The eyes of the world will be on Perth band Voyager as they represent Australia at the iconic Eurovision Song Contest 2023 later this week.
The City of Perth jumped at the chance to back the local synth-metal band, supporting the creation of a “Postcard from Perth” from the Perth Symphony Orchestra, filmed at Optus Stadium.
Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said it was important the band knew their home city was behind them.
“We can’t wait to see Voyager representing the greatest city in the world, on the world stage,” Mr Zempilas said.
“No matter the outcome, we know the band will do us proud, and we want them to know they have the City’s full support.
“The Perth Symphony Orchestra has done an incredible job with this video, and it makes me so proud to call Perth home.
Voyager will compete in Eurovision’s Semi-Final 2, which will begin at 3am AWST on Friday, 12 May.
Replays of Semi Finals 1 and 2, and the Grand Final, will be broadcast at 7:30pm on Friday, 12 May, Saturday, 13 May and Sunday, 14 May respectively, at the Northbridge Piazza.
For die-hard Eurovision fans, the Grand Final will also be aired live from the Piazza from 3am on Sunday, 14 May.
In addition, the City will be lighting the Adelaide Terrace Entry Bridge and Trafalgar Bridge in the rainbow colours of Eurovision Tuesday to Thursday.
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