It’s Electric Fields Entertaining the Gods at Eurovision!

It’s raining love because Australia’s participating broadcaster SBS have listened to the cries of Eurovision fans across the world. Finally, South Australian duo Zaachariaha Fielding and Michael Ross, better known as Electric Fields, will get their chance to entertain the gods at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden in May. They will perform the song One Milkali, which translates to ‘One Blood’.

Listen to the song below on the official Eurovision channel:

After a few cryptic red herrings (we’re looking at you Dannii Minogue) and calls for returning artists (that’s you Dami Im) to be given the pass, fans have been making educated guesses since SBS started dropping teasers to socials recently, first with national treasures Voyager’s hilarious video and then a short teaser of the song, One Milkali (One Blood). Eurovision fans will remember Electric Fields coming a close second to Kate Miller-Heidke at 2019’s Eurovision – Australia Decides with the overwhelmingly popular 2000 And Whatever. Ever since, they’ve been on SBS’s radar to advance beyond our shores to where we find ourselves now.

Us Eurovision fans are suckers for their infectious sound: the merging of traditional living culture with music that ranges from soulful pop to epic-scale electronica. Having enthralled us several times at Sydney Mardi Gras and penning the theme song for last year’s Sydney WorldPride (We The People), as well as performing at festivals throughout Australia and the world, we’re insanely excited to see them ascend to the Eurovision stage in two months.

Speaking ahead of the announcement, Z and M said: 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.”

Listening to One Milkali (One Blood) is like a homecoming and awakening at once. It is the dream for a world where we are all united… and that cohesively connects to the Eurovision’s now permanent theme ‘United by Music’. We all want to jump over the electric fence into a field of Yankunytjatjara (an Aboriginal language of the Anangu peoples) and anthemic beats, and we can’t wait to gather that momentum and see Australia participate for the 9th time at Eurovision.

Our eyes now look to Adelaide on the 17th March where Electric Fields will perform with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra–will this be the first live and public performance of One Milkali (One Blood)?

Electric Fields are Zaachariaha Fielding and Michael Ross. Credit: Morgan Sette

Electric Fields will represent Australia in the first semi-final to be held Tuesday 7th May (CEST).


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