• Laura Smith

Australian Eurovision and Australia Decides Acts Nominated for 2020 J Awards

Australian radio station Triple J and its sister station Double J have announced the 16th annual J Awards and nominees for five award categories celebrating originality, creativity, and excellence in the Australian music industry. These categories are: Australian Album of The Year, Unearthed Artist of The Year, Australian Music Video of The Year, Double J Artist of The Year and the Done Good Award.


Australia Decides 2020 artist Jaguar Jonze has been nominated for the Unearthed Artist of the Year award. 2020 has certainly been an eventful year for Jaguar Jonze. In addition to her participation in Australia Decides 2020, Jaguar released her ‘Diamonds and Liquid Gold’ EP and was voted as the ‘Best Live Act for QLD’ at the National Live Music Awards.


She also represented OGAE Australia at the OGAE Second Chance and OGAE Song competitions.


Jaguar’s latest single ‘DEADALIVE’ was inspired by her experience having contracted COVID-19 earlier this year, and fans can watch her live performances in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia for her Deadalive Tour this November. For more details and to book tickets, click here.


Jaguar Jonze also recently collaborated with Christian Louboutin in what she describes as “definitely a highlight of [her] 2020 and [her] artistic career” for their AW20 Cube Collection which featured in the Vogue Australia October 2020 issue.


Watch the ‘DEADALIVE’ music video here:


Eurovision 2018 Australian jury member L-Fresh the Lion has also been nominated for a Double J Australian Artist of the Year award. Speaking about his latest release ‘SOUTH WEST’ L-Fresh says “this album is more than just music. It’s bigger than that.” Known for his powerful lyricism, L-Fresh delivers inspiring and thought-provoking rhymes about race, respect and identity in the newest addition to his discography.


Watch the music video for his latest single ‘Mother Tongue’ here:


The ‘Fire Fight Australia' concert, held in February, was also nominated for the Done Good Award, which “celebrates individuals and initiatives that have brought about change, kept spirits high and contributed to the wider music communities around Australia” in one of the most difficult years yet for the nation. This live event raised $9.85 million for bushfire relief following the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020. ‘Fire Fight Australia’ featured performances from Australian Eurovision representatives Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy, as well as Australia Decides 2020 artist Mitch Tambo teaming up with many special guests including Eurovision royalty Olivia Newton-John (United Kingdom 1974) for a rousing rendition of ‘You’re The Voice’.


Watch the live performance of ‘You’re The Voice’ below:


Check out the full list of J Award nominees here.


The winners of the J Awards will be broadcast live on air on Triple J throughout the day on Thursday 19th November. You can listen live on Triple J’s website, download the Triple J mobile app, or tune in on your radio using your local frequency.