Back in October, SBS confirmed that Eurovision 2017 alum Isaiah Firebrace would compete in Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022 with an unknown duet partner. Now, nearly three months later, we finally know the artist. It’s pop-punk newcomer Evie Irie.

Their song “When I’m With You” drops on February 4 — the same day SBS reveals its eleventh and final act, which is the TikTok Wildcard winner.  

Evie Irie is ready to hit the stage.

“If there’s one thing I like as much as creating music for my own projects, it’s writing with other artists for their projects: it’s not work, it’s just fun!” she said in a statement. “So when Isaiah and his team asked me to do Eurovision with this random wonderful song called, When I’m With You, that we had such a great time writing together, I was seriously shook. I never EVER thought I’d have the chance to play at Eurovision and I just can’t say no to Isaiah.”

 Isaiah is thrilled that the universe has brought them together. He said:

“Sometimes life takes you on a very unusual journey. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined doing Eurovision – Australia Decides with Evie Irie but I am so thankful that our planets aligned and we get to do this together. We wrote the song together, we jumped out of a plane together and we want to represent Australia together. Being together is what the song is all about and what the world needs right now. I’m incredibly proud to being doing this with Evie – she’s so unique and so special…wait until the world gets to know her like I have!”

Evie joins the already stacked Australia Decides line up. Besides her duet partner, it includes, in the words of SBS:

“…pop newcomer Charley, the fabulous Seann Miley Moore, Perth’s metal quintet Voyager, singer-songwriter Jude York, avant-garde performance artist Sheldon Riley, six-piece girl group  G-NAT!ON, charismatic pop star Andrew Lambrou, powerhouse entertainer PAULINI, and multi-media artist Jaguar Jonze.”

SBS Head of Entertainment, Emily Griggs, said:

“Historically, duets create magical and memorable moments so SBS is thrilled to have Evie Irie team up with Isaiah Firebrace. This duet is no exception – it’s an impressive and catchy song. It will have you singing along in no time. It’s also an exciting time as the Eurovision – Australia Decides songs are starting to be released. The first songs from Voyager and Jude York highlighting what an important event this is in showcasing original Australian music.”

Are you excited by the news? Do you think Evie’s voice will work with Isaiah’s? Let us know down below!

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Aussie fan
3 months ago

I am Aussie but never heard of her. Yawn

58 Points (JE)
4 months ago

I would be *interesting* to send someone to the Eurovision who managed to stuff up every single performance when he previously sang at the Contest.

James
James
4 months ago

I’m interested to see this. Isaiah is amazing, let’s remember he won the X-Factor.
If he had an incredible song, he could do really well
Personally i’d have liked to see him with solo a Diane Warren type song.

EProduc
EProduc
4 months ago

Well since he managed to get 9th even with that generic song and terrible high note let’s see what he can deliver 5 years later with more growth and experience. I’m excited.

Last edited 4 months ago by EProduc
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago
Reply to  EProduc

what’s even more shocking is that the juries thought #that performance was the 4th best of the night… they were on crack that year

Jacob
Jacob
4 months ago

His 2017 performance was of debatable quality, so I expect nothing from that live performance.

Jay
Jay
4 months ago
Reply to  Jacob

He was also still a relatively inexperienced teenager then and has no doubt improved since, so hopefully he’ll be fine.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

Yeah, it’s been five years. He’s probably improved by now. I’m not sure he’ll go again, but we should give him a chance

KLINE
KLINE
4 months ago
Reply to  Jacob

All for giving people a second chance!

Mark
Mark
4 months ago
Reply to  KLINE

Go home

Pearli
Pearli
4 months ago
Reply to  KLINE

So that’s how you treated a colleague or a subordinate for just a mistake in real life? Jeez, it’s a singing competition and if they’re getting enough votes under the rules to represent their countries, they’re qualified to be in that position.

KLINE
KLINE
4 months ago
Reply to  KLINE

Let’s hope the sun will come out and spread a bit of positivity!

Jay
Jay
4 months ago
Reply to  KLINE

Positivity? In my Eurovision discourse? Well I never!

Protracted_angle
Protracted_angle
4 months ago

As a Eurovision fanatic since the age of 8 (now 34). I haven’t got an “Australia decides” wrong yet. Now it’s all released unless the tik tok performer does something beyond …. Jaguar Jonze is going to Eurovision…. short of pearls being thrown on the stage the rumbles around AUS music and Eurovision fanatics is it’s theirs to lose…. of which I also agree.

Last edited 4 months ago by Protracted_angle
ESC Stan
ESC Stan
4 months ago

Pearls? As if she’d care. Remember her last australia decides performance when she dislocated her arm and no one even noticed? Bring on the pearls! Jaguar says. Lol

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

This will be interesting.