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.

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.

#WEGOTLOVE @jessicamauboy1

A post shared by Dami Im (@damiim) on

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.

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”.

And just this morning, Jessica dropped some bass. It’s only ten seconds, but that’s more than enough to get us excited!

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!

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TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
2 years ago

The hype is unwarranted, especially as we’ve seen Jessica not really being that great live in 2014.

ESCAUS
ESCAUS
2 years ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

I’ve seen her live in concert. She is a lot better than that one time

Cooper G
Cooper G
2 years ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

2014 was 4 years ago. Before her many life performances, before her TV show.

Milan ESC
2 years ago

You can listen to the song here!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP88YMh-ypE

Spiros
Spiros
2 years ago
Reply to  Milan ESC

Not good song, similar like Greece last year (song and vocal of singer) But because juries , this song will finish much better then Greece.

Roma
Roma
2 years ago
Reply to  Spiros

lol what? Greece’s last year’s entry was terrible. It was forgettable, cheap and kind of annoying. This one is anthemic and catchy, even though kinda cliche. I absolutely love it, no need to compare it with that terrible song of Greece please.

Milla
Milla
2 years ago
Reply to  Milan ESC

Very plain. Not a winner a think.

Adriana
Adriana
2 years ago

It is just me ,or the end of the song sounds a bit like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEW_CfrU6sY

Étoile
Étoile
2 years ago

It has been leaked since last evening so I respond here since there’s no update or article, weird since with other countries there’s always that. So the song for me is very energic, very anthemic, it suits her style like sea of flags. it’s not special, it’s ok maybe too safe and lacking personality or style. But it’s decent and much better that last very happy. So I’m not disappointed it was what I expected. I can see Jessica doing well the juries less with the televote. Good luck.

Étoile
Étoile
2 years ago
Reply to  Étoile

Last year*

E
E
2 years ago
Reply to  Étoile

It’ll still have a better televote than last year

Alice
Alice
2 years ago
Reply to  E

All we can do now is just predict the outcome of this years event but look at all the hype last year around Italy. Portugal was coming last in lots of youtube eurovision personal rankings but ended up winning the whole thing. Nobody would of guessed Moldova would be in the top 3.

Etoile
Etoile
2 years ago
Reply to  Alice

That is true about Portugal, nothing is impossible, we’ll see when rehearsals will begin. Again, good luck to Australia. :3

Eve
Eve
2 years ago

It’s a decent song, well produced, I suppose she will give us great performance, but it’s not a banger imo. Good luck, Australia!

Alison
Alison
2 years ago

I’m confused is it the one that was fully leaked last night (monday evening)? Youve got a question mark in your title

Roxy
Roxy
2 years ago
Reply to  Alison

It was published before the leak, that’s why.

Alison
Alison
2 years ago
Reply to  Roxy

Ah that makes sense! Thanks 🙂

Maka
Maka
2 years ago

We don’t t got love by most overrated non full EBU members country. We will get that Jessica willbe overrated by juries (like others singers from Australia) in may need another don t deserve TOP 10 in final.

Mark
Mark
2 years ago
Reply to  Maka

Get stuffed

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
2 years ago
Reply to  Maka

Which “we”? Just talk for your own behalf 😀 Australia has given the ESC some fresh air during the past few years.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

I heard the leaked version and my first thought was, “This could not be by anyone but Australia.” It fits their style, jury-friendly but not particularly public-pleasing. In all honesty, I think they have run out of ideas and despite having top ten placing on lock down, they cannot come up with that special something to deliver a winner. Out of the last three, I felt that Isaiah had the strongest song but the weakest vocal. Dami had the weakest song but the best vocal. Jessica is probably going to be 2nd in both of those categories (Although she has… Read more »

E
E
2 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I don’t think it’s fair to say that Australia is out of ideas. This is the type of music Jessica is known for, upbeat pop anthems and she can deliver them really well live. It might not necessarily stand out or be anything unique to secure a win, but its true to herself and was the type of song she wanted to bring to Eurovision.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  E

I agree. Also it’s a little early to be ruling Australia as out of ideas. They’ve only been in it for three years. Given that, I’d be surprised if they weren’t in it for the long haul.

