Last year’s Australia Decides runners up finally get their shot! This morning it was announced that the band Voyager will be heading off to Liverpool to represent Australia at Eurovision 2023.
They will be singing the song ‘Promise’ which was released on streaming services at midnight across the world and has just premiered on the official Eurovision channel.
“As a long-time Eurovision fan, this is the pinnacle – Voyager gets to play the greatest show on earth! Our song Promise is made for the Eurovision stage and collectively we feel it’s one of our best yet. We filmed the music video in both the city of Perth and beautiful parts of Western Australia to showcase the majestic beauty of our home state. Eurovisionation, we are coming!!!”Danny Estrin
Who is Voyager?
Voyager are a “progressive metal band” from Perth, Australia and were formed in 1999.
They have released seven studio albums to date.
They came to prominence in the Eurovision fandom last year, when they competed in last year’s Eurovision – Australia Decides with their song “Dreamer”.
They finished second behind Sheldon Riley at that contest, but were the overwhelming televote favourites at the National Final.
Voyager then went on to represent Australia at the OGAE Second Chance Contest last year, finishing ninth.
Australia at Eurovision
Australia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 when Guy Sebastian danced his way into the top five with “Tonight Again”.
The following year saw Australia’s best result thus far when Dami Im finished second with “Sound of Silence.”
Australia has only failed to qualify once (in 2021), and are coming off a 15th place finish in the 2022 contest.