We are no longer accepting comments on this article. SBS has unveiled the final lineup for its second Eurovision: Australia Decides event, which will screen in February. The artist who will represent Australia at Eurovision 2020 has been selected after 10 hopefuls battled it out in an epic live television spectacular. The final performance of the evening was reserved for a new Eurovision act, Lars Erickssong (AKA actor Will Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (most commonly known as actress Rachel McAdams) with their music video for Volcano Man, from upcoming comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of the Fire Saga. Eurovision 2020 Australia: Montaigne - "Don't Break Me" 120. During the event, the competition was fierce for the chance to sing in front of a TV audience of 180 million people. Eurovision is the world’s largest television music competition and Australia has been taking part in the contest since 2015 when Guy Sebastian kicked off the campaign and finished fifth. 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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. It pays to have good friends! What is Australia’s Eurovision 2020 song called? Jordan Ravi, who made his name auditioning on America's Got Talent, performed his song Pushing Stars. The 24 year old Sydney-based artist took to the stage to perform her song Don’t Break Me, alongside some of Australia’s biggest names in music. 11 months ago. The Australian contenders are in for Eurovision 2020 and the competition is hot!. Stellar: Former Australia's Got Talent singer Jack Vidgen performed I Am King, I Am Queen. An impressive line up of Aussie artists have been announced as those vying to be Australia’s entrant into the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. It wouldn’t be Eurovision without a solid Swedish entry. 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The comments below have not been moderated. Tina said the phrase means, "better small bird in my hand than a big bird in a tree" or, in simpler terms, enjoy the things you have now rather than waiting for something bigger to come along. ... Australian entrant Montaigne is one of those who've been reselected but contest rules state it has to be with a new song. Past Eurovision stars Kate Miller-Heidke, Dami Im, along with winner of the Eurovision song contest 2015 Måns Zelmerlöw, served as special guests at the show. Warning of widespread FLOODING after Christmas as experts tell people in high-risk areas to protect precious... 'Hi guys, I'm Harry! Australia's 2018 entrant Jessica Mauboy performed her Eurovision hit We Got Love, accompanied by Kate Miller-Heidke, Electric Fields, Courtney Act, Jack Vidgen, Isaiah and Ella Hooper separately by video link. If China stops taking Australia's coal, will other countries fill the gap? The indie-pop singer beat out big names like Vanessa Amorosi, Casey Donovan and Jack Vidgen, to perform at the upcoming event in The Netherlands. Think About Things has since gone on to amass over seven million views on YouTube. Audio. Earlier in the night, Kate Miller Heidke appeared happy to pass on the Eurovision baton to whomever would become the eventual winner. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Songstress: Former Australian Idol star Casey Donovan (pictured) delivered an emotional performance of her song Proud. Band Didirri performed Raw Stuff, indigenous singer Mitch Tambo performed Together and iOTA performed the song Life. Montaigne topped Saturday's scoreboard with 107 points. Russia's Little Big nabbed second place with their kitschy song Uno, while Lithuania's The Roop, tipped to win by experts, came in third with their art-pop track On Fire. Hosts: Comedian Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst hosted the event, with the duo returning for hosting duties after last year. Some 180 million people around the world were expected to watch the annual campy contest, with 41 European nations — as well as Israel and Australia, of course — having entered. Jaguar Jonze was also there harmonising with the group, having only been discharged from hospital last month after contracting COVID-19. And warning: it’s not a particularly happy song. Cypriot broadcaster CYBC love to tease – especially when it comes to their Eurovision act. Artists from the song contest's past iterations also took to the virtual stage over the course of the night. Eurovision – Australia Decides takes place on Saturday the 8th of February 2020. Now they're back in lockdown, Magistrate critical of 'outdated' questions from Craig McLachlan's lawyer to complainants, Live: Republicans split over whether to back Trump in election challenges, following a nationwide vote and countdown as part of an SBS Eurovision replacement special. Eurovision 2020 may have been cancelled, but we still have a "winner". And the Netherlands' act Jeangu Macrooy shared the phrase, "hoop doet leven", which he said means, "hope gives life". AUSTRALIA DECIDES: Montaigne (pictured) was chosen to represent Australia at the Eurovision song contest 2020 