Which Montaigne Eurovision song is your favourite?

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. 

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PP77
PP77
26 days ago

2021

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
1 month ago

I think these two are by far the weakest entries Australia sent to esc.
I think that Technicolour has more chances to qualify to the final, but I prefer 2020 entry.

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

Both are equally bad.

Zsófi
Zsófi
1 month ago

I prefer Dont Break Me by a mile but the aesthetics of Technicolor is growing on me.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago

definitely technicolour. don’t break me was way too generic for the type of artist montaigne sells herself as

Pearli
Pearli
1 month ago

lol I already said it that the DNA production was on point for Don’t Break Me and people’s reactions and votes say volume. You can call them boring but at least they give you quality. Don’t Break Me is intriguing and thumping and catchy enough to gain people’s attention and I love it. However, Technicolor is poorly produced with those dated beats, weird spoken words and uninspiring instruments. Hyperpop is not for Eurovision and the reactions from the fans say a lot. Australia did well when they sent high quality production pop songs with good staging and vocals and I… Read more »

F@b
1 month ago

Wow, what a tough question. Both songs are great. Even if I’ll probably listen to ‘Don’t break me’ more often in the future, I prefer ´Technicolour’ and what Montaigne’s voice shows there. I just keep my fingers crossed, hoping Montaigne won’t ruin it on stage by doing something weird…

Serafina
Serafina
1 month ago

See, I love Don’t Break Me and unlike everyone else, Australia is actually one of my favorite countries in Eurovision. That being said, I absolutely can not stand Technicolour, everything about it is unpleasant to me, I don’t like how her voice sounds, I dislike the transition from the verse to the chorus, I don’t like the lyrics because I don’t get what “technicolour” has to do with anything, like… If it’s a metaphor for something else, I don’t get it, and most importantly, I REAAALY don’t like how her voice sounds in it.

Last edited 1 month ago by Serafina
Nils
Nils
1 month ago

i like ‘don’t break me’ better. and with a song as risky as ‘technicolour’, diane warren has to be thinking ‘are you kidding me?’. while ‘technicolour’ isn’t too bad, it still might very well end up being australia’s first nq. nevertheless, i appreciate the ballsy decision they took with their entry. we really don’t need any more countries playing it safe. so even if you, my dear aussies, possibly exit in the semis, there’s still a good reason for you to hold your heads up high. just please, please, PLEASE get rid of that weird ruff thing from 2020. otherwise… Read more »

canada_piano
canada_piano
1 month ago

technicolour is my last place……. im expecting to get a lot of downvotes here

Lloyd
Lloyd
1 month ago
Reply to  canada_piano

Is my last place too.

je t'aime
je t'aime
1 month ago

Last year’s performance was cringy. Technicolor will qualify, but just this.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  je t'aime

what exactly did you find to be cringy? the song itself, the performance or both?

Colono
Colono
1 month ago

None.
In a completely fair world, Australia would be a NQ this year. But they are lucky because we are not living in a fair world. Good luck them though..

je t'aime
je t'aime
1 month ago
Reply to  Colono

My thoughts exactly.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Colono

i feel like you’re hinting at some sort of bonus for australian entries. but why would the ebu still favor australia in 2021? as far as i know, eurovision week is sbs’ biggest time of the year, so they’d be happy to participate no matter what. and going by the viewing figures, the australian tv market isn’t that important …?

Last edited 1 month ago by Nils
AllThingsNordic
AllThingsNordic
1 month ago

The 2020 entry was amazing! I really believed it could reach top-5 easily. This year’s entry is so disappointing. Good luck Australia!

Clara
Clara
1 month ago

Don’t Break Me was my 12 pointer last year. Unfortunately Technicolour is probably in my bottom 10, but perhaps it will grow on me.

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
1 month ago

Technicolor hands down! I love the music, and it has some very interesting elements! I really like it ^^

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  BeepBoop

i’ve called it ‘the most indie entry this year’ the other day and i’d still say so. doesn’t make it easier for them, though.

Last edited 1 month ago by Nils
BeepBoop
BeepBoop
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

I think her voice has to be really on point for the song to shine so… I hope she does well!

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
1 month ago

I like “Don’t Break Me” MUCH more than “Technicolor”, because I don ‘t like her entry for 2021.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago

so you like her 2020 entry MUCH more than her 2021 entry, because you don’t like her 2021 entry …?

well, that’s sort of coherent, i guess … 😀

Atlas-Nataniel
Atlas-Nataniel
1 month ago

Don’t Break Me was one of my favourite from 2020. It had a very deep meaning to me. I find Technicolour annoying to listen to, especially the “techni-technicolor, techni-technicolor” part.

