Jessica Mauboy was the Australian interval-act in 2014

G’day, Scandinavia! Not long ago Denmark’s state broadcaster announced that Australian singer Jessica Mauboy will be the second semi-final interval act for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Now it has emerged that Jessica will sing her latest single “Never Be the Same” along with another song that she’s writing with Iian Kidron just for Eurovision.

2Day FM, Sydney’s No.1 hit music station, confirmed the news via Twitter on April 18. Jess also retweeted their message:

JessicaMauboyNGBTS

Since the big announcement Jess has been on numerous shows in Australia. Watch ’em below y’all!

http://youtu.be/GhD8Fk8BMks

Jess performed “Never Be the Same” on the Today show, Australia’s longest-running breakfast television program. Jessica tells Richard that her number is “one of the best songs I’ve ever written.” She discusses being a guest at this year’s Eurovision and said “37 countries are in the competition and yeah I’m apart of that, so it’s yeah pretty amazing.”

http://youtu.be/_m5cgHOjSxQ

Jessica was also on Mornings, an Australian talk show. Jess sang a part of ABBA’s “Waterloo” for hosts Richard and Sonia and oozed excitement. “It’s been televised in our country for so many years now and I’ve been watching it since I was 11 years old.”

What do you think of Jessica Mauboy’s “Never Be the Same”? Please comment below!

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Robyn
Robyn
6 years ago

“Never be the Same” will *not* be the song that Jessica sings at the semi-final. At her press conference just now she said the song was an as yet unreleased track that would be heard for the first time at the semi-final. She’s written it especially for Eurovision and she wanted to make it special by debuting it at the semi-final.

Euphoria
Euphoria
6 years ago

Uhmmm, I would have loved to see Katy Perry on the Eurovision stage, haha! 😀

Alena
Alena
6 years ago

AUSTRALIA LOVES EUROVISION! We do! We really really love it!

But I think the reason why Jess Mauboy was chosen to sing is because Mary, the crowned Princess of Denmark is from Tasmania, Australia 🙂 So there’s a real connection between our two countries!

Robyn
Robyn
6 years ago

A question for non-European fans – does Eurovision screen on a TV channel in your country?

In New Zealand, it used to screen on a weird pay TV channel, then that stopped for a couple of years. This year it’s coming back to UKTV, a pay channel run by the BBC, but they’re not using the BBC’s commentary. They’re screening all three shows live.

Robyn
Robyn
6 years ago

Why Australia? As far as I know, Australia is the only non-EBU country who send their own commentary team to cover the show each year. Eurovision is a seriously big deal in Australia. Even though it’s not screened live (it would be at 5am if it was), people eagerly watch it every year and have screening parties with their friends and family. Is it like this in any other non-EBU country? There are obviously Eurovision fans in plenty of other countries (I’m one!), but Australia seems to be the only country who makes as much of a deal about it… Read more »

fikri
fikri
6 years ago

another boring english ballad… o.O what’s so australian about this?

Just being honest
Just being honest
6 years ago

I agree with Nanda. Its nice to see Eurovision cares for their non-EBU fans but why only Australia? Not America? Perhaps there’s a motive behind this Aussie-love at Eurovision. Promoting tourism to the country perhaps?

D
D
6 years ago

Love it so much, if this was actually competing I think we might of had a runaway winner.

Eugene UK
Eugene UK
6 years ago

Oops I meant “original” and not “new” again!!

Eugene UK
Eugene UK
6 years ago

I can’t understand Denmark’s decision here, perhaps money is involved? To the Western music public this brings nothing new, different or new to the table. We’ve heard it all before. It’s a mash-up of Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Beyonce, Demi Lovata etc etc etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rywUS-ohqeE

xandre lee
xandre lee
6 years ago

JESSICA MAUBOY She’s OZ of INDONESIAN & INDIGENOUS OZ descent!
You go girl!

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

OMG. This is my favourite song of hers. I’m so happy right now. 🙂

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

I didn’t know Jessica before they announced she would take part as the interval act, but since then I started listening to some of her songs and fell in love! However Never be the Same is not one of my favourites 😛 I hope the one she’s preparing specially for ESC will be a lot better.

Nanda
Nanda
6 years ago

I wish Eurovision producers would start noticing all non-european fans.
It’s awesome that they look outside the continent, but it’s always Australia. Say hi to Australia, shout outs to Australia… Never the rest.

EscGibboFan
EscGibboFan
6 years ago

As I expected hehe this is better than the 37 entries so basically “the awkward moment when the interval act is better than all the song” maybe countries should start seeking Australian composers instead of Swedish and have a real shot at winning 🙂

gavin
gavin
6 years ago

Great song. Slightly random to have it as an interval act. Why wouldn’t you show some form of entertainment from your home ground? Sweden did magnificently last year on that front.

Why do i feel last years contest was about content and quality and this year is all about shown without depth.

Ryanireland
Ryanireland
6 years ago

I don’t the reasoning in this. Surely Denmark could put forward and showcase their own music scene and young talent. 🙁

richard
richard
6 years ago

If Australia could compete in Eurovision this year, They would win!

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Cool beans!

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

This year’s ESC’s soundtrack should include this song as another bonus track.

Robyn
Robyn
6 years ago

Damn, this is goood. She’s going to sound fab in the semi-final – and she gets the luxury of not having the three-minute limit. I bet there’ll be a few countries who wish they had a song this good!

Woz
Woz
6 years ago

Nice warm voice! If this could take part in the competition it would certainly scratch some votes. I wonder when is she going to sing. I guess the right moment is during the televoting break.