Australia: Jessica Mauboy kicks off Eurovision promo tour in London

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The 2018 Aussie Eurovision hopeful Jessica Mauboy is all set to kick off her Eurovision international promo tour this week.

Jessica Mauboy has been Portugal filming her Eurovision postcard recently and has already set foot on European soil. The Australian hopeful will be kicking off her European Eurovision promo tour on Thursday.

She is all set to spread the message of love with her Eurovision entry We got love. The Australian star will be travelling to London, Tel Aviv and Amsterdam where she is set to perform at the Eurovision gigs, concerts and parties.

 

Jessica in Eurovision

Jessica Mauboy was selected via an internal selection in order to defend the Australian colours at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. She will fly to Lisbon with her entry We got love.

About Jessica Mauboy

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.

Her glittering music career has led her to tour around Australia and perform with global superstars Beyonce, Flo Rida and Chris Brown.

Apart from her music career, Mauboy started acting in the Australian film musical Bran Nue Dae.

She starred in the critically acclaimed movie, The Sapphires, where she was awarded the AACTA Award and AFCA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Julie.

Jessica has been a strong campaigner for the welfare of Indigenous children, and has opened many doors for Indigenous performers.

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 on 10 May in Lisbon

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