Australia’s Eurovision hopes shattered by shocking results

Australia has officially had its Eurovision 2024 hopes dashed after the semi-final results were announced.

Despite an incredible performance at the Malmo Arena in Sweden, Electric fields failed to garner the votes needed to advance in the competition.

But the two men remain in good spirits and are already looking to the future.

Electric fields eliminated in Eurovision semi-final

Everything looked positive for Australia ahead of this year’s Eurovision semi-finals.

Adelaide Duo Electric fields prepared a unique song for their entrance One Milkali (One Blood).

The powerful anthem, sung partly in the indigenous language of Yankunytjatjara, was well received by the live audience, but ultimately failed to captivate viewers.

However, when the results were announced, Australia failed to qualify with Electric fields landing in the bottom five and not progressing.

This makes the Eurovision 2024 results some of the worst for Australia to date.

The last time Australia failed to qualify for the semi-finals was in the 2021 results, when Montaigne also failed to reach the final.

Speaking after the results were announced Electric fields were always satisfied with their performance.

“We had a breathtaking performance”

Singer Zaachariaha Fielding spoke about the quality of the duo’s performance and their reception by the crowd.

“We put in a stunning performance.”

“We felt like rock stars. This audience, they were just giving. It will be a memory that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.

Fielding reflected on how this experience would influence their work in the future, even hinting at a future song about it.

“We can write about these things.”

“We are creative people. We’re going to create songs from that because that’s what we do. You can write heartbreaking songs.

Keyboardist Michael Ross said the pair came to Eurovision “with open hearts, we are so proud of what we have just done”.

“This has been a major undertaking for a lot of people.”

However, although he is surprised at their loss, Michael prepares to move on and consider future work for the couple.

“But I’m relieved now because we can move forward on the path ahead of us, that of albums, of New York and (a collaboration with) the Darwin Symphony Orchestra.”

“Keep an eye on our history, because even though Eurovision is a major deal, a major moment, it’s actually not the best of what we have coming up,” he said.

“Keep your eyes open.”

The couple helped make this a particularly strange year for Eurovision. As openly queer musicians, they contributed to the representation of the event. They joined seven other openly gay contestants, including gay singer Olly Alexander, who is representing the United Kingdom.