on Saturday night. The tune even crossed actor Russell Crowe's radar. The countdown came at the end of a night of replacement Eurovision entertainment hosted by SBS' Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey, with the 41 songs from 2020 honoured, postcards and all. The song is a slice of dreamy, chilled-out pop with both Armenian and English lyrics. Can't stop ordering takeaways? Published: 12:22 GMT, 8 February 2020 | Updated: 13:07 GMT, 8 February 2020. But "in this time", there are messages of hope to be found even in Eurovision songs, writes Yasmin Jeffery. Number 10 is slammed for failing to reveal the number of Brits who've received Pfizer's Covid vaccine so far, Unemployment spikes to 4.9 per cent as a record 370,000 are made redundant in three months, Italy surpasses the UK to record the most coronavirus deaths in Europe, Italy unveils its 1,500 pop-up vaccine pavilions which will be installed around the country. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic, Follow our live coverage of the US election aftermath. +9 AUSTRALIA DECIDES: Montaigne (pictured) was chosen to represent Australia at the Eurovision song contest 2020 on Saturday night Montaigne beamed … GERMANY Germany: Selection process remains the same for Eurovision 2020. Iceland has never won the actual Eurovision Song Contest. and I'm Meghan! Say Eurovision 2020 were going ahead. On Saturday, the 24-year-old, real name Jessica Alyssa Cerro, was overwhelmingly voted as the winner of Eurovision: Australia Decides contest on the Gold Coast. Redirecting to /fabulous/13446721/meghan-markle-prince-harry-live-determined-duchess/ Eurovision 2020: Ben Dolic will represent Germany with "Violent Thing" 10 months ago. The entry would have been performed by Montaigne. ', Star: iOTA was the first act to take to the stage, performance the song Life. 'My song is called Don't Break Me. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the contest had […] But audiences were treated to a studio performance of the 24-year-old singer's 2020 track, Don't Break Me, revealing the concept for the staging she had planned for the Rotterdam event. The group's synth-pop track went viral before the song contest was called off due to the coronavirus in March. And SBS is now calling for music entries via sbs.com.au/Eurovision. Australia has had an increasing interest in Eurovision, with Guy Sebastian first performing back in 2015. Australia Decides 2020 so far. 'I'm so, so grateful to have been on this crazy ride and I look forward to handing over the baton to whoever wins tonight. Diana Rouvas - Australia Decides entrant 2020 Australia first held a national final in 2019, where Kate Miller-Heidke was selected as the Australian representative, eventually finishing 9th in Tel Aviv. Dami Im performed Sound of Silence in 2016, placing second. His entry is about as far … 08 February 2020 at 13:06 CET During the final of the country’s national selection ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’, Australia chose Montaigne to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Eurovision 2020 was cancelled. Ready to rock! The contest has attracted a strong viewing audience in Australia, primarily because a significant proportion of the population have ancestry in Europe (in particular in the United Kingdom). Earlier in the night, she spoke about the importance of the song, which is about the breakdown phase of an intimate relationship. Australia has voted to crown Iceland's Daði & Gagnamagnið this year's top Eurovision act following a nationwide vote and countdown as part of an SBS Eurovision replacement special, Eurovision 2020: Big Night In! Moved Permanently. 3.5 stars ★ 9224 ratings. Montaigne will head to the Netherlands in May to represent Australia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest after being declared the winner of SBS’ Eurovision – Australia Decides. One of these artists is Benny Cristo from the Czech Republic who was supposed to represent his country with the song Kemama. I don't feel the same buzz When your name comes up on my phone anymore Feels like I don't feel you I … Here's how to eat better and look after... Make home your castle! Montaigne said in a statement: "To bring a song to life on the Eurovision stage takes a lot of hard-working creative people, and though we don't get the real stage, I'm grateful that we get to show off our baby — in which we are very proud — to the public. Australia was featured as the interval act in the Second Semi-Final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest when Jessica Mauboy performed the song Sea Of Flags. It has been one of the most exhilarating years of my life,' she said. Montaigne will perform Don’t Break Me on the Eurovision stage. beamed as she performed her song Don't Break Me after being named as Australia's entrant for Eurovision 2020 with 107 points. The vote is partially decided by a jury of artists and industry experts, as well as a public vote which is considered 50 per cent of the final tally. Videos. 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