Roxy
Roxy
2 years ago
Reply to  E

I agree that she should do better than Isaiah, but he undeservedly did better than he should have. So what we expect here, a Top 5 finish with this run-of-the-mill song? I hope not.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

So we still have Russia, Croatia, Ireland, Israel, Austria and Bulgaria to provide a winner (we shouldn’t expect one coming from FYR Macedonia or from Georgia). Among those, I think only Israel, Austria and Ireland could have one. Otherwise, the competition is completely open, just like in 2011.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Funnily enough, I would expect Russia, Croatia and Bulgaria to provide better songs than the three countries you mentioned!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Don’t rule ’em out. Israel have a habit of winning every twenty years. I also wouldn’t call it completely open. Yeah, there are the parallels (I’m mighty sick of the endless La Forza/Sognu comparisons – we already know Elina can do it live, the point is moot), but I can see at least a few potential winners. Estonia, Belgium, and, with a bit of tweaking, Portugal all come to mind (and I’ve largely let go of the idea of a country winning multiple times in a row, since it hasn’t happened for almost twenty-five years, but I don’t totally rule… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

On a side note, am super happy to see someone else excited by the Portuguese song. There’s something special about it.

Benny
Benny
2 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Me too.

Miguel
Miguel
2 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Rumours say Bulgaria has a bad song this year. And Ireland has a boring ballad. I’m more excited about Israel and Croatia. And maybe Russia.

Dew
Dew
2 years ago

Well, the bookies seem to do pretty well. It now surpasses Finland and Sweden into top 5.

Mar
Mar
2 years ago

Salvador’s just gonna be all over this (and Azerbaijan) lmao.

I can just picture the scandi-juries sweeping in to save the day for Australia like last year.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
2 years ago

Australia is starting to be complacent with their entry. I think they should take a time off the contest for a few years.

Bakingem
Bakingem
2 years ago

Australia should take time off for a few years? For what, never being out of top 10 from the moment they’ve entered the contest? Slay logic.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
2 years ago
Reply to  Bakingem

They’re second to last in televotes last year.

Krzysztof
Krzysztof
2 years ago

I don’t understand how this “song growing on you” people here often mention can help in the contest. Majority of televoters, unless the song will be in playlists in Europe on radio networks and music TV channels will hear the song for the first time during its performance in semifinals and will base their votes only on the impression of hearing it for the 1st time then. That’s just because not all televoters are Eurovision fans and they don’t need to be interested in listening to all the entries before the contest. I can say the song didn’t impress me,… Read more »

Hada
Hada
2 years ago

I listened to it. Bland and generic. I was expecting more from Australia 🙁

No Name
No Name
2 years ago

Another bad song. Australia needs to withdraw

Matthew
Matthew
2 years ago
Reply to  No Name

Countries withdraw when they send bad songs? XD Cmon you just hate my country being in Eurovision.

Wendy
Wendy
2 years ago

8/10
Straight to my top 5. A couple of listens to appreciate how good it is. Jessica is a fantastic performer and she surely will slay in May

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

So now we have a song. It’s not special or original, it won’t get near my personal top 10 (or 20), but I think this one can work pretty well on Eurovision. It’s way more anthemic than Finland, Azerbaijan and Cyprus, their musical cousins. But in the end, it carries the same vibe from that year when Jessica was an interval act, which is disappointing for me, but I think many will appreciate.

The Anders
The Anders
2 years ago

Another one in the been-there-done-that category

The Anders
The Anders
2 years ago
Reply to  The Anders

That being said, it is relatively catchy, and it will probably do quite well in May. But I’m not going to vote for it. 6/12

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago

Really disappointed, nothing original or different here, very middle of the road music that would not be out of place being sung in church.

The chorus reminds me of Whitney Houston’s “Dance with somebody” from the late 80’s, my goodness where did they dig this one up from, someone tell them it’s 2018 already!!

Pavel
Pavel
2 years ago
Reply to  @EugeneESCUK

Jessica does this music her whole career.

