Jessica Mauboy To Represent Australia
Love them or hate Australia look pretty set to stay, 2018 will mark their fourth forray into the Eurovision Song Contest as a competitive nation and this morning SBS revealed the artist representing the nation from Down Under and it is long standing singer Jessica Mauboy.
Jessica, 28 has been in the eyes of Australian's and Australian music since 2006, when she appeared in the fourth series of Australian Idol, where she went on and placed second in the competition, the following year Jessica released her debut live album "The Journey" which peaked at number four in the charts, in 2008 she released her first studio album titled "Been Waiting" which peaked at number 11, since then she has released two more albums "Get 'Em Girls" in 2010 and "Beautiful" in 2013, with both albums breaking the top 10 in the charts and Beautiful peaking at number 3. As for her success for songs in the charts as singles, Jessica has the one song which has topped the charts "Burn" back in 2008 but does boast a total of nine songs to have broke into the Australian top 10 she has also worked with top artists outside Australia on tracks including Flor Rida, Jay Sean and Ludacris, as well as two of Australia's biggest musical acts, Tina Arena and The Veronicas.
This also will not be Jessica's first time performing on the Eurovision stage, in 2014, during the second semi final the interval act "Down Under" was performed, highlighting Australia's desire to participate in the competition, which included Jessica Mauboy performing on stage, head of delegation Paul Clarke was quoted saying in a interview with eurovision.tv
"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."
No news has been mentioned regarding the song and when it will be released, but we are sure Australia will be hoping to keep their top ten record intact having nothced up 2nd, 5th and 9th respectively in the three years they have participated, despite being invited back to the contest, similar to 2016 and 2017, Australia will compete in the semi finals and will fight alongside 36 other countries for a spot in the final.