It’s the country who has already made a major impact in the two years they’ve been competing in Eurovision. Now Australian broadcaster SBS has started igniting the flames of their Eurovision 2017 participation across their social media. SBS has teased fans, saying “all will be revealed soon”. The suspense is killing us!
— SBS Eurovision (@SBSEurovision) February 21, 2017
Australia have a stellar record at Eurovision since their competitive debut in Vienna in 2015, when Guy Sebastian placed fifth. Last year Australia achieved even bigger success, with vocal powerhouse Dami Im slaying her way into second place in the final.
The only way up from here is to actually win, we have made a list of three potential artists that could snatch that trophy out of Ukraine’s hands and take the glass microphone down under.
The Veronicas seem like the most likely candidate to represent Australia at this moment in time. And their calendar is clear. There are rumours of a new album in June, and the duo are booked at a music festival on May 23rd – both of which would fit in right after a potential appearance in Kyiv.
The Origliasso sisters are signed to Sony Music Australia, alongside Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian and Dami Im. They have also had a longstanding career in Australia with some success throughout Europe and the USA during their debut in the mid-2000s. Their new sound is modern, current and radio friendly and would slay the scoreboard.
We’ve continuously mentioned The Veronicas even before Guy Sebastian was announced in 2015. And back then, The Veronicas openly said that they thought the idea of participating in Eurovision would be fun.
Another name being tossed around the Eurovision community is former X Factor Australia winner Samantha Jade. She is also signed with Sony Music Australia, and her bubble-gum pop style mixed with her drop-dead gorgeous appearance would make her an ideal candidate for Eurovision 2017.
Apart from a duet with fellow X Factor winner Cyrus, Samantha Jade has been a little quiet on the music scene lately. The same was said for Dami Im before the contest in Stockholm last year, and Eurovision seemed to re-launch her career. Maybe Samantha Jade could benefit from a similar profile boost.
A Facebook group has been created recently to get Samantha Jade to Kyiv, and has gained over 1,400 likes. Power to the people!
And just when you thought we were done name-dropping former X Factor Australia winners, we have to mention Isaiah Firebrace. As the most recent X Factor winner, the 17-year-old has also come out publicly expressing his interest in representing Australia at Eurovision.
His debut single, “It’s Gotta Be You” didn’t share the same success on the charts in Australia as his X Factor predecessors did, but he had better luck in Europe. The single charted in the top 20 in Sweden, the top 30 in Denmark, and in the top 100 in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and The Netherlands. Keep building that European fanbase, gurl! It might come in handy one day.
The artists we’re unlikely to see
Unfortunately for Eurovision fans, it seems unlikely that we’ll see the likes of Delta Goodrem representing Australia this year. The pop icon has signed on to coach another season of The Voice Australia. She could perhaps apply her talents in writing the song for Australia the same way she did at Junior Eurovision 2015.
Another unlikely choice for 2017 is Jessica Mauboy. Although she’s already graced the Eurovision stage, a lot of people would love to see her actually compete in the contest. Jessica has recently signed up for another series of the popular TV drama “The Secret Daughter”. But we would love to see her face again on the Eurovision stage.
Who would you like to see represent Australia at Eurovision 2017?
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Photo: SBS Australia