Yesterday FIFA awarded the hosting rights of the 2023 Women's World Cup to Australia and New Zealand.
This was a huge coup for both football and women's sport in the two countries.
Following the announcement Montaigne, Australia's Eurovision entrant for Rotterdam 2021, threw her hat in the ring to pen and perform the official theme song.
She took to Twitter saying,
"from today I will officially be launching my campaign as the most football-involved female pop artist in Australia in order that I may write the #WWC2023 [song]."
"this means juggling tik toks, this means singing the entirety of waka waka on twitch in spanish, this means eating an entire football on instagram like werner herzog ate a shoe."
Montaigne is herself a very talented player and she comes from football stock, her father Gus Cerro was a football player in the Australian National Soccer League and also played internationally in Malaysia.
Montaigne herself went on to play at a high level including for the Marconi Stallions and North West Sydney Koalas, even being captain in her first team.
This led her to apply to play football in the US college system, in the process she included a song over her football highlight reel. That led her to move towards music and the rest is of course history.
She still at times combined these two loves though - she has posted videos on social media performing her songs while she simultaneously shows off her mad 'keepie-uppie' football skills.
Montaigne has been part of football campaigns in the past. Back in 2018 she was part of the Nike x Play Gold kit launch of both the Socceroos and the Matildas thanks to her involvement with Musica Copa, a charity 5-aside football tournament for the Australian music industry.
Her remarks on Twitter saw a flood of ringing endorsements including from NSW Greens MP Jenny Leong and writer/comedian Bec Shaw.
As a football loving Eurovision fansite, Montaigne is a natural fit and would be a fantastic representative for Australia on the World Stage, especially after the experience at Eurovision 2021.
We definitely throw our endorsement behind her - Montaigne for 2023!