Jon Olalala Sand
Jon Olalala Sand
2 years ago

WOW! I really like it. 😀 One of my favorites along with Belgium, France, Azerbaijan and Czechia.

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

Someone listened to Petra and Mans’ advice a little too literal! Surely I am not the only one who finds this a very typical entry, tailored for ESC. It’s well produced and by no means bad, but it doesn’t really show much originality. I hope they can make a good performance out of it. Still, not near my personal top.

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Absolutely agree, they thought about Eurovision from start to finish in the making of this song, without an ounce of originality, which sounds like the definition of a song a would normally dismiss. But “We Got Love” is the exception that proves the rule, I guess. I’m buying into Australia’s LoveLovePeacePeace version. Considering my other personal favorites, this generic song is the actual underdog among them. 😀

Colin
Colin
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

I love your comment 🙂 This is why I love ESC in general – every song has their fans and people who can enjoy it. I love this exchange of thoughts.

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Amen to that! 🙂 Good days ahead…

Matthew
Matthew
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Someones I need more of those people. Here I am really liking San Marinos song… all alone xD

Matthew
Matthew
2 years ago
Reply to  Matthew

Sometimes* whoops

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Matthew

I like it too! Even without Irol.

Alison
Alison
2 years ago
Reply to  Matthew

I dont mind San marino’s entry, well the singing part anyway – the less said about the rap the better (and I dont mind rap in general).
Im here loving Slovenia with only a few other people it feels like!

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Alison

I adore Lea herself. Does that count? 😛

Colin
Colin
2 years ago
Reply to  Matthew

Well, Montenegro is currently my 9th. Talking about a song nobody else seems to like…

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Again, I can help you out here. 😛 I mean, it doesn’t excite me by any means, but I have a soft spot for the genre. We need the obligatory Balkan ballad.

Roxy
Roxy
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

I am with you with Montenegro too, you’re not alone!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

It’s so funny that my favorite entries this year go to either end of the spectrum – songs that clearly were made with Eurovision in mind (Australia, Finland, Germany) and ones that weren’t (Azerbaijan, Belgium, Italy).

Colin
Colin
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Germany – really? I mean, the ballad structure is Eurovision-esque (in a good way), but the subject is very personal and seems completely genuine and not for commercial purposes. I love the song and personally wouldn’t put it as something made for this purpose. My opinion, of course.

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

If I remember correctly, in an interview with Michael Schulte, he said that the song was written specifically for Eurovision, as it was written during that Eurovision songwriting camp that Germany had. What i definitely remember is that he said he made the decision to sing about something personal at Eurovision and that he believe this could be the song of his life. That’s roughly how he put it in the postcard of the German NF.

Colin
Colin
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

Almost all songs do actually think about ESC, that’s why they applied in the first place.The difference is that some artists think about writing something that fills them with personal emotion and hope the others will like it. Others write something that they expect many people will like based on the previous experiences and charts. Other than that, they are all thinking about ESC in some way, aside from occasional internal choice from an established artist which gets picked after it’s released (but I believe these cases are rare).

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

That is true. Takes me straight back to Patricia Kaas and “Et s’il fallait le faire”. How I love that one. <3

Colin
Colin
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

I agree. That is a very beautiful song 🙂

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

This is fair.

Roxy
Roxy
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Fair enough. But some songs are just too formulaic that you can’t miss them. I don’t mind them being in the contest but they should deliver much more for the win.

ron
ron
2 years ago

It’s already in my top 10!!
1. Belgium
2. Italy
3. France
4. Estonia
5. Greece
6. Czech Republic
7. Australia
8. Azerbaijan
9. Netherlands
10. Finland

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago

Pretty polished and well produced! It’s not in my top 10, or near it, but I see this doing well in Lisbon!

Bastian
Bastian
2 years ago

This is what ESC needed. There we have it, our winner 🙂 We all know Australia is gonna win anytime soon, and i guess it will be this year guys 😀

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Bastian

Not with this boring pile of averageness.

