure the EBU will persuade them in some form. Kind of annoying that it’s down to the host broadcaster to decide Australia’s participation, as no broadcaster is going to turn a country away and look bad, especially Ukraine, who is trying to appeal to Europe so much these days. In reality, it should be the EBU who decide who participates. Not a hater, but I personally don’t want to see them back. They have taken part twice, so they already have q best… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

I don’t know, I am rooting more for another extraordinary guy with powerful vocals, like Anthony Callea. But The Veronicas wouldn’t be that bad either.

And for all haters, Australia is here to stay! So STFU and stop bothering with your pathetic tantrums.

tate
tate
5 years ago

if Australia competes again in 2017 they have to send Troye Sivan

Thiefo
5 years ago

I’m a huge supporter of Australia taking part in ESC, have always been, but now with “Asiavision” soon to come I would prefer if they focused in that contest instead.

Either way, yeah I think The Veronicas sound like a good option!

ESC84
ESC84
5 years ago

I want someone not famous:(

Azaad
Azaad
5 years ago

The Veronicas are great, but worked for Dami was her accessibility- her voice was technically perfect and could be appreciated as beautiful by juries and voters. Her song was good and pleasant to listen to, and felt powerful and was somewhat emotional- in other words, she was conventionally and objectively good. The Veronicas are a bit out there.

If they could, I’d wager that SBS would try to get Delta, as her classical training, but high artistry, would also appeal to juries, while not alienating voters.

Marshpan
5 years ago

@EugeneESCUK: It’s a bit hard to say either way, so all that you’ve said is only speculation, really. Though, the juries and the EBU are separate entities, aren’t they? They’re people with experience in the industry selected by the broadcasters, and though they are linked to the EBU, for the most part that’s because they’re expected to comply with their rules. The people who vote within the juries themselves do tend to vote with their own judgements in mind. You can’t ignore the diversity and individuality of the jury in questioning these events. I mean, it’s to be expected that… Read more »

Marc
Marc
5 years ago

Joel Adams with Please don’t go. Love this song.
I like The Veronicas, it would depend on the song.
There are many Aussie artists and writters better than Dami and SoS.

Marie
Marie
5 years ago

I can’t help but think who can beat Dami Im? The veronicas have some great songs and I can imagine them there…but could they beat Dami? I don’t know Dami got a stronger voice for starters though I know I can’t really compare as they are a duo. I was guessing Delta Goodrem, but she may participate in the voice at the same time therefore she can’t. I think Timomatic would be lots of fun! I feel like his under rated! But he definitely got the whole package with his voice and dance moves! I thought he was impressive live,… Read more »

D
D
5 years ago

Or even better yet….no Australia at all in Eurovision!

Marshpan
5 years ago

Not to be a Debbie Downer in the comments section, but we should really save our excitement after we’re invited, and that’s only /if/ we’re invited in the first place. Either way, though, I think it’s a good situation for us. On the one hand, we’d be invited back, but on the other hand, we have Asiavision early next year and it’s not like we wouldn’t have left Eurovision on a high note. Back on the topic on hand: The Veronicas. I’m not sure how I feel on that one. I used to like them when I was 8 and… Read more »

Frenkc
Frenkc
5 years ago

I don’t think Australia will participate next year as they will focus on their own version of the contest.

lmk
lmk
5 years ago

Gosh…Their live performances are not so good….

#Justice4Margaret
#Justice4Margaret
5 years ago

Either them or Vanessa Amorosi. I want some female rock!

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

I’d rather someone more current like Troye Sivan. Let’s remember that Twins don’t have a spectacular track record at Eurovision… Also Eurovision involves a lot of Interviews and the sisters don’t seem to be the most approachable and outgoing people.

Proud of European
Proud of European
5 years ago

I love The Veronicas and I love Eurovision song contest! I want to see them in Eurovision in 2017! 🙂 Come here girls, Europe only waiting for you! 😉 <3

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

QUEENS!!!!!!!!!

I hope they do, they are one of my favorite bands/duos of all time. I still listen to 4ever, though Lolita I think is very underrated.

Anouska
Anouska
5 years ago

Following Guy and Dami will be no easy feat, but as long as the song is good quality and they can gaurantee a decent live vocal, I could happily get on board with The Veronica’s representing us in 2017.

eeuuaann
eeuuaann
5 years ago

Noooo 🙁 Save it for Troye Sivan 🙂