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago

I love Technicolor, it’s so alternative and more interesting musically (and I didn’t like the clown concept, haha)

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
1 month ago

I love them both, lol, she’s my 2nd place for both years x)

West
West
1 month ago

Easy – Don’t Break Me. I love that song. Technicolor has some good moments, but the noise during the chorus is super iritating.

Mws
Mws
1 month ago

I liked ‘Don’t Break Me’ and the Montaigne of 2020. That Montaigne conveyed a far more artistic image, with a truly raw and emotional song. Not afraid to look silly and expressive and be unique for the sake of her art. I also liked the goofy Soccer playing girl next door vibe. The 2021 Montaigne seems more pretentious, plastic and politically parading.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Mws

And yet she says she feels more connected to Technicolor seeing as she created the song and image herself. Whereas everything last year was manufactured for her, she didn’t write don’t break me, she didn’t feel comfortable performing the song and such.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Mws

leaving the song aside, i’d say that collar of hers last year was as pretentious as it can get. it didn’t really feel like she wore it because she wanted to. and who, in one’s right mind, would actually wear such an outfit of his/her own free will?

Deborah
1 month ago

Funny I’m on the opposite side here, I totally got stuck on repeat with Don’t Break Me but this Technicolour just can’t get into my head… I’m afraid it won’t even be a top 10 unless she brings an extraordinary live performance (which I believe she can)

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Deborah

‘won’t even be a top 10’ … that’s some high standard there.

Lime
Lime
1 month ago

2021 of course, she doesn’t look like an ugly clown anymore, and the 2020 song was so random and unoriginal, just a standard ballad with messy vocals. She is much greater with Technicolour, an impressive singing lesson, love her voice in the new song, and also way catchier than her previous attempt.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Where is the 3rd option – neither?

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

You get a candy

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

I like the song, but I want a candy too…. 🙁

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

As a dentist I unfortunately cannot accept candy 🙁

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

when you’re a dentist, there’s quite a chance this is one of the 364 days on which i’ll happily ignore you … I WANT CANDY, TOO!

Last edited 1 month ago by Nils
Darren
Darren
1 month ago

Technicolour- easily!

Hope your gunna do these polls for all the returning artists this year

Alo
Alo
1 month ago

2021 because it feels more like her personality.

Last edited 1 month ago by Alo
Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

2021 easily! Never liked her 2020 entry.

justafan
justafan
1 month ago

Last year Don’t Break Me was stuck in my mind. This year Technicolour plays on replay. The girl is obviously doing something right.

Alphalpha
Alphalpha
1 month ago

Time to take off all your clothes…

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
1 month ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

Iconique!

I voted for Technicolour for this reason alone.

Tim
Tim
1 month ago
Reply to  Alphalpha

The lyrics are actually “Time to take off your cloaks” but yeah I can’t unhear clothes.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

Zero Gravity.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago

for comparison: tonight again?

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Zero Gravity 100%.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago

Technicolour is so much bolder and has way more personality. Y’all were criticizing the fact that Don’t break me was basic, and now you’re criticizing the fact that Technicolour is too original lol

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

Tough choice, I like them both! They are both sitting around the 10-15 bracket in my list. I think I would give it just to Technicolor, it has a little more edge and variety to it which I like. Montaigne should be proud of the two songs she has delivered for Eurovision.

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago

Don’t break me was just boring. Technicolour is weird, but at least grabs my attention

Kenny03
Kenny03
1 month ago

I can’t lie, I’m not the biggest fan of either songs – but I preferred don’t break me. However I’m so glad she’s part of the completion as she adds something different, may not be my cup of tea but will be someone else’s for sure 🙂

NickC
NickC
1 month ago

Again, i beg to differ. I never liked dont break me until I saw live performance with the digital hammer but after that i totally fell in love.

Leo
Leo
1 month ago

Technicolour sounds more mature and I believe the staging will be better and more complete than Don’t break me.
Last year’s package looked like an unfinished, amateur project.

Last edited 1 month ago by Leo
notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

In Don’t break me I felt that she was screaming more than singing (at least in the published video, because I know she is a good vocalist). In Technicolour she is improved as an artist and that will be obvious in Rotterdam

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

technicolour, easily

MiskyDisky
MiskyDisky
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

don’t break me, easily

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  MiskyDisky

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