Back in November SBS made an epic announcement: the versatile singer and Olympic Closing Ceremony queen Vanessa Amorosi would be competing in the Australian national selection Eurovision – Australia Decides.

That very same day she announced that her new 10-track album, Back to Love, would feature the song she’ll sing at the national final in February. She remained coy and left fans guessing. But now the word on her choice is officially out.

The “Absolutely Everybody” hitmaker has announced she’ll sing “Lessons of Love”. Writing on Twitter she shouted out to co-writers Aleena Gibson and Trevor Muzzy.

Swedish Aleena also wrote “Dark Water” from Olga Lounova, which is competing in ESCZ. She’s also had countless songs in Melodifestivalen, including Sanna Nielsen’s “Empty Room”.

American Trevor Muzzy has worked as a producer, songwriter and musician for megastars including Lady Gaga and Enrique Iglesias.

Our readers will be delighted to hear that Vanessa has gone with this track. It won our readers’ poll — asking which song from the album she should sing — with around 24% of all votes.

“Lessons of Love” — Vanessa Amorosi’s song for Eurovision: Australia Decides

“Lessons of Love” showcases one of Vanessa’s greatest strengths: power and control. It’s big enough to let her flaunt her range, but it’s also got shape. This isn’t just a shout fest: this is Vanessa speaking from the heart and with that voice.

The lessons that Vanessa learns from love seem to revolve around the fact that romance doesn’t always work out.  “I’m sorry for the things you’ve done, wishing they could be undone,” she sings. As she’s “learning these lessons of love” she realises that she’s still standing and that nothing can bring her down — even if her Mister is trying to do just that. Love is hard, but it seems the lessons she’s taking from it will put her in place to find her next great romance.

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Edu
Edu
6 months ago

Oh no, I think Back to love was the best option for Eurovision.
Let’s wait to the other songs and see.
Anyway good luck Vane.

Anita Mann
Anita Mann
6 months ago

Didirri’s song has also now been released… a dreary and depressing balad.

Minerva
Minerva
6 months ago

I like her voice, it is very powerful and warm at the same time. But a radio-friendly song is a safe option….

Scott
Scott
6 months ago

Love the song. Love Vanessa. She’s going to kill it live. Such an incredible voice. I just wonder are we going to get something better in terms of a performance from another artist. I hope so. Go Vanessa! And hey WILLIAM, are you going to come down to the Gold Coast? It’s going to be a great show!

I am the eurovision winner from year 2025.
I am the eurovision winner from year 2025.
6 months ago

Sorry wiwibloggs, I just realised that Australia has been in ESC for many years. It is not Austria! My mistake.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago

I get Anja Nissen vibes, and I loved her song in Eurovision. That style of singing is so pleasing to me, I don’t get the people who call it screaming. My winner so far, wondering now if Didirri or Montaigne can get even better songs. They come out on the last day of January if anyone wants to know btw 🙂

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Oh and I’m also looking forward to Jaguar Jonze but I dunno when her song comes out

joustaboutit
joustaboutit
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

January 31 too, she announced it on Facebook!

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago
Reply to  joustaboutit

Oh good!

Rasmus
Rasmus
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Me to. This i hope will not win. I want a song with more power to win:). This was to average for me

Robert
Robert
6 months ago

Good song but still hung up on Electric Fields 🙂

Roo
Roo
6 months ago
Reply to  Robert

I’m still hung up the lovely Cyndi Almouzni got beaten by Scooch in the UK national final in 2007 but life goes on…

Robert
Robert
6 months ago
Reply to  Roo

True I was appalled by that.. Don’t take it too seriously girls.. Just saying however good this song is by Vanessa I still love 2000 and whatever.. Birthing beats it

Musimakeup
Musimakeup
6 months ago
Reply to  Robert

ah ah. totally agree!they were great and they stood out more.

Nicky91
Nicky91
6 months ago

Jordan is in my personal bottom 2 alongside Jack Vidgen

Mws
Mws
6 months ago

I’ve given up on trying to pick my winning songs just by the studio versions. You have to see it and hear it live. Last year I thought Lea Nanos song was best, then on the night Kate Miller Heidke got 30 seconds into her song and I remember thinking ‘dam, she’s won this’. Huge stage presence, massive voice. If 8yrs of watching Eurovision has taught me anything it’s – wait til the night.

