As of last week, six of the entries competing in the Australian national final had been revealed – they are the songs of Casey Donovan, Diana Rouvas, iOTA, Jack Vidgen, Jordan-Ravi and Mitch Tambo. Then, Vanessa Amorosi confirmed that “Lessons of Love” would be her entry. Now, just one more song remains to be released as Jaguar Jonze and Didirri release their songs.
The 2020 national selection for Australia, Eurovision – Australia Decides, will be held on Saturday 8th February on Gold Coast. The show, which will be presented by Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst, will be the second time Australia has held a national final. Last year, Kate Miller-Heidke won the selection with “Zero Gravity”.
The show will be broadcast live across Australia on SBS at 19:30 AEST on February 8th. Fans worldwide will be able to watch the show via a live stream, starting at 11:30 CET.
You can listen to Jaguar Jonze’s “Rabbit Hole” below:
And you can listen to Didirri’s “Raw Stuff” below:
Now, Montaigne remains the only participating artist whose song has yet to be released. Keep an eye out for news on ESCXTRA once the songs are dropped!
Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Australia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, as a “guest country” to celebrate the contest’s 60th anniversary. Guy Sebastian was selected to represent the country with “Tonight Again”, which finished in 5th place with 196 points. This therefore makes them the most recent debutant to the contest.
Australia were again invited to take part in the contest in 2016, and have been every year since. This year, SBS and the EBU confirmed that Australia’s participation in the contest has been secured until 2023.
Thus far, Australia have never failed to make the final. So far, they have finished as runners-up in 2016, in 9th place in 2017 and 2019 and in 20th place in 2018. Interestingly, they are one of only two countries to maintain their 100% qualification record (along with Ukraine).
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