Aussie group Voyager by way of to Eurovision ultimate

Perth glam-rock band Voyager have made the highest ten acts, to carry out on the Eurovision ultimate. (AP PHOTO)

By Katelyn Catanzariti in Liverpool

PERTH rockers Voyager have made it by way of to the Eurovision ultimate after performing in all their glam glory on the second semi ultimate.

The Australians will be a part of the highest 10 together with Lithuania, Poland, Armenia, Slovenia. Albania, Cyprus, Estonia, Belgium and Austria within the grand ultimate on Saturday, UK time.

The band had stated that changing into “part of the Eurovision household” by collaborating within the semi-final has already exceeded their expectations, in order that they weren’t feeling strain to take out the trophy and even attain the finals.

“You might be fiercely aggressive in some methods however in different methods, you’re simply all there to have a great time and carry out to the perfect of your skills and it’s all in regards to the music for the tip of the day,” lead singer and keytarist Danny Estrin instructed AAP.

“Does it imply we don’t have what it takes to win it? I feel we do.”

But when worst involves worst, the group is philosophical.

“We’re a progressive metallic band from Perth, Western Australia, enjoying Eurovision in Liverpool. I imply, how may we ever contemplate ourselves losers on this,” bassist Alex Canion stated.

Not like many competitions in life, a music contest can come right down to tastes and on-the-day efficiency, the band stated.

“We’re not working a hundred-metre race. Properly we’re, however we’ve all bought totally different costumes on,” stated Estrin, including their finals costumes could be “further”.

“It’s so subjective. There’s no ‘who can carry out the music quickest’,” bassist Alex Canion agreed.

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And with a possible ultimate viewers of some 180 million viewers, the publicity is second to none, drummer Ashley Doodkorte stated.

“On the day, on the evening, all of us get that very same three minutes in entrance of that very same viewers. Everybody wins,” Doodkorte stated.

Eurovision ought to go some method to growing a worldwide following for the band that has existed in a single type or one other for some 20 years.

“This has all been an elaborate and extremely efficient album launch technique for our eighth album which comes out after we end Eurovision,” part-time lawyer Estrin joked.

“Already, up up to now now, we’ve already gained.”

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.

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Ian Meikle, editor