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Electric Fields to represent Australia at Eurovision 2024

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Ethereal dance pop duo from South Australia, Electric Fields, will represent Australia at Eurovision in May.

The duo is fronted by vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding, who hails from the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in South Australia. Fielding often incorporates the Yankunytjatjara language into his lyrics, alongside English. Accompanying him is producer Michael Ross, who plays the keyboards.

This opportunity comes after the dup narrowly missed out on the chance to participate in 2019. In the previous year, Electric Fields came in second place with their performance of '2000 and Whatever', losing out to Kate Miller-Heidke.

The pair shared their excitement in a statement.

"We are buzzed with euphoria at our chance to share this music with the world," they said.

"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."

Electric Fields' futuristic disco track has been characterised as their vision for a unified world, perceiving the pulsating beats that propel it as both a collective return and an enlightening experience.

Electric Fields is taking One Milkali (One Blood) to Sweden: a new single that name-checks Janet Jackson, Fleetwood Mac and the Golden Ratio, and incorporates Yankunytjatjara.

Creative director for Australia at Eurovision, Paul Clarke, expressed his excitement at Electric Fields returning to Eurovision in 2024.

"Since hearing their brilliant song 2000 And Whatever, we have always had our eye on Electric Fields for Eurovision," Mr Clarke said.

"They came close to winning … back then, but they are far stronger a few years down the track.

"Electric Fields will bring something never seen before on the Eurovision stage. They will be deadly in Malmö!"

The duo received a nomination for the prestigious award of best Australian live act at the 2019 ARIAs, and they have achieved remarkable success by winning eight accolades at the National Live Music Awards.

Furthermore, their single "We the People," released in 2023, proudly served as the official theme song for Sydney World Pride.

Australia has never won Eurovision, Jessica Mauboy came 20th in 2018 with We Got Love.

The upcoming competition will be hosted in Malmö following Sweden's triumph in the Eurovision Song Contest with Loreen's hit song "Tattoo" in 2023.

Scheduled for May, the event will commence with two semi-finals on May 7 and 9, leading up to the highly anticipated grand final on May 11.

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