Electric Fields, fan favourites from Australia Decides, have been announced as the country’s spokespersons for the Grand Final! They will be revealing the act who received their national jury’s 12 points on May 18!
Late last year, and to the delight of many Eurovision fans, Australia announced that they were going to organise their first national selection in their participation history at the contest. Previously, SBS had internally-selected each of their Eurovision entries, all of which qualified to the Grand Final.
The broadcaster later revealed that they initially received 700 songs, which was eventually whittled down to ten songs. Widely regarded as one of the strongest national finals of the season, the ten songs showcased many elements of the Australian music scene. From ‘popera’ to high-energy electronica with Pitjantjatjara-language lyrics; it was an unforgettable show. We can expect plenty more of Australia at the contest in the years to come, since their participation has been secured until 2023.
The announcement of the spokespeople comes the same day as the announcement of Australia’s five jury members. Recently, SBS revealed that the hosts of the show, Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey, will return as the commentators for Tel Aviv 2019.
Who are Electric Fields?
Electric Fields are an Aboriginal-Australian electronic music duo, consisting of vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding and keyboard player and producer Michael Ross. The duo combine modern electronica with Aboriginal music elements. So far, they have released an EP, Inma, back in 2016, and have released songs featuring lyrics in Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and English.
In a competitive [and electric] field, the duo snatched the silver medal, placing second with 114 points. Following their performance, many fans hoped to see them on the Eurovision stage…well now they’re one step closer!
Announcing the news, the duo said the following:
We are so excited to be Australia’s jury spokespeople for Eurovision. It’s the music event that brings millions together for a huge camp party, right up our ally. Kate is absolutely stunning live and we know she’ll deliver a powerful performance.Statement from Electric Fields
Let’s rejoice by revisiting this absolute banger, shall we?
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