Montaigne to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021
After the unprecedented cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest this year, SBS is proud to announce that art-pop singer-songwriter Montaigne will still get her shot at Eurovision glory, when the Eurovision Song Contest returns in May 2021.
Montaigne was chosen to represent the country after winning Eurovision – Australia Decides with her performance of Don’t Break Me in February 2020. She’s thrilled that Australia’s decision will be honoured in 2021.
Australia’s 2020 Eurovision Song Contest representative
Montaigne has been crowned the winner of Eurovision – Australia Decides during the Live TV Final on SBS on Saturday 8 February.
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. The scores of the viewing public and jury were combined for the official results.
Our 2020 Eurovision – Australia Decides Artists
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.
Our 2020 Eurovision – Australia Decides Guest Artists
Hosted by SBS Eurovisionaries comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst, Eurovision – Australia Decides will also showcase local and international Eurovision royalty with four special guest acts confirmed to perform: winner of the inaugural Eurovision – Australia Decides Kate Miller-Heidke will return to the stage where it all began, Swedish pop phenomenon and winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Måns Zelmerlöw, powerhouse vocalist and Eurovision 2016 runner up Dami Im and Australia’s 2019 Junior Eurovision representative Jordan Anthony.
Join the two day Eurovision party on Queensland’s Gold Coast!
Opening Night Show
Friday 7 February | 7:30pm–10:00pm
The artists’ staging and performances are revealed for the first time and judged by the jury. Be there as the contest heats up; the jury’s scores are worth 50% of the results.
Saturday 8 February | 1:00pm–3:30pm
Witness the spectacle of the evening shows at a family-friendly price and time.
Live TV Final
Saturday 8 February | 7:30pm–10:00pm
Be part of the live TV broadcast, see the performances, vote and be there to witness who Australia decides to crown winner of Eurovision – Australia Decides – Gold Coast 2020 going on to represent our country in the Netherlands.
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Message from the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail
The Hon Kate Jones MP
Welcome Eurovision – Australia Decides back to the Gold Coast for a second year.
World-class artists will battle it out on the Gold Coast for a spot to represent Australia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands.
The Queensland Government is proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland. Events like this are a great opportunity to showcase the best of the Gold Coast to a national audience, inspiring travellers to visit this beautiful region and supporting local jobs. This event is a highlight on the It’s Live! In Queensland events calendar, worth $880 million to the state’s economy in 2020.
For those attending this year’s event, I encourage you to make the most of the Gold Coast’s unique tourism experiences from our world-famous beaches, amazing food and wine, to the lush hinterland.
The Hon Kate Jones MP
Minister for Innovation and
Tourism Industry Development and
Minister for Cross River Rail
Buy Tickets for all three Eurovision – Australia Decides – Gold Coast 2020 shows at Ticketek.
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Check out these tips for your Gold Coast break, whether it’s Eurovision, a getaway with friends or a holiday for the whole family.
Plan your Stay - Come and Play
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