Electric Fields to represent Australia at Eurovision 2024


Australian Eurovision duo Electric Fields in a black and green outfit with the Eurovision stage as background

The fabulously queer First Nations act Electric Fields has been named as Australia’s Eurovision 2024 entry. 

The duo are made up of Zaachariaha Fielding on vocals and keyboard player and producer Michael Ross.

They will perform One Milkali (One Blood) and features the Indigenous language Yankunytjatjara.

Zaachariaha Fielding is a First Nations artist from Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (also known as the APY Lands of South Australia).

Both artists are relishing the opportunity to take their music to the Eurovision stage in Malmö this year. 

 “We are buzzed with euphoria at our chance to share this music with the world. Our music comes from the deepest place in both of us and Eurovision is the most exciting opportunity to bring together our cultures and share the joy of our global connection,” they said.

They were announced following fan speculation that Dannii Minogue or Dami Im would compete.

Queer identity

Both artists have proudly shown their queer identities in their music and artistry. 

In a previous interview with DNA Magazine, they spoke about embracing their femininity.

“We wrote that we are “two feminine brothers” in our bio and some people questioned if we should keep it in. Running and throwing “like a girl” was always an insult and that’s total horse shit. Girls and woman are total bosses and we love that part of us,” Michael said. 

Zaachariaha uses he/him and she/her pronouns. 

Previous attempt at Eurovision

Electric Fields were almost chosen for Eurovision in 2019 after competing at the Australian selection show on the Gold Coast.

At that inaugural ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ competition, they finished runner-up to Kate Miller-Heidke with their song 2000 and Whatever. 

They have since performed at WorldPride and the AFL Grand Final. They also read the votes for Australia at the Eurovision 2019 contest. 

Eurovision 2024 

Electric Fields will compete in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2024 to be aired on Tuesday 7 May in Europe (Wednesday 8 May in Australia).

They are joined at the contest by queer artist Olly Alexander who will be representing the United Kingdom.

Eurovision 2024 is being held in Malmö, Sweden following Loreen’s epic win with Tattoo last year.

Read next:

Olly Alexander is representing UK at Eurovision 2024

Dannii Minogue finally addresses those Eurovision rumours

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2 Comments

  1. PJ
    6 March 2024
    Reply

    Oh ffs!

    Such a momentous Eurovision year and we send this!

    It pains me to say, but SBS Producers need to stop selecting, manipulating the selection, or we need to exit the competition!

  2. Michael Reid
    8 March 2024
    Reply

    Yes too beautiful acts to agonise over how high they come in on the world stage. I like many would already be Olly Alexander fans & his new song “Dizzy” is such a Short Sharp, Sassy, Succinct piece of pop brilliance like many of his songs, that he seems kind of overqualified for, but he is butt one with a fine catchy song. I am very pleased to see Electric Fields {having a particularly brilliant Band Name is always and Advantage} will be the Aussie entrant this year. I have seen bits and pieces since they emerged on the scene just a few years ago. Looking & feeling like they were a new act to watch slowly rise to prominence, has proven that is often the bigger picture to follow to help achieve a more enduring & varied career {worked for a certain A B B A that was no overnight success story neither}. “One Milkali” is also quite the beautiful but uptempo number & have played all 3 Eurovision legends in a playlist this past week. Both Olly & E.F. are already at that status because they are already a quality act, ready to take any stage. They’re just keen to know where it will be go, if it got the ultimate boost. Can’t wait to see how each visually enhance their respective songs. Both know very well how to dress for the right occasion, very colourful & instinctive. So both should be going into that Final, no lower than the Top 5. Of course that is before hearing / seeing all the other talent competing on the night. I am a bit ambivalent about actually watching each years all the way through. I feel it is going to be essential compelling viewing for both semi-final & final events in May, approaching 2 & a half months away.

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