Eurovision 2023: Australia’s First Rehearsal!

Next up on stage we will be seeing Voyager on their first rehearsal as the representatives of Australia in this year’s competition with “Promise”.

Who are Voyager?

Voyager is a progressive metal band from Perth, Western Australia, formed in 1999. The band has released seven full-length albums to date.

In 2020 they had submitted a song to represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 called “Runaway”, but were eventually not selected as one of the 10 artists competing in the country’s national final.

Last year, the band was selected to take part in Eurovision – Australia Decides and came second with “Dreamer”. In fact, it came in the first place of the televoting.

The Rehearsal

Unfortunately this year, accredited journalists don’t get the chance to watch the first and second rehearsals, so we only get the information and content that the organizers officially release to the public.

This is a great tune to finish off the second Semi-final – with the 80s-style synths leading into a big old rock chorus. It manages to sound distinctively Australian and fabulously Eurovision at the same time, which is a great indicator of how much Australia have rolled themselves in Eurovision glitter since they joined the contest in 2015. Voyager look like absolute pros, and are rocking both the Liverpool stage and those sequinned houndstooth check outfits.

They also have a car on stage, which we saw in the prop store yesterday and wondered who it belonged to. I’m afraid we can’t tell you the make or model. It looks 80s and sporty.

Corinne Cumming / EBU

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Below you can watch a small clip from the Australian first rehearsal on TikTok:

The second rehearsal for Australia will be held on the 5th of May, when we will know how things will appear on screen for Voyager.

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