EUROVISION has had a total of 52 countries taking part over the years with Australia joining the lineup since 2015.
Metal band Voyager will be representing their country for Eurovision 2023 and will be performing on Thursday, May 11, for the competition’s second semi-final.
Who are the members of Voyager?
Voyager are a progressive five-piece metal band formed in Perth, Australia, in 1999.
Daniel Estrin is the lead singer and front man who when not performing in the rock band is also a partner in a law firm.
Estrin is married to Halinka who were friends for over 17 years and have two daughters aged six and two.
Guitarist Simone Dow is the only female in the band and she is joined by fellow guitarist Scott Kay.
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Alex Cainon is the band’s bass player and on backing vocals with Ashley Doodkorte on drums.
What are Voyager's hit songs?
The band are no strangers to hit songs over the years including seven albums spanning over four decades.
Their eighth album will be released in July 2023 and is entitled Fearless In Love.
Some of their hit songs have included Promise, Dreamer, Ascension, Entropy, Misery Is Only Company and Colours – to name a few.
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What is Voyager performing at Eurovision 2023?
Voyager will be hoping to make a strong impression with the judges in the Eurovision 2023 semi-final with their song Promise.
The song has been described by drummer Doodkorte as a beacon of hope in an often complicated and heavy world.
Speaking with Daily Express he explained how Promise is an “escape from that” and the importance of finding “the people that make you happy”.
When did Australia join Eurovision and has it ever won?
Australia joined the stellar lineup for Eurovision in 2015 and have participated a total of seven times since then.
Australia has been in the top ten four times in the Eurovision contest over the years, however, the country has never won the competition as of yet.
2023 will be the final year Australia's agreed contract with the European Broadcasting Union to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Voyager are hoping to make history by making it to the finals and winning the coveted title for Eurovision 2023.
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