Jack
Jack
2 years ago

Jessika Mauboy – We Got Love: https://vimeo.com/258694147

brennan
brennan
2 years ago

can morocco come back pls

Yossarian
Yossarian
2 years ago

Listened to it a couple of times and… nope, it’s not doing it for me. How disappointing. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see it do well in Lisbon.

Fotis
Fotis
2 years ago

Total crap…its generic rubbish

Benny
Benny
2 years ago

Tonight Again is their best song to date. This is not even close. But it’s not bad either. Just o.k.

Simon
Simon
2 years ago

Well done, Australia!

1. Italy
2. France
3. Estonia
4. Belgium
5. Australia
6. Czech Republic
7. Azerbaijan
8. Spain
9. The Netherlands
10. Finland

Ohi
Ohi
2 years ago

I love it!

Brava

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Another great Australian entry! Not quite at the same heights as their first two, but I like it much more than Isaiah. Australia have that contemporary sound down pat and I bet you Jessica will nail that live vocal. I already had a strong feeling Australia would make it to another final just based on their choice of singer, and now I feel pretty damn sure they will.
(Now can someone leak the Israeli entry already?)

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Yeah, “whoever” might as well leak the rest, at this point. 😀

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

The ones I’m really curious about are Russia and Bulgaria. Bulgaria’s in a rough semi with a seriously strong first half (historically, the last few years have seen five songs from each half of each semi make it in, and at the moment I could already see those five being the Czech Republic, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, and either Albania or Israel – though I base Israel off of having a strong performer and Albania for having a strong performer and song). If Polegend is right (although based on their opinions on Italy and Portugal, I remain cautious), this could end… Read more »

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Also, side note: what a great crop of automatic qualifiers we’ve got this year! The only one I’m nervous for is the UK, but I’m hoping the revamp will help their chances; there’s really something to work with there. Otherwise, it’s all very solid. I think they could all finish well, and by leaps and bounds they’re better than last year (at least Germany and Spain are – Italy, the UK, and France were all quite good last year as well).

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

I can’t wait till they’re all out there so the proper assessment can start. Exciting days ahead of us for sure. I already feel like Bulgaria have overplayed their hand by creating THAT much hype. Also curious about Russia, I can’t see Yulia winning Eurovision at this point regardless of the song, but we shall see. Of course, we still cannot completely rule out some last minute surprises (what are Georgia up to, if anything?).

Dimitra
Dimitra
2 years ago

I really like the song. It’s probably their best Eurovision song. And I’m just laughing out loud reading all these comments regarding Australia’s participation in ESC. It’s been FOUR years for God’s Sake!!! Just get over it and be more open-minded please. But I’m sure the same people will still be discussing it in 2028 too. LOL!

Ari
Ari
2 years ago

Who’s leaking all of these songs, though? Mother Russia? 😛

Ari
Ari
2 years ago

Total flop, unsurprisingly. The pointlessly weak entry added with some possibly dreadful vocals, if history is any indication, really should not justify another qualification. Last year’s jury save was one too many already. I wonder why they chose her yet again over so many better Australian artists. She must have good connections. “Banger” my sweet behind… Yeah right.

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

After listening to the full version, I have to retract my statement. There already are plenty of worse songs in Australia’s semi final, yes this should definitely make the final. Never judge before listening to the entire thing. It’s still not good but far from a total flop, like the snippet suggested to me.

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

Oh the irony. After my second listen, I am starting to really like it. Actually, it’s by far my favorite Australian song since I did not care for their three previous ones at all. This is good, I DO like it, I’m getting such positive vibes from it. Bland like Azerbaijan yes, but something makes me buy into this, maybe because the lyrics are way less stupid. If she can deliver a good live performance and make me forget that awful 2014 interval things, I’ll be rooting for her.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

This is really cheerful and positive. I love the simple meaning of the song. There’s a little bit of, dare I say, a “Gospel” vibe in the background music. Ooo. It’s good. Well done Australia. 🙂

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Totally on board. After The Netherlands, Estonia and possibly Belgium, the Australian song is my favorite so far. It will be a very welcome, cheerful addition to my current playlist. 🙂 Just please, have good live vocals!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

I’m just pleased to see a Eurofan admit when they were wrong on a first judgment. Some people here are so stubborn, it’s nice to see a song can grow on you.
Also, don’t worry about the live vocals. Technically, Jessica’s already appeared in the second semi at a Eurovision, and she sounded great.

