Cuddle a quokka and taste the Tim-Tams. 

On Saturday night Eurovision – Australia Decides returns for a second year.

And now we have the running order. Australia’s Head of Delegation confirmed the news through social media.

Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020 Running Order

iOTA opens the show with “Life”.

Jordan Ravi follows in the dreaded number two spot with “Pushing Stars”. He’ll hope experience gained on America’s Got Talent can give him an edge in this competition.

Third position goes to Jaguar Jonze. The fan favourite will sing “Rabbit Hole”. The Voice star Jack Vidgen sings fourth. “I Am King I am Queen” has wracked up over 70,000 streams on Spotify since release in December.

Award-winning singer songwriter Vanessa Amorosi takes the stage at the halfway point with “Lessons of Love”. Diana Rouvas, who was mentored by Boy George sings sixth.

“Together” singer Mitch Tambo sings seventh and is followed by Casey Donovan. The penultimate spot goes to Montaigne and Didirri closes the show.

Eurovision Australia Decides 2020 Running Order in Full:

  1. iOTA – “Life”
  2. Jordan-Ravi – “Pushing Stars”
  3. Jaguar Jonze – “Rabbit Hole”
  4. Jack Vidgen – “I Am King I Am Queen”
  5. Vanessa Amorosi – “Lessons of Love”
  6. Diana Rouvas – “Can We Make Heaven”
  7. Mitch Tambo – “Together”
  8. Casey Donovan – “Proud”
  9. Montaigne – “Don’t Break Me”
  10. Didirri – “Raw Stuff”

Running Order Analysis

With only one edition of Australia Decides behind us, there isn’t a huge amount of data to go on for running order analysis.

But looking at last year’s result, two of the top three acts performed between spots 7-10. That suggests fan favourite Montaigne, Australia’s Got Talent finalist Mitch Tambo, “Blind You” hitmaker Didirri and Australian Idol alum Casey Donovan could be in for a good evening.

Equally Electric Fields placed second from second in the running order, so earlier acts like Jaguar Jonze should not be ruled out.

What do you make of the running order? Let us know in the comments below!

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The running order usually gives a little insight into who the Contest organizers have pegged as the front runner favourites. Artists performing 5th to 9th spots here are sitting nicely. Usually in Eurovision you want to perform around the 3/4 mark in the set. Most favourable spot of the night. Like putting Bolt or Phelps in Lane 4.

Polliu
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Polliu

Montaigne better win it or I’m gonna riot.

evvvity
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evvvity

Why is Didirri closing? The song is very samey and easily a toilet break/tune out/switch off, maybe they’re relying on hype for the whole contest to keep everyone watching and enthused despite the dull ending? Or maybe there’s a big staging moment?

Peter KDVF
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Peter KDVF

2019 Australia Decide 9th position: Kate Miller-Heidke (winner)
2020 Australia Decide 9th position: Montaigne (Winner?)

esc1234
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esc1234

Montaigne is the only option. Some songs in this selection are the epitome of the word fillers.

Héctor
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Héctor

Montaigne or Jaguar Jonze. Vanessa Amorossi as a safe third option. Montainge is the one for me. Best song in the NF season along “Tave Cia Randu” and “All the Blood (Positive Song Actually)”. Don’t want another fav to be eliminated!

Danni
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Danni

Why have they ended the show with a bunch of midtempo ballads? It’s such an odd musical choice, it feels like they’re manipulating the running order in favour of a particular act. They’ve placed Montaigne around two weak ballads and they’ve put the two other favourites in 1-5.

Electric fields had their chances SIGNIFICANTLY hindered by their second position and I feel the same will happen with Jaguar Jonze (and Vanessa to a lesser extent). Montaigne is great but I smell favouritism here.

Joseph
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Joseph

Please To those who live in Australia or is Australian please vote for Jaguar Jonze – “Rabbit Hole” she truly deserves because it’s so catchy, fun and original, also i can’t wait for her staging, plus we never heard this type of song before in Eurovision and i think it will stand out in Eurovision 2020 Rotterdam! i really love the song so much. and i have been listening to it on loop 24/7 and it’s my favourite so far for Australia Decides 2020!

Love from the United Kingdom 🙂

Zenjanal
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Zenjanal

I’ll be voting #3 once voting opens.

Joseph
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Joseph

Yess Thank you so much!!! And please tell your friends and family to vote for #3 Jaguar Jonze too if they can! Thanks! You are so great 🙂

Serafina
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Serafina

Jaguar Jonze should win, rather you like it or not, it will stand out from the crowd and i’d say that’s the direction Australia should aim to, as since Dami Im they never did that well with generic radio friendly pop songs.

Thorbeta
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Thorbeta

Jaguar Jonze all the way for me, although I doubt that Australians can be bold enough to select ‘Rabbit Hole’ when they didn’t select ‘2000 and Whatever’ last year.

