Earlier this year they took the runner-up spot at Eurovision: Australia Decides.

And although they didn’t win on the night, Electric Fields will be at Eurovision in May, albeit in a different role than they might have imagined.

The group will act as Australia’s Eurovision spokespersons, giving Canberra’s douze points on May 18 during the Grand Final.

In a post on SBS’ Facebook page the group said they’re “excited” to serve as spokespeople.

Electric Fields are Australia's Eurovision spokespeople

Electric Fields Music will be reading out Australia's votes in this year's Eurovision Song Contest!

Posted by SBS Australia on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

They join a long-list of former Eurovision stars returning to the contest to hand out twelve points on the Saturday night.

Eurovision acts as Eurovision spokespersons

Representing the class of 2018, Lea Sirk will give Slovenia’s twelve points. She’s joined by Gaga Abashidze – a member of Iriao – for Georgia.

Switzerland’s Sinplus will give the points from Bern, while Eric Saade (Melodifestivalen 2019 host and Sweden 2011) will give the points for Sweden.

Israel’s 1978 Eurovision winner Izhar Cohen will give the douze points from the home nation.

There are other spokesepersons from the world of Eurovision too. UK Eurovision: You Decide judge and commentator Rylan Clark-Neal will present the points from London. Dutch TV presenter Emma Wortelboer will serve as spokesperson for the Netherlands, alongside fellow TV presenter and model Nieves Alvarez, who returns for a third consecutive year as spokesperson for Spain.

TV presenter and columnist Julia Molkhou will present the points from Paris. She replaces fan favourite spokesperson Elodie Gossuin.

Past Eurovision acts commentating on Eurovision 2019

Returning Eurovision acts will also commentate on the contest this year.

Commentators include Krista Siegfrids for Finland and Charlotte Perrelli for Sweden.

Further spokespersons and commentators will be announced in the coming days.

Spokespersons will announce points in a producer decided running order.

Are you excited to see these familiar faces during the Grand Final? Let us know in the comments below!

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Great, so they can congrat Kate to her victory <3

Please
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Please

I’m sure they would be Netta’s favorite

Peters
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Peters

Jesus, if they have been selected, I would have my 2019 winner without a second thought. 2000 and Whatever is my most played song in Eurovision season. I hope they can sing a little bit when they give out points.

Héctor
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Héctor

They should be on stage, but it’s something…

Marcelo
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Marcelo

And Alsou will present the Russian votes for the fourth Time, after doing so in 2013, 2014 and 2018.

For San Marino, we’ll have Monica Fabbri again. She gave the micronation’s votes during the Grand Final in 2012.

Ivan
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Ivan

Russian spokesperson will be Ivan Bessonov winner of Eurovision young musician. Alsou was declined after a huge scandal in the Voice Kids Russia

Whisker
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Whisker

What was the scandal about, do tell?

Cocooo
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Cocooo

Alsou’s daughter competed in The Voice Kids Russia and won the competition a couple of days ago. Just a day after she won, the broadcaster announced that there were “anomalies” in the voting and there are rumours that they cheated in order to win. That’s what I understood so far.

Whisker
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Whisker

Thanks Cocooo.

LawStudent
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LawStudent

What an adorable video! Calling it Electric Fields we’re robbed lol.. They better try out again for Eurovision 2020!

Teddy
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Teddy

I certainly hope so. Them not representing Australia was the big disappointment of the year for me, even more than Ukraine’s withdrawal and that drama.

Denis
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Denis

It has been like that since 2011. It is done after the jury voting so that it creates some suspension in the voting. So that the winner won’t be as obvious. Though that usually works when there isn’t a clear favourite.

Una
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Una

From some past experiences in Eurovision I would think that Eurovision producers already know the scores that the juries had provided after the jury performance. So they decide the running order of the announcements in order to make it more exciting. Like not having a clear winner from the announcements of the first 20 countries out of 41.

Polegend Godgarina
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i miss lee lin chin so much ))):

David F
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David F

She’s still alive 🙂

WannaEatMySpaghetti
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WannaEatMySpaghetti

Me too! I love this woman and her strange but funny style!

Polegend Godgarina
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suspense i guess. think of 2015 when they made sure russia would be in lead for the first half by making most of the eastern europeans vote first.

Jake
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Jake

Having Rylan as our spokesperson shows how seriously we take Eurovision in the Uk, smh.

David F
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David F

Rylan cares and is knowledgeable about Eurovision, he is smart, sincere, and good fun. Give him a chance.

He’s also a much better choice than previous spokerspersons like Nigella Lawson or Lorraine Kelly, who are respectable in their own field but not nearly as relevant to Eurovision (alhough now I wonder whether it was the actual Lorraine Kelly or the character of Lorraine Kelly).

Una
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Una

Mel was atrocious last year. Like, “Jan Ola, call me”. What was that for?

David F
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David F

That’s just Mel’s sense of humour. She’s known for being a bit absurd and ‘a bit saucy’ (use of flirtation and innuendo for comedic effect).

There was a skit shown on the BBC during one of the Semi Finals where she flirted quite a bit with Jon Ola, so the joke “call me” followed on from that. Obviously the context will have been lost on most viewers though, but I don’t think she cares looking a bit bonkers, as that’s part of her shtick.

Una
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Una

Now I wonder if either Bella Santiago or Laura Bretan will represent the votes for Romania.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I’d say having them both present the votes would be a nice end of one of the biggest fan battles of the year.

David F
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David F

Ha! Most likely true. Ester will have a tough ride getting through SF2, which will probably feel quite brutal after the whole NF furore.

David F
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David F

I can actually see that as a good way of looking at it, Bean. Even if Ester stays in the semi, she’s got coverage, promotion, and a platform; that’s a lot more than (most of) those who have lost their national finals . Better too, at least, than a Ukrainian entry having to pay their fare.

Kiki
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Kiki

Neah, probably (95%) the spokeperson will be the same person we had in the past years ( Sonia Argint Ionescu)

Kiki
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Kiki

Yes, she was. I think every year she speeks in the host country’s language and she makes a reference to our song too

Whisker
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Whisker

i want Sonia, the lady from previous years as spokeswoman, she is so nice.

Kiki
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Kiki

So our spokeperson will be Ilinca ( Romania 2017) ( Sonia’s era is over)

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I think there’s only one appropriate thing to say…
YASS!

Ixuxu
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Ixuxu

Please Daniela Písa?ovicová for the Czech republic

David F
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David F

Delightful news!!

Very happy to see the admiration for Electric Fields recognised.

enrique
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enrique

La Blanche will give the Bélgian votes

Kris
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Kris

Who is la Blanche?
You mean Blanche/Ellie?