A record-breaking 26 artists are returning to Eurovision this year. Following the cancellation of last year’s contest, the majority of the class of 2020 are back to finally get their chance on the Eurovision stage. But, as is standard Eurovision regulation, they’ve all got new songs.
Thus, comparisons to their previous entries are inevitable. So, we want to hear from our readers. Do you prefer the returning artists’ 2020 or 2021 songs?
Today, we’re going down under and shining a light on Australia. Last year, Montaigne was set to perform “Don’t Break Me” in Rotterdam. And this year, she’s bringing “Technicolour” to the Eurovision stage. Two years, two tracks. But which do you prefer? Vote in our poll now!
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“Don’t Break Me” (Australia 2020)
Montaigne won the right to represent Australia at Eurovision 2020 following her victory at Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020. “Don’t Break Me” saw the Sydney-born singer costumed like a clown — a metaphor for the feelings conveyed by the song’s lyrics. With the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — Montaigne scored an average of 7.73/10.
“This is simply an excellent pop song”, wiwiblogger Tom noted. “I fell in love with “Don’t Break Me” when I first listened to it on YouTube. It’s beautifully sung, passionate, and would have been catnip for juries.”
“Technicolour” (Australia 2021)
Australian broadcaster SBS internally selected Montaigne for Eurovision 2021. Her song was also internally selected.
“Technicolor” stays true to Montaigne’s fantasy-pop vibe and shows off her vocal capacity.
Poll battle — Australia: Which Montaigne song is your favourite?
As there are only two songs to choose from, you can only vote for one. And as always, you can only vote once, so make it count. Start voting now!
Which song did you vote for? How does “Technicolour” compare to “Don’t Break Me”? Sound off in the comments below.