2020 is finally coming to an end, and as the year starts to wrap up Christmas is upon us.
Christmas carol events have been a staple for a very long time to mark the beginning of the Christmas season. This year a few Australian Eurovision and Australia Decides artists are hitting the stage and online to bring you Christmas carols and Christmas themed shows for 2020.
We run through all the Christmas carol events and Christmas shows featuring Australian Eurovision and Australia Decides artists in order of when the shows are expected to take place.
‘Christmas with Delta’
with Olivia-Newton John, Montaigne and Sheppard
Saturday December 12, 7.30pm AEDT, Channel Nine
This Saturday quite a few Australian Eurovision artists will take part in ‘Christmas with Delta’ which is presented by Tourism Australia.
Delta Goodrem is an Australian songwriter and pop singer, who was a judge on The Voice Australia and even co-wrote Australia’s first Junior Eurovision song ‘My Girls’ by Bella Paige in 2015. This year she is hosting a Christmas show, ‘Christmas with Delta’, which coincides with the release of her new Christmas album ‘Only Santa Knows’. The new album features a duet of ‘Merry Christmas to You’ with British-Australian singer songwriter Olivia Newton-John, who represented the United Kingdom at Eurovision in 1974 with 'Long Live Love'.
The Christmas show will be showcased on Channel Nine with special guests performances by Olivia Newton-John, Australia’s 2021 Eurovision artist Montaigne, Australia Decides 2019 band Sheppard, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Kelly Rowland, Pentatonix, Hamish Blake, Morgan Evans, Hugh Sheridan and more!
The show starts at 7.30pm AEDT on Channel Nine.
‘Human Nature - Christmas at Riverstage Brisbane’
with Dami Im
Friday December 18, 5.30pm AEST
Human Nature, one of Australia’s boybands from the 90’s, has announced their return to the stage with a special Christmas Concert in Brisbane. They will perform on the banks of the Brisbane River on Friday December 18 after ending their long-running Las Vegas residency due to the coronavirus pandemic. The boy band will be belting out Christmas classics, their own hits and much more, with special guest, Australia's Eurovision 2016 runner up, Dami Im, who is also joining to perform some festive tunes.
Dami Im was on the Riverstage last weekend for the ‘Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols Brisbane Riverstage’ it was the first time Dami featured in carols in her hometown of Brisbane.
To catch Dami Im with Human Nature you need to be in Brisbane next weekend and get your tickets for the show here.
‘Carols from Parramatta’
with Guy Sebastian and Mark Vincent
Friday December 18, 7.00pm AEDT, free online
This year the Sebastian Foundation will host ‘Carols from Parramatta’. The Sebastian Foundation is a foundation formed in 2013 by Australia’s first Eurovision representative Guy Sebastian and his wife Jules to help those who have experienced domestic violence and mental health issues in Australia.
‘Carols from Parramatta’ is supported by the City of Parramatta in New South Wales and Disney+. The show will feature a long list of Australian acts including Guy Sebastian, ‘Eurovision - Australia Decides 2019’ entrant Mark Vincent, The Voice Australia 2020 finalist, group member from the Eurovision 2018 Bulgarian group Equinox, Johnny Manuel, Samantha Jade, Human Nature, Chynna Taylor, The Voice Australia 2020 winner Chris Sebastian and more.
Guy Sebastian will be performing a new Christmas celebration song titled ‘Love is a Compass’ for the first time in the online concert. Plus, a new Disney animated short film ‘From our Family To Yours’ will also be debuted.
To have Guy Sebastian and his special guest join you in your lounge room for a free Christmas sing-along on December 18 at 7.00pm AEDT, register and watch at tsfcarols.tv.
For more information on the show and how you can be involved visit thesebastianfoundation.org/carols
‘Dami Im Christmas Livestream’
with Dami Im
Sunday December 20, 6.00pm AEST, online
After the Human Nature Christmas show Dami is doing something special for her fans to celebrate Christmas in a livestream concert online where you can join in and sing Christmas carols and interact with members of the Dami Army from all over the world. The show is set to stream on Sunday December 20 at 6pm Brisbane, 7pm, Sydney, 5pm Seoul, 8am London. Tickets are limited but you can get them here.
‘With all my love at Christmas’
with Mark Vincent
Sunday, December 20, 2.00pm AEDT and 7.30pm AEDT
Mark Vincent’s annual Christmas Show will take place at the Doltone House, Sylvania Waters in NSW. The tenor who delighted us with his impressive vocals at Australia Decides in 2019 will be singing Christmas songs and more at his shows.
The 2.00pm show has sold out, but you can still get tickets to the 7.30pm show here.
‘It’s The Season - Regional Tour’
Friday, December 18, 7.00pm AEDT and 10.00pm AEDT
Didirri has released a new Christmas single which resonates with the year we have all had. In a social media post Didirri explained: “This song is the realisation that for the first time in my life I may be spending Christmas without my family. But more importantly it is about EMBRACING the fact that I may not be spending Christmas with my family, by the end of writing ‘It’s The Season’ I had accepted it. I wanted it to feel unresolved until the very end. Ending joyfully if a little bit Christmassy.”
In celebration of Didirri’s Christmas single he is currently on tour for ‘It’s The Season - Regional Tour’ across Victoria throughout December. Tickets are only left for his December 18 shows in Melbourne, his Warrnambool shows have sold out. Tickets are available now at didirri.com/tour