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Quick Facts

Daniel Estrin
Simone Dow
Scott Kay
Ashley Doodkorte
Alex Canion


🇦🇺 Australian

National Selection
Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022
Internal selection 2023

In Eurovision
2022 Liverpool

Promise (2023)


Voyager is a progressive metal band from Perth, Western Australia.

Voyager formed by Daniel Estrin, Mark Baker, and Adam Lovkis in 1999. In 2003, after several line up changes, they released their debut album “Element V”.  The band at that moment consisted of Daniel Estrin (keyboards, vocals), Mark De Vattimo (guitar), Jennah Graieg (bass), Geoff Callaghan (drums) and Emanuel Rudnicki (guitar). The album was released in Australia in 2003. One year later, “Element V” was noticed by Dutch label DVS Records and released in Europe. Another label, Woodbell/Experience, released the album in Japan. Voyager’s popularity increased rapidly.

After the release of “Element V”, Jennah left the band and was replaced by Melissa Fiocco. At the end of 2006, Emanuel and Geoff left the band. They were replaced by Simone Dow and Mark Boeijen.

In early 2006, Voyager entered Sovereign studios to record “uniVers”, with Boeijen and Dow as firm members of the band. Voyager released a video clip to the radio edit version of the song “Sober”.

In October 2007, the band signed to German label Dockyard 1 Records in Hamburg, who released “uniVers” worldwide. The album was voted album of the month by Belgium’s Mindview magazine and album of the week in Finland’s Imperiumi magazine. The band was nominated in the Top 10 of the MusicOz Awards.

After the release of “UniVers”, Melissa Fiocco left the band. The band parted ways with bass player Melissa Fiocco shortly after the release of uniVers, a split which was not without controversy. Fiocco was replaced by Alex Canion.

Voyager made a European tour throughout Denmark, Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland in spite of the cancellation. In June 2008, guitarist Mark De Vattimo left Voyager.

Voyager released their album “I Am the ReVolution” on 20 September 2009. The album was immediately received very positively. The album was named album of the week by Romania’s MetalFan website and the song “Total Existence Failure” picked up the Song of the Year from the West Australian Music Industry Awards. Voyager released a new video for the song “The Devil in Me” in October 2009.

In 2010, Voyager was nominated three times as a top 10 finalist at the Australian MusicOz Awards for “Lost”, “The Devil in Me” and the video for the latter. The band also picked up a nomination for 2010 WAMI “Best hard rock/metal act” presented by the West Australian Music Industry.

Chris Hanssen leftg Voyager in 2010, with Scott Kay taking over guitar duties. In October 2011 the band released “The Meaning of I”. The album is the first to feature new guitarist Scott Kay and the last to feature Mark Boeijen on drums who left shortly after the recording. 

At the end of 2013, Voyager unveiled a crowdfunding campaign for their album “V” and unveiled clips of pre-production recordings of new songs. The campaign’s goal was reached within three days of its launch. “Breaking Down” was the first single from the album.

In May 2015, Voyager toured through Australia. nationally, supported by French progressive rock band Klone. 

A new album called “Ghost Mile” was released on 12 May 2017.  Voyager were shortlisted to the Australian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Runaway”, but they did not reach the last 10. However, in 2022 they did take part in Eurovision – Australia Decides. The band was the runner up in the contest with the song “Dreamer”.

On 21 February 2023, it was announced that Voyager were internally selected to represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with the song “Promise”. The band reached the final and became 9th there.



🇦🇺 Australia



Alex Canion
Ashley Doodkorte
Daniel Estrin
Scott Kay
Simon Dow

Alex Canion
Ashley Doodkorte
Daniel Estrin
Scott Kay
Simon Dow


Results Semi

Points: 149
Position: 1
Running order: 16

Results Finals

Points: 151
Position: 9
Running order: 15