Australian Eurovision artists win at the National Live Music Awards
The National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) were awarded this evening during an online live stream with multiple Australian Eurovision and Australia Decides artists taking out wins.
This year marked the fifth NLMAs, with multiple special achievement awards made to recognize individuals, organisations and initiatives that went above and beyond during the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic.
Australia Decides 2020 artist Jaguar Jonze won the State award for Live Act of the Year for Queensland, beating out fierce competition from Mallrat, Miiesha, Violent Soho, and WAAX.
Following her win, Jaguar Jonze posted on her Instagram story:
This is so unbelievable. Thank you so so so so much I'm honestly crazily humbled
Australia's debut Eurovision entrant Guy Sebastian won the special Musicians Making a Different (MMAD) Live Award for the incredible work being done by The Sebastian Foundation, as well as for his contribution to Firefight Australia, a massive concert held to raise funds for those affected by the Australian bushfires earlier this year.
The award was the first time the NLMAs had partnered with MMAD, honouring those from the live music industry who have created positive social change using the power of music to do so.
Australia Decides 2019 runner-up Zaachariaha Fielding of Electric Fields won the prestigious Live Voice of the Year Award, beating out competition from some of Australia's best live performers, including Ngaiire, Sampa the Great, Stella Donnelly, and even Australia's 2021 Eurovision representative Montaigne.
We want to congratulate all of the winners and nominees of the fifth annual NLMAs on their recognitions.