Montaigne to sing Technicolour at Eurovision
“I’m so excited to present Technicolour to the world!" says Montaigne as Australia's entry to Eurovision 2021 is confirmed.
SBS has confirmed Montaigne will perform her new song Technicolour as Australia’s entry into the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.
A snippet has been released (below) with the full song available tomorrow.
She will perform the track at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday. Montaigne co-wrote the song alongside Sydney-based songwriter and producer, Dave Hammer (Lime Cordiale, Thundamentals).
Eurovision will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and broadcast on SBS from 19 to 23 May.
Montaigne said: “I’m so excited to present Technicolour to the world! I think it does it all — makes you want to cry, makes you want to dance, makes you want to take on a malignant corporate power — and I think that it is both forward-thinking and suitable for Eurovision.”
SBS Commissioning Editor and Australian Head of Delegation Josh Martin said: “We love this song! SBS has always celebrated the technicolour nature of Australia and the world, and Montaigne has written an anthem that encapsulates all that we stand for as a broadcaster and a country. Where better to premiere it, than one of the world’s most loved Pride events – the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras! The song is positive, purposeful – and let’s face it – fun! It will be right at home at the world’s largest, inclusive technicolour song contest where, to borrow a line from the chorus – ‘if we stand together, we can do whatever’.”
Creative Director of Eurovision: Australia Decides and Director of Blink TV Paul Clarke said: “Technicolour begins by addressing the universal and personal challenges of the pandemic, then it empowers you to be a superhero and rise above. It’s all done with Montaigne’s cheeky sense of humour, at once vulnerable and kinda fierce. I’m expecting some deep and moving music this year at Eurovision, but we are flicking the switch to empowerment with Montaigne and turning the volume right up.”
Technicolour is released worldwide on Friday by Sony Music / Wonderlick Recording Company.