Seems to be very little interest in this anywhere.
I’m a follower of various ESC Twitters and i didn’t see a single spoiler ahead of ABC’s screening
Who will represent Australia at Eurovision 2018?
Start guessing… Australia’s 2018 Eurovision Song Contest artist to be revealed Monday 11 December!
The Australian artist chasing Eurovision glory at the world’s biggest song contest is about to be announced, on Monday 11 December.
The 2018 Eurovision Contest will mark Australia’s fourth year of competing in the event, following a remarkable record of three top ten finishes, with Guy Sebastian’s fifth place in 2015, Dami Im’s second place in 2016, and Isaiah Firebrace coming ninth in the 2017 contest, which was held earlier this year in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Now comes our chance to do it all again, at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal in May.
So, who will our next Eurovision star be? Will it be a group, a male or female solo artist representing Australia on the world stage?
Who will represent Australia at Eurovision 2018?
All will be revealed on Monday 11 December.
Eurovision will be broadcast on SBS in May 2018, and will be hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey, returning after their debut as hosts and commentators at the 2017 contest.
As Fairfax is reporting, Jessica Mauboy will be Australia’s entrant for the 2018 event
EDIT: Announcement tweet/video:
My interest in the Australian entry is minimal. Australia should never have been an official entrant, and that it continues is farcical. SBS has the same EBU membership status as NBC, CBS, ABC and numerous other non-European broadcasters - they are all associate members, not full members.
The difference being that there is very little following of the song contest in the United States - mainly because it isn’t broadcast there, whereas SBS has been broadcasting it here for several decades.
Plus there is quite a strong connection between Australia and Europe in terms of culture.
My main objection is that the contestant is not selected by the public, and the Sony Music influence over the selection is unacceptable.
Sony’s the one paying the bills apparently, or at least subsidising some of SBS’s costs, so it’s they who get to call the shots I guess
I would look forward to seeing “Channel Seven personalities and shows”
I don’t know, ‘So Fresh compilation albums’ is looking rather promising.
Jessica Mauboy is Australia’s artist for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest!
She performed on the world stage as a guest in 2014, but this time… she’s chasing Eurovision glory.
SBS is proud to announce that Jessica Mauboy is Australia’s contestant at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal and broadcast exclusively on SBS from May 9 to 13, 2018.
In 2014, Jessica made history when she was invited to perform as an interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark, being the first non-European solo artist to do so. This time, she’s competing for Australia and a shot at Eurovision glory.
Jessica Mauboy said:
“Eurovision is a wonderfully joyous and unique event. It brings together over 40 diverse countries and cultures under one roof to unite us all in music. It shows how much the power of song can transcend differences. I will sing my heart out for Australia, I’m so proud to be officially representing my country and a little bit nervous - mainly about the stress of the dress!”
One of Australia’s most successful female artists, Jessica is from Darwin with her mother from the Indigenous KuKu Yalanji tribe and her father from Timor. Her musical journey began in 2006 with Australian Idol, and since then she’s sold over 3.4 million units globally, achieved five top 10 albums, 15 top twenty singles, four ARIA accredited Platinum selling albums and has won two ARIA Music Awards from 24 nominations. Her songs have been streamed globally 158 million times and her videos have been viewed globally 37 million times.
Jessica has been a strong campaigner for the welfare of Indigenous children, and has opened many doors for Indigenous performers.
Australian Head of Delegation Paul Clarke said:
“Jessica Mauboy’s performance at ESC Copenhagen 2014 opened the door for Australia to compete at Eurovision – before the great moments of Guy, Dami and Isaiah there was Jess, who touched the hearts of the Eurovision directors and proved just how talented our vocalists are. Since then we have always wanted to give Jessica a shot at the competition, and this year the stars aligned. We can’t wait to develop a great song and stage production with Jessica and her team, and recreate her Eurovision-style as a galactic soul diva.”
Eurovision will be broadcast on SBS in May 2018, and will be hosted by our new Eurovisionaries Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey, returning after their debut as hosts and commentators at the 2017 contest.
