She’s not coming to play, she’s coming to slay! Back in December 2017, the national broadcaster for Australia at Eurovision SBS revealed that Aussie superstar and Eurovision 2014 interval act Jessica Mauboy will represent the land down under at Eurovision 2018.
With the deadline for entries fast approaching, we are currently getting some potential clues as to what Jessica has in store for us for Lisbon. What is the song? Can she continue Australia’s top ten streak?
With thanks to some Nancy Drews on Twitter, it would appear that the title for the Australian entry will be “We Got Love”. Jessica Mauboy has been pushing #wegotlove all across social media.
A recent tweet reads “I left my heart on stage at Eurovision”. It is accompanied by a gif of her “Sea of Flags” performance at Eurovision 2014.
— Jessica Mauboy (@jessicamauboy) March 4, 2018
Former Australian Eurovision contestants have also jumped on board the #wegotlove train. Eurovision 2016 runner-up Dami Im and 2017 finalist Isaiah have been spreading the love on both Instagram and Twitter.
— Isaiah (@isaiahofficial) March 2, 2018
Our friends at aussievision.net also shared an interesting screen grab from the online database of APRA AMCOS — the song licensing body for the Australian music industry.
A song titled “We Got Love” was recently registered with the group. According to the database, the track is performed by Jessica Mauboy and penned by Jessica herself along with David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii (otherwise known as DNA).
DNA are responsible for bringing us “Sound of Silence” and “Don’t Come Easy”. They’ve also worked with heavyweights like Delta Goodrem (“Wings”, “Dear Life”), The Veronicas (“You Ruin Me”, “If You Love Someone”, “In My Blood”) and Guy Sebastian, to name just a few.
Well we have confirmation that #WeGotLove by Jessica Mauboy is also co-written by Anthony Egizii and David Musumec of DNA music. The same team behind ‘Sound of Silence’ and ‘Don’t Cone Easy’ #Eurovision pic.twitter.com/dtpQQBoQvC
— Aussievision (@aussievisionnet) March 4, 2018
To add further fuel to the fire, Australian Eurovision commentator Joel Creasey last week tweeted that he had “heard a rough cut of Jessica Mauboy’s Eurovision song last week… and oh my lord it’s a banger”.
You guys… I heard a rough cut of @jessicamauboy's Eurovision song last week… and oh my lord it is a banger.
— Joel Creasey (@joelcreasey) March 2, 2018
And just this morning, Jessica dropped some bass. It’s only ten seconds, but that’s more than enough to get us excited!
— Jessica Mauboy (@jessicamauboy) March 5, 2018
Jessica has previously said that she wants her Eurovision entry to be “upbeat and with a positive message” and given the clues, it certainly seems like we are headed in that direction.
What do you make of these hints? Are you excited to see what Jessica Mauboy has in store for us at Eurovision 2018? Sound off in the comments below!