Since Eurovision 2020 was cancelled, a number of broadcasters have confirmed they will be inviting back their 2020 artists next year. While there’s no word from Australia‘s broadcaster SBS, their 2020 star Montaigne has revealed she would like to return to Eurovision.

Responding to fans on Twitter, Montaigne shared her stance on a return to Eurovision 2021.

The blue-haired singer wrote “hello everyone wondering about my participation in #Eurovision next year. I would really like to do it. really really. a lot. but that’s up to SBS. so pls direct your queries about that to them, what happens isn’t in my hands. alas.”

Australia’s broadcaster SBS has not commented on their participation in Eurovision 2021 — or how their next act would be selected. While SBS is only an associate member of the EBU, the broadcaster has secured an invitation to compete in Eurovision until at least 2023.

In the past two years, SBS has used its brand new national final Eurovision: Australia Decides to select its act for Eurovision. But given the extraordinary circumstances of Eurovision 2020 being cancelled, fans of Montaigne are wondering if something different might happen for 2021.

It is possible that Montaigne might be internally selected by the broadcaster and then given a national final to select her song for Eurovision. This is similar to those used by Israel and Romania for Eurovision 2020.

Alternatively, Montaigne could be given an automatic place in the 2021 national final. This is what Estonia’s ERR has done, guaranteeing Uku Suviste a place in the Eesti Laul 2021 semi-finals.

Dami Im’s last dance

Australia’s Eurovision 2016 runner-up Dami Im caused a stir in February at the grand final of Australia Decides. There Dami revealed that she was looking to get involved with the 2021 national final. But before she gets stuck into plans for Eurovision, Dami has been keeping herself busy on the dance floor.

Dami has been a contestant on the current Australian series of Dancing With the Stars. She was the sixth act to be eliminated from the contest, narrowly missing out on making the semi-final after Sunday’s show.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, the series has been held without a live audience since last week. One of Dami’s fellow contestants even performed his dance routine from a separate location, having been in lockdown due to the illness of a family member.

But despite Dami’s Dancing journey coming to an end, she still demonstrated to Australia that she’s got the moves.

The Australian pre-party goes online

Australia’s Eurovision fan club ESCFAN – OGAE Australia may have had their live pre-party plans ended, but they’ve now taken the party spirit online.

On Saturday 4th April from 20:00 AEDT (11:00 CET), OGAE Australia will host their official Eurovision 2020 Preview party. It’s free for all OGAE members from any country.

They’re promising “the best Eurovision party music with OGAE Australia VJ Christopher Dean spinning the greatest Eurovision hits plus surprise guests and featuring all the songs of Eurovision 2020.”

If you’re an OGAE member and fancy a late-night — or mid-morning — virtual celebration, see the event registration page for more information.

What do you think? How should Australia choose its act for Eurovision 2021? Should Montaigne get another shot? Tell us your ideas below!

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Adrian Borg
Adrian Borg
6 months ago

The National selection this year should be of songs for Montaigne to perform at Eurovision. Same with all the other acts selected for Eurovision 2020

MrAlex2803
MrAlex2803
6 months ago

Of course should Montaigne get another shot. Just like any other of the 41 artists should. That would be just FAIR.

Malcolm Cuschieri
Malcolm Cuschieri
6 months ago

I want Dami Im but I don’t think she will manage to put out a better song than 2016 entry. Still I would prefer a new artist as Montaigne is ok but not wow but I think the problem this year was the staging in australia decide i really don’t like the way she dressed as a clown

FanESC
FanESC
6 months ago

They should just do a “Australia Decides : Montaigne’s song” or “Australia Decides : A song for Montaigne” with 3 or 4 songs like Eden Alene did for Israël 3 weeks ago.

Dami Im will wait 2022.

The Roop is On Fire
The Roop is On Fire
6 months ago

She needs to come back. Plus, it’s just for a year and they can go back to choosing anyone else the year after that.

Harry Davis
Harry Davis
6 months ago

Why don’t they do Australia decided with multiple songs but just Montaigne

Tom
Tom
6 months ago

“So don’t give up, cause we got love” …..I really hope for her or will be riot ….

Craig
Craig
6 months ago

I really hope she gets internally selected by the broadcaster as she was my number 1 this year!

