Eurovision: Australia Decides: all 10 songs revealed

All 10 songs have now been revealed for Eurovision: Australia Decides, to be hosted by Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst on Saturday February 8 on the Gold Coast.

Apple Music playlist.

Vanessa Amorosi “Lessons of Love”

Montaigne“Don’t Break Me”

Didirri: “Raw Stuff”

Jaguar Jones: “Rabbit Hole”

Casey Donovan: “Proud”

Mitch Tambo: “Together”

Diana Rouvas: “Can We Make Heaven”

 

iOTA: “Life”

Jordan-Ravi: “Pushing Stars”

Jack Vidgen: “I Am King, I Am Queen”

Vanessa Amorosi said: “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.”

Montaigne said: “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.”

Didirri said: “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.”

Jaguar Jonze said: “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.”

SBS Commissioning Editor for Entertainment and Australian Head of Delegation Josh Martin said: “After listening to over 600 songs, we have our final ten! And what a diverse and incredibly eclectic group of songs they are. The artists and songwriters have put so much heart and soul into their music, and the coming week is all about perfecting their staging, which is so crucial for a memorable Eurovision performance. We are so thrilled with the calibre of our final ten, but now the focus will turn to who Australia thinks should be our musical emissary to Eurovision. There can only be one winner and all will be revealed live on SBS!”

Creative Director of Eurovision: Australia Decides and Director of Blink TV Paul Clarke said: “These songs and performances are all very different, but they share one thing – a ton of emotive power. First and foremost, Eurovision is about passion, connecting with people’s hearts. The staging and performances this year will be next level, so people can feel the magic. Worth being in the room if you can get a ticket! This year, the audience can vote in the room during the Opening Night Show on Friday. Then a segment of the performances will be available to view on SBS On Demand for people who want to vote early.”

Broadcast times across Australia:
Saturday 8 February
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

6 Comments:

  1. I’m not feeling that Eurovision vibe from many of the songs. Hmm. Going to be hard to decide.
    How i rank them personally based on studio version (others can disagree 🙂 ). The live version is what’s going to count as the live performance and staging is everything as on the day thats what counts most. Together though is the clear standout for me at the minute. It is a very diverse bunch of songs although some of them are quite meh. Again this is just my opinion 🙂
    1 Together
    2 Pushing Stars
    3 Proud
    4 Lessons of Love
    5 Can We Make Heaven
    6 I Am King, I Am Queen
    7 Don’t Break Me
    8 Life
    9 Rabbit Hole
    10 Raw Stuff

  2. Vanessa’s song sounds very Delta, Casey’s needs a bit more oompf to match the vocals.
    At the moment, I can’t see any real winning chance to take out the comp, perhaps the live performance will really make some songs stand out more

  3. I really like all of those songs. A couple are a little too “sad ballad” for Eurovision though. I’m a huge fan of Vanessa and Casey, but I reckon the songs most suited to Eurovision are Jaguar Jones/ Rabbit Hole, and Mitch Tambo/Together. I’m so proud of the rich and diverse talent that are competing to represent our truly Multicultural Australia too ?

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