Eurovision 2023: Voyager's Alex Canion reveals how a hashtag helped band enter ... trends now
Voyager has revealed how a humble hashtag kick-stared the Perth band's journey to Eurovision glory.
The Perth-based progressive metal band made it through to the Eurovision final after performing an electrifying rendition of their song Promise at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Thursday.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, bassist Alex Canion said Voyager's journey to Eurovision glory has been years in the making.
'[Our journey] started pre-2015, before Australia could even enter Eurovision. Our large fanbase in Europe was like, 'You guys would be great for Eurovision! Why don't you apply?' Alex explained.
'It was never an option, so we just dismissed the comments, but as soon as 2015 rolled around, we started up a hashtag, #VoyagerForEurovision. We just stared campaigning from there.'
Voyager bassist Alex Canion (pictured) has revealed how a humble hashtag helped the Perth band enter Eurovision 2023
The band has submitted entries into the competition every year since 2015, and narrowly missed out on representing Australia at Eurovision last year.
Describing the band as a 'well-oiled unit', Canion said Thursday's semi-final performance was a long time coming.
'In some regards, Eurovision is the biggest stage ever. But it's still a gig. I've actually been more nervous playing someone's wedding back home,' he mused.
The Perth-based progressive metal band made it