Australia may be the newest addition to the Eurovision family, but in five short years, they’ve made quite the impact. And now Australia is set to select is act for Rotterdam with the national final Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020. But who should get the ticket to Rotterdam?
Ten acts will compete at the national final just one week away, on 8 February. They represent a cross-section of contemporary Australian acts, from established stars to newcomers, from mainstream to offbeat, and representing the faces and sounds of modern Australia.
But only one act can win and go on to represent Australia at Eurovision 2020. Who is your favourite to win? Listen to the ten competing entries and vote for your favourite. As always, you can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once — so choose wisely.
Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020: Competing acts
Casey Donovan – “Proud”
Casey shot to fame at the humble age of 16, becoming the youngest winner of Australian Idol in 2004 before going on to establish a career in the entertainment industry.
Diana Rouvas – “Can We Make Heaven”
A proud representative of her Greek culture, singer-songwriter Diana Rouvas recently won last year’s series of The Voice Australia, after making it to the top eight of the same show back in 2012.
Didirri – “Raw Stuff”
Didirri’s passion revolves around connecting honestly with audiences in a live setting, from intimate shows in living rooms, busking on streets, or performing at festivals.
iOTA – “Life”
New Zealand-born Australian Sean Hape, better known by his chosen name iOTA, is a singer, songwriter, revered stage performer and actor.
Jack Vidgen – “I Am King I Am Queen”
Reality television veteran Jack Vidgen won Australia’s Got Talent as a fresh-faced 14-year-old before launching a successful recording career.
Jaguar Jonze – “Rabbit Hole”
Ticking the alternative box for Australia Decides, Jaguar Jonze is an eclectic mix of culture, inspiration, and musical flavour.
Jordan-Ravi – “Pushing Stars”
Relative newcomer Jordan-Ravi is colourfully described as an “enigmatic soulful singer-songwriter with a chocolate tone and a talent on the guitar.”
Mitch Tambo – “Together”
The Australia’s Got Talent star and First Nations singer blends traditional sounds and language with contemporary beats and production, breathing modern life to a traditional culture.
Montaigne – “Don’t Break Me”
24-year-old Montaigne has made quite the impact on the Australian indie music scene, making the coveted Triple J’s Hottest 100 list, an annual poll of popular-voted favourite songs.
Vanessa Amorosi – “Lessons of Love”
Selling over two million albums in her career, Vanessa Amorosi has proven her versatility across many genres, including, pop, rock, blues, jazz, and gospel.