Back in April, SBS announced that Montaigne will return to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. She had been set to represent the country at the 2020 contest, prior to the contest’s cancellation. Having teased a “totally f****d” potential entry back in the summer, Montaigne has given more details in a recent stream.
Appearing as a guest on the Dragon Friends Twitch stream, she went on to describe what is possibly the aforementioned entry:
But I am pretty sure I have a song. It’s called “JC Ultra” and it’s a reference to MKUltra, that f****d brainwashing program that the CIA tried to do back in the day, in the ’70s or the ’80s. It’s about a society of aliens that has a major music label as a front for a brainwashing program where they try to brainwash potential music celebrities to go out and spout pro-alien propaganda to try and help the aliens to integrate into human society better and covertly usurp human power.Montaigne on Dragon Friends, as transcribed by Wiwibloggs
She also explained that her management had discussed bringing in international songwriters to work on her Eurovision 2021 entry. Whether we’ll ever hear “JC Ultra”, let alone whether the song will make it to the contest, remains to be seen.
You can watch the interview back here (Eurovision chat stats around 2:11:00 in).
Montaigne at Eurovision (so far)
Montaigne was set to represent Australia at the 2020 contest after winning Eurovision: Australia Decides in February. She would have performed the song, “Don’t Break Me”, in the first semi-final in Rotterdam on May 12th. However, she will have to send a new song due to the EBU announcing that the 2020 entries would not be eligible for next year’s contest.
I’m very keen to make new music, to produce a new song and figure out a new performance for next year. I’m sad I couldn’t do this year’s because I thought it was going to be really cool but really happy to get another chance at it… Stay tuned and watch this space because there’ll be stuff to come.Montaigne
She also said that she was keen to produce her new entry for the contest, and urges people to “stay tuned”. Whether or not we will get to hear the song she’s teasing remains to be seen, but we hope we do!
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