There really is nothing more iconic than Eurovision. The yearly songwriting competition that embraces pageantry and camp with open arms is watched by millions of people around the world. Uniquely, Australia has been eligible to enter this European contest since 2015, entering Aussie pop icons like Jessica Mauboy and Kate Miller-Heidke (remixed by Liveschool alum Donatachi), with Miller-Heideke performing the semi-final last year and qualifying for the final.
This year another Liveschool graduate, Montaigne, puts Australia’s best foot forward in a bid to prove we’re the best music makers in, er, Europe.
Each year the Australian public and a panel of Music Industry experts vote for Australia’s entry in a televised event. The 2020 competition was stiff but this year saw Montaigne triumph – and coming straight off the back of her ARIA award wins and album release, this is an artist at the peak of her powers.
Speaking with SBS after the win Montaigne said “I was quite nervous because I was nervous about being nervous because that might affect my singing. So I don’t know if I sung the song perfectly but I think I did a pretty good job.”
— SBS Eurovision (@SBSEurovision) February 8, 2020
With the final taking place in Rotterdam in May there’s a few months for Montaigne to calm those nerves and do us proud on the world stage!