Australians would much rather see TISM reform to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest than Kylie Minogue.
After Eurovision surprised the bejesus out of Australia on Tuesday by allowing Australia into Eurovision 2015 (we still think they mean Austria), two petitions went online for preferred Aussie’s to represent … well, maybe Austria.
After 12 hours of activity Kylie Minogue registered 110 signatures while TISM generated 4616 stamps of approval over the same timeframe.
The forever anonymous TISM formed in Melbourne in the early 80s and finally reached the Top 10 with their third album ‘Machiavelli and the Four Seasons’ in 1995. They released six albums before finally breaking up in 2004.
One of their biggest hits in Australia was the ode to the death of River Phoenix. ‘You’ll Never Be An Old Man River’.
Kylie is without a doubt Australia’s Pop Princess. She has had more than two dozen Top 40 hits in Australia and the UK and considering the audience of Eurovision would on the surface appear to be the obvious choice to represent Australia at Eurovision.
The again, the Eurovision winner is never the predictable. The 2014 winner was Conchita Wurst, a bearded lady from Austria who sang ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’.
Maybe that was an omen. If Austria can win with a bearded lady singing ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’, then maybe Australia could win with anonymous hooded rockstars with a song like ‘I’m On The Drug That Killed River Phoenix’.
Sign the petition for Kylie Minogue
Sign the petition for TISM
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