Save the date! The Aussies are releasing their Eurovision 2018 entry on Friday 9 March. Our neighbours down under are all set to conquer Europe when Jessica Mauboy takes the Eurovision stage with We got love next May!
Jessica Mauboy, the 2018 Australian Eurovision representative has announced that her Eurovision entry will be officially released on Friday 9 March.
— Jessica Mauboy (@jessicamauboy) 7 de marzo de 2018
Two sleeps to go! https://t.co/fr9QtYOxBN
— SBS Australia (@SBS) 7 de marzo de 2018
SBS, the Australian national broadcaster opted for an internal selection for Eurovision 2018 and selected Jessica Mauboy to fly the Aussie flag at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
Lisbon will see Mauboy grace the Eurovision stage for the second time, having performed as the interval act at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.
The 2018 Australian Eurovision entry We Got Love has been con written by Jessica herself and DNA Songs (the award-winning team of Anthony Egizii and David Musumec), who wrote the Eurovision entries for Dami Im (Sound of Silence) and Isaiah Firebrace (Don’t Come Easy).
Jessica’s Eurovision song was leaked earlier this week and was quickly removed, sending the Eurovision fan fraternity into a frenzy. You need not worry as the official premiere of the Aussie entry is only 2 sleeps away!
Australia in Eurovision
The Aussies were invited to participate at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna as a one off occasion, but our neighbours down under embraced the contest with such enthusiasm they were invited back again in 2016, 2017 and we will see them yet again in 2018.
The Australian nation has won the hearts of Eurovision fans near and far, achieving 3 Top 10 placings in their short 3 year Eurovision history.
Australia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 with flying colours. Guy Sebastian had the honour of flying the Australian flag in Vienna with Tonight again, achieving a remarkable 5th place in the Grand Final.
In 2016, Australia was invited back to the Eurovision fiesta in Stockholm, the country nearly walked away with the coveted trophy when Dami Im won the jury vote but placed 2nd overall after the televoting results were disclosed.
In the aftermath of Dami Im’s extraordinary result the Aussies were yet again invited to join the Eurovision bandwagon in 2017. Australia brought multi talented Isaiah Firebrace to Kyiv and achieved an honorable 9th place in the Grand Final.
Australia is set to compete in the Second Semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on 1o May.
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal