Tones And I Australia Eurovision Montaigne

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.

What do you think of Tones And I’s comments? Would you like to see her write a song for Eurovision? Let us know below.

Follow all of our Australia Eurovision 2022 news.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
31 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Scott
Scott
4 months ago

Australia internally select Tones and I for 2022. Australia Decides can wait till 2023

Apollo
Apollo
4 months ago

One pandemic at a time please…

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

Australia needs a current name to ignite the interest, although i do think they should not compete past 2023.

shin
shin
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

why tho? they have been doing so great from the past few years….

Amethyst
Amethyst
4 months ago

I liked Technicolor and it was a bit of a disappointment when I didn’t qualify, however I didn’t expect it to. I hope Tones and I will come up with a really good song next year.

Last edited 4 months ago by Amethyst
Dick
4 months ago

Loved Technicolor anyhow

Sot
Sot
4 months ago

Ok, Tones And I is an incredible artist and I only few can replicate what she does but I think it’s better for Eurovision to have its acts in which you can see the pure love, hard work and honesty put into them with your own eyes, like in Technicolour, which is something Montaigne almost exclusively worked on

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Sot

And you dont think you would get that with Tones and I? You dont think she would work hard like she does with every song?

Jake
Jake
4 months ago

Her help was needed. 🙂
Love that big Australian artists are not scared away from Eurovision like the Brits. They celebrate it and see it’s potential as a platform.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

omg this LEGEND. she always gets so much uncalled for hate from twitter stans, but her album is actually really nice !

Nicole
Nicole
4 months ago

Why is she getting hate? To me she seems like a very nice person and her songs are good as well imo

Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago

I don’t think SBS would internally select her for a myriad of reasons so she’d (or the singer she’s writing for) would have to win a national final.

Erasmus
Erasmus
4 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

why not?

Mexican eurofan
Mexican eurofan
4 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

They have already planned to do the gold coast NF and even pre-pandemic Dami Im said she would have entered in last year’s, and it’s a kinda profitable event in Australia I guess… (I’m not Australian :p)

esc1234
esc1234
4 months ago

Anything she creates is better than the techni non sense that some eurofans thought is a great entry #delusion

Last edited 4 months ago by esc1234
Ashton
Ashton
4 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

keep trying to convince yourself that technicolour was bad lmao

Carla
Carla
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

keep trying to convince yourself that technicolour was actually good lmfao

Ashton
Ashton
4 months ago
Reply to  Carla

when montaigne said “everything is frustrating” in her top-tier bop, I think she was talking about u

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Same fans also thought San Marino would reach top 10 because Flo Rida has fans..

Edmund
Edmund
4 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

People can think a song is great while still realizing it probably won’t do well in the contest.

Idksmth
Idksmth
4 months ago

I feel like her style and Montaigne’s vision would’ve been something amazing, so I’m sad we didn’t see that this year. Oh well it’s a shame.

Ashton
Ashton
4 months ago

I don’t mind a lot of her songs but if she goes to eurovision she is about be INCREDIBLY divisive

Jay
Jay
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

Rather divisive than forgettable.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

And divisive in ESC usually equals to do really well or even winning so its good.

Mexican eurofan
Mexican eurofan
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Absolutely, look at Go_a for example

Jake Mason
Jake Mason
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

But then look at Latvia this year (although id say last year sounded like much better staging ;(destroying it with effects) and it was an amazing song

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Jake Mason

Was Latvia really divisive though? We all knew it wouldnt qualify

Eugenie
Eugenie
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Not really. Sometimes divisive entries achieve a lot (Go_A, Hatari, etc), but often they fail (Conan Osiris, o jardim, etc). It really depends on visuals and PR. If staging is not well and marketing isn’t enough, it won’t work.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Eugenie

Hmm. Seems to me Conan Osiris simply was disliked. Which is why he couldnt reach top 10 with both groups. No one got it..

Ashton
Ashton
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

did you literally not see the legions of fans clamouring about how much they loved telemoveis? including myself.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

What fans think isnt important since they dont decide the outcome. If fans really voted then how come San Marino ended up bottom 5 despite massive support? Its the casual viewers who only hear songs once that decide and they didnt like it. It was disliked