Pre-Contest Vote 2015: Australia

So guys, welcome to this new Contest that we’re rolling out – the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 40 entries! Right, shall we get started?

So this is how we’re going to run this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 40 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2015 (Moldova is first, Armenia is second etc). We’ll do one article a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song.
  • We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from the three of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

So, we’re continuing with our review of the Big Seven tonight, and the reason it’s called the Big Seven is because of this guy – Australia! Australia became the 40th country to join the Eurovision family back in February – much to the shock of Eurovision fans. However, although there were many against the decision, the majority of fans were in favour of bringing the Land Down Under to Europe’s favourite show. They will be represented by Guy Sebastian with his Bruno Mars-esque funky, uptempo song “Tonight Again”. Will we see Australia take the crown on its first go in Vienna? That’s up to you to decide! If you haven’t heard ‘Tonight Again’ yet, have a listen below!

Our opinions:

Rory – I have been singing the praises of Australia ever since ‘Tonight Again’ was released, and can you blame me? This is the sort of music that we need to have in Eurovision – to move away from the stereotypical kitsch that is associated with the Contest! Kudos Guy – you’ve impressed me! Can Australia please take part every year?! Score: 12 points out of 12.

Lewis – This is one of the few this year that have been going round in my head. The UK could learn a lot from Australia, let’s just say that.   Score:  10 points out of 12.

Reece –  Overrated – very average, but you can’t help but like the infectiously catchy beat and likeability of Guy when he’s performing. I just find it a very ‘safe’ entry – nothing too risky going on here, and as a result (plus people voting purely because Australia is miles away from Europe), they’ll do well, which is fine with me. Score:  7 points out of 12.

Lauren – It’s not the first time a non-European country has participated in Eurovision, but by the way certain people are acting, you’d bloody well think it was. Nevertheless, this song is a sweet, simple ditty, which’ll probably do quite well, not least because it’s Australia’s first time in this contest. Score:  7 points out of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Australian song (after collecting 36 points of 48 from us), what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!

Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate the Australian song! In the meantime, though, stay tuned to ESC Views, when Lewis will be taking on France! So what do you think of Australia’s song? Tell us by commenting below or voting in the poll!

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