She’s the Australian singer-songwriter who has been given the return ticket to Eurovision 2021. Now Montaigne is getting fans excited with news that she may have written her song for Rotterdam. And she’s using very colourful language to describe it.

Montaigne shared the news with her fans on social media, writing “i reckon i’ve written my eurovision song for next year it’s totally f****d, lets see what mgmt says”.

It’s worth clarifying that by “mgmt”, Montaigne is referring to getting input from her management. It’s not a reference to the 2000s electro-pop band MGMT, who have no involvement with the song.

Some fans have been wondering what exactly “totally f****d” means. One fan asked if it means “good” in Australian English, or if Montaigne was saying “her song’s a bit out there and unconventional”. Montaigne’s reply: “yes”.

The 1 September deadline is still over a week away and Montaigne knows better than to make the song itself public. But one person who has heard the track is her boyfriend. And Montaigne reckons his reaction can be best summed up in the form of a gif:

It remains to be seen if this songs ends up being the song that Montaigne actually ends up performing in Rotterdam, but if her tweets are anything to go by, it could be a good option for Australia!

Montaigne’s journey to Eurovision

Montaigne originally won the Australian 2020 national final Eurovision: Australia Decides with her song “Don’t Break Me”. She was set to head to Rotterdam in May before Eurovision 2020 was sadly cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, in April, Montaigne received the good news that SBS had internally selected her to get the return ticket to Rotterdam in 2021.

Montaigne’s internal selection also means that Australia won’t be using its new national final Australia Decides. While some countries who have internally selected their 2020 acts will be using a national final to select the song for their act, there’s no word on how Montaigne’s song will be chosen.

Her recent tweets — which only refer to one song — suggest that it may simply be a matter of one song getting selected internally.

What do you think? Are you excited to hear Montaigne’s song for Eurovision 2021? Should Australia hold a national final to select her song? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

I look forward to listening to her new entry. I do wonder tho if she’ll keep the clown look, I think some people are into it, some people are not, and clown phobia is a real thing. Can people use a clown look to sort of, hide?

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 months ago

I already liked “Don’t break me” (was a contender for my personal top 10), but I believe Montaigne can do even better this time. The mixed reactions about her performance on Australia Decides probably took a lot of attention from the song itself. Now she has a clean sheet and already showed she’s creative enough to come up with something at lest as good and ideally more distinctive.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
3 months ago

I really liked “Don ‘t break me” a lot. I’m looking forward to hear her new song for ESC 2021. I hope for a good one !!

Preuss
Preuss
3 months ago

I actually really like “Don’t Break Me”, it’s beautiful and another top song produced by DNA. Always said I thought it was a misfit between singer and song, although Montaigne co-wrote it, I don’t think it needed to have an artistic performance at all. Just keep it simple, but Montaigne’s a different type of performer. I hope she comes with a song that allows her to be more quirky and “herself” on stage

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

“It has nothing to do with the band MGMT.” But man, what if?!

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

“Time to Pretend” is one of my favorite songs ever so I’d be so down.

Leo
Leo
3 months ago

I believe Montaigne would have wasted her potential on “Don’t break me” and Australia was seriously in danger of their first non qualification.
So I’m really happy she’s another chance to represent herself

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 months ago

Good!
Montaigne’s song this year ended up being too safe and a bit too blah when compared to the other entries. Her fans also pointed out that she was capable of much more interesting pieces so I’m really glad that she feels she’s got something a bit more edgy. Hoping “mgmt” don’t mess with what she’s thinking too much.

Ashton
Ashton
3 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

If she doesn’t get full creative control I’m going to sue SBS, periodt