On the artist announcement, Myf Warhurst said:
“Look out Lisbon because we are sending one of the best in the biz to Eurovision 2018. I’ve been following Jessica’s career from the start and the girl’s gone from strength to strength – she can sing, dance, act – I hear she can even make a mean Portuguese Tart. C’mon Australia, get behind our Jessica!”
Joel Creasey said:
“Ever since my failed audition for the Young Divas back in ’08, I’ve been trying everything I can to work with Jess Mauboy. Her response has mostly been ‘Can I Get a Moment To Myself?!’ – but finally, the stars have aligned! Jess is a true star with a powerhouse voice and has a great personality to boot. J-Mau, you’re going to be amazing. Let’s show Europe what we’re made of!”
The 2018 contest will mark Australia’s fourth year of competing in the event, following a remarkable record of three top ten finishes, with Guy Sebastian’s fifth place in 2015, Dami Im’s second place in 2016, and Isaiah Firebrace coming ninth in the 2017 contest, which was held earlier this year in Kyiv, Ukraine. Since joining the competition, Australia’s results of 5th, 2nd and 9th put Australia second only to Sweden over the past three years.
The Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s largest television music competition and in 2017, the Semi Finals and Grand Final attracted 182 million* viewers worldwide and reached more than three million** Australians.
SBS has been the home of the Eurovision Song Contest in Australia for 35 years. Eurovision celebrates diversity and strengthens bonds between different cultures by bringing them together; united in a common passion for music.
In 2018, the Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted for the first time ever by Portugal, in its capital city of Lisbon, after Salvador Sobral won the 2017 competition with his love ballad Amar Pelos Dois.
Jess was forced to reveal the title of her song for this year’s competition (We Got Love) after a snippet was leaked to YouTube.
The song in full.
Australia’s official Eurovision song for 2018
#We Got Love
The internet has been abuzz all week with speculation about the song that will be performed by our most recognisable, multi-platinum, all round entertainer, Jessica Mauboy, when she takes the stage at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal in May.
But the wait is over… we got Jessica’s 2018 Eurovision song right here, right now, and that means only one thing: ‘#We Got Love.’
An uplifting power anthem written by Australian hit makers DNA SONGS (David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii) in collaboration with Jessica, ‘#We Got Love’ is a song we can all get behind, and offers Jessica a chance to showcase her powerhouse vocals on the world stage.
he song, released globally today, will be performed at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, which will be broadcast exclusively on SBS from 9 to 13 May.
“I love the Eurovision Song Contest. I have since I was a little girl watching it with the family in Darwin,” Jessica says. “I wanted to write a song that captured that instinctive sense of joy of how a great song can change the darkest of moods into happiness. We Got Love is also about how music can lift the human spirit. You can always rise above in the hardest times with something as simple as a great song.
“Eurovision, to me, is people brought together through a real love of music and all the joy that music can bring. I can’t wait to perform this song live in Portugal and see it connect with a global audience at such a special time.”
DNA are no strangers to Eurovision, having also worked on Dami Im’s 2016 Eurovision hit ‘Sound Of Silence’, which saw the singer land second place and Isaiah’s ‘Don’t Come Easy’ placing him in the top 10 at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.
David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii explain the story behind their song, as “a reminder that love, acceptance and the power of inclusivity can overcome all obstacles or hardships that arise”.
“Especially in times like these where the world can be a very confusing and lonely place, it’s important to remember when we feel disarmed of empowerment that we still hold the greatest chance for change with love.”
‘#We Got Love’ is released globally and is now available to stream and download, it will also be available as a physical CD single on May 11 through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
I actually really like it and I’m not a huge Jessica fan. Hope she does well. If Australia is to do well they need to win over the public vote. Last year unfortunately Isaiah’s song really bombed with the public vote after scoring well with the panel votes.
Its a good track. Very Eurovision sounding. But has the gimmick gone too far now?
What gimmick? If you are referring to Australia’s participation in the contest, SBS is an associate member of the European Broadcasting Union and outside of Europe the country where the show is most popular is Australia.
The Euro in Eurovision does not refer to Europe but rather to the European Broadcasting Union.
Still think it’s been done now.
disagree hope Australia still gets to go in years to come:D
I think its safe to say that after four years in a row of participation that Australia will most likely be a permanent entry.