Eurovision seems to be very popular down under, our Aussie friends have been following the contest religiously for the last 30 years on SBS. Australia was invited to enter the competition in 2015 and has brought some real gems to the party!
One of the stars that the Aussies have brought us is none other than this year’s Eurovision hopeful Isaiah Firebrace. The multi talented young lad has released his new single today titled Streets of Gold. Isaiah’s new song has been released by Sony Music Australia.
Check out Isaiah’s new song Streets of Gold.
Isaiah Firebrace got his first big break in the music business on X Factor Australia, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing.
He was knocked out of the series in 2015 after forgetting his lyrics on stage. He trained extensively in the year that followed, including travelling more than three hours from his Moama home to Melbourne and back again for five-hour sessions at the Jaanz School of Singing.
He tried again in 2016, but almost didn’t make it through the audition, breaking down in tears after a deja vu moment when he again forgot his lyrics. The judges decided to give him a second chance and he went on to win the contest.
Isaiah received a gift on his 17th birthday that’s pretty hard to beat – winning X Factor Australia 2016.
A softly spoken kid, at high school no one even knew Isaiah could sing, until he unleashed a powerhouse vocal at a school event in year 8.
Isaiah’s debut single It’s Gotta Be You hit #1 on the Australian iTunes chart and has racked up over 50 million streams worldwide. It’s Gotta Be You stormed the Spotify charts in over 15 countries including Australia, Denmark, Norway, Canada, The US and Sweden, where the single is now Platinum.
The Eurovision connection
Isaiah Firebrace flew the Aussie flag at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv with Don’t come easy. He made his country proud by giving Australia its 3rd TOP 10 placing in the contest, by achieving a 9th `place in the Grand Final in Kyiv.
Australia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 with Guy Sebastian. The Aussies have done pretty well in their 3 participations scoring 3 Top 10 placings in their 3 year short Eurovision history. Last year Australia nearly walked away with the Grand Prix when Dami Im achieved a 2nd place in Stockholm.
Do you like Streets of Gold? Who would you like to see represent Australia in Lisbon next year?