Eurovision: Australia Decides is fast approaching with 70% of the competing artists confirmed and a few tracks already released. Courtney Act recently snatched wigs with the release “Fight For Love “. And today we know that it won’t be a walk in the park for that queen as electro-pop duo Electric Fields have come into the ring and given us a tease of their song ‘2000 and Whatever’. Game on.

The one-minute clip, released by SBS Australia, shows the group getting the party started on New Year’s Eve on stage at the Woodford Folk Festival. They premiered the song as the clock moved from 11:59 to midnight, ringing in a new year and a new sound that’s at once lively, energetic and now.

The thumping beat gets under your skin, and may nod to lead singer Zaachariaha Fielding’s Indigenous Australian roots. We’re hearing English in the song, but hope she’ll drop some Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara — a language of the Anangu people — in the bits we can’t yet hear.

Electric Fields – 2000 And Whatever

The lucky crowd at Woodford Folk Festival brought in 2019 with the first live performance of Electric Fields Music's '2000 And Whatever'.#Eurovision #AusDecides

Posted by SBS Eurovision on Monday, December 31, 2018

As The Source News reports, band member Michael Ross wants the song to lift people up.

“It is a brooding and joyous track about getting over insecurities early in life because this generation is beautiful and has more at its finger tips than any other before,” he said. “We belong to a gigantic cosmos and this life is short.”

Not too much can be heard in the teaser except for the chorus with “Happy 2000 and whatever” seeming to loop. This suggests the song was made for 2019 and strives to give us futuristic vibes. Electric Fields serve modernity with a purpose, and we’re gagging for the whole track.

Australia’s debut national final

For Australia’s fifth participation in Eurovision, they have gone all out. Following Jessica Mauboy’s disastrous televote score, broadcaster SBS have brought in a new selection to give the people a vote….and perhaps to let them partly shoulder the burden if things don’t work out on the scoreboard. They’re doing it in style. Coastal city Gold Coast will host Eurovision: Australia Decides at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Entry rules were similar to the rules seen in most national finals across Europe, with songs not able to exceed three minutes. They must be original tracks and not have been made publicly available. Entry does, however, rule out the long-seen tradition of Swedish composers entering a foreign national final. Songwriters must hold Australian citizenship or be an Australian Permanent Resident.

The winning song/singer combination will be determined by a mix of a jury and TV audience, with the jury casting their votes from each singer’s rehearsal performance on February 8. Television audiences will get their vote during the national final broadcast on February 9.

So far both songs we have been blessed with hearing have an uptempo beat, so we’re expecting some ballads or slower tracks to be released soon. Either way, the quality is premium and Australia is absolutely killing it.

Read more Australia Eurovision news here

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HelloSummer
HelloSummer
1 year ago

A slightly different snippet has been released on YouTube https://youtu.be/l76gyPECFvM

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 year ago

Pinjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara?! I can’t 😀 😀 😀 And I am not actually making fun of it, no, this is genious XD

Candy
Candy
1 year ago

Do we know for certain that those are the actual lyrics? It’s too New Years Eve, in my opinion, and I could really see them teasing the song without revealing any of the lyrics. Sounds like they’re singing over the instrumental. Anyway, I love it.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Honestly, this isn’t very good. I hate how a song that just has some random beat and the same line repeated a dozen or so times in place of a proper chorus is what is considered ‘fresh’ and ‘modern’… I hope the rest of the songs are better, but then again, no matter how weak a song Australia send to the contest, the juries will put it through to the final anyway.

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago

I kinda like it, but I need to hear more of it before jumping into conclusion. Their other songs are awesome, hope “2000 and whatever” isn’t a dissapointment.

Patrick Spence
Patrick Spence
1 year ago

I Like it, it sounds like the type of song that has potential to do well.

David J
David J
1 year ago

I love what I’m hearing, Go Australia, love from Ireland

Quint
Quint
1 year ago

I really like it actually ? don’t get why so many people dislike it already. The song sounds fun and the melody is very unique ?

eurovision6
eurovision6
1 year ago

At least its better than Courtney Act but 3 minutes of that will probably not work

Poppy
Poppy
1 year ago

I’m digging it. It’s fresh.

josh
josh
1 year ago

i love this, its so fun

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago

To be fair it’s just… whatever.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

Stay positive, people. Those are just two entries, there are eight more…

Rome
Rome
1 year ago

It sounds interesting.

JJ Abrahames
JJ Abrahames
1 year ago

modernity? 2019? it sounds like music from cheap disco crap of 2005

PP77
PP77
1 year ago

it sound better then their entry from 2017 and 2018

trx
trx
1 year ago

If they want to come last again they should send them. Completely basic

P.S. There is another photo of the stage in the internet and it looks completely small even on paper. I cant really believe that instead of having more stage area, there will be 1000 eurogays dancing and fighting to get in front of the camera….

Debanizer
Debanizer
1 year ago

Australia should be banned from Eurovision. They are not in Europe. Nor Azerbaijan or Israel or Cyprus. Eurovision is a disgrace

Nora
Nora
1 year ago
Reply to  Debanizer

What a troll, get lost!

zare
zare
1 year ago
Reply to  Debanizer

I m agree with you for Australia and Azerbaijan. Australia is not full member of EBU and should be banned because that, and Azerbaijan and Armenia should be banned because their juries votes and televote every year.

Gudrun
Gudrun
1 year ago
Reply to  zare

@zare That’s Azerbaijan and Armenia’s personal problem, that’s none of our business. You can’t ban some countries from Eurovision just because they don’t want to vote for each other.

PP77
PP77
1 year ago
Reply to  Gudrun

You support that every years juries from Azerbaijan put Armenia on last place (all 5 members) and to police call people who voted for Armenia in televote (that happened one year in past). Same situation from armenian juries .