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

I am really glad that I got to listen to the full song right away so my completely wrong first impression could not manifest itself. These snippets sure can be misleading.

Troy
Troy
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

Quite the gymnast with all this back flipping.

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Troy

You snooze, you lose.

Pasadena
Pasadena
2 years ago

In the same category as Finland, Cyprus and Azerbaijan. Well produced pop songs by female singers.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

Banger? lol
It’s boring and predictable. “Tonight Again” is still the only Aussie entry that I like, but all four songs are bland. Seriously, Australia, stop sending this bubblegums and try something greater for once.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

*these

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Yeah, same… Tonight Again was amazing, but the other ones are so boring… I didn’t even like ”Sound of silence”.

Polyna
Polyna
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

I didn’t like it too. But you know what? I’ll pick “Sound of Silence” over this year’s trainwreck. Hey, I’ll pick even last year’s trainwreck over this year’s trainwreck!

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Polyna

Amen to that.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Jessica has A-star quality, she can go worldwide. ESC would be a great opportunity for her to make an impact and deliver a continental hit. However, they came with this hot mess, it’s not even a radio hit.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago

I just heard the song and surprise surprise: It’s even more boring and bland then ”X my heart”. Don’t promise a ”banger” when you can’t deliver it.

Kyna
Kyna
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

I think it’s better than X my heart, but I agree that it’s bland. It’s just another radio friendly song. Suffla is more “banger” than this for me.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Kyna

Well, I guess it’s hard to decide which one of them is the most boring lol.
(Shuffla really is a true banger. I’m sad that these boring Pop Songs will compete and S&V won’t…. )

Kyna
Kyna
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

lol true, seems like this year the pop songs are quite weak.
(Still praying for S&V tho)

Daniel
Daniel
2 years ago

The song just leaked, and it sounds like the ultimate Mardi Gras anthem. Which coincides with Mardi Gras taking place this past weekend.
I love it! This is how you stick to conventional Top 40 pop but without going cheap. The song is produced to perfection, the composition is bright and if she can deliver vocally we have another Top 5 for Australia.

Amazing!

schuyler
schuyler
2 years ago

It just got leaked.
It’s pretty good… think 2019 is the time to give the DNA composers a rest tho

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  schuyler

Yep it’s leaking in segments.
Sounds like a pop banger anthem to me. 🙂

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

WHERE?

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Never mind, I found it. It’s gooooood.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Yeyyy. It is indeed. 🙂

West
West
2 years ago

I just hope that she has used those 4 years to gain more experience and improve her vocals, because the 2014 performance
… wasn’t good.

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

While it’s good to have a hype, what Australia, Croatia and Ireland are doing is just teasing and nothing more. You can have a good or bad hunch, but you cannot tell anything about either of the three songs based on such short snippets that don’t even include the chorus. It’s just a ”look at us” technique and apparently, it’s working. I just hope all three deliver.

allexo
allexo
2 years ago

People moaning about Australia being in Eurovision, just shows how immature and embarrassing some Eurovision fans are.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

If they keep sending good songs, I’m chill with Australia being in the contest. After all, Israel’s been competing for years and they’re not in Europe either (although they are in the EBU). Just send good songs and I’ll be solid.

Noel Hoffmann
Noel Hoffmann
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Yes, Israel in Asia, but jews are european nation.
Btw, Australia belongs to the European cultural circle, so I no longer oppose their participation. But what if they win?

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Noel Hoffmann

Careful, apparently we are not supposed to ask this question. It opens up a can of worms for about half the people and apparently one touchy editor on here. 😉

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

Well, Israel isn’t entirely made up of Jews (Muslims and Christians are also there), but I see what you mean.

And if Australia wins, NDR from Germany is hosting.

