Australian broadcaster SBS have announced two more artists that are going to try and get the ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The art-pop artist Montaigne and alternative artist Didirri are the ones that are going to compete in Australia Decides 2020. That means they have announced six entries so far, and have four more to go before they are set for the final on 8th February.
Montaigne is 24 years old and has become a huge name in Australia for her indie music. She has been on the Triple J's Hottest 100, won an ARIA award for the Best Breakthrough Artist and received a nomination for Best Female Artist for her debut album "Glorious Heights".
Montaigne on her participation:
“I’m excited to participate in Eurovision – Australia Decides for the opportunity to release the part of me that is dramatic and extreme. I manage to do it without a massive international music event as impetus, but on the big stage in Europe in front of millions would be everything the drama queen egomaniac inside me could want and more. It’s licence to let her out. And of course to represent my country! I didn’t quite get that far in football, so it would be cool to do it in music. It’s like the World Cup for pop."
Didirri is a well-known artist that has got over 30 millions streams his debut EP "Measurements". He has played renowned festivals around the world, including: "The Great Escape" and "Latitude Festival" in the United Kingdom, Australia's "Splendour In The Grass" and Barcelona's "Primavera Sound". He has also toured in the USA and the United Kingdom twice, and has performed with artists such as Vance Joy, Hozier, Tash Sultana and The Tamper Trap.
Didirri on his participation:
“I have always been interested in writers. Although the world of Eurovision is new to me, from the outside it seems to respect a well-written song above all else. People seem to be free to express their art in whatever way they want.
I’m a fan of ABBA, they wrote unfiltered, iconic anthems. My sister and I used to sing their stuff together in the bathroom. Who knows how they have influenced me, I’m quite a mix bag of ideas. Personal experience inspires most of my own writing - all I hope to do is to help people express some part of themselves. I’m also over the moon to be joining the line-up with my friend Montaigne who I respect very much.”
Here you can watch the announcement video that SBS put up on their Youtube Channel:
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