Final four acts announced and first song released for Australia Decides
Overnight the final four artists for 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' have been announced AND one song has been released.
The final four acts are Diana Rouvas, Jack Vidgen, Jordan-Ravi and Jaguar Jonze.
Diana Rouvas won The Voice Australia this year after also appearing on the first edition of the show in 2012, finishing fifth.
Diana said about competing, "I’m really excited to be in Eurovision – Australia Decides. As a Greek Australian, I am proud to represent the culture that our country is rich and abundant in, and I’d be so honoured to stand on that stage for Australia!"
Known for her belting big voice, you can see an example of performance from The Voice Australia this year.
Jack Vidgen was also on The Voice this year reaching the semi finals. In 2011 he won Australia Got Talent as a 14-year-old. He is the only artists so far to release a song, with his Australia Decides song titled 'I am King I am Queen.'
Jack said about competing, " I am incredibly excited to be a part of Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020 and actually can’t believe it’s really happening. I’m a huge fan of Eurovision, so to be competing for the opportunity to represent Australia is mind-blowing. I adore my song I Am King I Am Queen, which I co-wrote with Andrew Lowden. It’s a real representation of me and everything I stand for and I think that everyone, young and old, will be able to relate to and take inspiration from this song. I hope that the Eurovision audiences love it as much as I do!"
Jordan-Ravi made a name for himself recently when he went from busker in Darwin to appearing on America's Got Talent earlier this year.
His song 'Pushing Stars' was penned by 2019 Australia Decides stars Tania Doko and George Sheppard. Jordan said, "Eurovision – Australia Decides will be my debut on Australian TV and I am so honoured to be given this opportunity... I am grateful that they put their trust in me to infuse my style and flare to their work this year! I’m a 19-year-old guitarist and singer-songwriter from outback Darwin, and this is a great chance for Australia to get to know me. I will be doing my best and loving the opportunity to share the stage with some incredible artists. Bring it on!"
The final act of the four is Jaguar Jonze. Born in Japan to a Taiwanese mother and Australian father, she is a regular on Triple J.
She said of competing, "For me, Eurovision – Australia Decides is a massive opportunity to show Australia who I am as an artist and what I’m passionate about. The selected 10 artists are all so talented and I’d be so happy for any one of us to represent Australia in Eurovision. I think it shows the diverse pool of creativity and talent in this nation and I’m honoured to be a part of it. I’ve always taken Eurovision to be about each country, and each artist expressing their individuality without boundaries. So much of Jaguar Jonze is about honesty and vulnerability and I’m excited to express the uniqueness that comes with it."
Jaguar's most recent release is 'Kill Me With You Love' which you can view below.
The four join the six artists already announced, Casey Donovan, Vanessa Amorosi, Mitch Tambo, iOTA, Didirri and Montaigne.
Eurovision - Australia Decides will take place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the following dates.
Friday 7 February evening - Jury show
Saturday 8 February - Matinee (family show)
Saturday 8 February evening - Live show
The Saturday evening show will be broadcast live on SBS with the winner of the contest represent Australia at Eurovision in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in May.
Tickets are available at Ticketek: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=EUROVISI20