“Thank you to our incredible team and everyone who voted for us. Holy moly."
Voyager @ Eurovision (Pic by Sarah Louise Bennett)
Australia’s Voyager are officially grand finalists at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, after succeeding through the Second Semi-Final with their song, Promise.
“GRAND FINAL HERE WE COME,” the band wrote on social media, accompanying their post with multiple emojis: a guitar, the “horns”, a car, a champagne bottle, and of course, the Australian flag.
They added, “WE PROMISE YOU IT'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT!!!!
“Thank you to our incredible team and everyone who voted for us. Holy moly.” Check out their Second Semi-Final performance below.
The Eurovision 2023 Grand Final airs this Sunday from 5 am AEST – the prime-time broadcast will air at 7:30 pm that night on SBS and SBS On Demand.
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Joining Voyager at the Grand Final this weekend is another nine contestants, and they are: Brunette with Future Lover (Armenia), Alika’s Bridges (Estonia), Gustaph’s Because Of You (Belgium), Cypriot-Australian Andrew Lambrou’s Break A Broken Heart (Cyprus), Blanka’s Solo (Poland), Slovenia’s Joker Out with Carpe Diem, Teya & Salena’s Who The Hell Is Edgar (Austria), Albina & Familja Kelmendi’s Duje (Albania), and Monika Linkytė’s Stay (Lithuania).
Voyager’s home city of Perth has gotten behind them in a big way. Earlier this week, the Perth Symphony Orchestra’s INNEKA covered the band’s Eurovision song, Promise, on top of Optus Stadium.
Featuring no vocals, the violin-based cover doesn’t miss a beat. It’s just as theatrical as the original track – perhaps even more so by performing on a roof.
“Perth Symphony are beyond excited to send this gift of love and support to Voyager from our beautiful home in the most isolated city in the world,” Fiona Campbell, the Creative Director for Perth Symphony Orchestra, said in a statement. “Australia will be cheering you on and could not be prouder of you all, rocking it out on the world stage. GOOD LUCK VOYAGER!”
The band responded, “We’re truly speechless after seeing this incredible show of support from the Perth Symphony Orchestra and our beautiful State. This epic string version of our song Promise moved us to tears and we cannot be prouder to be ambassadors for Australia, Aussie music, and particularly our incredible WA music scene!"
"As a long-time Eurovision fan, this is the pinnacle - Voyager gets to play the greatest show on earth," Voyager vocalist Danny Estrin said in February.
"Our song Promise is made for the Eurovision stage, and collectively we feel it's one of our best yet. We filmed the music video in both the city of Perth and beautiful parts of Western Australia to showcase the majestic beauty of our home state. Eurovisionation, we are coming!" And indeed, they have arrived.