SBS and production partner Blink TV have announced the final four songs for Eurovision – Australia Decides.
Artists and fans will soon be arriving on the Gold Coast, with the Live TV Final broadcast live and exclusive on SBS on Saturday 8 February. The national final will showcase some of Australia’s biggest acts, singing original songs, for the chance to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The final four songs to be revealed are Vanessa Amorosi’s power ballad Lessons of Love, Montaigne’s Don’t Break Me about the breakdown of a toxic relationship, both personal and political, Didirri’s ballad Raw Stuff and Jaguar Jonze’s Rabbit Hole about battles with mental health.
The other acts vying for their shot to represent Australia on the world’s biggest stage are: powerhouse entertainer Casey Donovan with Proud, rising First Nations artist Mitch Tambo with Together, glam rock star iOTA with Life, The Voice winner Diana Rouvas with Can We Make Heaven, 19-year-old singer-songwriter Jordan-Ravi with Pushing Stars and Australia’s Got Talent winner Jack Vidgen with I Am King I Am Queen.
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.
SBS commissioning editor for entertainment and Australian head of delegation Josh Martin said:
“After listening to over 600 songs, we have our final 10! 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.”