Perth rockers Voyager feeling ‘extra’ for Eurovision


“There’s a variety of glitter, there’s a variety of houndstooth, sequins, they’ve added a skort to my outfit… it’s further,” Estrin says.


And they’re making ready to stage up once more for the ultimate reveals.

It’s no marvel Voyager is making ready to deliver out the massive weapons. In the event that they make it to the ultimate, they could possibly be performing to a world viewers of greater than 180 million folks.

“That’s one fortieth of the world,” Estrin marvels.

Voyager has been having a crack at Eurovision ever since Australia started collaborating within the contest in 2015 however by no means made it to the finals.


The band is definitely feeling the stress as a result of, contractually, that is Australia’s final 12 months within the comp.

“Whether or not it will get renewed or not is up within the air. So there’s no stress in any respect,” the long-haired lawyer-rocker jokes.

The band haven’t skilled any backlash throughout the Eurovision neighborhood for not being from Europe.

“It appears to me everybody’s fairly proud of Australia being Europe’s cousin that comes round for Christmas and has a superb time,” laughs Doodkorte.

“Will get a little bit bit too drunk,” Estrin chimes in.

“It’s like, ‘ah, go away them alone, they will keep and have a little bit of turkey’,” Doodkorte provides.

Nevertheless it’s not simply Australia that Voyager is representing – it’s additionally their heavier music style.

“We need to carry heavy music with us as nicely,” explains bassist Alex Canion.

“The rising tide raises all ships. We will shine a lightweight on different bands in our genres and in our scene.”

Their entry track, Promise, takes listeners on a three-minute journey with a mysterious build-up, catchy refrain and “crushing folks’s spirits for a superb 20 seconds” earlier than lifting them up once more and leaving them feeling elated, Estrin says.

Exploring this rollercoaster journey of a style will open folks’s minds to what metallic is and encourage extra listeners, he says.

“Whether or not or not it’s prog metallic, or Viking metallic or glitter German goth metallic,” he says.

“It’s actually cool to see extra heavy bands entering into it.”

The 2023 Eurovision is being held in Liverpool and hosted by the UK on behalf of Ukraine, whose Kalush Orchestra claimed victory final 12 months.

Australia’s semi-final competitors is Albania, Armenia, Cyprus, Romania, Austria, Denmark, Lithuania, San Marino, Belgium, Slovenia, Iceland, Georgia, Greece, Poland and Estonia. The highest 10 international locations go on to the grand last.


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