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Everyone who has represented Australia at Eurovision

A complete list of everyone who has represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest since we first competed in 2015.

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Australians have been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since SBS started broadcasting the show in 1983. In 2014, we sent Jessica Mauboy to perform the song Sea of Flags during interval. And then in 2015, as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations, Australia was allowed to compete in Eurovision for the first time ever. Here’s a recap of everyone who has represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Australian musician Guy Sebastian performs on stage during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Guy Sebastian performs on stage during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. (Photo by Nigel Treblin/Getty Images)

2015

Guy Sebastian, Tonight Again

Vienna, placed 5th

For our inaugural entry we sent a veteran song contest performer – Guy Sebastian, winner of the first Australian Idol. His catchy and danceable pop song, Tonight Again, was written, recorded, mixed and mastered two days before he submitted it!

Australian musician Dami Im performing live on the Eurovision stage.
Dami Im representing Australia with “Sound Of Silence” during the Grand Final of the 61st annual Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images)

2016

Dami Im, Sound of Silence

Stockholm, placed 2nd

Dami Im’s beautiful ballad Sound of Silence was the closest Australia has come to winning Eurovision. A classically trained pianist and previous winner of The X Factor Australia, the power of her voice was undeniable, and she breezed into the final by placing 1st in her semi-final night. The song also won the contest’s prestigious Marcel Bezençon Composer Award.

Australian musician Isaiah performs at the Eurovision Grand Final in Kiev, Ukraine.
Isaiah performs at the Eurovision Grand Final in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

2017

Isaiah, Don’t Come Easy

Kyiv, placed 9th

Our youngest artist still commanded the stage when he competed for us in Kyiv. Like Dami Im, Isaiah Firebrace was a previous winner of The X Factor Australia. He was only 17 when he sang in front of a crowd of 11,000. He’s since toured with Jessica Mauboy, and recently published the book Come Together: Things Every Aussie Kid Should Know about the First Peoples which won the Dymocks Books ‘Young Readers Book Of The Year 2023’.

Australian musician Jessica Mauboy representing Australia performs at Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.
Jessica Mauboy representing Australia performs at Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Pedro Gomes/Getty Images)

2018

Jessica Mauboy, We Got Love

Lisbon, placed 20th

Back again, but this time competing, Jessica Mauboy got the crowds dancing with pop anthem We Got Love. The Australian Idol alumni said the song was “about unity and a reminder that love, acceptance and the power of inclusivity can overcome all obstacles or hardships that arise”. Love is also a big theme in her new album, Yours Forever, which you can learn more about in The Weekly‘s exclusive interview.

Kate Miller-Heidke takes 'Zero Gravity' to the next level in her 2019 Eurovision final performance.
Kate Miller-Heidke takes ‘Zero Gravity’ to the next level in her 2019 Eurovision final performance. (Photo by Getty Images)

2019

Kate Miller-Heidke, Zero Gravity

Tel Aviv, placed 9th

Possibly our most out-of-the-box entry, Kate Miller-Heidke combined pop and opera in her mesmerising entry Zero Gravity, which placed 1st on her semi-final night. The actor, composer and singer was chosen to be our entrant at the first ever Eurovision – Australia Decides contest, where the people of Australia voted for who they wanted to send to the Eurovision Song Contest. Zero Gravity also managed to nab the Marcel Bezençon Artistic Award that year.

Montaigne performs during Eurovision - Australia Decides at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast.
Montaigne performs during Eurovision – Australia Decides at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

2021

Montaigne, Technicolour

Rotterdam

Montaigne was meant to compete for Australia in 2020 with their song Don’t Break Me, but the contest was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. They represented the country in 2021 instead, but travel restrictions meant they couldn’t leave Australia and had to compete with a pre-recorded ‘live-on-tape’ performance of their indie-pop song Technicolour.

Sheldon Riley representing Australia on the Eurovision stage.
Sheldon Riley representing Australia on the Eurovision stage. (Photo by Getty Images)

2022

Sheldon Riley, Not the Same

Turin, placed 15th

Sheldon Riley was no stranger to a song contest when he went to Eurovision in 2022. He’d previously been on The X Factor Australia, The Voice Australia and even America’s Got Talent. His visuals were as captivating as his voice, as he sung in a custom outfit by Melbourne designer Alin Le’kal that weighed almost 40kg and included around 90,000 individual feathers, pearls and crystals.

Australian band Voyager performing in the grand final for the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool.
Australian band Voyager performing in the grand final for the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)

2023

Voyager, Promise

Liverpool, placed 9th

The first band to compete for Australia, Voyager, a five-piece group from Perth, brought synth-metal to Eurovision with their stadium anthem Promise. It won their semi-final night and was a crowd favourite. How could it not be, with a keytar in the mix and an epic guitar solo. The band almost competed for us in 2015 when they were voted second in Eurovision – Australia Decides.

Electric Fields perform during Eurovision - Australia Decides at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Electric Fields perform during Eurovision – Australia Decides at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

2024

Electric Fields, One Milkali (One Blood)

Malmö

Electric Fields will represent Australia at Eurovision in 2024. The electro-pop duo is comprised of vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding, an artist from the Mimili community on the APY Lands in South Australia, and producer and keyboardist Michael Ross. They’ll be familiar faces to those who watched Eurovision – Australia Decides in 2019 – they came in second to Kate Miller-Heidke.

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