Jo.
Jo.
6 months ago

pls more clownery content thank you

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
6 months ago

Of course Montaigne should get another shot next year.

Preuss
Preuss
6 months ago

Does Dami have to return though? She killed it in Stockholm but there are so many acts in Australia I’d love to see representing them. I think it’s a hard one really because I think Australia Decides had two purposes when they created the show, and that was to increase the interest of the competition in Australia and make sure that their acts had a trial run before they got to Eurovision. I don’t know if they will skip an edition of the competition. I feel bad for Montaigne, I’d love to see her return, and they had such an… Read more »

Banan banan
Banan banan
6 months ago

Dami Im already must be in national selection

Polegend Godgarina
6 months ago

gonna lose my respect for sbs and australia if they don’t let her go back, especially after she expressed her desire to

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago

why the whole country, we aint in charge of sbs

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
6 months ago

Everyone should be invited back.
The great Dami will still be ready to win the whole thing in 2022.

Jakub
Jakub
6 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Nope. Eurovision 2020 is cancelled. Next year there will be a new edition. No need to have all the same artists. And no, big no for Australia winning EUROvision.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago
Reply to  Jakub

oh piss off. we earned our place in this competition.

Gabriel
Gabriel
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I think you should leave the contest

Fionn
Fionn
6 months ago
Reply to  Gabriel

I think you should leave the comment section

Gabriel
Gabriel
6 months ago
Reply to  Fionn

Never, I can see that this site needs me in the comment section

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago
Reply to  Gabriel

I think you should leave, period

Gabriel
Gabriel
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Australia is not in Europe, im sorry

Zenjanaal
Zenjanaal
6 months ago
Reply to  Gabriel

Gabriel you’re boring zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Gabriel
Gabriel
6 months ago
Reply to  Zenjanaal

more interesting than you Zenja

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago
Reply to  Gabriel

neither is Israel. neither is half of turkey. neither is Morocco. yet they all still compete(d).

Gabriel
Gabriel
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

True, they shouldnt compete either

Leon R.
Leon R.
6 months ago

I think SBS should do another National Selection but invite Montaigne to it.

esc1234
esc1234
6 months ago

If Dami im was the winner of the national selection they would internally send her in 2021. But as with sweden, a rather weak act won so both Sweden and Australia doesnt care to send the same artist

Andi
Andi
6 months ago

Yes please! It doesn’t hurt to wait another year for Dami. We waited so long anyway.
Or they go for an “Australia Descides” in 2021 again and the winner sings a duet with Montaigne at the ESC 🙂

Montaigne feat. Dami Im – Don’t break the Silence

Epic! lol

Colin
Colin
6 months ago
Reply to  Andi

” the winner sings a duet with Montaigne at the ESC” hmm… that would mean that they aren’t competing with the songs, which would make the whole AD just a talent show, not a music competition.

Still, since AD is only 2 years old, they could make a year hiatus, send Montaigne and then re-schedule the whole proper AD (with Dami Im) for 2022. IDK…

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
6 months ago

I didn‘t like Don‘t break me and the performance.
But I support all of them in their bid of returning so, yes, she should do it in 2021.

There is still a place for Dami in 2022..

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago

I rly hope she is internally picked and they give her a song more suited to her. Don’t Break Me is great but Montaigne’s style seems more eclectic and unique, which I love.

Polegend Godgarina
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

“they give her a song”? she’s a songwriter hun

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago

ok sis, didn’t know that, but I still feel like it isn’t her usual style. which is obvi fine if that’s what she wants to do but I just love her new album complex which I feel is rly artistically different to dont break me

Martin Dovey
Martin Dovey
6 months ago

Please sign my petition for Montaigne to represent Australia next year. http://chng.it/xDtf4pRFSV

Sun
Sun
6 months ago

I can’t imagine how some of Dami’s fans would react to this….Montaigne will be bombarded by them crazily if she gets to represent 2021 again…

Polegend Godgarina
6 months ago
Reply to  Sun

dami never won the right to represent australia in 2021, she can wait one more year.

Krzysztof
Krzysztof
6 months ago
Reply to  Sun

I can’t tell how other fans would react, but I can tell I won’t be bombarding Montaigne. If Dami doesn’t come to Europe next year for whatever reason she might (including Eurovision), I can fly again to Australia to see her there, at least if she has another concert tour anyway.