It’s back! After our break to cover the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, Eurovision Ireland is returning to its search for your all time favourite entries from countries across the continent, spanning the contest’s entire back catalogue – which as of 2022, is now over 1600 songs!
We started with the Best of the Big 5, then looked through Scandinavia and Western Europe – meaning you’ve chosen your favourites from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom! It’s now time to head further east than ever before. Our next set of countries includes Cyprus, Israel, Turkey and Greece – but we’re going further east and further away than all of them put together first by checking out your favourites from Australia!
The newest addition to the Eurovision family, Australia’s debut in Vienna was HUGE news and made headlines around the world – after all, despite the country being long-time fans of Europe’s biggest TV show, they are of course not geographically located in Europe! Finishing in 5th place with their inaugural entry, Australia went on to almost take the trophy in 2016 when Dami Im topped the jury vote before finishing 2nd overall. In total, they’ve have had 4 Top 10 finishes in just 6 appearances at the contest – so clearly they know how to make a memorable Eurovision song!
As Australia only have 8 entries to their name, we won’t be doing any semi finals for them (too few songs to make it worthwhile!) and so the poll below is already the final. Similarly, our video for the results will talk through only the Top 5 – after all, we want to keep you in suspense to find out who your votes have crowned winner! Don’t worry though – once we get on to Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Turkey, we’ll bring back the semi finals and longer videos as we’ll have plenty more songs to choose from!
Any of these Australian Eurovision songs can win that coveted spot in the Eurovision Ireland Hall of Fame, so use your votes wisely – you can vote for your Top 5! The results will be announced in a video and posted to the website and our YouTube channel (what do you mean you’re not subscribed yet? Go and do it now!) – so don’t delay, cast your votes!!
Remember, the poll results are secret till the video – it’s still working, it just won’t show you who everyone else voted for!
REMEMBER! YOU CAN VOTE FOR UP TO 5 SONGS!!
DO NOT VOTE FOR JUST ONE! SPREAD THE LOVE AROUND!
Author: James Scanlan
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