Photo: SBS

Australia: Voyager to Eurovision 2023 with "Promise"

Australia has decided! Voyager has been internally selected to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Listen to their song "Promise"

Voyager are no longer dreamers and will get to see the Eurovision stage this year! They've been internally selected and will perform their song, Promise, in Liverpool this May.

Australia 2023: Voyager – "Promise"

After months of waiting and speculation, SBS (the Australian broadcaster) has just announced who will be waving the flag for the country in Liverpool this May. Sheldon Riley's successor has officially been announced, and it's quite a familiar name to many.

After placing 15th in the final last year in Turin (and only receiving two points from the public), SBS ditched the national final they've used in previous years and chose to internally select their representative this year. Last year, in Australia Decides 2022, Voyager took part and came in second with their song Dreamer, just three points behind Sheldon Riley's Not The Same.

Voyager will be performing in the second half of the second Semi-final on 11 May 2023.

About Voyager

Voyager is a progressive pop-metal band formed in Perth, Western Australia. The group has been around since 1999 and has released seven full-length albums, with their most recent being in 2019. Their music can be described as something along of the lines of synthwave-prog going beyond the traditional path of rock and metal, a combination of Dream Theater and Depeche Mode, which is something they've developed and refined in their sound more and more on each album.

Last year, the group competed in Australia Decides 2022 in hopes of representing Australia with their song Dreamer, which was the tele-vote favorite on the show.

Voyager consists of five members:

  • Danny Estrin: Vocals / Keytar
  • Simone Dow: Guitar
  • Scott Kay: Guitar
  • Alex Canion: Bass
  • Ashley Doodkorte: Drums

Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Australia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 7 times.

Australia 2022: Sheldon Riley - "Not the Same"

At Eurovision 2015, Australia was represented by Guy Sebastian and finished 5th in the Grand Final with the song Tonight Again. Australia was granted a wild card, with the right to vote in both Semi-finals, and with a secured place in the Grand Final.

Australia 2022: Sheldon Riley - "Not the Same"

At the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Dami Im represented Australia and finished 2nd with the song "Sound of Silence." It's Australia's best result so far.

Australia has qualified for the Grand Final 6 out of 7 times.

About the author: Justina Helgeson (United States of America)

authorJustina is a correspondent from the United States. She is a more recent fan as she first started following Eurovision in 2021. Since then, she has followed every Eurovision related event and developed a passion for the contest as a whole. If you were to ask them what their favourite all time Eurovision song is, Brividi by Mahmood and Blanco (Italy 2022) will be their answer.

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