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.
So happy to announce #lessonsoflove is the song I’m taking to Eurovision Australia Decides 2020! I couldn’t be more proud and excited. I co-wrote this song with the extremely talented Aleena Gibson and Trevor Muzzy @Eurovision @SBS #ausdecides https://t.co/wwLIJI36Km pic.twitter.com/Z11M07eG12
— Vanessa Amorosi (@VanessaAmorosi) January 27, 2020
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.