Australia: First two contestants of Eurovision:Australia Decides 2020 revealed

Australia: First two contestants of Eurovision:Australia Decides 2020 revealed

The Australian national broadcaster has revealed the first two acts who will compete in the Australian national final to determine the Aussies’ representative at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. 

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As already announced Australia has opted for a second year to hold a national final , which is set to take place on  February 7 at the Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The national final will see 10 acts compete for the right to represent the country in Rotterdam next May. Responsible for the show are the two broadcasters,  SBS and Blink TV Australia while the televised show will be pesented to us by and will be hosted by TV presenter Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey.

The first two acts to battle for the right to represent the land  down under were revealed by SBS . Namely the two first contestant will be :

  • Casey Donovan

Casey is an Australian singer (born in 1988), songwriter, actress, theatre actress and author, best known for winning the second season of the singing competition show Australian Idol in 2004. She won the competition at age 16, becoming the series’ youngest winner. In 2017, Casey won the third series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here. Casey’s musical interest was noticed at Bass Hill Public School and Georges Hall Primary but was not enough to have any public notice. It was not until attending Condell Park High that her talent became noticed and was supported especially by both her mother and stepfather.

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  • Vanessa Amorosi 

 Vanessa is an Australian singer-songwriter and recording artist (born in 1981). Her combined album and single sales have reached over two million worldwide. She is known for her vocal range and her ability to vocally cover various genres of music including pop, rock, blues, jazz and gospel.

Amorosi rose to fame in 1999 with the release of her debut single, “Have a Look”, which reached gold status in Australia. The following year, she achieved international success with her debut studio album, The Power. She performed at both the 2000 Olympic Games opening ceremony and its accompanying closing ceremony in Sydney. fter a second studio album, Change, in 2002 and several years from the spotlight, Amorosi returned in 2008 with the release of her third studio album Somewhere in the Real World. The album’s most successful single, “Perfect”, marked her comeback to the ARIA top 5 singles and was the most played Australian song on Australian radio for 2008. Her fourth studio album, Hazardous, followed in 2009 and is Amorosi’s second-best selling album in Australia behind her debut, The Power. It produced her first number one-charting single, “This Is Who I Am”. In October 2016, Amorosi recorded her fifth studio album at Royal Studios in Memphis,  that is slated to be released in 2019

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The Eurovision Story so Far

Australia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest five times since their debut at the 2015 contest in Vienna. Although Australia’s first  participation in the 2015 contest was set to be a single time participation, the country was invited to take part in the following years successively. Last year after an agreement with EBU, Australia secured its participation up to 2023.

The country’s best result in the contest is Dami Im’s 2nd place in 2016. Australia has also finished in the top ten in three of its other appearances in the contest, with Guy Sebastian finishing fifth in 2015, and Isaiah Firebrace finishing ninth in 2017 . In 2019 , Kate Miller Heidke won the first national final to take place in the country and represented the land of Down Under at Tel Aviv with her song “Zero Gravity”. Kate achieved a 9th placing marking the country’s return back in the top 10.

Angelo D.

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