Discussion in 'Eurovision' started by ItTakesAMuscle, May 20, 2019.
'iOTA' and 'Mitch Tambo' thinking they stand a chance next to Vocalnessa Amorosicon...
I am on #TeamMontaigne!
Montaigne is actually really great and probably too talented for Eurovision sgfdhfjgfh
Nice to finally have some young competitors.
Montaigne is great.
Vanessa Amorosi?!! What a scoop!!
Absolutely everybody is excited.
First song revealed and..................... no
I realise this post only proves the point of his song sksksk
Never mind Joslyn Fox, here's the real low-rent version of Courtney Act
I Am King, I Am Queen?
How can you take something so personal and unique like gay shame and turn it into something so banal and tired?
Think you mean low-rent Alfie Arcuri sksks
Interview with one of the nicest guys in ESC land (and Aussie HoD) Paul Clarke here:
The executive responsible for SBS's televised Eurovision decider says he is confident Australia can win the 2020 international song contest despite previous entrant Kate Miller-Heidke coming in ninth place.
SBS has unveiled the final lineup for its second Eurovision: Australia Decides event, which will screen in February. The contest is designed to select the strongest-possible Eurovision entry and is modelled on Sweden's historically successful Melodifestivalen.
Among the 10 artists vying to represent Australia at Eurovision next year are The Voice winner Diana Rouvas, Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan, Australia's Got Talent winner Jack Vidgen, and folk musician Didirri.
The 10 artists vying to represent Australia at Eurovision next year are Casey Donovan, Vanessa Amorosi, Indigenous artist Mitch Tambo, alternative singer-songwriter iOTA, pop star Montaigne, folk musician Didirri, The Voice winner Diana Rouvas, Australia's Got Talent winner Jack Vidgen, Darwin singer-songwriter Jordan-Ravi and multimedia artist Jaguar Jonze.
None of the shortlisted artists made an appearance at the inaugural Australia Decides song contest. Paul Clarke, the director of Blink TV – the production company responsible for the Australian competition – says this wasn't a deliberate decision.
Eyes on Eurovision: singer iOTA.
Last year's runners up, electronic music duo Electric Fields, were invited back but didn't feel like they had a Eurovision-winning song this time around.
"It's alright to have a year off, have a think about it and then come back," said Clarke. The TV boss hopes Australia Decides becomes a permanent feature of Australia's involvement in Eurovision.
"We didn't push hard for there to be exactly the same artists this [time]," he added. "We wanted to start with a clean slate. But the spirit of [the previous] year will be there. We will have Kate Miller-Heidke performing as a tribute. In many ways, [next] year is stronger because the points of difference are broader. The songwriting might even be more powerful.
"I promise that in the first song – it'll likely be iOTA – we're going to do something as absolutely off the wall as what we did with Kate. It'll be dangerous. People watch Eurovision for the spectacle. Having an artist like iOTA in the competition is a licence for mischief."
At Eurovision, Miller-Heidke donned a seven-metre long dress. She was also flanked by dancers balancing atop swaying poles. The Australian was widely tipped to do well at Eurovision but failed to make the top five.
Clarke said he and his team had dissected this year's results closely and would take what they had learned to the 2020 contest in the Netherlands.
"Kate's performance was exceptional last year and I thought she brought a real Australian-ness," he said. "But for a lot of Europeans, they turn to Australia for what is new and what is different.
"I think they felt they already had opera. That opera is something that comes from Europe. This year, I'm convinced we've got a potential winner. There's four, five, maybe six people that could win the competition this year. I couldn't be happier."
Australia's 2020 Eurovision entry will be announced live on SBS on Saturday, February 8.
So human Ken Doll is now trying for Australia instead of San Marino huh
A nice guy he may be, but this is a bit ridiculous....
I hope Vanessa Amorosi represents Australia. I think she really deserves the opportunity.
There must be an error here somewhere, I can’t see Samantha Jades name anywhere?
I can't see her risking not winning.
I can see her on The Masked Singer though.
The tracks are slowly trickling in. Majority of them should be released tomorrow.
The iota one had a low key release today. I'm not really feeling it.
Jordan-Ravi's track written by two Swedes, Tania Doko and the guy from Sheppard is available to stream. It's, uh, radio-friendly?
Où sont les bops?
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