The 2019 winner of the Voice Australia, Greek Australian Diana Rouvas, is one of the ten artists to compete in 'Eurovision – Australia Decides' in February 2020.
Hosted on the Gold Coast and broadcasted live on SBS on Saturday 8th February, the national selection show will showcase some of Australia's biggest acts singing original compositions, for their chance to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
“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! It’s an incredible opportunity for any artist. I’d be bringing my true authentic self to the stage...my life’s work and dreams into that moment, and would be proud to earn a position on that stage and represent my country," Diana stated.
Other artists competing for the spot to represent Australia include:
- Jack Vidgen (Australia's Got Talent 2011 winner)
- Jordan-Ravi (19-year-old emerging singer-songwriter from Darwin)
- Jaguar Jonze (Taiwanese-Australian multi-media artist)
- Vanessa Amoroso (Aussie icon)
- Casey Donovan (powerhouse entertainer)
- Mitch Tambo (rising First Nations artist)
- iOTA (glam rock star)
- Montaigne (art pop auteur)
- Didirri ( alternative artist)
Creative Director of 'Eurovision – Australia Decides' Paul Clarke stated that “Eurovision – Australia Decides is cast and will go off in 2020! We’ve talked to just about everyone in the Australian music industry to bring the best into the contest and we so appreciate everyone’s help and love of Eurovision. Diana and Jack are both distinctive artists with huge voices and very different plans for Eurovision. And I’m excited they’ve both won singing competitions in the past...It’s a terrific line-up, very different to last year, yet every bit as powerful. There are some really exciting surprises to drop in January - but my advice is to get a ticket while they’re still available!”
Purchase your tickets to Eurovision - Australia Decides - Gold Coast 2020 Tickets here.