Noel Hoffmann
Noel Hoffmann
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

That’s what I meant.Why Germany? It is a beautiful tradition that the winner always arranges the upcoming competition.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Noel Hoffmann

It’s a great tradition, but there’s this whole idea of keeping the contest in Europe, or at least in an actual EBU member country (given that Israel have hosted it twice). Since Australia is technically not in the EBU (don’t wanna say it’s less legit of a competitor but in a technical sense it is) it wouldn’t be in the Eurovision spirit, and since Germany kicked ass in 2011 (and side note, the 1983 contest in Munich was the first Eurovision broadcast in Australia) it makes sense that they’d substitute.

Erasmus
Erasmus
2 years ago

I can’t wait to hear the song! And Australia had freat entries in the past. BUT I still don’t want them in Eurovision, Kazahkstan yes, since Astana could acutally host the contest, since they do for European sport competitions. Again nothing against Australia as a country, but I do not want them in Eurovision.

Matt C
Matt C
2 years ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Australia have more credibility to compete than Kazakhstan. Tbh Azerbaijan competing doesn’t make sense. Maybe Georgia too. I didn’t include Armenia as they have some sort of European history. Kazakhstan is in Asia. What’s next? Include Mongolia as well? Australia have been watching the contest since the 80’s and have been taking part by choosing their winner every year.

EmanAE
EmanAE
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt C

To be fair, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Kazakhstan (to a lesser extent) are part of a lot, if not all, of the European sport associations like UEFA (football) and EAA (athletics). But I’m fine with Australia in Eurovision until we reach the point that other European countries want to participate (bearing in mind only 46 max. can in any year) but can’t because Australia is taking up a spot. If (though it’s very unlikely) Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey and Luxembourg/Andorra want to compete again one year with no other country withdrawing then no one would argue that Australia would… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel
2 years ago
Reply to  EmanAE

Turkey and Slovakia are no longer interested.
Luxembourg blames the voting system and won’t return.
B&H and Andorra are poor and cannot finance another entry without aid.

It seems that Liechtenstein’s debut is coming closer which could raise the count to 44 max.

Dimitra
Dimitra
2 years ago
Reply to  Daniel

I think that Turkey doesn’t participate in Eurovision due to political reasons. Their current government don’t have such good relationship with Europe right now, so they probably don’t want to be part of such a big European event for now. Hopefully they will come back soon though.

Dimitra
Dimitra
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt C

@Matt C well, both Georgia and Azerbaijan have some territories in Europe and politically/economically all three Caucasian countries considered to be European. So I don’t understand what is that doesn’t make sense to you. LOL

Khav
Khav
2 years ago
Reply to  Dimitra

Georgians are THE original Europeans. What a stupid comment.

Marko
Marko
2 years ago

I can’t believe the fact that debate about Australia taking part in ESC is still going on…

Faezdel
Faezdel
2 years ago

Regarding a potential win by Australia… The event will never be hosted in Sydney or Melbourne, get over it. First, think of the hassle (and cost) of moving more than 40 European delegations there. Flights, accomodation, etc. Don’t forget the jet-lag and how tired and stressed the artists will be after more than 12 hours on a plane. It’s not the same going from Tirana to Copenhagen or from London to Kiev than going all the way to Australia. Second, the time zone. To be aired at 9 PM (CET) the contest should start broadcasting from Sydney at 7 in… Read more »

Pandaman
Pandaman
2 years ago
Reply to  Faezdel

It has been announced before the first time Australia participated, that in case of their victory, one of the European countries will be hosting next ESC.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Pandaman

I heard the plan was that they’d team up with the German broadcaster if they won (2011 was pretty sweet), but they’re actually trying to host the first Eurovision Asia.

Dan
Dan
2 years ago
Reply to  Faezdel

The fact that a European city will host Eurovision if Australia wins has repeatedly been discussed / reported every year for the last few years. So thanks for your “analysis”.

Faezdel
Faezdel
2 years ago
Reply to  Dan

@Dan: You’re welcome. Believe it or not, some fans still say they would be delighted if the even would be hosted in a city like Sydney…

Aaron
Aaron
2 years ago

The Eurovision Wiki has already updated Australia’s entry to We Got Love…so why is this even an article?

