Aurora are a popular band from Arjastan, who represented the country in NSC7, reaching the final from the semi with the song "Summer Son", before finishing in 16th place in the final. The hype around "Summer Son" was by far the most around any Arjan entry, so achieving Arjastan's lowest absolute position to date was a huge disappointment for the country.
Before NSC7, Aurora were one of the most successful Arjan groups of the early 2000s, but hadn't been heard from since their 2002 album "Aurora" went multi-platinum and sold over 3 million copies. They reached the number 1 position in the Arjan charts with "Ordinary World" (with Naimee Coleman), "Dreaming", "Your Mistake" (with Lizzy Pattinson) and "If You Could Read My Mind" (with Marcella Detroit). The vocalist with Aurora for the contest was Lizzy Pattinson.
The group kept a low profile after the disappointment of the NSC7 result, but returned to the Arjan national final for NSC14, which they promptly won with "The Day It Rained Forever", becoming the first act to represent Arjastan more than once. "The Day It Rained Forever" went on to finish 2nd in a close-run final, and then ultimately won the second edition of Congratulations. "The Day It Rained Forever" currently holds the record for most points scored by an Arjan entry, and by placing is the third most successful Arjan entry to date.
|Arjastan in the Nation Song Contest|
|1 Belén Arjona - 2 The Veronicas - 3 Tata Young - 4 Marie Serneholt - 5 Savage Garden - 6 Oceania - 7 Aurora - 8 Saving Jane - 9 Sandy - 10 Manca Špik - 11 Tina Cousins - 12 Lifehouse - 13 Alessia Blue - 14 Aurora - 15 Di-Rect ft Wibi Soerjadi - 16 Mikeyla - 17 Jurgen Vries & CMC - 18 The Veronicas - 19 Chesney Hawkes - 20 Ellie Campbell - 21 Angel City - 22 Luca Dirisio - 23 DJ Smash pts Fast Food - 24 Royworld - 25 Wunder - 26 Flip N' Fill ft Kelly Llorenna - 27 Tisuby & Georgina - 28 Lââm - 29 Pay-TV - 30 Lisa Miskovsky - 31 Jody - 32 The Rocket Summer - 33 NKD - 34 The Getaway Plan - 35 Saving Jane - 36 Aura & Doobie ft Ludmiła Kac & Ivan Busłaj - 37 Lost Witness - 38 Ultrabeat - 39 Ort - 40 Tin Tin Out - 41 Ameerah - 42 Naimee Coleman - 43 Nadia Ali - 44 Nick Nolan - 45 Joanna - 46 Bag Raiders - 47 VanVelzen - 48 Priscilla Renea - 49 Deborah Cox|