In December she became one of the first artists to be confirmed for Eurovision 2018. And now, after close to three months of waiting, Australia’s Jessica Mauboy is finally ready to share her song for Lisbon “We Got Love”.
The former Idol star published a 45-second teaser of the official music video across her social media channels on Thursday morning. In addition, the songstress confirmed that “#WEGOTLOVE is out tomorrow”.
An exact time has yet to be confirmed.
Jessica Mauboy “We Got Love” 45-second snippet
— Jessica Mauboy (@jessicamauboy) March 8, 2018
“We Got Love” Leak
Of course, for many Eurofans the snippet is nothing they haven’t heard already. On Monday night, a full three minute version version of the track leaked online.
Record label Sony were quick to remove all evidence from sites such as YouTube, but it can still be listened to in other corners of the internet. Unsubstantiated rumours have since circulated claiming that the leak was only a demo. We’ll find out for sure on Friday.
Neither Jessica nor SBS have acknowledged the leak on their various social networks. However, Jessica did allude to the fallout in a recent interview with news.com.au, specifically the fan reaction.
It’s so wild. Every time I post something in the lead-up to Eurovision, I’m a little bit nervous, a little bit anxious.
Not so much about the fans reaction but more my reaction because every time I share something like the song or a bit of the video, it makes this all so real.
I am actually going to compete at Eurovision.
Team Australia aren’t the only ones battling leaks. On Sunday, SENNEK’S “A Matter Of Time” appeared online well ahead of its scheduled premiere on Tuesday morning. The Belgian delegation brought the official release forward by 24 hours in response.
And back in February, Sweden’s Melodifestivalen faced a flood of leaks as hackers published entries from Jessica Andersson, Dotter and Barbi Escobar while threatening to release more.
Whether you’ve heard the leak or not, you can’t have missed the hype.
The Eurovision 2014 interval singer 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.
Meanwhile, former Australian representatives also jumped on board the #wegotlove train. Eurovision 2016 runner-up Dami Im and 2017 finalist Isaiah spread the love on both Instagram and Twitter.
Furthermore, “We Got Love” is co-written with proven hitmakers DNA –David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii .
The duo are responsible for both “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.
Are you excited to hear “We Got Love” tomorrow? Or have you heard it already? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.