She’s the woman behind the monster global hit “Dance Monkey”. And now, Tones And I has revealed that she was approached to be involved with writing Australia’s Eurovision 2021 effort. Alas, lockdown restrictions scuppered her chances of writing a potential song for Montaigne.
However, the singer born Toni Watson is not throwing in the towel, declaring that she would love to be involved with the artistic side of the Australian Eurovision entry for 2022.
Tones And I was asked to write a Eurovision song for Montaigne
Speaking on the Fitzy & Whippa radio show, the hitmaker explains that “I was asked to help write the Eurovision song for Montaigne which is honestly the coolest thing. But I didn’t, with lockdown, we had lockdown again. I wasn’t able to get to the studio or anything like that”.
As we know, Montaigne ended up going to Eurovision with “Technicolour”, a track she co-wrote herself with Dave Hammer. Unfortunately, 2021 wasn’t to be Australia’s year. COVID-19 measures stopped the delegation from travelling to Rotterdam, meaning Montaigne had to perform via a live-on-tape recording. The country also missed out on the grand final for the first time since its 2015 debut.
Tones And I wasn’t the only heavy-hitter in the mix. In the months leading up to Eurovision 2021, Montaigne revealed that the legendary American songwriter Diane Warren had submitted a song for her consideration.
Tones And I wants to be involved with Eurovision 2022
Circumstances may have stopped her from helping out with Montaigne’s 2021 song, but Tones And I remains undeterred. She still wants a crack at Eurovision in some shape or form. “After that, I spoke to the guys and said I want to be involved in Eurovision. I want to help write the song and the artwork. I love writing the songs, I love doing the film clips. She finishes up by saying that “next year I don’t mind if I sing, I don’t care about singing that’s fine, but I want to be a part of the artistic side.”
While Australia has confirmed its participation for 2022, the exact details of its selection process have yet to be revealed.
— Fitzy & Wippa (@fitzyandwippa) July 19, 2021
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