In addition to the first four names confirmed - Sheppard, Kate Miller-Heidke, Mark Vincent and Electric Fields - three more participants of Australia's inaugural National Final 'Eurovision: Australia Decides' have been confirmed by SBS and one in particular is causing quite the stir amongst the fan community!
The three new confirmed participants are Courtney Act, Aydan Calafiore and Leea Nanos adding to the diversity and star quality of the line up!
Courtney Act is internationally known as being one of the most recognisable drag queens in the world. Courtney was a runner-up on the sixth season of hit show Rupaul's Drag Race and then went on to impress British audiences when she was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother in January 2018. However Courtney's origins have always been music - with her first TV moment being her appearance on the first season of Australian Idol back in 2003 - the same season that was eventually won by Australia's debut participant Guy Sebastian - where she went on to reach the Semi Finals. Having released music before - rumour has it that Courtney's song will be called 'Fight For Love'. Check out Courtney's single 'Ugly' below.
Aydan Calafiore is the second of the new names to be released and readers may be familiar with him from his appearance on the seventh season of The Voice Australia which aired earlier this year. His audition of the global smash 'Despacito' impressed audiences (which you can watch below) and then went on to advance all the way to the finals - ultimately finishing fourth. With his swagger and style, it's a guarantee that Aydan will bring a fresh pop song and probably something we can dance to!
Finally, Leea Nanos - who will be performing under just her forename Leea - is only sixteen years old and has won a wildcard spot for the competition which will be a fantastic opportunity for her to get her name out there and show fans across Australia and Europe her music! Leea auditioned for the X Factor Australia back in 2016 - won by Eurovision 2017 performer Isaiah Firebrace - and now publishes her music on her YouTube account. Check out her original song 'Unstoppable' which already sounds Eurovision ready below.
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