She’s written hits for music icons like Celine Dion, Cher and Aerosmith. And now Grammy winner Diane Warren could be writing Montaigne’s song for Eurovision 2021.
Montaigne is considering a Diane Warren song for Eurovision 2021
“I had a call with a lady called Diane Warren…. She’s one of the greatest songwriters that time has ever seen…She kind of sent me a song to consider for Eurovision. She was ‘I have this song for you, give it a shot, maybe it’s good for Eurovision’ and it is a hit! The song is immediately recognisable as a hit.”
Despite branding it a hit, Montaigne has reservations. She explains that the lyrics aren’t what she would write, while she’s unsure if it matches her style. Additionally, there are other songs on the table, including one Montaigne has written herself.
“It’s not super my… Like I don’t think it’s a lyric I would ever write and I don’t know if it’s a style that I identify with. She said ‘have it, give the production a shot, it might feel good if you make the production your own’.
But the thing is, I have this other song I wrote that I f***ing love, I think it’s so fun. It’s like right up my alley, this style I’ve been trying to achieve for all of this year, basically. So I just have to work on both of them and see which I prefer for Eurovision… and work on other songs as well!”
Montaigne previously teased a song about aliens inspired by an alleged CIA brainwashing programme from the 1970s. This may or may not be the track she is referring to in her most recent comments.
Diane Warren and Eurovision
Aside from her nine U.S. Billboard number ones and all her Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy nominations, Warren also boasts a Eurovision pedigree.
In 2009, she co-wrote Jade Ewan’s “It’s My Time” along with the musical theatre supremo Andrew Lloyd Webber. The entry finished fifth and remains the UK’s best result since 2002.
Warren has also written songs for song contest alums such as Il Volo, Jessica Mauboy and, of course, Celine Dion.
Some of her biggest hits include Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time”, Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” and DeBarge’s “Rhythm Of The Night”.
How do you think Montaigne would do with a Diane Warren song? Or should the Aussie singer stick with a self-penned number? Let us know in the comments.