Garnering as much excitement as the Super Bowl arguably, the Eurovision Song Contest for 2017 is sure to be a global party.
The contest consists of mainly European nations lining up their best vocal talent to compete in a globally viewed music extravangaza. Each participating artist releases and performs a single, specifically produced for the contest. After live performances of the singles, different countries cast their votes for their favourites.
Recently, Isaiah Firebrace was announced as the 2017 Australian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest!
The seventeen-year-old Australian won the crown for the X Factor in 2016, promptly releasing his debut album, Isaiah. The record peaked at #12 on the ARIA charts.
Firebrace will enter the Eurovision Song Contest with his brand new single, Don’t Come Easy.
The love ballad is the perfect pop track for Eurovision, following in 2016’s Australian representative Dami Im’s steps. She also released a pop ballad for her entry into Eurovision.
Though it is not a part of Europe, Australia has had a short—but sweet—history with the song contest. Ranking fifth place in its first appearance with Guy Sebastian, and a stunning second place with Dami Im, Australia has a lot of expectations to live up to.
We can’t wait for Tuesday 9th May when the song contest kicks off!
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