She won Eurovision – Australia Decides in early February.
And now Montaigne has her sights set on Eurovision proper.
The “Don’t Break Me” hitmaker has announced she’ll travel to attend two pre-parties before the contest.
She’s set to play the London Eurovision Party on March 29. After that she’ll travel to Amsterdam for Eurovision in Concert on April 4.
The news makes her only the fourth Australian act to travel to Europe ahead of Eurovision.
Past Australian acts Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy both made the trip previously. Kate Miller-Heidke also made the trip to Amsterdam in 2019. Dami Im and Isaiah Firebrace are the only Australian acts to have skipped the preparties altogether.
The star shared the news to her 46,000 followers on Instagram:
Montaigne joins 13 confirmed acts in London and 13 in Amsterdam.
Montaigne’s road to Eurovision
Montaigne won the Australian ticket to Eurovision over a month ago.
She is Australia’s sixth act in the competition and the second to participate under the five year deal signed in 2019. The deal – inked between the EBU and broadcaster SBS – has confirmed Australian participation until 2023.
The star also disclosed she’s working with storyboard artist Sasha Mutch for her Eurovision performance.
well to the cute group we got happening here the storyboard artist we’re collaborating with Sasha Mutch for my eurovision performance helped make this great TAZ balance animatic, it’s very good and I’m very stoked to have her on board https://t.co/oazChFFLCJ https://t.co/hOJpTSwMCe
— Montaigne (@actualmontaigne) March 4, 2020
Australia competes in the first half of Semi-Final 1, which many fans say is fast shaping up to be a bloodbath. But, as one of the only countries with a 100% qualification streak, Australia should be in a strong position to advance.
Australia at Eurovision 2019
Kate Miller-Heidke led Australia to respectable top ten result in Tel Aviv.
“Zero Gravity” won the first semi-final and finished ninth in the grand final.
Miller-Heidke also received the prestigious Marcel Bezençon Artistic Award.
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