Australia has failed to qualify for the Eurovision Song Contest grand final.
The first Semi Final was held earlier today (5am AEST) at Rotterdam Ahoy arena but Montaigne was not one of 10 countries to qualify.
Sadly it marks the first time Australia has missed the Grand Final, taking place Sunday morning Australian time, since we have officially competed (2015).
Montaigne, who did not attend in Rotterdam, performed via Live on Tape from Sydney due to travel restrictions, and watched Live this morning with the Australian delegation.
Qualifying countries are in bold:
- 🇱🇹 Lithuania / The Roop – Discoteque
- 🇸🇮 Slovenia / Ana Soklič – Amen
- 🇷🇺 Russia / Manizha – Russian Woman
- 🇸🇪 Sweden / Tusse – Voices
- 🇦🇺 Australia / Montaigne – Technicolour (Live-on-Tape performance)
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia / Vasil – Here I Stand
- 🇮🇪 Ireland / Lesley Roy – Maps
- 🇨🇾 Cyprus / Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo
- 🇳🇴 Norway / TIX – Fallen Angel
- 🇭🇷 Croatia / Albina – Tick-Tock
- 🇧🇪 Belgium / Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place
- 🇮🇱 Israel / Eden Alene – Set Me Free
- 🇷🇴 Romania / ROXEN – Amnesia
- 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan / Efendi – Mata Hari
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine / Go_A – Shum
- 🇲🇹 Malta / Destiny – Je Me Casse
SBS replays Friday 21 May at 8.30pm.
This post updates.