Voyager from Australia Advances to Eurovision Finals

Perth-based prog and different steel band Voyager are transferring on to the grand finals of the 2023 Eurovision Track Contest.

The five-piece, who competed within the second spherical of the Eurovision semi-finals on Thursday (Might 11), had been the final to carry out final night time, placing on a shocking rendition of their observe ‘Promise’.

For the efficiency – which you’ll watch in full above – frontman Danny Estrin arrived onstage in a automotive, whereas the remainder of his band constructed up the anticipation with steel instrumentals.

Voyager’s ‘Promise’ efficiency was made full with anthemic choruses, sequinned apparel, guttural vocals and a thunderous breakdown.

The band mentioned by way of a press assertion: “We’re completely ecstatic to be representing our lovely nation of Australia as we energy via to the Grand Remaining. The nice will from again dwelling and love from our followers worldwide actually helped us placed on the efficiency of our lives tonight, and now we’re much more energised to smash it within the Grand Remaining.”

In the meantime, Australian Inventive Director of Eurovision and Director of Blink TV, Paul Clarke, mentioned: “The sound of the Liverpool enviornment going wild for Voyager actually touches your coronary heart. They’ve labored so onerous and the entire metropolis has fallen in love with them. Good to see all of Europe is loving them too. They’re really certainly one of our greatest ever Eurovision performers. Now for the Grand Remaining – let’s see how far we will take it!”

Voyager are set to compete within the grand finals of the 2023 Eurovision Track Contest on Saturday Might 13 BST – Sunday 14 Might at 5am AEST or 7:30pm AEST on SBS – in opposition to the likes of the UK, Sweden, Spain, Ukraine, Germany and extra.

Talking to NME‘s Ellie Robinson late final month, Voyager guitarist Scott Kay mentioned that in addition to representing Australia at Eurovision, the chance would give the nation’s heavy music tradition a significant increase: “It’s not simply concerning the identification of Voyager as a band, it’s about taking what we do and making it greater than ourselves. As a result of a number of bands popping out of Australia – particularly heavy bands – need to pave their very own path and actually slog it out on the touring circuit simply to get seen.”

“However Eurovision is the sort of factor you are able to do and are available out of with a very new fanbase – and the people who tune in, in the event that they’re into extra obscure forms of music, hopefully they’ll see us after which try all the opposite superb expertise we’ve in Australia.”