From a young diva to a disco diva, PAULINI has released her much anticipated entry to Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022, titled “We Are One”.

The disco track, which is PAULINI’s first single since 2020, is a song about celebrating humanity, and focusing on the things that bind people, rather than separate. It’s a theme seen previously as the Eurovision Song Contest slogan back in 2013, but it’s relevance is no doubt timeless. The Fijian-born singer’s flawless powerful vocals are backed by a group of backing singers who chant the slogan alongside PAULINI throughout the chorus. Their vocals blend smoothly, transporting the listener to a place not unlike an up-on-your-feet choir at a church service. “We Are One” is affirming, bonding and bound to get you clapping along.


PAULINI releases “We Are One”

“We Are One” is written by singer and songwriter Rick Price and composer and producer John Capek.

Speaking about the song, PAULINI said:

The world is hurting so it’s time to bust out with a little hope, unity and joy. There’s no better way to do that than with big sounds, and some big notes.

I’m tired of being the person of colour, Australians are tired of lockdowns due to the pandemic, and the world is tired of being divided by religion and fear. It’s time to remind everyone that we are all humans standing on the same Earth, breathing the same air.”

PAULINI joins other entrants, duo Isaiah and Evie Irie, 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, Tiktok wildcard Erica Padilla and multi-media artist Jaguar Jonze. Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022 airs on February 26 on SBS.

What do you think of PAULINI’s disco track? Do you want to see Australia bring a song to unify Europe in Turin? Let us know down below!

 

 

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Héctor
Héctor
11 months ago

By now, and if I didn’t miss any other releases, “Dreamer” by Voyager is the only possible choice.

1.     Voyager – Dreamer (7.5)
2.     Jude York – I Won’t Need to Dream (6.5)
3.     PAULINI releases “We Are One” (5.75)
4.     Isaiah Firebrace ft. Evie Irie – When I’m With You (5.5)

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

There are still seven more songs to go For Australia. Maybe something better will pop up

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
11 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Jaguar Jonze released at the same timcas well.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
11 months ago

OK, seems clear to me that this is not going to win.

Stian F
Stian F
11 months ago

Melodifestivalen 2005 wants their song back!!!!!

But that said… It wouldnt even have done well in Mello-05… The song is quite poor unfortunately.

Jake
Jake
11 months ago

Sometimes you have wonder if people are actually paying attention to what is working in Eurovision or if they are stuck on what worked 10 years ago when the contest and fandom had different expectations of what a “Eurovision song” was.

Ffs
Ffs
11 months ago

It’s not bad …

Christopher
Christopher
11 months ago

Cheese! Switched it off.

Por no estar
Por no estar
11 months ago

Were still hereeee

Last edited 11 months ago by Por no estar
Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
11 months ago

that’s like the 2013 slogan, would be very fitting for this to win before 2023

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
11 months ago

Very generic and lyrics sound reminiscent of “we got love” cross with “one night only” but she’s doing what she does best and I’m sure she will slay it. Like Casey Donovan, I wish her the best but maybe another year.

Hopper
Hopper
11 months ago

Given her performance skills this is my sneaky pick to win Australia decides.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
11 months ago

I’m sorry but this is so cheesy.
‘Now I have come of age there’s a gift I have to share – to sing the song of planet Earth, the answer to my prayer!’

I know I’m awful but why does this sound like an SNL song to me? The chorus is too repetitive and the arrangement is not ’80s inspired – it’s straight from the ’80s.