Eve
Eve
2 years ago

I have a feeling that if Australia send songs like San Marino, for example, nobody would write this ridiculous comments ”you can’t sit with us”, lol. They are threat, obviously 😛

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Eve

Dear god no. One San Marino is more than enough. Much more. Nobody’s a threat. I hope they’d get Sia as interval act if the Australian broadcaster were to host it. Now that would be an actual superstar.

Faezdel
Faezdel
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

San Marino is only a tiny country 60 sq. km. wide and 32.000 people living there. The Sammarinese were never really involved in the selection of their entry and most of the songs were composed by foreigners (like Siegel) and performed by foreign singers. The closer we got to a truly Sammarinese song was “Complice” by Miodio in 2008. Since then, only Valentina and Anita Simoncini were native to San Marino, but their songs were by Siegel. Don’t blame San Marino, it’s being used as a vehicle by people that has nothing to do with the country to get easily… Read more »

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Faezdel

Not blaming San Marino the country. It is of course the broadcaster who is at fault.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

Hey, technically San Marino in 2016 was the closest we’ve gotten to a Turkish return. Maybe there are some Moroccans or Luxembourgians who want to compete for them.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

There were so many comments that I thought the song was released! I understand that many don’t like the idea of having Australia on Eurovision, but I guess it’s time to let go, isn’t it? I mean, send a message to EBU if you want, show your voice, do your protest. Don’t vote for the country if you think they don’t deserve. But commenting the same old thing here won’t change a thing. I hope Jessica goes with something that’s more like Guy Sebastian, less like Dami In and nothing like Isaiah. I still like his eyebrows though. And the… Read more »

NickC
NickC
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Dear dear Sabrina, once again, I agree with you.
Australia has brought so much quality to Eurovision since their first participation, and I sincerely hope they will continue to participate.

I hope to see Brazil, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, USA and whomever wants to join also in the competition. I hope my beloved Eurovision grows and becomes a World Cup for music!

Faezdel
Faezdel
2 years ago
Reply to  NickC

Australia hasn’t brought “quality”, but average, commercial pop songs, I’d prefer something different for a change. In addition, only three songs are not enough to see a pattern. And the last one didn’t have much quality either, as it was a lacklustre and unoriginal pop ballad, something we have heard a zillion times before. Like Sabrina said “don’t vote for the country if you think they don’t deserve”. Well, that’s exactly what happened last year, when Australia and his “quality song” only deserved 2 points from the audience….

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Faezdel

Based on the interval act of 2014, I am expecting less quality this year. Don’t see the merits of this singer at all.

Milan S.
Milan S.
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

True

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

I think they’ll send something more interesting than that. After all, that was just an interval act. But I don’t know if Jessica’s work is basically like that.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  Faezdel

I agree that’s still early to see a pattern on Australia entries. What we can say so far is that they’re working with minorities (which I personally think it’s great, as long they keep putting music first) and that they’re focusing on radio friendly songs.

2015 was unpretentious and very enjoyable fun, 2016 was a bolder and more sucessful choice and 2017 was just OK. The jury was too kind on Isaiah in my opinion. I didn’t think he deserved to move to the final.

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Sabrina, the voice of reason 🙂

NickC
NickC
2 years ago
Reply to  Faezdel

I do not understand why you are so negative. I found all 3 Australian entries highly polished, sophisticated compositions and all contributed to improve the quality of the contest. How many countries can you say are regulars in TOP 10? The only other 2 that come into my mind are Russia and Sweden, and maybe we can add Belgium recently. I am an economist, and I believe more competition means more efficiency. Having a music giant like Australia in the contest makes the event more global, more credible and it forces other countries to take the event more seriously. I… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  NickC

Nick, I always thought that it would be nice if each continent could have their own festival (Europe, Americas, Asia/Oceania and Africa) and maybe we could see a big world final on the end of each year. This would keep the original meaning behind Eurovision and at the same time give other countries the opportunity to join the party. If Eurovision Asia succeeds, maybe we could keep dreaming about it. But I haven’t heard about the asian festival since that video announcing it.

NickC
NickC
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Agreed, as usual. 🙂