Australia has voted for Iceland as its favourite entry which would have competed at the cancelled 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
Think About Things by Daði og Gagnamagnið topped the votes by fans in last night’s Eurovision: Big Night In!
Russian band Little Big took out second place with Uno, while Lithuania’s The Roop came in third with their indie-pop entry On Fire.
All three had the kooky factor this year…
SBS Commissioning Editor and Australian Head of Delegation Josh Martin said: “Move over Bjork, Australians have voted Daði og Gagnamagnið as our new favourite Icelandic artists with a beautiful song honouring a parent’s love for a newborn. SBS is proud to have given Eurovision fans some sort of closure to this year’s contest and, although we’ll never know who might have won the song contest this year, Montaigne’s performance tonight was incredible. I have no doubt she would have done Australia proud and finished high on the leader board!”
Australia’s Montaigne, who was ineligible for local votes, revealed the concept behind her planned staging planned of Don’t Break Me.
“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,” she said.
“The core team at Blink TV & SBS did an amazing job of finding recruits who understood my niche interests (dungeons & dragons, fantasy, anime & animation) and could fuse that with the emotional content as well as a “popular” aesthetic. Now it’s back to the drawing board. I’m excited to cook up something fresh and new for 2021!”