Rock band Voyager will represent the land down under in Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool with the song "Promise"!
The song was released on the official Eurovision Song Contest Youtube 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!!!”
Who are Voyager?
Voyager is a progressive metal band from Perth, Western Australia. Formed in 1999, the band has gone through many members. The current iteration includes Danny Estrin (vocals, keytar), Simone Dow (guitars), Scott Kay (guitars), Alex Canion (bass) and Ash Doodkorte (drums).
The band has released seven albums across their 24 years tenure, with their last one being called Colours in the Sun, released in 2019.
Some Eurofans will recognise Voyager after they competed in Australia Decides 2022. They managed to finish in 2nd place with their song “Dreamer“, winning the public vote.
Australia at Eurovision
Australia have one the best records at Eurovision since joining the contest in 2015, only failing the qualify for the final once. In their debut, Guy Sebastien reached 5th place with his song “Tonight Again“.
One year later, Australia managed their best result to date, with Dami Im finishing in 2nd place with her song “Sound Of Silence“, winning the jury vote.
Last year, Sheldon Riley finished in 15th place with his song “Not the Same“. This year marks the last in the EBU’s agreement with Australian broadcaster SBS to allow Australia to compete at the contest. This deal could always be extended, but at the moment there’s a possibility Voyager could be the last Australian act to compete at the contest.
What do you think of Australia’s entry this year? Do you see them voyaging straight to the final? Let us know what you think in the comments below!