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago
Reply to  Mws

Spot on

Sun
Sun
6 months ago

This will be top 5 with jury if she slays it live but will not do that well with the televote. Big vocal ballad usually ends up like this.
I hope those three indie artists have the song I want from Australia. I don’t want them to go back to radio pop songs.

Logical Person
Logical Person
6 months ago
Reply to  Sun

Vanessa Amorosi is well known in Australia, doubt she won’t do well with the televote.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago
Reply to  Logical Person

I think Sun meant at Eurovision, not Australia Decides, but I dunno

Horatio McTeer
Horatio McTeer
6 months ago

This song is a borderline qualifier at best. I hope the winning song comes from the 3 we haven’t heard yet, because the 7 that have been released so far are extremely mediocre

Sabrina
Sabrina
6 months ago

I remember listening to the whole album back when she was confirmed as an act and I agree with William, this is the song that showcases the best things about Vanessa’s voice. It’s my runner-up for now, I still prefer iOTA’s song. Any word about when Montaigne, Jaguar Jonze and Didirri will release their songs?

Troy
Troy
6 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I think the rest of the songs are out Friday.

Sabrina
Sabrina
6 months ago
Reply to  Troy

Great! Just realized that Australia Decides is in less than 2 weeks.

NickC
NickC
6 months ago

Very modern, certainly radio friendly, but lacking that raw emotion that carried Arcade, Toy, amar pelos dois and 1944 to top.

Troy
Troy
6 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Toy and raw emotion? Huh.

NickC
NickC
6 months ago
Reply to  Troy

Different kind of emotion, but yeah.

Sabrina
Sabrina
6 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Thinking about ESC and not the Australian final, I can see the juries falling for it, but the performance would have to be impactful to get the televote behind it.

NickC
NickC
6 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Exactly my thoughts

HBau
HBau
6 months ago

I love that Vanessa Amorosi is in contention, and think she’s a brilliant singer and would be a strong representative for Australia… except that the song is a bit meh.

Joe
Joe
6 months ago

Australia’s got some great stuff this year. Another really strong national final to look forward to.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
6 months ago

I think these are my thoughts at this point though it’s close between the two.
I’m getting some Dami Im-vibes in this one in that the song is probably below her talent level but *just* good enough that she could make it work with an A+ performance.

AusEurovisionFan
AusEurovisionFan
6 months ago

Love this song and I hope she goes to Rotterdam.

Jay
Jay
6 months ago

Catchy song.

My number one remains with Casey Donovan ‘Proud’.

Rijad
Rijad
6 months ago

ITS A BOP! This could do well at Eurovision! With good staging a TOP 10 is possible

Padraig Muldoon
Padraig Muldoon
6 months ago

Does anyone else see Khloe Kardashian when they look at this picture?

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
6 months ago

I don’t fully know what a Kardashian is, but even I know assigning someone the Khloe one is not a compliment. lol I heard she’s the Montenegro 2019 of Kardashians.

Polegend Godgarina
6 months ago

she’s nicknamed ogre so it’s not a compliment…

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
6 months ago

That’s a genius nickname. I shall use that for someone tbd.

Tom
Tom
6 months ago

Yes i also saw Kardashian + little bit of Eva Rivas

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago

Now that you mentioned that, yes. But Khloe pre-plastic surgeries.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
6 months ago

Lessons in love as well as in songwriting are pointless. You either got it, or you don’t. But at least she’s got the dog.

Logical Person
Logical Person
6 months ago

You do know she was a huge star, right?

Glenniebooooy
Glenniebooooy
6 months ago

Already hope this wins!!!

Kris
Kris
6 months ago

The chorus sounds like she is suddenly about to sing “Dusk till dawn ”
But this is my fav of the known songs from Australia decides

Khan
Khan
6 months ago
Reply to  Kris

I get major Chandelier vibes

Garfield
Garfield
6 months ago
Reply to  Khan

YES, me too. Both melody and almost Sia tones in the voice.

I’m surprised this song is as good as it is.

Sun
Sun
6 months ago
Reply to  Kris

More like any Sia vibe song.

Doobs
Doobs
6 months ago
Reply to  Sun

A duet with Sia would make this smash