Mr X
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Mr X

Jaguar Jonze is georgeous ! I like Didirri very much, too….

DALTH
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DALTH

Montaigne is the stand out for me and think it will win,only other song I really like is Rabbit hole.Lessons of love I could live with but taken me a few listens to get into that song which is not really a luxury Amorosi will get in Eurovision. Everything else is decent enought bit a wee bit meh.

Film
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Film

I hope Montaigne – “Don’t Break Me”. Good luck to everybody.

Film
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Film

lol cant edit. I meant that i hope she wins.

Stian F
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Stian F

My favorites are by farJaguar Jonze which serves up a catchy No Doubt/Gwen Stefan-doing-a-TheCardigans-track, and also Montaigne whos song is incredible contemporary and catchy.

iOTAs “Life” is my 3rd favorite.

Casey Dononvan’s “Proud” gives me a massive “Let It Go” – feeling… Its like they were thinking Frozen all through the making of this song. Not good.

I love the indigenous part of Mitchs song “Together” but the chorus in English is awful…

Fatima
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Fatima

I think that they (paulclarketv & co) would be happy with a Montaigne win as she’s been given this year’s Kate slot. I like most of the songs, but I really hope that one emerges above all others on the night for a clear-cut victory.

Joe
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Joe

I love a lot of these, but it would be AMAZING if an artist I actually knew and loved before the contest goes on to represent Australia two years in a row, so I’m rooting for Montaigne.

ESC LOU
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ESC LOU

I really feel like none of the songs compare to Rabbit Hole it’s unique and the only one that is like REALLY good, I kinda think Don’t Break Me is a bit generic sorry!

Alex
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Alex

Montaigne or Vanessa Amorosi should win.

Luk
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Luk

All song is ok
Goodluck Australia
I am waiting for Poland song!

klree
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klree

Electric fields 2nd last year, Jaguar jonze 3rd this year, man they really don’t want the best songs to win lol and montaigne 9th yea thats not a coincidence at all :/

FanESC
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FanESC

I preferred “Lessons of Love” a bit more at the beginning but now I am 100% with Montaigne and it looks good for her. Fingers crossed ! I’m convinced that she could get a really strong result with the juries. Top 10 material overall.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Okay guys what time should we tune in for this in the UK?

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Stumbled across this Mans Zelmerlow and Dami Im https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4uVa_QXqTc

Whisker
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Whisker

9:30 am

profusioninside
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profusioninside

Fingers crossed to Jaguar Jonze <3 Although, I really like "Life" and "Raw stuff", just don't know how they're gonna fit to Eurovision stage. Nice selection this year from Australia!

keith mawson
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keith mawson

It will be exciting to see these songs with staging in place on Saturday.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Vanessa between Jack and Diana? Hmm… On the other hand, Electric Fields performed second and got second in the end. Go Vanessa! (Montaigne is my 2nd fave 😀 )

Matthew ESC
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Matthew ESC

OMG YES RAW STUFF IS CLOSING! Its such an emotional ballad, which couldve been forgotten if it was early in the running order. He really has a chance to win.

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Australia decides has multiple shows this year?

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Because they say “opening night” in the post? I think they mean the jury final. The liveshow is on Saturday, the jury final on Friday, as last year 🙂

Andreu
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Andreu

Probably in the minority here but I would like Vanessa to win. I know that is a safe option and the reason people usually critise Australia for being “safe” (except last year they already took a risk) , but I was just thinking in terms of this song being very jury bait so more likely for them to keep their 100% qualifying rate especially now that they are in the historically harder semi. I think Montaigne would also be a great option but I hope the same people who support her during NF actually continue to support her for Eurovision… Read more »

Azaad
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Azaad

Vanessa is a safer bet but Montaigne has so much quality that the juries will embrace her, and her song bridges mainstream and indie appeal- whereas someone like JJ would alienate some jurors. But both would do well at ESC- Vanessa will definitely elevate Lessons of Love live.

Whisker
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Whisker

Why are they closing with a slow tempo song?

Milan
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Milan

They may be using random order, which is only fair.

Logical Person
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Logical Person

Vanessa Amorosi needs to win

JeyDelRey
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JeyDelRey

Fingers crossed Montaigne will win and represent Australia. Her song is amazing!

Robert
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Robert

Looking at the line up, I think the odds are in favor of Montaigne rather than Vanessa.. Excited

Jon
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Jon

I find it interesting that as with last year, the favourite’s performing 9th. I’ll need to listen to the songs on Spotify to get a clearer picture of how the show fits together, but I think it’s looking pretty good for Montaigne.

Nick
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Nick

Montaigne’s entry is amazing, definitely listen to it. I hope we select it on Saturday evening!

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

oooh Montaigne has a rly good spot, I have hope for her