They’re joining a bunch of amazing Aussie acts like: Casey Donovan, Vanessa Amorosi, Mitch Tambo, and iOTA.
Sydney indie-pop artist, Montaigne says, “I’m excited to participate in Eurovision – Australia Decides for the opportunity to release the part of me that is dramatic and extreme. I manage to do it without a massive international music event as impetus, but on the big stage in Europe in front of millions would be everything the drama queen egomaniac inside me could want, and more. It’s licence to let her out.”
Announcing the news via Twitter, Montaigne said, “I’ll probably never represent Australia in the Women’s Football World Cup but this is almost like a Pop World Cup and that’s sick too!!”
Melbourne indie-folk artist, Didirri is stoked too. “I have always been interested in writers. Although the world of Eurovision is new to me, from the outside it seems to respect a well-written song above all else. People seem to be free to express their art in whatever way they want,” he said.
Eurovision – Australia Decides will be hosted on the Gold Coast and broadcast live on SBS. Each artist will perform their own original song for a chance to represent Australia at Eurovision in 2020. Eurovision 2020 will be hosted in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
SBS Commissioning Editor for Entertainment, Josh Martin says that Montaigne and Didirri are two of Australia’s most intriguing artists. “They bring with them a strong Triple J fan base highlighting yet again how inclusive and exciting Eurovision – Australia Decides is. This is the only show in Australia that can bring together such an amazing group of artists performing original music – and with four more artists still to be announced, this is going to be an incredibly difficult decision for Australia to make!”