AUSTRALIA – After the unprecedented cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020 due to Covid-19, Montaigne, the winner of ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides – Gold Coast 2020’ held in February, will still get her shot at Eurovision glory with a new song, when the Eurovision Song Contest returns in May 2021 in the host city, Rotterdam.
Although there won’t be a ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ show in 2021, Blink and SBS are intending to put on a come-back show for early 2022.
As Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides and Director of Blink TV Paul Clarke said: “It’s great to know for certain that Australia will be able to cheer for Montaigne at Eurovision 2021, and we’re excited to be working with her on a new song and staging.”
Meanwhile, it’s important to appreciate what has been achieved with Australia Decides – we are so grateful to our key partners, Tourism and Events Queensland, City of Gold Coast, Screen Queensland and more recently Moroccanoil and APRA AMCOS for their commitment to building a major TV event for music artists and songwriters, who like all of us, are facing unprecedented challenges this year. To our music community, we say – write the perfect Eurovision song! We have every intention of bringing the show back to the Gold Coast in 2022 bigger and better than ever.”
Read more at SBS about Montaigne representing Australia in 2021. For the latest updates visit sbs.com.au/eurovision
We look forward to showcasing more great Australian musical and songwriting talent as they join growing alumni we can are so proud of including Kate Miller-Heike, Vanessa Amorosi, Courtney Act, Electric Fields, Sheppard, Casey Donovan, Jack Vidgen, iOTA and many more.