• The ten contenders for Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020 (SBS)
One of these artists will represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam in May. Listen to the contenders and their songs and get ready to vote for your favourites.
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31 Jan 2020 - 3:37 PM  UPDATED 8 Feb 2020 - 10:29 AM

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Which act will Australia send to the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam? Australia, it's time to decide!

Hosted on the Gold Coast and broadcast live and exclusively on SBS on Saturday 8 FebruaryEurovision – Australia Decides will showcase some of Australia's biggest acts, singing original compositions, for their chance to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

The 2020 contenders from across the musical spectrum vying for the top spot are: Aussie icon Vanessa Amorosi, powerhouse entertainer Casey Donovan, rising First Nations artist Mitch Tambo, glam rock star iOTA, art pop auteur Montaigne, alternative artist Didirri, The Voice winner Diana Rouvas, Australia's Got Talent winner Jack Vidgen, 19-year-old emerging singer-songwriter Jordan-Ravi and Taiwanese-Australian multi-media artist Jaguar Jonze.

All 10 of the songs have been released, and are available to listen to below, in no particular order:  


Casey Donovan – 'Proud'

“From the first line of the song to the end crescendo, I had fallen in love with this song, it spoke to me in a way music hasn’t in a very long time. ‘Proud’ is merely a reminder to yourself, to be proud of who you are, proud of all of the ups and downs, to keep getting up despite the pain and push forward no matter how many people put you down. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy at that. It’s an anthem of self-love and acceptance - a little reminder that we have to stand tall and proud"

All listen and download links: https://CaseyDonovan.lnk.to/Proud


Diana Rouvas – 'Can We Make Heaven'

“'Can We Make Heaven' was inspired by the personal lessons we learn in life and how I feel we can choose to be empowered, choose to grow, create, manifest and be the light in the darkness. The last few months have been an incredibly difficult time for so many Australians affected by the bushfires and it has been so inspiring to watch the nation come together to support those in need. It is amazing to see what we can achieve when we all band together and I know our resilient spirits will see us through to find that light again.”

All listen and download links: https://DianaRouvas.lnk.to/CanWeMakeHeaven


Mitch Tambo – 'Together'

"'Togetheris a really important song to me. It’s the culmination of everything I want to do with my music - to bring people from all walks of life, cultures and creeds together with a message of love, especially when so many are going through such tough times. It’s the perfect song for Eurovision, which is all about uniting people through music no matter what language they speak – or sing. I can’t wait to get out on that stage and perform this song for Australia, and the world.”

All listen and download links: smartURL.it/MT.Together  


iOTA – Life

“I really like this song... and it’s not my song, it was written by Jesse Watt - but I love it. ‘Life’ is inspirational and energetic, positive, mighty, heartfelt and fun... it’s been a joy to imbue my emotion and vibe into another writer’s song, to make it my own - and hopefully please the listeners.”

All listen and download links: https://ampl.ink/VDMmR 


Jordan-Ravi – Pushing Stars

“I’m incredibly excited to be releasing 'Pushing Stars', and I'm very honoured to be releasing it for Eurovision – Australia Decides. The song was written by George Sheppard, Tania Doko and two other Swedish writers, so it has really great Eurovision vibes attached to it. It’s such a meaningful song with heartfelt lyrics and I’ve been able to put my own spin musically on it. I am really proud of the result and I hope that Australia falls in love with 'Pushing Stars'."

All listen and download links: https://ampl.ink/Lam34 


Jack Vidgen – I Am King I Am Queen

"I adore my song 'I Am King I Am Queen', which I co-wrote with Andrew Lowden. It’s a real representation of me and everything I stand for and I think that everyone, young and old, will be able to relate to and take inspiration from this song. I hope that the Eurovision audiences love it as much as I do!”

All listen and download links: https://ampl.ink/2DLvp


Vanessa Amorosi - Lessons of Love 

“So happy to announce 'Lessons of Love' is the song I’m taking to Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020! I couldn’t be more proud and excited to perform this LIVE for the first time in February. Rehearsals have begun and I’m beyond thrilled with the concept of my performance. I CAN’T WAIT for you all to see it.”

 

Lyric video: https://youtu.be/2WAX95xQOiA 


Montaigne - Don't Break Me

"'Don’t Break Me' is a depiction of the enough-is-enough phase of a relationship breakdown, where one person feels like they are putting much more time, energy and resources into the relationship than the other person and becomes frustrated and resentful. I wrote it while reading Codependent No More by Melody Beattie, which really informed the qualities of the character and the relationship dynamic.”

All listen and download links: https://smarturl.it/Montaigne.DBM


Didirri - Raw Stuff

“'Raw Stuff' is a personal song that I almost gave up on. It is a moment for reflection. It’s for anyone else who is trying to process what’s happening in their life. It’s a song about a time when two people are so close but unable to open up to each other. Songwriting really helps me express things that I may otherwise be without words to explain. Performing 'Raw Stuff' cuts close to the bone for me.”

All listen and download links: https://lnk.to/rawstuff


Jaguar Jonze - Rabbit Hole

“'Rabbit Hole' is about exploring the intricacies of our vulnerabilities, and how it unknowingly manifests into different coping mechanisms as we go through life’s inevitable obstacles. It’s about the complicated relationship I have with trauma and the way I react in the face of it. I wrote it at a time when I was really learning about my Complex PTSD, which I’ve had for 20 years. I hope it connects with Australia or whoever needs it. I want it to say that trauma doesn’t have to define you, and that we can return the strength to live the life we deserve.”

All listen and download links: https://lnk.to/JJ-RabbitHole 


HOW TO WATCH EUROVISION - AUSTRALIA DECIDES 2020
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In association with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland, the City of Gold Coast, Screen Queensland, APRA AMCOS, Moroccanoil and accommodation partner QT Gold Coast, Eurovision – Australia Decides will be presented at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 February and tickets for the Opening Night Show, Matinee Show are on sale, with limited tickets available to the Live TV Final.

Hosted by SBS Eurovisionaries comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and bring the nation closer to the Eurovision action. Audiences are encouraged to vote for their favourite acts and the winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final broadcast live and exclusively on SBS on Saturday 8 February.

How to vote: 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2020
Everything you need to know about how to vote for the artist you want to represent Australia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.

Be a part of history and see it live at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

OPENING NIGHT SHOW  (Jury votes)

Friday 7 February, 7.30pm AEST (Not televised / tickets available)
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

 

MATINEE SHOW

Saturday 8 February, 1.00pm AEST (Not televised / tickets available
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

 

LIVE TV FINAL

Saturday 8 February, 7.30pm AEST (Live and Exclusive TV Broadcast on SBS / Limited tickets available)
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Public Vote and Winner Announced

 

To purchase tickets:https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=EUROVISI20

Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020 airs live and exclusively on SBS on Saturday 8 February.

Broadcast times across Australia:

NSW/VIC/TAS/ACT                 8:30pm – 11:00pm       AEDT

QLD                                         7:30pm – 10:00pm       AEST

SA                                           8:00pm – 10:30pm       ACDT

WA                                           5:30pm – 8:00pm         AWST

NT                                           7:00pm – 9:30pm         ACST

 

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