Earlier today, it was announced on social media that Australia’s entry for Eurovision 2021 will be released on 5th March. Montaigne will represent the country at this year’s contest, after originally being selected to represent Australia last year.
A few days ago, Montaigne posted a teaser clip of the entry on Twitter. A Shazam search revealed the title of the song in the clip as “Technicolour”. However, the title of the song has yet to be officially confirmed by SBS or Montaigne.
Taking to Twitter earlier today, Montaigne confirmed that her Eurovision entry will be revealed on Friday (5th March). Serbia are also set to release their 2021 entry on Friday.
She later clarified in a tweet that her song would be released during the hours of Friday in Australia. The Australian capital city Canberra is 10 hours ahead of Central European Time, meaning European fans may get to hear Montaigne’s entry on Thursday instead.
In her first vlog yesterday, Montaigne revealed that her entry had been inspired by hyperpop and artists like Rina Sawayama, Charli XCX, 100 Gecs and Kero Kero Bonito. She has been working on the entry with Sydney-based producer Dave Hammer.
Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Although many Australians have performed on the Eurovision stage, it wasn’t until 2015 the nation took part ‘as a guest’. Guy Sebastian flew the flag with the uptempo ‘Tonight Again’, coming 5th. Due to the resounding success and positive response, Australia have competed in the contest since. In 2019, the EBU guaranteed Australia’s ability to participate until 2023. To date, Dami Im currently holds the crown for ‘best Australian result’ – almost winning the contest with ‘Sound of Silence’.
Last year, Montaigne was selected as Australia’s representative after winning Eurovision: Australia Decides with her song, “Don’t Break Me”. After the contest was cancelled, SBS invited Montaigne back to compete at the 2021 contest in Rotterdam.
Are you excited to hear Montaigne’s “hyperpop” entry? Were you a “Don’t Break Me” fan last year?
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