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Voyager release Eurovision – Australia Decides entry “Dreamer”

Will Australia send rock to Eurovision 2022?

The rock group Voyager has just released their Eurovision – Australia Decides entry “Dreamer”. They are one of the eleven acts hoping to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

Listen to “Dreamer”

Voyager are a progressive-metal band from Perth. Originally formed at the University of Western Australia in 1999, the band have found most of their success in the European market, which has a thriving and diverse metal scene. Over the last twenty-years they have performed with the likes of Nightwish, Deftones and Alestorm. Most recently the five-piece group presented their new album Colours In The Sun in partnership with the European Space Agency and their Space Rocks concert at Indigo At The O2, London in 2018. Many eagle-eyed fans will also have spotted that Voyager were part of the Australia Decides 2020 longlist, but did not make the live final on that occasion.

Aussievision reports that the song “Dreamer” was not written for Eurovision, but was produced to fit within Eurovision when the group found out the song has to be three minutes.

The song “Dreamer” is a very much a mixture of all the things Voyager does best. It was a challenge to condense it all into three minutes. It’s got electronica, it’s got the 80’s pop synth, it’s got a catchy chorus and of course it’s got big heavy metal guitars.

Lead singer Danny Estrin on “Dreamer”

Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022, hosted by Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst, will be broadcast live on SBS on 26 February 2022 at 20:30 AEDT (9:30am GMT/10:30am CET). The Eurovision 2019 televote winners KEiiNO will return to Australia after their successful 2019 tour of the country and be the special international guest act!

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Sami Luukela

I started watching Eurovision back in 2006, when I was only 10 and couldn't stay up to see Lordi winning. I attended my first contest in 2013 in Malmö. I'm studying journalism and I love music — you will probably never see me without my headphones on.

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