SBS, The Australian broadcast has confirmed a few minutes ago that “Australia Decides 2020” winner Montaigne will be back at Eurovision 2021.
Earlier this month The 24-year-old singer reacted openly about how hard she reacted for the 2020 event cancellation. saying she spent a couple of hours paralyzed and crying in bed.
I’m hiding from the news. Gimme a sec.
— Montaigne (@actualmontaigne) March 18, 2020
Happily for us, the Australian broadcaster has announced sooner than expected that we don’t need no more tears as they stood by Montaigne to be their representative for Eurovision 2021! she, of course, shared the message with her fans, saying “I’m so happy to receive this good news during such times. At home, we’ve started this ritual of cracking open a fortune cookie daily and reading our fortunes to each other and I got one that read, “You will be sharing great news with all the people you love.” I’m so glad it came true!”
Very grateful to announce that I’ll still be representing Australia at Eurovision 2021 ^____^ thank you to @SBS & to you all for the support, it’s been super nice during wack as hell times. keep streaming Don’t Break Me so it gets its dues before it’s superseded by a new banger!! https://t.co/qy0BzHEXSQ
— Montaigne (@actualmontaigne) April 1, 2020
As for the rules of the next competition, the artists are no longer allowed to use heir 2020 entries and Montaigne is now on a mission to create her new song for Europe. Josh Martin the SBS Commissioning Editor and Australian Head of Delegation has said that “Montaigne is not wasting a moment of this period of isolation with many new ideas already on the table!”
Surprising response for this exciting news came from Dami Im, which represented Australia at Eurovision 2016 saying: “I was devastated like many of you when my favourite show in the world was cancelled this year and it was so unfair for Montaigne to miss out on this incredible opportunity of a lifetime..”
Dami herself was planned to go back to Eurovision 2021 as she shared during her performance on the grand final of “Australia Decided 2020”
I was devastated like many of you when my favourite show in the world was cancelled this year and it was so unfair for @actualmontaigne to miss out on this incredible opportunity of a lifetime.. pic.twitter.com/pnsSC3RnDf
— Dami Im (@damiandmusic) April 2, 2020
For the moment, 13 countries confirmed that they will keep the representatives of Eurovision 2020 for Eurovision 2021. The countries are:
- The Netherlands
While other 7 countries confirmed they will select new artists for Eurovision 2021:
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