SBS, the Australian national broadcaster has revealed that Guy Sebastian’s Tonight again will be their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
Tonight again was written specifically for the Eurovision Song Contest, and according to SBS it was written within a week.
Guy Sebastian was internally chosen as the very first Australian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest at the beginning of the month.
In a press release from SBS, their managing director said Tonight again was the perfect song to show off Guy Sebastian’s talent.
Tonight again is a song w ca al get behind, and guy is the perfect artist to deliver a world class performance for Australia and SBS on the world’s biggest stage. Hearing that crescendo in the hal in Vienna is going to be an incredible moment that the whole of Australia and Europe can look forward to.
In the same press release Guy explained why he decided against using a song from his latest album, as originally planned.
When it came time to decide on a song, I thought since I had a couple of days off in australia I would try and write something news. But if I was to record a new song I wanted it to be home-grown and organic with my band in my studio.
Truly, we jumped in the studio and let it happen because I wanted to write something fun! We all have moments you don’t want to end and you wish you could live those moments every day so I wanted to write a song about that feeling. I am sure that is how I am going to feel when I am in Vienna performing.
Tonight again will be Australia’s first Eurovision entry, after they were invited to participate in this years contest by the EBU as part of its 60th year anniversary celebrations.