Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Australia - Tonight Again - Guy Sebastian

Digital release image Short edit
5 - 196 pts / not in semi

Guy Sebastian was chosen to be the singer for Australia at the Vienna Eurovision Song Contest.
The song selected is Tonight Again, written by Guy Sebastian, David Ryan Harris and Louis Schoorl
Watch and listen here at's Youtube.

Tonight Again is not a song from Guy's original Australian Madness CD, but it has been added to the European release of said album, planned for May 22. (See tracklist below)

The digital release of the single version is out since April 7. The Eurovision edit can be found on the official Vienna 2CD but has also been released seperately (digital)

A 2-track cdsingle is on the cards for May 22. It includes the single version of Tonight Again and Australian 2014 hit Mama Ain't Proud. (Sony 0888751106321)
cd single
Earlier this year the EBU surprised friends and enemies with the announcement of Australia's guest participation in the contest.
The contest celebrates its 60th birthday and Australian TV (SBS) has already been broadcasting the contest for 30 years, all in all good reasons for this special treat.

Tonight Again - Eurovision edit a.k.a. Short edit
- digital single, on the Official Vienna album
Tonight Again - single version (3:23)
- digital release, cdsingle
Tonight Again - Karaoke version
- on the official karaoke album, digital release

Australia top 100: 12, 18, 31, 50, 90, -
Sweden digilistan top 60: 19, 51, 55, 50, 4, 8, 26, 30, 28, 38, 43, 43, 32, 42, 40, 50, 55
Sweden top 100: 41, 22, 35, 49, 46, 57, 92, -
- In the digilistan Tonight Again charted 4 weeks ahead of the official Swedish top 100.
Austria top 75: 16, 58, 68, -
Netherlands sales top 100: 71, -
Germany top 100: 44, -
Switzerland top 75: 47, -
Only reached 178 in the U.K. top 200.

digital release image
Who's this Guy?
Guy Sebastian won the first season of Australian Idol in 2003. He also participated in the one-off World Idol, where he reached 7th place.
Guy Sebastian scored about 20 hits in Australia since 2003, including six No. 1 hits.
He also fared well in New Zealand with two No. 1's and nine top 40 hits.
Some of his recent records have been noticed outside the Australian continent: 2012 hit Battle Scars (with Lupe Fiasco) was a No. 2 hit in Norway, 46 in Sweden and 71 in the US. Like A Drum from 2013 was a No. 49 in Sweden.
Logo Sebastian Foundation

Guy and his wife Jules have founded a charity organisation named the Sebastian Foundation.
You can find out about their work here (website) and here (FB)

Links and sources
Guy Sebastian website and FB 
Thanks to Jean-François

Madness - European Tracklist
CD album Madness
With singles chart info for the Australian ARIA Top 50 (Highest place/weeks on chart)
1. Madness
2. Mama Ain’t Proud (feat. 2 Chainz)
                                         - third single 17/6 hit
3. Like a Drum - first single, 4/18 hit
4. Elephant
5. Alive
6. Light and Shade
7. Linger (ft Lupe Fiasco)
                                      - fourth single, 17/9 hit
8. One of Us
9. Imagine the Sunrise
10. Lightning
11. Come Home with Me - second single, 13/7 hit
12. Animal In Me
13. The Pause
14. Tonight Again (Single version)

Like A Drum was also a No.13 in New Zealand, 49 in Sweden and 183 in France.
Please note that Tonight Again is not featured on the original editions of the Madness CD.
The new edition spent two weeks on the Swedish album charts (34, 50). The original album was a #6 in the Australian album list. (16 weeks in top 50)

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